A Year in Oxford
Blackfriars Hall welcomes undergraduate students from overseas universities every year, to participate in a special programme of studies. They come especially from U.S. universities, but also now from south-east Asia and elsewhere.
Visiting students join in the full community life of Blackfriars and Oxford University, and in many cases build friendships for life – some even come back later for post-graduate study here!
It’s not all work!
As well as a challenging academic programme, tailored to suit the individual student, there are also many opportunities to have fun and enjoy all that the historic city of Oxford has to offer.
Here Margaret from Barnard College, New York, shares her memories:
“What I enjoyed most about Blackfriars was definitely the small community. Within the first week I felt like I knew everyone’s names, not just the names of the people I was living with.
“The Friday night social dinners, welfare teas, and formal dinners all helped to foster a sense of community, which can be hard to come by at Oxford. I loved being able to hang out at the priory, in the JCR, and in the houses knowing there would always be friendly faces to chat with.
“One of my fondest memories was going punting during orientation week in early October. Being in a new place (a new country!) away from home can be stressful, but having structured events during the first week, like our punting outing, really helped me feel settled in and welcomed.”
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