Oxford is best-known for its university, beautiful architecture and how open and friendly it is for students. What better place is there to study English than one of the best-known university cities in the world?
Read about what our blog contibutors, two KIC Oxford students, have to say about student life in Oxford, their experiences at our school, and the fun things they’ve done when outside of the classroom!
I really enjoyed my time at Kaplan.
I really enjoyed a tour of Oxford on my first day. We saw many Oxford colleges, beautiful libraries and very pretty buildings.
I also enjoyed the International Food Evening at the Turkish restaurant. It was my first time to try Turkish food and I really liked it and enjoyed spending the time with other international students and learning about the Turkish culture from Turkish students at Kaplan. So now I know how to say “Enjoy your meal” in Turkish. It’s Afiyet Olsun!
I met students from different countries and made good friends with whom I hope to keep in touch in the future on facebook.
I really enjoyed the social programme. It was well-run and well-organised. I did a lot of self-study in the Structured Study Centre and teachers were very nice and helpful.
I spoke English all the time and I feel that I really improved my English in 2 weeks that I spent at Kaplan. I hope to come back to Kaplan in the future.
When I go back home to Czech Republic, I’ll recommend to my friends to go to study at Kaplan and to have fun in the beautiful city of Oxford.
- Bertin Jean-Claude Moudilou-Mouanga, Czech Republic
Well, I’ve been here for six weeks and I enjoyed my time in England.
First of all, I want to tell you about my stay in Oxford. It is an exciting city with many ancient historical sights. I did a lot of walking and spent my free time with my friends and also joined Svetlana Delerue’s excellent social programme. We visited colleges, museums, theatres and cinema.
I’m happy because I learned a lot in my classes with my teacher Abdul Saboor and outside of my classes, too.
I also went travelling during weekends. I visited many cities such as London, Winchester, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, York and Cardiff. I also visited Windsor & Eton on 19th of May.
It was a wonderful day because of a unique and special event. More than 2500 troops took part in the parade through Royal Windsor and around the castle.
Sailors, soldiers and Royal Air Force were represented in the main body of the parade and marched together for Her Majesty. I witnessed this fascinating event and the most important thing was that I saw Queen Elizabeth II inside of her car.
She was smiling and waving her hand to the cheering crowd. Lots of people had English flags in their hands. So I waved my hand to Her Majesty, took a photograph of her and went to take a ride in the Observation wheel. It was a wonderful day!
- Aliya Bespayeva, Kazakhstan
Thanks to our contributors, Bertin and Aliya, for sharing their experiences with us!
If you could study in any “university city”, which would it be? Let us know in the comments!