Oxford International Study Abroad Programme is funded by the Oxford Study Abroad Foundation, which is a not-for-profit organisation registered in England and Wales (No. 10783218).
It aims to provide and facilitate international exchange opportunities for university students worldwide. The programme works with a network of Oxford University alumni determined to share the unique experience of the University of Oxford with international students as well as the historic city more broadly. It provides an opportunity for international university students to pursue personal and academic interests, interact with their counterparts from across the world and to learn from tutors affiliated with this prestigious university.
It also offers a number of subject-specific summer and winter programmes, and has coordinated several customized faculty-led programs with home universities based in Oxford and Cambridge. It cooperates locally with universities, enterprises and multinationals to prepare short intensive programmes that introduce diverse topics to our delegates. These programmes also prepare delegates for their future careers, for those interested in working and studying abroad by engendering a better understanding of different cultures and countries.
Highlights of Oxford International Study Abroad Programme
Join courses delivered by world-class Oxford academics
Renowned professors and lecturers from various Oxford University Colleges and departments will deliver courses on different subjects - a once in a lifetime opportunity for our delegates to experience teaching from world-class scholars.
Experience a true taste of British life and culture
From the dining halls of Oxford and Cambridge Colleges to the bustle of London, whichever location you choose you will enjoy a full taste of British student life and culture. Outside of class, a full extra-curricular programme of activities and excursions is provided to ensure students discover key places of interest near their campus. The programmes also offer students the opportunity to visit local sights in Oxford and London including visits to third sector organisations and charities to learn about UK history, society and culture.
Obtain a certificate on completion
All students receive a certificate and grade (letter) on completion of our courses. Moreover, students that have performed with excellence during the course will be awarded certification letters.
Professional career guidance and inspiration
During our programme’s sharing session, our OTLs (Orientation Team Leaders) provide students with personalised, valuable information on how to apply to well-known universities. We aim to inspire our students to work on their own personal development plans over the course of their stay.
A diversified learning environment
The programme is open to students from all around the world. We are committed to helping attendees to make friends and lasting connections with fellow students in other countries and expand their international horizons. Our lectures and seminars will enhance our students' confidence, teamwork skills and time management.
Learn from Oxford academics
Students on our summer and winter programmes experience guest lectures and seminars from leading Oxford University academics.
Educational field study visits
Students have the opportunity to visit local sights in Oxford and London including visits to third sector organisations and charities to learn about UK history, society and culture.
Pub Time at Eagle and Child
For many years we have welcomed delegates with an Afternoon Tea, in local cafès or Colleges with delicious sandwiches, scones and pastries. A host will introduce you to the history of Afternoon Tea and how to expertly pair tea with food, creating the ultimate masterclass experience.
Our summer and winter programmes conclude with a Gala Dinner, which is a great opportunity for students, as well as the lecturers and OISAP staff, to join together and celebrate the course achievements.
Most courses have a final assessment at the end of the programme where students work together in groups to research, plan and deliver a group presentation based on what they have learned on the course. Some courses also have individual assessments of the students in addition to their team project presentations, depending on the instructor’s course plan. All students who succeed in completing the course receive a certificate of completion and grade (letter). Moreover, the students that have performed excellently during the course will be awarded certification letters.
Oxford International Study Abroad Programme has contracts with the Colleges of Oxford University for the use of facilities and also contracts with lectures and professors from Oxford University on our courses. OISAP is not affiliated with the University of Oxford in any way; it is funded by Oxford Study Abroad Foundation which is a non-for-profit organisation registered in England and Wales.