St. Bonaventure University

Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program

Remember the world? It’s the place outside lockdowns and quarantines and social distancing. God willing, the real world should be back by next summer, and you have a chance to plunge back into it — big time.

Oxford 2022: Back into the world

A chance to fly across an ocean ... to walk the streets of a new land, hand in hand with your friends ... to sit in a classroom or a famous theater without worry ... to crowd into a jammed underground train on the way to Buckingham Palace.

If the restrictions of the pandemic are finally an unpleasant memory, that's what next summer can be like for you.

A must-do opportunity

The Oxford Program is "one of the best things that St. Bonaventure has to offer," a once-in-a-lifetime experience you should not pass up. And because it's a summer session, you won't miss a moment of college life at SBU.

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 34 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 2022, the Oxford Bonnies will live at Trinity College from July 1 August 12. 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 2022 will include several 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 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 free weekend for optional travel 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 full 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.