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A review on Oxbridge Academic Programs - The Cambridge Tradition (Grades 10-12)

Reviewed by Santiana Luecastudent on


Highly overpriced! There are definitely better oportunities!!

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    Oxbridge Academic Programs - The Cambridge Tradition (Grades 10-12) Great opportunity to be independent

    Reviewed by Elizabeth on .

    This was one of the best summers of my life. I learned so much about myself because I was forced to live without my parents, without my customs, and in a completely foreign environment.

  • A+
    Oxbridge Academic Programs - The Cambridge Tradition (Grades 10-12) Amazing.

    Reviewed by Dee on .

    This summer was the best summer of my life. That is not an exaggeration. I met different people from so many different countries. This allowed me to understand different cultures and languages. I got a glimpse of English culture, which truly is quite refined. I attended guest speaker opportunities, went punting, tried new foods, went to the local market, visited the Fitzwilliam Museum, visited London, visited Canterbury,played soccer, watched the World Cup, and played tennis on grass courts. Jesus College has various sculptures located around its campus, making it quite an exciting experience--trying to interpret the meaning of this abstract artwork. The small college town is very safe and quite homely.
    As for education, the teachers are great. The program has a great focus on the academic courses and they are very interesting.
    Dorm rooms are great, very clean, very organized and safe.
    Adminstrators enforce strict rules and anyone who breaks them risks the possibility to be sent back home. I have seen people get caught for drinking be sent straight home.
    It is quite rigorous, but the best thing I have ever experienced!

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    Oxbridge Academic Programs - The Cambridge Tradition (Grades 10-12) Disappointed by academics!

    Reviewed by Giulia SanGranera on .

    As I participated for the academic aspect - I was hugely disappointed by the quality of the lessons. Plus, I believe that 7,000 $ are too much!

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    Oxbridge Academic Programs - The Cambridge Tradition (Grades 10-12) F

    Reviewed by Mary Evans on .

    Just deserves an F!

  • A+
    Oxbridge Academic Programs - The Cambridge Tradition (Grades 10-12) Phenomenal

    Reviewed by Molly C. on .

    The summer that I spent at Jesus College was, no exaggeration, the best summer that I've ever had. The staff is great, really fun and really helpful. I made so many amazing friends during the month that I was there, and am still in contact with all of them. There were a lot of activities available for students, especially a lot of really fun sports/games. My dorm was really nice, with my own bathroom and even a balcony (!!). Most of the other rooms were very nice as well, with a few exceptions. My only real complaint was that some of the food in college wasn't that great, but we were in walking distance of many restaurants and a grocery store. Also there were only like three washing machines/dryers for everyone, which made doing laundry a little difficult, but it wasn't really a big deal. We got unlucky with a lot of bad weather during our month, but no one on the program, students or staff, let that get in the way of having a great time, and made us all take really good advantage of the one week with great weather. The classes were fun and interesting, and all the teachers seemed to be really into their topics. I really liked that we had a lot of free time to hang out and explore and participate in activities. There was a really good balance between structure and freedom. The two day trips were a lot of fun. We were in London the day before the Olympics started, so there was a lot of cool stuff going on that wouldn't be normally, but it's a great city no matter when you're there. Cambridge itself is a nice town with some beautiful scenery, incredible architecture, and really good food. The only thing was that everything closes down pretty early. In all, it is a really wonderful program where you will meet really wonderful people and have an experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

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    Oxbridge Academic Programs - The Cambridge Tradition (Grades 10-12) Pleasantly Surprised

    Reviewed by nyc parent on .

    My daughter just finished the 2014 Cambridge Tradition program and had a wonderful time overall. However after reading some of the negative reviews i felt compelled to write so that some future parents can read another parent's perspective.
    My daughter took Architecture as her major and i am absolutely thrilled at the quality of the education she received. It was not at all an easy, toe-dipping experience academically, rather it was a very serious first time architectural class. Her teacher inundated the class with a complex mix of history, theory, sketching, rudimentary drafting skills, site planning and structure planning. In my opinion she gave my daughter an excellent basis in the discipline, and she managed to inspire and have fun all at the same time. Since i am an architect myself and my daughter is seriously considering pursuing the profession, i am sincerely grateful for the quality of teacher that Oxbridge provided. She also had a marvelous teacher in her Art History minor course, who again provided a rich and nuanced look into that discipline. Both of my daughter's teachers had previously received Cambridge degrees, so their intimate familiarity with the town and University added immensely to the experience. I could go on about how stunning Jesus College is and how much fun the social experience was, but those were more expected elements (for me, at least) and the academics were more of a question mark- which they passed with flying colors. Many thanks to Oxbridge and her teachers.