St. Bonaventure University

Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program

Now that pandemic lockdowns are a surreal memory, ask yourself something. Are you still locking yourself down? Or did the four-walls isolation of COVID-19 teach you never to allow yourself to confine yourself again?

Take the leap with us: Oxford 2023

If you find yourself with a newfound determination not tp be locked down and isolated again, take a leap with us. Join other adventurous Bonnies next summer in the 2023 Oxford program.

Take the leap and fly across an ocean. Take the leap to walk the streets of a new land, hand in hand with your friends. Take the leap onto a jammed underground train on the way to Buckingham Palace.

If the restrictions of the pandemic are finally an unpleasant memory, take your own personal leap into a wonderful, new world.

A journey like no other

You will be blown away by the beauty, the architecture, the history, the culture, and you will study under incredible minds at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Just say yes to Oxford.

Don't just visit England — Live in England!

St. Bonaventure University students raise their glasses in a toast at Oxford
St. Bonaventure’s Oxford Program is not just a student trip to England. It is the experience of actually living in England. Experiencing the life of a student at Oxford, the most famous university on earth. Experiencing moments that will stay with you for the rest of your life. It is the ultimate Bonaventure experience.

Students who have taken advantage of the Oxford program over the last 35 years often say it was the greatest experience of their years at St. Bonaventure, both academically and as an adventure. If you know someone who has been to Oxford, just ask them.

And ask the grads you know about the impact the word “Oxford” has on their resumes.

In 2023, the Bonnies in Britain will live at Trinity College from June 30 through August 11. Trinity is right in the center of the city, close to libraries, laboratories, lecture halls, shops, dozens of great restaurants and pubs – all the fun and excitement the ancient yet dynamic city has to offer.  

Take your required courses with international experts

A student at the studio where "Harry Potter" was filmedCourses in 2023 will include required courses from the St. Bonaventure curriculum. For example, one of the most popular classes at Oxford is the science course, taught by an internationally famous infectious disease expert who was one of the lead scientists on the development of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. It, like all the classes at Oxford, is academically rigorous, which is a subtle way of saying they’re tough. You’ll have to work and work hard – but the professors are all great teachers, and students almost always love their classes. 

Students usually take two classes, taught by a mix of St. Bonaventure and Oxford professors. Grades and credits are recorded just like any other classes.

A typical schedule includes four days each week in classes and “learning communities,” with most three-day weekends reserved for exploring and enjoying English life. 

Oh, the places you'll go

The program includes trips to London, Stonehenge, the beautiful and ancient city of Bath, and even the studio where Harry Potter was filmed. (It’s spectacular!) 

The schedule includes a four-day Away Weekend so you can take the leap to other places – perhaps Paris, perhaps Dublin, perhaps Prague or wherever you choose to wander. 
  • Tourists and locals at London Bridge

    Living and studying at Oxford

    You'll live in a staircase, eat your fill in the morning, rely on and love your scout, sit at the High Table. and learn from your tutor.

    It's all part of the wonder and excitement of the Oxford experience. Visit our Oxford Life page for detailed information about living and learning at Oxford, from accommodations and dining to walkabouts, travel and pub life.