A New Term Begins at our International Study Centre
The weather may think otherwise, but Spring Term has already begun at our International Study Centre.
On a frosty January morning last week we welcomed back numerous existing students who had returned home for the Christmas holidays, as well as greeting a new cohort studying a variety of courses and subjects from Film Making to Business to Politics and International Relations.
As well as the usual Yarnton Manor welcome of tea, networking, and plenty of delicious food, our students enjoyed their Orientation Week organised by our dedicated pastoral team. They familiarised themselves with Oxford city centre – their home for the next few months – and then took in some of England’s key cultural and historical sites. A trip up to London was naturally on the agenda, and the students even found time to take in a musical amongst all that shopping and sightseeing!
Warwick Castle was looking particularly spectacular on a crisp winter’s day, enabling the students to soak up its medieval atmosphere. The original foundations for the castle were built in 1068, and its impressive collection of armoury, well-preserved state rooms, and breathtaking displays make for a thoroughly memorable (and thoroughly British!) day out.
Friday’s visit was to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. The visit included an informative lecture about the bard, as well as a trip to see the 16th-century half-timbered house believed to have been his first home.
This week has been about getting down to work, with students focusing on their respective courses or research projects. We are delighted to be hosting them at Yarnton Manor, and will be updating our blog with their latest achievements and activities.
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