Oxbridge Summer @ Oxford and Cambridge

Oxford and Cambridge are Britain’s two oldest universities, and they are connected in many ways. Our Oxbridge programme allows students to spend one week in Oxford followed by one week in Cambridge, or vice versa!

Students can learn about these two prestigious cities, explore and compare them, and experience some of the best of British history and academia. Both programmes offer stimulating, communicative-based General English tuition.

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English lessons: 15 hours per week
Maximum class size: 15 students
Minimum English level: All levels
Ages: 13 – 17 years
Duration: 2 weeks
Availability: 7th July – 4th August 2019
Arrival day: Sunday
Departure day: Sunday
Accommodation: Residential or homestay*
Prices: Residential programme – £920 per week or
Homestay programme – £690 per week

*Homestay only available in Oxford

Course content

With a strong emphasis on authentic communication, the summer school programme delivers stimulating, relevant and learner-focused English tuition, within the theme of University life and culture. 15 hours of tuition are included in this programme.

Staff

Our enthusiastic and dedicated staff, combined with our innovative and fun teaching methods, ensure that students develop and learn at a pace that suits them in a friendly and welcoming educational environment. All of our teachers are native English speakers and hold a CELTA or equivalent teaching qualification.

Classes

At Oxford Spires, students will join classes of no more than 15 so that they are given maximum attention and opportunity to participate and enhance their learning. In-class preparation for excursions also takes place to maximise learning outside of the classroom.

Day Trips

Two full day excursions are included in both of the Summer School programmes, and each of the destinations offers a unique cultural and historic experience!

Examples include London, Windsor, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon. Transport and entrance fees are included, and students are advised to bring small amounts of pocket money should they wish to purchase souvenirs.

Afternoon activities

In Oxford and Cambridge, there are three afternoons per week with planned excursions to the city centre. The first Monday afternoon of a student’s stay will always be a guided walking tour around the city centre.

Other weekly activities include punting on the river, group games, museum visits, university college visits, and more. Entrances will always be included for scheduled visits.

Evening activities

Evening activities are included for Oxford and Cambridge residential programmes every evening. For Oxford homestay programmes, two evening activities are included.

Evening activities take place on or off campus, and include movie nights, quiz nights, discos, ice skating, capture the flag, organised group games, ghost walks, and loads more.

Residential and homestay (Oxford only) accommodation are available for this programme.

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7th July – 4th August 2019

Oxbridge Summer @ Oxford and Cambridge is for students aged 13 to 17 years.

Residential programme – £920 per week

Homestay programme – £690 per week (Oxford only)

  • Full board residential or homestay (Oxford only) accommodation
  • Students can study up to 2 weeks in either location, for a maximum duration of 4 weeks
  • 15 hours of tuition per week
  • Small classes of 15 students maximum
  • Placement test on arrival
  • All teaching materials
  • End of course certificate
  • All transport, excursions, entrances, activities and supervision
  • Free transfer to Oxford to Cambridge or Cambridge to Oxford
  • Varied weekly programme of sports and leisure activities
  • Three full day excursions per two week stay
  • Weekly local travel card (for homestay students only)
  • Friendly and supportive staff


What’s not included? 

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance

Residential Accommodation

Oxford

  • Single and twin ensuite study bedrooms
  • Located a 5 minute walk from the college
  • Breakfast and dinner served in the college canteen
  • Hot lunch served at school, packed lunches on excursion days
  • Sociable common room, laundry facilities
  • Free Wi-fi on campus

Cambridge

  • Single, ensuite bedrooms
  • Breakfast and dinner served in the college canteen
  • Hot lunch served at school, packed lunches on excursion days
  • Sociable common room, laundry facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi on campus

Homestay Accommodation (Oxford only)

  •  Full immersion in British family life
  • All hosts regularly inspected and held to British Council standards
  • Well-connected by Oxford city bus services
  • Homestay placements arranged by experienced homestay agencies
  • Hot lunch served at school, packed lunches on excursion days
  • Breakfast and dinner provided by the host family
  • Homestay accommodation based on twin occupancy

Oxford

Cambridge

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