Mon 25th September 2017

Oxford Summer Experience

Oxford Summer Experience is an academically exciting and challenging summer programme for students who are aged at least 16. Participants must be fluent in English. The emphasis is on an immersive cultural and social experience, and students on this course should expect to try a diverse range of different activities during their time in Oxford. The three course options listed below all include accommodation in a College of Oxford University - a wonderful place to stay whilst in Oxford. The courses are bespoke and are taught by specialists - it’s a truly excellent programme. Courses are subject to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 15. If these terms are not met, other options will be offered. Oxford Summer Experience runs for two fixed 2-week periods in the summer. Students can join for both sessions if they wish. For this year’s dates, please contact us. 

 

Course 1: The Visual Arts Oxford Summer Academy

This course focuses on the study and production of works of art of all types: painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and textiles.

  • 15 hours of academic tuition
  • 6 hours of practical workshops
  • Half-day practical master-class
  • Full activities and weekend excursions programme
  • A formal lunch in the University

Course 2: Literature and Writing Oxford Summer Academy

On this course, students will read Shakespeare and the Oxford writers, and will produce writing of their own in a number of different styles.

  • 15 hours of academic tuition
  • 6 hours of practical creative writing workshops
  • Evening trip to view an open-air Shakespeare production
  • Full activities and weekend excursions programme
  • A formal lunch in the University

Course 3: Ancient and Modern History Oxford Summer Academy

The course takes students from Ancient Rome and Greece through to modern European history, whilst engaging with their languages.

  • 15 hours of academic tuition
  • 6 hours of language workshops
  • Half-day excursion to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill
  • Full activities and weekend excursions programme
  • A formal lunch in the University

The Literature course was outstanding. Everybody in the OISC office makes an extra-ordinary effort to be flexible and nice and to make you feel at home. I will indeed recommend you to colleagues - I have learned a lot. Thank you!” - Ulla, Oxford Summer Experience student, Denmark