Welcoming our new students

08/09/2017

On Sunday 3 September, we welcomed a whole host of new faces at the International College. With many students joining us in Oxford from countries as far as Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Mongolia and the United States, the first few weeks are vital to ensuring that everyone feels at home in this new environment.

We aim to integrate students into the college community through weekend activities, evening events, and games. For example, a Welcome BBQ and St Clare’s quiz was held on Monday evening – each group was carefully composed to include a variety of nationalities and courses. Whether studying an English or Academic course, it’s important that students mix at the start to foster a truly international community.

The ‘Oxford Passport Challenge’ is similarly designed to help newcomers discover Oxford together, as they tick off different landmarks and experiences in the city. Punting is a tried and tested Oxford tradition that we like to include as part of the challenge!

Further Reading

A weekend in Cornwall

Dramatic scenery defines Cornwall. Being at the very south west point of England you are never far from the rugged coastline with precarious footpaths, endless views and secluded coves. This weekend trip gives student a blast of sea air and a taste of Cornish life. Of...

Surfing in Cornwall

The students took a weekend trip to the seaside county of Cornwall where they were able to familiarise themselves with the challenging waves while trying their hand in surfing. The weekend was filled with laughter where they were first taught the technique of surfing...

Looking back at Autumn 2017

Highlights of the Adult Summer Courses at the International College, including study visits, excursions and social activities.

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