United Kingdom – Oxford and Cambridge Summer Academy


02/07/2017 – 26/08/2017


Oxford & Cambridge Summer Academy is an exclusive study abroad programme that offers high school students between the ages of 14 and 19 an exceptional opportunity to gain experience of studying at world-renowned universities. Participants will spend a minimum of two weeks in Oxford or Cambridge. They will stay in colleges of the University of Oxford and/or the University of Cambridge.   They can also extend their stay to join two programmes for a total of 4, 6, or even 8 weeks in Oxford and/or Cambridge. 

CBL International is an exclusive education provider who offers short-term study abroad programmes with emphasis on global law, business and cultural issues. We provide tailor-made university courses, executive conferences, and summer school programmes for international students and professionals throughout the world. Since 2015, CBL International is a WorldStrides Organization, part of the largest education travel specialist based out of Charlottesville, Virginia (USA).

This programme will give participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with a traditional British university environment.  More than 30 hours of classroom teaching and university preparation workshop time will be included in each session.

In Oxford, as well as Cambridge, delegates will participate in lectures and seminars to learn more about various subjects that are offered at universities.

High School students will gain a better understanding of the variety of subjects they are offered when applying for university studies. Delegates will also be introduced to the application process of prestigious universities such as the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

A very important aspect of this academic summer programme is to prepare delegates with the ability to compose a suitable personal statement and to better cope with differing interview techniques applied by universities for selecting prospective students.

Our new collaboration with WorldStrides, the biggest educational travel specialist and the first student travel provider in the U.S. to be accredited as a school, allows our students to receive exceptional benefits. Delegates of the summer academy seeking high school or college credits, may be eligible to receive of 1 credit on completion of the 2-week programme, together with a certificate and academic transcript.



All courses offered in Oxford and Cambridge focus on academic teaching, through students select an elective of their choice for each two-week session. Subjects are wide ranging, and we offer different academic electives in both locations. The total number of academic teaching is 24 hours for the duration of the programme, which we tend to split up equally between each week.



Additionally, we carefully select faculty members for each subject who are the faculty members of University of Oxford or University of Cambridge to ensure that students experience the highest quality of teaching, and are able to gain the most from their subjects.



Tuition and Accommodation

The tuition fee includes a double room with shared bathroom facilities in a college of the University of Oxford and/or the University of Cambridge (in total 13 nights). Tuition also includes breakfast, lunch & dinner in college dining halls, much like the ones seen in Harry Potter. Over 30 hours of lectures, academic workshops and evening talks, as well as cultural excursions, and social activities are also included in the tuition fee.

Tuition per 2-week session                                              GBP 3,380

 Tuition fee for each 2-week extension in Oxford or Cambridge          GBP 2,850

For those who wish to have more privacy, there is the option to upgrade to a single room with shared bathroom.

(Above is our website price, please update to your clients price according to our agreement)


MAXIMUM EXTRA FEES (no commission for this part) 

  1. Upgrade to single room with shared bathroom per session GBP 250
  1. Transport

Individual Airport Pick Up & Drop Off Service

On arrival in the UK, we can arrange for an individual private pick up from any major UK airport and transfer to either Oxford or Cambridge.

At the end of the programme, a private transfer to return to the airport can be arranged.

The cost of this service is 250GBP one way.

Shuttle Service

On arrival and departure days we operate shuttle services between London Heathrow and Oxford or Cambridge. The shuttle service is by private coach travelling with student groups attending our university-level programmes and high school programmes.

The cost of this service is 50GBP both ways.



Oxford or Cambridge, United Kingdom




Max. 20 per class



Summer Session 1: 2 July – 15 July 2017

Summer Session 2: 16 July – 29 July 2017

Summer Session 3: 30 July – 12 August 2017

Summer Session 4: 13 August – 26 August 2017



The delegate can choose one subject per two-week session.

DayScheduled Events
Day 1 – SundayDay of ArrivalEvening Activity – Ice Breaker
Day 2 – MondayWelcome & OrientationWorkshop: Introduction to UniversityCity Walking TourWelcome Party
Day 3 – TuesdayAcademic Elective TeachingWorkshop: University Application – Personal StatementsEvening Talk
Day 4 – WednesdayDay Trip to LondonLondon Sightseeing, other scheduled activitiesGuided Walking Tour in LondonEvening in London / Back to Oxford
Day 5 – ThursdayAcademic Elective TeachingWorkshop: University Application: Interview Technique and Mock InterviewEvening Activity: Theatre
Day 6 – FridayAcademic Elective TeachingWorkshop: Leadership / Global Perspectives*Traditional PuntingEvening Activity: Cultural Exchange
Day 7 – SaturdayDay TripFree Evening
Day 8 – SundayAcademic Elective TeachingWorkshop: Team Building ActivityEvening Activity: Quiz Night
Day 9 – MondayAcademic Elective TeachingWorkshop: Speech & DebatingMuseum VisitEvening Activity: Piano Concert
Day 10 – TuesdayAcademic Elective TeachingWorkshop:Study Skills / Negotiation**Evening Activity: Study time
Day 11 – WednesdayDay TripEvening Activity: Film Night
Day 12 – ThursdayTestSports TournamentSelfie Scavenger HuntEvening Talk
Day 13 – FridayAcademic Elective: Student PresentationWorkshop: Testimonials & Workbook feedbackFarewell Dinner & Certificate Ceremony
Day 14 – SaturdayDay of Departure
**Disclaimer**Changes to the course description, topics, programme structure, and schedules may occur due to the availability of faculty members at the actual time of the programme. *Topic dependent on session** Topic dependent on location