International Programmes Department
‘RA’ stands for Residential Adviser. They are Oxford University students who will take care of you during your stay.
As they all study at either Hertford itself, or other nearby Oxford colleges, they are a great source of knowledge for all things Oxford! If you have any questions about the city, being a student at Oxford, or just want to practice your English, the RAs will be happy to help.
You will meet your RAs for the first time at the airport, where they will meet you at the arrivals gate. They will then escort your group to Hertford on a private coach and show you to your accommodation upon arrival.
During the programme, the RAs will accompany you to class, speak with you at meal times and organise social activities for your group.
If there is anything you wish to do in Oxford during your programme, please don’t hesitate to tell your RAs! As the RAs will be living in the same building as your group, you will be able to speak with them at any time during your stay.
At the end of the programme, the RAs will accompany you back to the airport by coach. Many students participating on our programmes form strong friendships with their RAs, so we hope that you will stay in touch with your RAs long after the programme ends.