Greetings to all NYCE 2019 Students and Parents!
The Oxbridge NYCE residential staff is all here now at Barnard College and working to set up everything for this summer. The deans and program assistants have checked on all the rooms and the activities directors have started booking tickets to ballgames, amusement parks, and museums. Our program office is located in Mehler Parlor inside Barnard’s Elliott Hall residence. This Program Office is open daily this week from 9 am until 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. If you have any questions or need to contact us for any reason, please contact this NYCE program office directly and not the general Oxbridge Academic Programs office. We can be reached by email or phone:
If any flights to NYC change or have delayed or missed connections, please give us a call in the program office or email us. Additionally, if you have paid for “Unaccompanied Minor” service through your airline, please let us know, so that you can insure the proper documentation is brought to the airport.
As part of NYCE, all students will be required to have a lice check by certified staff before entering the dorms at Barnard College. If anyone is found to have lice or nits, they will be immediately treated before they can go to their rooms. This will cost a minimum of $150 for hair shorter than chin length, $200 below hair below chin length, $225 for hair that reaches the mid-back. There is an additional fee of $75 for heavy cases or extra long/thick hair. Please be sure that you are lice-free before you leave home if possible. After the lice check, students will be given their room keys. Room keys remain the property of Barnard College and the fee to replace the key is $100 since the loss or theft of the key is a security risk, which means that Barnard College will need to replace the lock mechanism for the safety of future residents. This replacement key fee must be paid in cash to receive a replacement. Any student unable to return the key at end of the program will also need to pay the $100 key replacement fee.
Safe travels! We look forward to your arrival on Thursday! Come ready for adventure in this great city!
Kevin B. Held
The Oxbridge Academic Staff is pleased to announce that all students have arrived safely and soundly. The staff was located at JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark, for all student arrivals with Oxbridge Academic Program signs. Students from all corners of the globe were welcomed, and soon, the students began to settle into Barnard College.
Below are some photos taken throughout the course of the day, from arrivals in the early morning to soccer matches during the evening. We look forward to this exciting month ahead and cannot wait to see how the students thrive in the upcoming program!
An early morning arrival at JFK, excited to get to campus and for the summer to get going!
Assembled for the Welcome Meeting outside, enjoying the pleasant NYC evening warmth.
Hanging out and playing board games together in the Activities Room well into the evening!
The global game of soccer is perfect for a program like Oxbridge with participants from all over the world.