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 Tier 4 Sponsor Licence from U.K. Visas and Immigration. Details for all of these can be found below.
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: www.qaa.ac.uk/reviewing-
We have received the following judgements from QAA:
From the evidence provided in the annual return and at the monitoring visit, the review panel concludes that Washington International Studies Council (WISC) has made acceptable progress with continuing to monitor, review and enhance its higher education provision since the June 2018 monitoring visit.
WISC holds accreditation from the British Accreditation Council (BAC). For more details, including the accreditation report, visit the BAC website.
WISC holds a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence from U.K. Visas and Immigration (licence number M4VR330V0).
"I would say OSAP is better because there is more integration with British students and a better safety net. Plus, the housing is better."
"The academic program was excellent. The OSAP administration was great. OSAP events were well planned, and it appears that OSAP gives us more privileges, access, etc. to the University than other programs."