High School Program

Oxbridge in New York

Grades: 9 - 12

Barnard College, Columbia University

Program Overview

Oxbridge in New York is housed in Barnard College at Columbia, originally established as an independent liberal arts college in 1889. Columbia University is the oldest university in New York, established in 1754 by a Royal Charter. Students live in the same rooms that undergraduates do during the year, and work with leading academics, business practitioners, and creative professionals.

They choose a course and a Workshop from a myriad of offerings. Outside of class, students can go on field trips to some of the great colleges and towns of the north-east while making the most of everything the world's most vibrant city has to offer.

Costs & Payment


June 26 - July 23


Tuition Information: Costs include accommodation, classroom instruction, workshops, field trips, two daily meals, and all program-organized activities. We also offer a select number of scholarships based on financial need. For full details, see our Tuition page.

A Day in the Life

  • Communal breakfast
  • Major classes on topics ranging from Politics and Human Rights to Engineering meet in classrooms, labs, studios, or out in New York
  • Students can choose to have lunch at any local restaurants or sandwich shops
  • Three afternoons a week, Workshops meet in classrooms, workshops, labs, or studios
  • Students can choose from a full range of optional extracurricular activities like group tours to Broadway and Coney Island
  • Full group dinner
  • Evening activities, events, or shows


What's Included


Access to cultural sites and local events




Extracurricular activities, workshops, and event offerings


Continuous support


On-site staff of experienced professionals


Local meals

Full Course List

Cultural Enrichment

Oxbridge in New York takes place at Barnard College, an independent liberal arts college established in 1889 and affiliated with Columbia University since 1900. Students choose a Major and a Workshop for the month while exploring New York-courses take full advantage of the museums, advertising firms, hedge funds, and shows that make the city so famous. In their free time, they can go to a Major League Baseball game, a Broadway show, Coney Island, or take part in a full program of college visits, including NYU, Yale, UPenn, and a college fair.

Residence Info

Accommodation and Rooms

In New York, students live in rooms that are occupied by undergraduates during the year. Students are housed in singles or doubles. The rooms are dorm-style and have shared facilities.

students on a lawn


Students have access to common areas within the residences as well as a variety of sporting and educational facilities (gyms, basketball courts, tennis courts, pitches, libraries). Oxbridge provides every program with computers, so students have daily access to email and social media. The program staff maintains message boards and distributes mail every day.

students on a lawn
good food


Students enjoy breakfast and dinner in their residence's dining halls. Breakfast is primarily continental style with choices such as cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast, coffee, and tea. Several options are available at dinner, including a vegetarian dish and a salad bar. Special dinners are regularly held, and each program ends with a formal banquet. Students are responsible for their own lunch, which can be purchased from a college snack bar or one of the many sandwich shops, small restaurants, patisseries, or bodegas near each residence.

good food

After the Program

Shortly after the program, all students and their parents receive a comprehensive set of grade reports, presenting their course syllabus and highlighting their specific contributions and achievements within their course(s). Most of our alumni later ask for additional copies to include in their college applications.


Immerse yourself in some of the world's greatest cultural centers


What People Are Saying About Oxbridge Academic Programs

This was by far the most informative-while-being-interactive class I've ever had, and it made learning easier and more fun. Oxbridge made a huge impact on me by increasing my confidence and uncovering my strong interest in global business that I now hope to pursue.


Oxbridge Student

Thanks to the Cambridge Tradition experience, my daughter is much more mature, has a better knowledge of how to live abroad without her family, and she's better prepared for university! Her time at Oxbridge reaffirmed that she wants to study architecture and now she has all the skills to reach her goals.

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Cambridge Tradition Parent

Our daughter had a wonderful experience, and she found the Psychology and Genetics courses engaging and useful. She learned new things, made friends, and had 4 amazing weeks! Many thanks to your entire team for making this possible!

Oxbridge Parent

Our daughter loved the Oxford Prep program. She enjoyed her Major, made nice friends, and really began to feel more independent and confident while exploring beautiful Oxford. A great experience through and through and just what we all were hoping for! In fact, she is already talking about participating in the Cambridge program next year.


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Just wanted to reach out to thank you for helping to make my daughter's summer spectacular! She returned on Saturday and has clearly grown from the summer experience. She raves about her time with Dr. Tijn Van Winden and her French teacher.


Oxbridge in Paris Parent

Thank you for making my son's experience at Cambridge so memorable! Usually reserved, he talked the whole way home from the airport about what he learned in class, the friends he made, and the museums he visited. My son was initially a bit reluctant to attend a two-week course, but at the end of the second week - he was sad it was ending so quickly!

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