Oxford International Pathways
Oxford International Education Group was founded in 1991 as ISIS Education and Travel by David Brown and Robert Darell. The company started operating outbound tours for UK University students through the academic year from September to June. During the summer, we established summer English languages courses for foreign students.
Today Oxford International still operates its Student Tours programme and has become one of only four companies to be accredited by the various Universities’ Purchasing Consortia. Every year, we carry over 12,000 students on these educational tours.
The UIC Study Programmes have grown steadily in size and popularity and we now run 14 centres welcoming over 10,000 foreign students every summer.
In 2006, Oxford International bought Travel Experiences, a tour operating business offering study-oriented trips to secondary schools. It trades under the name of Studytrips. Since becoming part of Oxford International and under careful guidance of our team, our school tours programme has gone from strength to strength.
In November 2013, Oxford International were very proud to sign a Pathways partnership agreement with De Montfort University to open and run the Leicester International Pathway College in the heart of the fantastic De Montfort campus. Our first students arrived in June 2014.
Pathways aims to provide a professional and structured springboard into Universities for International students that require additional support for both English Language and Academic studies to fully prepare them for their placement at our established UK Universities. Centres run both on campus and in city centres to create a fully immersive environment for academic success.
Pathways guarantees students a place on their degree of choice at the University upon successful completion of their course. As soon as a student starts at the Pathways College they will be a student of the chosen University and can use all facilities and take part in events throughout the year. The staff at Pathways will take care of them and help them adjust to their new life in the UK.