2022 The Oxford Experience

Sept. 4 – 17
Tour Operator: UNC-Duke
From: $5,500
Program Length: 14 days
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The Oxford Experience is your opportunity to study at the oldest university in the English-speaking world.  Founded in the 9th Century and known for its academic excellence, extraordinary art and architecture, and numerous cultural offerings, Oxford is one of the world’s foremost centers of thought and enlightenment.

In our two-week program, participants enroll in one of four noncredit courses led by Oxford tutors. A typical day includes challenging classes in the morning followed by a field trip in the afternoon. This year there is a full-day plenary excursion to Waddesdon Manor with an optional excursion to see The Comedy of Errors at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Open lectures offered by each tutor give you an opportunity to partake in the other course offerings, concluding with a final gala reception and dinner held at New College. Evenings offer time on your own to explore the theatre and music scene, take in lectures or films, or enjoy the pubs of this medieval university town. Your two weekends at the middle and end of the course provide free time to explore the city
and countryside at your leisure.

Immerse yourself in the history and traditions of this storied learning center and truly unique educational opportunity. Imagine walking to class looking up at the soaring spires or visiting the world’s oldest university museum, the Ashmolean. Your course may include books published by Oxford University Press, the world’s second-oldest and largest university press. Spend time
touring the Bodleian Library and its Tower of the Five Orders. An evening spent listening to Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral is sure to be fondly recalled and recounted many times.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2022 prices and itineraries are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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