Birds eye view of Oxford

England

* Note about Summer 2021 Programming

The current pandemic is an ongoing, constantly evolving situation. We are currently working with our international partners on new protocols for summer 2021; however it may not be possible to offer all programs. Should the University allow study abroad programs to run next summer, decisions as to what sites will be available will be made based on travel advisories and University risk management guidelines.

We will update the website as soon as more information is known.

England: Oxford

Sunday, August 9 to Saturday, September 5, 2020 (4 weeks)

This is the 20th year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer program in England. Since 2001, over 1450 students have enjoyed the experience of studying British culture and history while immersed in the United Kingdom.

The summer program in England is hosted by Worcester College at the University of Oxford.

Bridge of Sighs, Oxford, England

“Dreaming Spires” in the Heart of England

For more than a thousand years the city of Oxford has played a central role in English history. Aside from its famous university and incredible “dreaming spires,” the city is also home to England’s most famous library (the Bodleian), its smallest chapel (at Christ Church) and its oldest museum (the Ashmolean). It is the birthplace of Mensa, Oxfam, Alice in Wonderland, and The Lord of the Rings.

The city’s remarkable past can be traced through its stunning architecture from the Medieval, Renaissance, Tudor and Victorian periods. The city’s major attractions are all located downtown, which is surrounded by spectacular gardens, public parks and lush meadows. Oxford is only an hour away from London by train. The trans-channel ferry and Chunnel also allow convenient access to continental Europe.

For more information on Oxford, please see the official Oxford website, or click here for a virtual tour.

Program Activities

To help familiarize students with Oxford, there will be a walking tour of the city. This tour will include such famous landmarks as the Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Library, and the Covered Market. There will also be a high table dinner at Worcester. Finally, students may participate in additional activities paid for on-site, including the ancient tradition of punting down the Cherwell River, or taking an insider’s tour of Christ Church.