Immerse Yourself

The Oxford Experience

If you miss learning beneath Duke’s neo-Gothic spires, you’ll love our annual two-week experience at the University of Oxford. Enrich your mind as you explore the great works of literature, history and the humanities with Oxford tutors in the cradle of higher education.

Registration for 2024 Opens December 13, 2023

The Oxford Experience is your opportunity to study at the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Founded in the ninth 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 enrichment courses led by Oxford tutors.


See photos from a previous The Oxford Experience

Participant Physical Requirements

Please note that this program will be challenging for anyone who has difficulty with walking or other mobility issues. Field trips and excursions often require up to one mile or more of walking including uphill terrain, stairways, and uneven ground. The age and layout of many buildings at Oxford can make them arduous to traverse as well.

Our aim is to treat all participants equally and to keep our touring group together and safe while enjoying the program. Prospective participants with mobility difficulties, visual or hearing impairments, or other health concerns should make preliminary inquiries before signing up for this program.

Duke and/or UNC’s alumni office reserves the right to decline to accept or dismiss any person from the program should such person’s physical or mental condition, action, or attitude impedes the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants.


Notification of cancellations must be received in writing. Refunds will be made in accordance with the following per person cancellation penalties based on the number of days before departure.

  • Up to 120 days: $150 administrative fee;
  • 119-90 days: 50% of the total program price;
  • 89-60 days: 75% of the total program price;
  • 59 days or less: 100% of the total program price.

In the event of cancellation of the program by Duke/UNC, a full refund will be given. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance. Information about trip insurance is included with your confirmation packet or may be viewed at under the "Safeguard you investment" section.

Contact Us

For more information or questions, contact Jenn Chambers at or 919-681-6216.