A portal to the oldest traditions + newest ideas
Get ready for a pre-college summer experience at the oldest English-speaking university in the world—University of Oxford. You’ll spend one week on the beautiful Worcester College campus at Oxford before traveling to University College London for week two, where the fascinating international city of London will be at your fingertips.
A world of possibilities
Dive into your area of interest with real projects—and step out of the classroom and into diverse industry, research, and cultural settings. Explorations connect you with the experts and unique resources of Oxford and London to see just how many academic and professional disciplines are possible in your area of interest.
Pick your passion
Experience new ideas with people who love what they do
Advisors, speakers, and faculty in Explorations at Oxford + London are passionate and accomplished experts in political science, history, humanities, economics, and more. You'll be inspired to think big when you learn with leaders like these.
What’s an Exploration like?
Explorations at Oxford + London are for motivated high school students who are excited to take a deep dive into new subjects and explore these two cities with high-achieving, adventure-loving peers.
Week 1—Welcome to Oxford
Known as the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford is home to one of the most iconic cityscapes in the world—and the #1 ranked university where you’ll live. Worcester College sits in the heart of Oxford’s influential community. Here, medieval cottages coexist with state-of-the-art research facilities, and history, culture, and innovation come together.
Week 2—Living the London Lifestyle
University College London is known as London’s global university and won University of the Year 2024 for the UK (The Times). Located in the Bloomsbury district, you’ll be in London’s most learned quarter, near the British Museum and what is commonly known as “Museum Street.” From Buckingham Palace to Camden Market, you’ll enjoy the magic of London.
Preparing for your future—no matter where it takes you
Tour University of Oxford, University College London, and Imperial College. Attend workshops on applying to university in the U.K., the Oxbridge application process, and the differences in applying and studying in the U.K. and the U.S. You’ll get a written evaluation from your instructor that covers your work, contributions, and areas of strength that you may use for your university applications.