Oxford, UK

Summer Springboard program for high school students in Oxford, England

Campus Overview

For Summer Springboard students in Oxford, the city provides a unique backdrop for academic exploration and cultural immersion, offering a blend of tradition and modernity. Oxford is synonymous with academic excellence and intellectual achievement. The city is a hub for scholars, researchers, and students from around the globe, allowing SSB students to engage with world-class academics, explore historic sites, and enjoy the vibrant social and cultural scene that Oxford has to offer.


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Session 1:
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024

Session 2:
July 28, 2024 August 9, 2024


Oxford, UK
Oxford, UK


  • "I took economics in Oxford, and was very nervous but the staff was outstanding and made me feel right at home..."

    Jonathan B.

  • "My teacher for economics...was actually one of the best teachers I have ever had."

    Charlotte B.

  • "The whole program felt great and it made me feel a lot more comfortable with the idea of living on my own and being independent"

    Carter T.

  • "I had a wonderful time in Oxford with my fellow Summer Springboard students, mentors, instructors, and directors. Everyone was incredibly kind and down to Earth, despite being some of the coolest and most accomplished people I’ve ever met. The environment was academic and rigorous without being intense and stressful. Everything down to the weather was great!"

    Bee S.

  • "Summer Springboard has provided me with an excellent experience. The highlight of the program was most definitely the Green Entrepreneurship course mainly because of the professor in how he was extremely knowledgeable in the subject, worked with the students very well, and was passionate about the subject. This experience has also provided me with very good friends that are like-minded and I hope I can stay in touch long term."

    Rome B.

  • "i liked the balance of school work and free time: not too much class that i felt overwhelmed, and not too much free time that i feel like i didn’t learn"

    Victoriah R.

Academic Courses

At Summer Springboard we believe learning should be inspiring and interactive. We have worked hard to design courses, field trips, and guest lectures that reflect the resources of the Oxford area. Whenever possible, classes are held outdoors, on-site, or in a lab-type setting to allow students as many ’hands on’ opportunities as possible. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Oxford has to offer.

In addition to our academic morning courses, students spend the afternoon either in electives (i.e. International Admissions, Photography, Public Speaking, Life Skills, Athletics, Digital Marketing) or doing our True You program which explores elements of one's real self including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.


Archeologist digging site

The world is faced with multiple challenges such as hunger, global warming, and safe cities. How can archaeology enable us to learn from the past to understand these challenges better and think about possible solutions? By using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly think and act like archaeologists, by bringing to light new knowledge as the instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts.

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Discover how individuals, businesses, and governments make decisions about the use of scarce resources in a world of unlimited wants and needs, and what implications economic issues can cause, such as tax and inflation, interest rates and wealth, inequality and emerging markets, and energy and the environment. The Economics course will provide the structure required to understand the way our world operates, from the choices we make in our everyday lives to how businesses or governments achieve their desired objectives.

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Immunology in Oxford

woman in biotechnology lab

Concerned about infectious agents and the impact they have on your immune system? Questioning how to reduce the severity of infections and interested in finding treatments for patients with immune system disorders? Discover more about the structure, functions, and capabilities of immune systems, and learn how immunologists can improve animal and human health. Learn first-hand how immunology has led to key advancements in medical care, including vaccination and cancer immunotherapy.

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International Relations at Oxford

Are you interested in learning how the world works, what causes war, and the conditions of peace? This summer, immerse yourself in international affairs by learning how the world works. You will receive an introduction to the world of politics and the social-historical impact of global development by exploring topics such as foreign policy, international Law, diplomacy, human rights, and environmental issues, among others.


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Psychology & Neuroscience

Through psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior. Whether you are interested in the physical aspect of the brain and central nervous system or more intrigued by human behavior and thought processes, connect with professionals that have a background in both psychology and neuroscience. 


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Activities & Trips

Outside of their time in Oxford, students will have the opportunity to spend a day in London touring the most iconic sites, from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to Tower Bridge and the London Eye, as well as visit Cambridge the following day.

  • London Photo

London, England

Experience iconic London! The bustling city boasts over 9 million residents and has a rich history. London houses four world heritage sites with world-renowned museums and sports venues. Students will have an opportunity to ride the London Eye, see Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, as well as stroll through St. James Park, and enjoy dinner at Covent Garden.

Boating on the Thames

Discover London's history and sites from the water of the River Thames. Students will have an opportunity to see the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and more!

Cambridge, UK

Tour the city of Cambridge, and visit the world’s second-oldest university. Stroll the same courtyards crossed by some of the world’s greatest minds, Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, and many more!

Spend the day exploring medieval lanes, prestigious colleges, and the iconic King’s College Chapel. Catch a glimpse of the Corpus Clock, and walk across the famous Mathematical bridge designed by Sir Isaac Newton!

Track-Specific Excursions

Each academic course may also take subject matter-specific excursions to help round out the student experience.

Student Life

Students will live and study at St. Stephen’s House near the Magdalen Bridge. Founded in 1876 this prestigious college, a former monastery, is located in a residential area just a 15-minute walk from the city centre and across the street to the University of Oxford's Athletics Centre. Students will get to enjoy the peaceful, studious atmosphere of the college and discover what it’s like to live and learn in a traditional academic community, while fully immersed in the historical city of Oxford.

  • St Stephens Courtyard


St. Stephen's House is set up like a quintessential English college. Each dorm room is unique in its own way; most rooms are single and there are very few doubles. All rooms have a sink and some rooms have an en-suite bath, but the majority have access to hallway toilets and showers. Our residential staff will be living amongst students.


All dormitories have 24-hour security. University security is always available to any student that may need assistance during their time at Oxford.


St. Stephen's House was founded in 1876, the college buildings were designed by the famous Victorian architect George Frederick Bodley which includes a neo-Gothic church. These historic facilities at St. Stephen's are not open to tourists during the summer months. This allows Summer Springboard students an ideal environment for undisturbed immersive study in beautiful surroundings during their two week program.


Breakfast and lunch will be in the dining hall, with most dinners off-site. Dinner on the last night of the program will be a traditional Formal Meal, with staff serving students! Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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