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

CS Lewis: The Kiln

On Wednesday, the Fantasy Literature and Oxford course took a two-hour guided tour of The Kilns, CS Lewis' home in Headington. The students, having read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as biographical pieces about Lewis and his role as a member of the...

Balancing a Marketing Internship while studying in Oxford

Janek Bielski is currently studying at The International College as well as working as an intern for Paul Sinclair. He has been at St Clare’s since September and he is due to return to his home institution University of San Diego in January. On the 1 December 2017, he...

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