The Oxford Summer Programme provides students with the rare chance to experience life as an undergraduate student at Oxford University – they live in university accommodation, dine in college dining halls, attend courses delivered by Oxford scholars, and explore other facets of student life in the city.
The University Parks and Christ Church Meadows in the center of the city are always open to the public for pickup games. The Oxford Institute also organises multiple sporting activities with participants enjoying football, cricket, and athletics competitions.
Most importantly, students partake in the most traditional of Oxford activities: Punting! In boats of six people each on the Cherwell River, students stand on the brow of a boat at one end with a long pole and attempt to navigate through the waters. An extremely fun and relaxing activity as the boats pass by ducks, swans, and the English countryside and onto the local public house for a memorable afternoon!
Oxford itself is one of the most international cities in the UK. The University itself hosts students from over 150 countries, while the city boasts of great diversity with substantial diasporas of Australian, Caribbean, Chinese, and South Asian backgrounds. Moreover, with its traditional mooring and long-standing scholarly communities, Oxford offers the perfect blend of traditional British and international cultures. Students can explore multiple cuisines, musical diversity and much much more during their stay in Oxford!