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Bird's-eye view of Exeter College buildings and trees in Oxford, England

Program at a Glance

Exeter College, Oxford University

Country or area United Kingdom - England
City Oxford
Class Level Jr, Sr
Experience Type International
Minimum GPA 3.5
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Exeter College offers the best of an Oxford education in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines. During this 6-week summer program, small, discussion-based classes and engaged faculty provide an intellectually and culturally stimulating environment, which students rave about. As a small, close-knit college, the atmosphere is supportive and hugely sociable. One of England’s most beautiful cities, Oxford boasts gothic chapels, secluded cloisters, and quiet quadrangles. Experience the rolling green hills and rose-cloaked cottages. Charming pubs line the central city lanes and riverside country walks. Climb the University Church of St. Mary tower for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and countryside.

Where you'll study

Located in Oxford, England and part of the University of Oxford, Exeter College is full of history. Attached to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, you’ll be living and learning in the footsteps of Nobel Laureates, world leaders, Supreme Court judges, and fiction icons. Exeter has two campuses: the original Turl Street site and the modern Cohen campus. A 10-minute walk is all it takes to travel between the different campuses. Turl Street dates to1315. On the campus you’ll find a secluded garden with breathtaking views of Radcliffe Square. The sports facilities include a gym, a boat house with rowing machines, squash courts, and sports fields. The newer Cohen Quadrangle completed in 2016 hosts inspired architecture, state-of-the-art teaching rooms, and social-study spaces designed to encourage social and intellectual engagement. Private apartments are built right into the quadrangle and a café occupies the center of the quad. Both campuses offer ancient and modern interpretations of the collegiate model of communal living and cross-disciplinary learning. Welcomed on both campuses, you can enjoy the best of both worlds and an immersive experience in Oxford academic and cultural life.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

<p>Punt ride on the River Cherwell</p>

Punt ride on the River Cherwell

<p>Day trip to London and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre</p>

Day trip to London and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

<p>Formal dinner receptions</p>

Formal dinner receptions

<p>Trips to nearby attractions like Blenheim Palace and Bath</p>

Trips to nearby attractions like Blenheim Palace and Bath

<p>Student sports games, picnics, and outdoor play performances</p>

Student sports games, picnics, and outdoor play performances

<p>Architectural and literary tours</p>

Architectural and literary tours

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