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Oxford Royale Academy ORA at Yale University

Experience the summer of a lifetime, as you get a taste of the Ivy League experience at our award-winning summer school, hosted on the campus of Yale University.

With a rich and innovative history dating back to 1701, you will immerse yourself in this inspiring environment, proudly following in the footsteps of its famous alumni, including former US Presidents George H Bush, George W Bush and Bill Clinton. Use this time to explore and discover new interests and abilities, develop your intellect and make connections that will last a lifetime.

This unique experience promises to be life-changing. A Yale summer session offers an education like no other. You will be taught by Oxford Royale Academy’s expert tutors, at the cutting edge of their fields, who will inspire you with their experience and passion for their subject. All this in the environment of one of the USA’s top universities.

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Experience Yale University

What’s life like at a world-renowned Ivy League university that can trace its roots back over 300 years? Whose alumni include five American Presidents and four signatories of the American Declaration of Independence? Join us in summer 2022 to find out!


Live and Dine in the University

Your summer school takes place at a residential college on the campus of Yale University, an institution dedicated to sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and training the next generation of world leaders. Experience authentic undergraduate life as you sleep in student bedrooms, socialise in a college buttery, and explore Yale’s astounding campus.


Study in historic classrooms

Learn in the lecture theatres and classrooms where 20 Nobel laureates and 32 Pulitzer Prize-winners developed the key academic and life skills crucial for future success.

What can I study in Yale?

Our courses are taught by world-class tutors and feature incredible guest speakers!

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Designing The Future: Engineering, Robotics and Technology (Ages 15-18, Yale)

This course provides you with an introduction to the emerging technology that is shaping the future. Providing a broad foundation into engineering principles and fields, it will inspire you to take on the future’s grand challenges from alternative energy to advanced robotics and beyond.

Inventing the Future: Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Ages 15-18, Yale)

On our Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme you'll be taught by experts in international business and participate in group activities focusing on leadership.

Law and Trial Advocacy Academy (Ages 15-18, Yale)

Our course gives you a firm advantage as you start your journey towards becoming a lawyer. You'll assess and evaluate the role of law in society, and appreciate its foundations and core theoretical values.

Creative Arts (Ages 15-18, Yale)

Accelerate your writing, photography and journalistic skills as you explore the dynamic and exciting world of creative arts. This unique course merges classic creative writing techniques with emerging technology that will revolutionize your blogging, podcasting, and digital design capabilities

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ORA is the most enriching and fulfilling experience a student could ask for. I would, without a doubt, recommend the Yale program to anyone who has the opportunity to attend!


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ORA is not like any other summer experience; it is extremely organized and offers a plethora of opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, for us to learn more about the world around us.



Oxford Royale Academy has helped me to achieve my dreams. Stepping into Yale was one of the most exhilarating and happiest moments of my life. Adding to that the welcome I received by the ORA staff was better than I could have imagined.



ORA was one of the most incredible two weeks of my life! Not only were the lessons constantly challenging and exciting, but there were so many opportunities to explore. The life skills and experience from simply being at Yale have set me up well for my final years of school and into university.



My peers were open minded and it is a great opportunity to meet new people. The teaching staff at Yale did a great job at all the classroom activities and helped us to develop as a group, but also as Individuals.



ORA is the most enriching and fulfilling experience a student could ask for. I would, without a doubt, recommend the Yale program to anyone who has the opportunity to attend!


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ORA is not like any other summer experience; it is extremely organized and offers a plethora of opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, for us to learn more about the world around us.

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How do I book a place on the course I want?

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, you can book online using our secure booking system. Once your application has been submitted, you will be sent an email confirming that it has been received.

If you prefer, you can download an Application Form by clicking here. You can return the Application Form to us by any of these methods:

  • Scan and email to [email protected]
  • Fax to +44 (0) 845 280 01 22
  • Post to Oxford Royale Academy, The Punt House, St Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, UNITED KINGDOM.

Once your booking has been processed by one of our members of staff, you will receive email confirmation of your place on the course of your choice. A Welcome Pack will be available to download from the ORA Portal from April. If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a course advisor, please feel free to email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 1865 954 800.

How do I pay for my course?

All courses require a deposit payment to secure the booking. The deposit is £995 GBP for all two-week courses for ages 13+, and £395 for one-week courses for 8-12 years. You may either pay the full course fee when you book your place, or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date. The balance clearance is required at least 60 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 60 days before the start date, the balance must be covered in full.

New online enrolments will require a Debit or Credit Card payment of at least the deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit payment via Bank Transfer, please contact our Admissions team, who will be happy to assist you in doing so. ([email protected])

Payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to your ORA Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

What do my course fees include?

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (20 taught hours per week)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation in your chosen location (see our accommodation page for the specific colleges and locations)
  • Meals in the Hall
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • Daily updates for parents and family on the ORA campus blogs
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions
  • Welcome and graduation events (parents invited)
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing
Will I receive a graduation certificate?

Yes, students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Academy Graduation Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course.

Will I have to share a room/facilities?

Most of our accommodation sites offer a mix of single and twin bedrooms, with some campuses having en-suite bedrooms available and others have shared bathroom facilities between a small group of same-sex students. If you have a particular preference for a certain room type, you can make a request on booking, which may be granted subject to availability. If a particular room type is required for medical reasons, please contact our Admissions Team who will be able to check availability on different sites, depending on the course chosen.

Sharing your room with fellow students is a great way of getting to know people and making friends.

How secure are the campuses?

All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at roll-call at breakfast; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.

Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.

All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Do I need a visa to travel to the USA?

Students attending our USA Summer Schools may be able to enter the USA on the Visa Waiver programme – we can provide individual support on request for those that do need a visa.

I want to change to another course or study option. Is this possible?

If you wish to change your course or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to courses are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the course start date.

If I need to cancel my booking, will I get my money back?

Oxford Royale Academy’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be on the following terms:

no refund of deposit will be made under any circumstances, once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
for cancellations before your course start date, the remainder of the course fees less the deposit amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:

Period Before Start Date Total refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%
I want to attend one of your English language courses: how will you know what my level of English is and what sort of tuition I need?

All students registered to attend our English Language courses will be required to take an English Language Placement Test, which will assess the relative abilities of each student. Students are then placed into ability groups based on the results of their assessment, and the material that they study is tailored to the level of the class.

Once you have booked your place on a course we will send you information on how to take our online Placement Test. This test should take approximately one hour and should be taken by the student at least one month prior to their arrival date.

Please note that Oxford Royale Academy English courses do not cater for beginners in English.

Can I take more than one course?

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. You can simply book onto two different courses, for example students from 13 to 15 years old could start with our Creative Writing course in Oxford and then move on to the Flim Academy

Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one course please do not hesitate to contact us.