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10 week Gap Year Programme

Ages 17+ International Study Centre Oxford, Yarnton Manor

Study with Oxford Royale Academy during your Gap Year and prepare for success at university and beyond.

Key Features:

  • Live and study in Oxford, UK for 10 weeks
  • Start in September, January or April
  • Choose your course from a broad range of options or a mixture of two
  • Enjoy academic tutorials and independent research
  • Take part in academic trips linked to your course
  • Attend high profile public events at nearby universities
  • Make new international friends
  • Immerse yourself in a range of social and cultural trips

Students leaving school increasingly welcome time to decide on their next steps before starting university or entering the workplace. They may choose to take up to a year off to travel, volunteer and explore new horizons. This is also known as a gap year. Those experiences undoubtedly provide valuable opportunities to acquire life skills. However, universities and employers also appreciate evidence of constructive academic development during a gap year.


The ORA 10 week Gap Year Programme enables students to achieve both. Our academic focus strengthens their profile for future university applications or career.

Follow your aspirations and feed your passion! Be inspired by academic trips, debates and university lectures whilst you get a taste for the Oxford student lifestyle.

Student Testimonials

Rebecca, USA

An aspiring cinematographer, Rebecca joined us at the ISC for our Future Filmmakers Gap Year Programme.

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Ajda, Netherlands

Read how Ajda's time at the ISC helped her do something academically beneficial during her Gap Year.

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Lexi, Belgium

Attended a full year at the ISC pursuing her passion for Creative Writing and English Literature.

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