The Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP) is the trading name and a division of the Washington International Studies Council (WISC).

The Washington International Studies Council (WISC) holds accreditation from both the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the British Accreditation Council (BAC), as well as a highly trusted Tier 4 Licence from U.K. Visas and Immigration. Details for all of these can be found below.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

WISC has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full at:

We have received the following judgements from QAA:

The review panel has confidence in Washington International Studies Council’s management of its responsibilities for the quality of learning opportunities.

The review panel concludes that reliance can be placed on the information that Washington International Studies Council produces for its intended audiences about the learning opportunities it offers.

The British Accreditation Council (BAC)

WISC hold accreditation from the British Accreditation Council (BAC). For more details, including the accreditation report, visit the BAC website.

U.K. Visas and Immigration

WISC holds a Highly Trusted Tier 4 Licence from U.K. Visas and Immigration (licence number M4VR330V0), as listed on their Register of Sponsors.

"The work was challenging and both my tutors were wonderful! Joining the crew team was one of the best things I did here; I would highly recommend getting involved in sports because you get to know so many people and meet lots of British students."

"I would say OSAP is better because there is more integration with British students and a better safety net. Plus, the housing is better."