Testimonials

student-testimonials

Student feedback is incredibly important to us at the International Study Centre. Below are a few of our favourite passages.

“I can truly say that this has been the best educational experience I’ve had so far. Working on my thesis has made me want more from life and has also made me realise that I want to give back more to the world. Being in Yarnton Manor these past months has been a blast, all the way from the food to the people we talk to on a daily basis: simply wonderful.”

Sofia – Business and Enterprise Student


“The classes at Yarnton Manor were really great and helpful and I wish that I could have stayed longer. The ‘Opening Minds’ dinner was fascinating as well. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at ORA.”

Seyed – Law Student


“The academic programme allowed me to have completely new experiences such as visiting different labs, lectures, symposiums; gaining a better understanding of the human body and mind, first aid skills, oral presentation abilities, and the importance of Generative Leadership. This has been an intense and challenging experience personally, socially, and academically.”

Angela – Oxford Gap Year (Medicine)


“The marvellous Yarnton Manor, the place Angela talks about so much. The place where she has spent a great term studying and, most importantly, growing as a person.”

Parent of student – Oxford Gap Year (Medicine)


“The strong combination of academics along with independent research has helped me develop intellectual depth. I strongly believe that the Oxford Gap Year has made me a versatile and industrious girl by instilling in me intellectual curiosity, strong leadership, determined vision, a scholarly approach and a philosophy to excel in life. ORA unveils a whole spectrum of opportunities.”

Fizza – Oxford Gap Year (Business and Enterprise)


“Aymeric had a great time at the International Study Centre. We will definitely recommend the school to friends if the opportunity arises.”

Parent of student


“Richard has sent me results of his two tests he did and they are greatly improved in comparison to what he has recently received back at school. He said he had a good teacher, explaining maths problems well, and that he feels a real difference when he sits in math classes now. Following his tuition with ORA, the classes are a pleasure now.

Parent of student


  • 85% of students would recommend ORA to their friends and family
  • 2 out of 3 of students on short courses would like to study at Yarnton Manor full-time
  • 79% of students said that their accommodation at Yarnton Manor was excellent