Activities and Excursions

At Oxford International Junior Programmes we pride ourselves for our unique onsite activities and exciting excursions. We believe that language learning doesn’t stop when students leave the classroom and encourage students to fully immerse themselves in British culture, evening activities and socialising. Students are able to practice their spoken English, make friends and improve their communication skills as they interact with the variety of nationalities on campus.

For more detailed information about the activities offered at your centre in 2017 please download the sample programme from the specific centre page. 


London Excursions

A residential course isn’t complete without a visit to one of the most famous cities in the world; London. All of our programmes, with the exception of our Heriot Watt centre in Edinburgh, offer at least one excursion to London.  Some offer as many as 7! Students will get the opportunity to see some of London’s most iconic landmarks including the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Westminster and Parliament Square, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Tower Bridge, the National Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral. Tell us what you want to see and we will make it happen.

Optional Excursions

Optional excursions and entrances at Oxford International Junior Programmes allow students to personalise their experience in the UK for maximum enjoyment. For an additional cost, students can add some of the top UK attractions to their programme. Some of the most popular additions include Madame Tussauds, the London Eye, Thorpe Park, the Tower of London, Edinburgh Dungeons and Windsor Castle. For 2017 we are really trying to bring you even closer to more of London’s top attractions with bespoke workshops and behind the scenes tours.

Cultural Excursions

Alongside the bright lights of London, the UK has a number of interesting cultural and historic cities and towns which offer something exciting to international groups. We have tailored every excursion destination to each centre so that students have the opportunity to explore the local area. For example all of our programmes, with the exception of our Heriot Watt, include an excursion to Oxford or Cambridge with entry to a University College. All of our winter, spring, summer and cultural programmes include specially designed and informative walking tours for each excursion.

Whole Campus Activities

No residential programme would be complete without the ‘favourites’. Every week we offer a variety of whole campus activities including discos, karaoke, talent shows, international nights, quiz nights and treasure hunts.  In addition to the more ‘high energy’ activities we will be offering a more relaxed environment called ‘Chill Club’. Here students can rest, unwind, watch films, play board games and socialise after a busy day in lessons or out on an excursion.


Our recruitment team are busy recruiting qualified sports coaches and enthusiasts to run our wide range of sporting activities. Alongside the more typical sports such as football, volleyball and basketball, students will be able to try some brand new sports in 2017 including handball, tag rugby, yoga, Zumba, Traditional British Sports and cricket. Also after the success of last years ‘athletics/running club’ we will again be providing the opportunity for early birds to go for a morning jog.

Team Challenges

We want to encourage students to break the mould and step outside of their friendship group! During our 2017 summer programmes students will be put through their paces with a series of inter-nationality mixed team challenges. Will you win the Instagram photo challenge, Egg drop Challenge or the Team Challenge Day?


At Oxford International Junior Programmes we understand that not everyone loves sport! For this reason we introduced our ‘workshop’ sessions to our 2016 programmes. The workshop sessions will focus in on specific skills and hobbies and give students the opportunity to show off their creativity. Just some of the workshops we will be offering in 2017 are dance, drama, fashion, fine art, jewellery making, comic strip designing, photography, self portrait and singing.

Optional Excursions in North America

Optional excursions allow students to personalise their experience in North America. For an additional cost, students can add some of the top North American attractions to their programme. While studying in Toronto, students can travel to Blue Mountain, French Canada (Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec) & New York City. While in Vancouver, students can visit the Rocky Mountains, Victoria & Seattle. In San Diego, students have the option to visit Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World, Legoland, Beverly Hills & Hollywood.

Visits in North America

Vancouver – You can visit the world famous Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Lynn Canyon, Science World, Playland and many more. Toronto – Be amazed by the CN Tower, the Toronto Zoo, Eaton Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s Wonderland, and more!  San Diego – San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, the Harbour Cruise, Coronado Island, Balboa Park & USS Midway are examples of interesting places to visit inside the city.