About Summer Institute at Oriel College


The Summer Institute offers outstanding summer programmes for college and university students in the beautiful city of Oxford (UK). Delegates from all over the world have been participating in our study abroad programmes and we are committed to offering you a unique study experience. Our team compose cutting edge courses every year involving great academics from universities around the world and faculty from the University of Oxford (UK) and University of Cambridge (UK). Additionally we offer great excursions, thrilling evening talks, lots of fun with our leisure and evening activities, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere with delegates from all continents attending these great summer courses.

Choose your own topics from the fields of International & English Law, International Economics, English Literature, Philosophy, Politics, & Economics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM), Learning skills and meet new friends from all over the world. Like-minded delegates participating in this once in a lifetime experience. Each two-week session is a separate programme and you can attend the programme for a maximum of 10 weeks. What’s more, you can combine your stay in Oxford (UK) with our exciting programme offered in Cambridge (UK).

Included in each two-week session is a one day excursion to famous UK cities such as London, Bath, and the Cotswolds among others.

The Summer Institute brings hundreds of delegates to Oxford each year to meet world class lecturers, professors, and new friends. Many of our participants come back year after year to attend programmes in Cambridge (UK).

To continue our success we will strive to bring new courses, new topics, and new locations to our delegates and will make sure that you will have the best and most fulfilling summer ever!

In case you have any younger friends or siblings who might also be interested in studying abroad in Oxford and Cambridge, we have fantastic offerings for high school students aged 14-19 in Oxford (UK) and Cambridge (UK). For more information please visit Summer In Oxford and Cambridge Summer Academy.

Meet Our Team

Faculty Members

Our university programme courses are taught by well-qualified lecturers, tutors, and Oxford and Cambridge University professors; many of whom hold PhDs in your chosen field of study. The stimulating lectures are always the highlight of the programme where many students wish we could offer them more lectures beyond their already filled schedules.

Programme Director

The Summer Institute Programme Director is in charge of the whole programme supervising all academic aspects of the programme along with all field trips, excursions, leisure activities, and weekend trips.

Our directors have extensive experience in conducting and leading academic programmes and are especially trained in dealing with international students attending study abroad programmes. They receive special Health & Safety training to guarantee the best care for all delegates during their stay with us in the United Kingdom.

Delegate Advisors

Delegate Advisors (DA) assist the Programme Director in running and conducting the Summer Institute programmes. They are the first point of contact for delegates in guiding and resolving all issues that may arise. Most DAs are current students of universities all over the United Kingdom, including the University of Oxford (UK) and University of Cambridge (UK). They are available at all times throughout the programme.

Our Delegates

Summer Institute attracts participants from all over the world. We have welcomed undergraduate students and graduate students from more than 100 countries. As we offer one of the most well-rounded programmes, many students have enjoyed the break from their day to day activities and spent up to 10 weeks with the Summer Institute.

The Summer Institute and the University of Oxford (UK)

Summer Institute is a programme designed, offered, and operated by Oriel College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, and CBL International, a renowned provider of study abroad programmes worldwide and a WorldStrides organization.

Application Process

Applying for a Summer Institute Programme is simple.

You can either fill out our online application form or download and complete the PDF application form.

If you have additional questions, contact our Academic Advisors at apply@oxfordsummerabroad.com or call them on +44 (0) 1865 236 580. They will gladly guide you through your various options and assist with your booking.

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