Oxford International Education Group

Oxford International Education Group was founded in 1991 as ISIS Education and Travel by David Brown and Robert Darell. The company started operating outbound tours for UK University students through the academic year from September to June. During the summer, we established summer English languages courses for foreign students. Today Oxford International still operates its Student Tours programme and has become one of only four companies to be accredited by the various Universities' Purchasing Consortia.

Every year, we carry over 12,000 students on these educational tours. The ISIS Summer programmes have grown steadily in size and popularity and we now run 14 centres welcoming over 10,000 foreign students every summer. Unable to source any financial support from the banks, the founders turned to the Prince's Trust. The Trust offered a £5,000 loan, as well as two mentors to help see the business through the first 18 months.