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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. 

  • Session 1
  • Residential: June 30 – July 13
  • Location:
    Week 1: University of Oxford's Worcester College, Oxford, U.K. 
    Week 2: University College London, London, U.K.  
  • Staff to Student Ratio 1:6
  • Tuition: $7,590

    Tuition + Financial Aid

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.

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Tony Travers Professor and Director of the LSE London research center at the London School of Economics and Political Science
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Delia Steverson Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama and Director of Explorations at Oxford + London
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Glyn Redworth Fellow of the University of Buckingham’s Humanities Research Institute and member of History Faculty at Oxford University
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Delia Boylan Adjunct faculty member at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University and visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science
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Lloyd Gruber Assistant Professor in Political Economy of Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science
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Alice Black Founder, ArtUltra Chair/Trading Board, Museum of London Former Director, The Design Museum

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.

Insights into the professional possibilities of your discipline 

Through hands-on work, see how academic subjects and professions intersect in these international settings.

Immersive learning experiences in unique settings

Make the city centers and leading institutions of storied Oxford and London your classroom.

A taste of university life in the UK 

Experience life at two renowned universities with the freedom to explore both cities on your own terms.

Ways to strengthen your college applications

Get a written performance evaluation from your instructor that you can use with applications, as well as tips and workshops on the college application process in the U.K. including Oxbridge.

Unforgettable trips + activities 

Attend a performance at Shakespeare's world-famous Globe Theatre, go punting on the River Cherwell, visit the halls of Parliament, and so much more.

Connections with peers + experts

Form meaningful connections with motivated students from around the world, as well as a network of academic and professional connections across the many areas of study within your discipline.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Where people do big things

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