The Oxford Tradition

The Oxford Tradition summer course, by Oxbridge Academic Programs.

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Course Summary

The Oxford Tradition is housed in Pembroke College, which was founded by King James I, in 1624. Pembroke boasts Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, American Senator J. William Fulbright, Samuel Johnson, author of The Dictionary of the English Language, and Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg among its alums. Our students live in the same rooms as undergraduates do during the university year, and work with leading academics, including professors. They pick two courses, a Major and a Minor, from a myriad of choices that includes Medicine, Business, Psychology, Politics, or Law.

  • Breakfast in Hall
  • Major classes in a broad range of academic and creative topics, ranging from The Biology of Disease to Philosophy, meet in classrooms, labs, studios, or out and about in Oxford
  • Students can choose to have lunch at any local restaurants or sandwich shops in town
  • Three afternoons as week, Minor classes meet in classrooms, workshops, labs, or studios. When there is no class, they are free to join in organized activities or trips and tours in and around Oxford
  • Dinner in Hall
  • Evening activities, events, or shows

What's Included?

  • Access to cultural sites and local events
  • Accommodation
  • Extracurricular activities, workshops, and event offerings
  • Continuous support
  • On-site staff of experienced professionals
  • Local meals


In Oxford, students live in rooms that are occupied by undergraduates during the year. Students are housed in singles or doubles. Students can request a private bathroom (for a fee), on a first-come, first-served basis.


Students tailor their course by choosing from an exciting range of major and minor options:

  • Archeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • British History
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Development Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Environmental Science
  • Global Business
  • International Law
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law and Society
  • Medical Science
  • Neuropsychology
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics and Economics
  • Skills for Success
  • Social Psychology
  • Speech and Debate
  • Studio Art
  • The Biology of Disease
  • The History of Protest
  • War in World History

Extracurricular Activities

Every class is designed to use Oxford as a teaching tool. When not in class, students have access to a full range of optional activities designed to help them discover Oxford and immerse themselves in English life. They can go on tours of sights like the Bodleian Library and Christ Church, take part in a variety of sports (including Quidditch), attend local Shakespeare productions, or might go on field trips to Stonehenge and London.

Key Details
  • Available from: June - August
  • Provider: Oxbridge Academic Programs
  • Ages: 16-18
  • Fees: $10,495.00 / 4 Weeks
  • Duration: 4 Weeks

Oxbridge Academic Programs

A well-reputed Summer School that offers students the chance to live, dine and study in two of Oxford's finest colleges, Corpus Christi and Pembroke.

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