Oxbridge began in 1986, with the aim of giving bright and intellectually curious students a learning opportunity they could not get anywhere else: the chance to immerse themselves in subjects they are passionate about, without having to fret about exams or traditional grades. With small classes led by university professors, and some of the world's greatest intellectual and cultural hubs as backdrops, Oxbridge aimed to provide a world-class learning experience.
Three decades and many thousands of students later, Oxbridge continues to deliver a learning experience like no other. We now offer over 150 course options in seven cities: Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Barcelona, New York, and new in 2023, Rome and Washington D.C. Our programs range from one to four weeks in duration for students in grades 8 through 12. Whether students come to Oxbridge to deepen their knowledge of a subject they are already passionate about or to spark interest in a completely new domain, Oxbridge provides them with the opportunity to explore their chosen topic as it would be taught at university.
Oxbridge is not a summer extension to school. Our courses are specifically designed to be taught experientially, through discussion, debate, and experiment, and to culminate in student-driven projects and presentations. Crucially, our courses also make the most of the extraordinary cities in which they take place. Our instructors use the city as a classroom and our students get exclusive access to world-class institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, the Louvre in Paris, and the Ashmolean in Oxford. Our students can study at a college founded in 1284, conduct debates in Oxford's famed Union Society, shadow business professionals on Wall Street, refine their writing skills in the venues that inspired Zadie Smith and Ernest Hemingway, and discuss existentialism in the very cafes once frequented by Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. There is no greater backdrop to cultivate your student's love of learning than Oxbridge.
Who are our students?
Our students come from all over the world. Over the past five years, we have welcomed attendees from over 115 countries. Whether our students are coming from China, Brazil, the United States, Italy, or South Africa, what unites them is a passion for their subjects and curiosity about discovering new interests. Our students form lifelong friendships that stretch across continents when they come to Oxbridge.
Who teaches at Oxbridge?
Oxbridge faculty is comprised of professors and researchers drawn from some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Pompeu Fabra, Harvard, and Yale. Many of our teachers are Rhodes, Gates, or Marshall scholars. We are also lucky to include industry professionals, such as authors, photographers, and artists, among our faculty. Learn more about all of our instructors here.
Academic Success with Oxbridge
We regularly reach out to our alumni to update us on their academic progress. Here are the results of the most recent survey (updated in 2019), listing the top colleges and universities that our 591 respondents have gone on to attend.
|New York University||44|
|University of Southern California||26|
|University of Chicago||25|
|University of St. Andrews||22|
|University of Pennsylvania||20|
|University of Edinburgh||16|
|University College London||15|
|University of Oxford||15|
|University of Notre Dame||12|
|University of Michigan||10|
|University of California, Los Angeles||9|
|University of British Columbia||9|
|University of Virginia||8|
|George Washington University||7|
|Johns Hopkins University||7|
|King’s College London||7|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||7|
|University of California, Berkeley||7|
|London School of Economics||6|
|University of Toronto||6|
|Washington University in St. Louis||6|
|Franklin & Marshall College||5|
Students who participate in a summer program with Oxbridge increase their odds of being accepted to leading universities that appreciate their drive to achieve academic success.
Attending an Oxbridge program is transformative. Students gain critical life skills and often create lifelong friendships that span across countries and continents.