Signing off from Oxbridge at UCLA!

One last group photo, this time from Dockweiler Beach

We can’t believe that today marked the last day of Oxbridge at UCLA, summer 2019. We’re truly grateful to have learned so much from every student, even if we were supposed to be the ones teaching them! In all seriousness, our students, faculty, and staff all worked so hard this summer to make this program the best it could possibly be, and the result was an unforgettable month celebrating academic excellence in one of the best cities in the world.

We began our last morning together with an awards presentation recognizing all our students, and a few in particular chosen by each of our faculty members for special dedication to their subjects.

Here are all our award winners with their hard-earned prizes!

Thank you, faculty, for always putting so much work and heart into your classes and helping provide the immersive academic experiences Oxbridge promises. Filmmaking, movie business, acting, screenwriting, psychology, sports medicine, photography, business and finance, building your brand for college, and communications: all these classes did incredible things this summer! Check out a few more moments from the emotional ceremony below.

After our awards ceremony and enough time to pack, our students got one last surprise activity: an evening at Dockweiler Beach! Located in Marina Del Rey on the coast south of UCLA and Santa Monica, Dockweiler is the only beach in LA County that allows oceanside bonfires. Our amazing activities director Camila snagged us a prime spot near a fire pit early in the day, so we were ready to tear into our feast of pizza and s’mores from the moment the bus arrived.

Below are some of our favorite photos of the evening – the beach couldn’t have been more beautiful, especially as the sun started to set, and the mood was more excited than bittersweet: what a lovely evening to say such happy goodbyes.

It’s been so hot lately that even in the late evening, the water was warm enough for some brave students to break in the program boogie boards.
The sunset was unreal – such beautiful colors in the sky for hours

That’s all for this summer! It’s been an absolute pleasure chronicling all our adventures here at Oxbridge at UCLA, and we hope you’ve enjoyed following along with our classes and travels through Los Angeles. To the students we’ve had the joy of teaching this summer: we hope you have some pretty amazing memories of your own, too. Until next year…