THE ACADEMIC SEMESTER OVERVIEW
The Academic Semester in Oxford is an excellent opportunity for American students to fully experience the more intimate method of instruction and study favored by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; they are able to pursue their academic interests through meetings in small seminar groups that are supported by one-on-one tutorials.
Students typically enrol for either a term – three to four months – or a semester of two terms. They take up to a maximum of four classes from a wide choice. Shorter or longer course lengths are feasible, given the flexibility of the tutorial method. All courses are tailored to suit the individual student with student-focused teaching and course material presented in a stimulating way.
The courses are primarily intended for:
- High School juniors or seniors taking a semester overseas, often earning additional credit towards High School graduation
- High School graduates taking a ‘Gap year’
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- College students taking a semester or longer in Oxford, in order to pursue courses of particular interest or develop academic skills
- Mature students wishing to take ‘time out’ in order to pursue an academic or research project, normally with one-on-one tutor mentoring
While Oxford itself provides rich opportunities for joining student clubs and societies, not to mention its unique atmospheric backdrop, the academic life of the college is enhanced by a varied range of extra-curricular activities, including cultural and historical visits, activities, music and sports. Such opportunities go far in helping to create an overall experience that students will recall with appreciation and pleasure throughout their lives.