Given the popularity of our Smithsonian at Oxford program and enthusiastic requests for new courses, we once again return to Merton College – a prestigious academic institution that has produced multiple Nobel laureates and cultural giants such as J.R.R. Tolkien and T.S. Eliot. Explore the libraries and grounds, dine in the college hall, and sample life as an Oxford student. You'll study with renowned Oxford tutors after choosing a course from five fascinating themes for the summer program or two themes for the autumn program. 

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Smithsonian at Oxford

8 days from $4,995

Given the popularity of our Smithsonian at Oxford program and enthusiastic requests for new courses, we once again return to Merton College – a prestigious academic institution that has produced multiple Nobel laureates and cultural giants such as J.R.R. Tolkien and T.S. Eliot. Explore the libraries and grounds, dine in the college hall, and sample life as an Oxford student. You'll study with renowned Oxford tutors after choosing a course from five fascinating themes for the summer program or two themes for the autumn program. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The Smithsonian at Oxford provides an accessible educational experience, nicely balanced with opportunities to visit nearby sites of interest. The Smithsonian at Oxford also provides an opportunity to experience true student life again.

- Christopher B.

Living and studying in a centuries old setting that famous people have lived is just...awesome!!

- Philip P.

The warm reception we received at Merton College made us feel that we really were Oxford students -- a very special sense of belonging.

- Lyn G.

I love Shakespeare; I love to study and to study Shakespeare at Oxford and to see the Royal Shakespeare Company perform is a dream come true!

- Blanche M.

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Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,995 - $2,150 Double
$5,390 - $2,750 Single
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Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,250 - $2,175 Double
$5,645 - $2,775 Single
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Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,250 - $2,175 Double
$5,645 - $2,775 Single
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Price Notes

Please have your first and second choice for course selection ready when making your reservation. Space is limited.

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