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Inspiring Education in the heart of the University City of Oxford

Published Bernice on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 6:44 AM

Inspiring Education in the heart of the University City of Oxford

After a brilliant return to in-person summer programmes in 2022, we are already looking forward to an even busier and more international summer in 2023!

Summer in Oxford is a fascinating experience. The colleges, galleries and history of one of the world’s most famous Universities provide an inspiring and beautiful environment for students from all over the world. Our summer courses are very international, with students from over thirty countries. We welcome students of all ages, including juniors under 14 years, unlike many colleges; and adults of all ages. Teachers may join adult professional groups.

Older students are sometimes taught in the University, as well as at OISC, which occupies a listed building in the very centre of Oxford, next to Christ Church, one of the largest Colleges of the University, and home to the famous Cathedral.

Our summer programmes run from mid-June to early September every year, and enrolment is very flexible. Students can begin their programme on any Monday, and are welcome to join for any duration, from 1 week, to 8 weeks or longer as needed.

Students who wish to study with us outside this period are welcome to join us on one of our year-round programmes, either in English Language or in a range of academic subjects.

We offer a range of programmes, including two fixed courses:

English Language and Culture

Students are taught in international groups, unless closed-group teaching has been requested, and are grouped according to age and level of English.

The programme consists of:

- 20 lessons a week in English Language (15 hours of tuition)

- Social activities locally each weekday

- A full-day weekend excursion on Saturday or Sunday each week

English Language, Culture and Academic Enrichment

The programme consists of:

-20 lessons a week (15 hours) of English Language tuition

- 10 lessons a week (7.5 hours) of academic preparation, including for A-Level, IB, and (I)GCSE. Students may choose one or two subjects per week, and are taught either in small groups of 3-4 students, or on a one-to-one basis.

- Social activities locally each weekday
- A full-day weekend excursion on Saturday or Sunday each week

Other programmes offered include:

- Specially designed academic programmes, with a choice of over 30 subjects
Oxford and Cambridge interview and test preparation (one-to-one)
Boarding School entrance tests preparation (one-to-one)
- Programmes for teachers and other professionals.



  • Host families, which have been background-checked, inspected and approved
  • A College of the University (age 16+)  with en-suite rooms
  • Student Residence (age 14+) which offers en-suite study bedrooms, within easy walking distance of OISC

All accommodation options include breakfast and dinner.

Cultural and Leisure Programme

Summer should be fun as well as academically enriching, and we want our students to enjoy all that Oxford has to offer. Every weekday we arrange cultural, sports and leisure activities. These include  punting on the river, visits to galleries and museums, the Colleges of the University with their beautiful architecture dating from medieval times, and (for younger students) Harry Potter tours, treasure hunts, selfie tours of Oxford... the list goes on!

At weekends we arrange full day excursions to destinations such as Stratford and Warwick, London, including a boat ride on the Thames, and Cambridge.

Fees and Other Charges

Course Packages, as above:
· English Language and Culture - £420/week
· English Language, Culture & Academic Enrichment - £820/week 

Individual tuition - package of 10 lessons(7.5h)  £550


Host family: £250 per week (Age 16+); £270 per week (12-15); £290 per week (under 12)

Student Residence: £500 per week

University: from £650 per week

All accommodation options are offered subject to availability. Accommodation is in single rooms (unless friends wish to share), with breakfast and dinner included. University and Residence have private bathrooms.

Students arrive Sundays and leave on Saturdays. Since school holidays differ internationally there are no set dates, and students may stay for any number of weeks.

Airport Transfers (private)

London Heathrow: £140 each way

London Luton: £150 each way

London Gatwick: £190 each way

Other airports are available on request, and may cost more. Please contact us for advice.

Agency Information

Usual agency rates apply. We offer special rates for multiple bookings and extended stays.

For group bookings we also have leader places without charge, and group rates. If you would like a quotation for your group please mail me information at this address.

For further information and a quotation please contact us at, or call (+44) 1865 201009.

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