Encouraging the UAE's brightest and best to apply to Oxford

Students from across the United Arab Emirates are being inspired to apply to study at Oxford, thanks to a successful initiative by the Oxford and Cambridge Society of the UAE.

Almost 200 students, parents and school counsellors from across the country converged on Dubai’s Nord Anglia International School for the group’s recent 2018 Oxbridge Applicant event.

Oxford Alumni Club of Japan internship success

The Oxford Alumni Club of Japan (OACJ) is leading a new initiative in collaboration with the University to create internships in Japan exclusively for Oxford students.

In April 2018, OACJ negotiated agreements with five Japanese companies - including media solutions giant Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd. and A.I startups TEIT Inc. and ABEJA Inc - to offer fully-funded, paid internships in Tokyo.

Wildlife and conservation of Costa Rica: Central America’s Garden of Eden

Nestled between the Pacific and the Caribbean, fringed by powder-white beaches, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and is leading the way in environmental sustainability. Join archaeologist and UNESCO conservationist Dr Daniela Arroyo Barrantes in an educational exploration of the region’s diverse habitats, from rainforests and volcanoes to powder-white beaches. Local naturalist guides will introduce you to the incredible birdlife of the mist-covered cloud forests of Monteverde and the waterways of Tortuguero. 

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Amazing Argentina

Join Joanne Page on this exploration of Argentinian culture, scenery and wildlife. Starting at spectacular Iguassu Falls, a natural wonder of the world, explore both sides and go in search of shy wildlife in the surrounding tropical forest. Travel to sophisticated Buenos Aires, with its grand colonial architecture, Latin passion and thriving arts scene. Continue south to the remote wilderness of UNESCO-protected Los Glaciares National Park, to discover the magnificent Perito Moreno and Upsala glaciers.

Orangutans and rainforests of Borneo

For anyone with an interest in wildlife, and rainforest wildlife in particular, the Bornean rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse habitats to explore. On this journey through the rainforests you will discover a wide range of plant and animal species, including the elusive wild orangutan. You will also enjoy a rare opportunity to meet the indigenous communities who have made the rainforest their home for millennia, and whose active involvement is so vital to its future survival. The Matang Wildlife Centre is a particular highlight of this trip.

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