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What is the Oxford study abroad experience like? Immerse yourself in the student culture at the world-renowned University of Oxford, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the English-speaking world. Stroll through town observing the diverse English architecture, and sightseeing such historic gems as Carfax Tower, the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, and Bodleian Library.

Located just 60 miles from the hustle and bustle of London, Oxford has so much to see and do on the University of Oxford campus, and great nature walks as it’s a very green city. Meet students from all over the world and truly have a global classroom as you experience university life in Oxford with our Oxford study abroad program!


Oxford Direct Enrollment - St. Catherine's College

Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
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Discover Blenheim Palace

The birthplace of Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers gardens, state rooms, and more for you to wander to your heart’s content

Picnic in Port Meadow

Grab your friends, your favorite foods, and unwind in this 70+ acre park along the River Thames.

Take a Punt

Climb aboard these iconic boats and cruise down the River Cherwell with your friends.

Lose Yourself in Museums

From the Museum of Natural History to the oldest museum in the UK (Ashmolean Museum), Oxford’s numerous world-class museums offer never-ending opportunities to explore.

Indulge in Afternoon Tea

Experience an authentic English afternoon tea at one of Oxford’s various cafes

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