As an American student wishing to study at a UK university, this program was perfect. I was nervous at first, but Oxford has always been my dream. As soon as I got off the plane, I met one of the many best friends I created. We walked together to the campus and immediately were greeted with other excited teens. Everyone was so welcoming, which is something I hadn't experienced on other summer programs. There was no drama, only kindness and joy. The greatest feeling was when we were walking into Brasenose and there were tourists standing outside the door. My friends and I felt so privileged to have a key when all the tourists started complaining and trying to get in themselves. At that moment, I realized how incredible those two weeks were, and I would do anything to go back to see my friends, amazing counselors, and the beautiful architecture.