Oxford Highlights

Student Profile - Josh Cobler
"The most meaningful part of my Oxford experience was making friends at Oxford, many of whom I still keep up with on a daily or weekly basis. It's especially exciting to know that I have life-long friends all over England and Scotland who I'll always feel comfortable reaching out to when our paths cross again."

Student Profile - Melodie Liu
"Spending less time sitting in class and more time doing changed my preferred learning style for good. I've done Directed Readings back on campus every quarter since. I learned a different set of skills for time management and short/long-term planning that is super necessary for when you have a lot of unguided time, which will apply a lot to life beyond Stanford."

Croquet in Spring quarter

Cloisters at Magdalen College

Bing Trip Orientation

Meeting Oxford "college parents" at the start of a term

Stanford House Library

About Oxford

The Stanford program in Oxford has been running for over 30 years and is still hugely popular with undergraduates wishing to participate in Oxford University life. The city of Oxford is home to one of the most famous and ancient universities in the world, preserved in traditional education practices and stunning architecture. The city is also the birthplace of many literary works such as, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials; Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderlandas well as being the home of the humanitarian organisation Oxfam, and the famous car, the MINI™. Oxford has something for every student and provides a gateway into the diverse cities, villages and cultures of the United Kingdom. Both London and Birmingham are just an hour away on public transport. While in the UK, the Oxford program aims to foster students’ intellectual development and writing skills through intense, self-motivated work in their tutorials, lectures, and seminar classes. Students are expected to make use of Oxford’s incomparable library resources and to contact Oxford students and faculty, in order to develop a deeper appreciation of British life and culture.