Summer School at Oxford

171 Nationalities | 9 Oxford colleges | 14 Course Selections | 8 Awards | 30000 Participants

—  Program Introduction —

The Summer School at Oxford programme offers students aged 13-18 the opportunity to live and study in colleges of the University of Oxford for two weeks. Expert tutors provide many courses and teach most courses. The entire programme, including accommodation and dining, takes place in Oxford. The main idea behind this programme is for young international participants to appreciate the essence of academics and British culture through learning and activities and ultimately be awarded the official certificate and graduation report for their achievements.

As an exclusive partner, ASDAN China will pick a few outstanding students to attend the Summer School at Oxford Programme.

— Why Summer School at Oxford —

Over 170 nationalities: a truly international environment
The Immerse Experience at Oxford Campus: live and learn like an Oxford undergraduate
40+ hours of instructional time: interactive lectures, guest speakers and workshops
14 Course Selections: guided by mentors from top universities, up to 15 students per class
Unique Learning Model: teachers of high calibre with a strong passion for helping students
Diverse Social Activities: to have a life-changing experience of fun
Certificate and Report: receive the certificate and report from their tutor

— Awards & Accreditations  —

— Teaching Faculty —

Dr. Claire Keene 

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Dr. Claire Keene

Dr. Claire Keene

 

Dr Claire Keene is a public health clinician with a masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford.


Dr. Abdulazeez Imam

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Dr. Abdulazeez Imam

Dr. Abdulazeez Imam

 

Dr Imam has over 14 years of clinical experience and a strong commitment to medical education.

Dr. Rehan Shah

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Dr. Rehan Shah

Dr. Rehan Shah

 

Dr Rehan Shah completed an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientifc Computing at the University of Oxford and a PhD in Applied Mathematics at UCL.


Dr. Endrit Shabani

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Dr. Endrit Shabani

Dr. Endrit Shabani

 

Dr Endrit Shabani has a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford, where he studied. He has consulted for multiple international organisations, including UNICEF, UN Women, and the EU, and taught Politics internationally.

Dr. Anisa Butt

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Dr. Anisa Butt

Dr. Anisa Butt

 

Anisa Butt is a lecturer in economics at King's College London. Currently completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Reading, her focus is on gender and ethnic income inequality.

John Maxwell Hobbs

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John Maxwell Hobbs

John Maxwell Hobbs

 

John has devoted over 20 years to the exploration of art and technology. As Head of Technology at BBC Scotland and Media Consultant to brands like IKEA, he has pushed the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

— Guest Speaker —

David Olusoga

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David Olusoga

David Olusoga

 

David Olusoga is a historian, broadcaster, and flmmaker who has made TV series, including Empire and the BAFTA-winning show Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners. His award-winning book Black & British: A Forgotten Histor was also made into a major BBC TV series.

Tom Toumazis MBE

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Tom Toumazis MBE

Tom Toumazis MBE

 

Tom is the Chairman and founder of the ChildLine board and the former Deputy Managing Director of ITV, where he helped establish the channel's reputation for high-quality programming. He has also been awarded an OBE for his serices to broadcasting and charity.

Baroness Susan Greenfeld

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Baroness Susan Greenfeld

Baroness Susan Greenfeld

 

Baroness is a renowned scientist and researcher who has made signifcant contributions to understanding the brain. She is also a Visiting Professor at Lincoln College, Oxford.

Professor Richard Dawkins

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Professor Richard Dawkins

Professor Richard Dawkins

 

Professor Richard is a British evolutionar biologist and internationally bestselling author. He studied zoology at Balliol College, Oxford, and returned as a Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995-2008.

— Available Courses (Ages 16-18) —

*Date:Jul.14th - Jul.27th,2024 (14 days) Jul.28th - Aug.10th,2024 (14 days)

Racing Extinction: Climate, Politics & Global Leadership
Preserve life on planet earth as you collaborate in small groups to generate solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing humanity. This course exposes you to how the fields of climate science, politics, law, and leadership can work together to beat extinction.
Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease
Curing the Future exposes you to the fascinating world of medicine and disease, extending your prior knowledge and understanding of medical research and practice. You will gain insight into what it takes to work in the medical profession in the 21st Century.
Designing Tomorrow: Engineering & Technology
Designing Tomorrow provides you with an introduction to the emerging technology that is shaping the future. Providing a broad foundation into engineering principles and fields, it will inspire you to take on the future's grand challenges from alternative energy to advanced robotics and beyond.
Inventing the Future: Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
“Inventing the Future” will equip you with the skills, tools, and mindset to innovate and create the future. This comprehensive immersion into business principles, innovation methods, and entrepreneurial thinking will enable you to incubate your idea and accelerate it into a value creating business.
Law & Politics
Focused on emerging issues in these fields, the programme fosters discussion and debate through legal case studies and their ethical implications on issues ranging from human rights to globalization, terrorism, trade, protectionism, and access to resources.
Architecture & Design
Bring your design ideas to life at one of the richest artistic and architectural locations in the world. You'll apply the core principles of architecture, including planning, design and spatial mapping as you fast track your future to becoming a world-class architect.
Film Academy: Oxford Through The Lens
Shoot, edit and screen your own short film on location at the University of Oxford. With Oxford University as your set—filming site of several scenes in the Harry Potter films, you will gain insights to film production and digital editing as you experience first-hand what it is like to produce a film.
English as a Foreign Language
Draw inspiration for your English learning from a city which launched some of the greatest English novels – visit the Narnia door in St Mary's Passage which is said to have inspired CS Lewis, or relax in the Botanic Gardens on a sunny day like the characters in Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials'.

— Available Courses (Ages 13-15) —

*Date:Jul.14th - Jul.27th,2024 (14 days) Jul.28th - Aug.10th,2024 (14 days)

Racing Extinction: Climate, Politics & Global Leadership
Preserve life on planet earth as you collaborate in small groups to generate solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing humanity. This course exposes you to how the fields of climate science, politics, law and leadership can work together to beat extinction.
Explore Engineering & Technology
The course provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the exciting career opportunities in engineering and technology. You will explore the fields of Civil, Mechanical, Biomedical, and Aerospace engineering as you survey emerging technical applications, from self-driving vehicles to space travel. Apply your skills in the 'Mission to Mars Design Challenge', where you will collaborate with your peers to propose engineering and technology solutions that will support the establishment of a colony on Mars.
Explore Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The course provides you with a broad introduction to business, finance, and marketing. It equips you with the skills to innovate and successfully launch and manage your own business. Immerse yourself in the exciting world of innovation through compelling case studies on companies like Tesla and TikTok and profiles of leading innovators like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. Engage with real entrepreneurs who are leading new business ideas to success.
Explore Medicine
Explore the basics of human anatomy as you identify different career trajectories in the exciting fields of medicine and healthcare. Expand your understanding of medicine through practical, hands-on medical simulations like cannulation, conducting a physical exam, applying splints and slings, and controlling external haemorrhaging. Investigate both the practice of medicine and biomedical research through speakers and visits to a university biomedical lab or research facility.
Film Academy: Oxford Through The Lens
Shoot, edit and screen a short film on location. With the University of 0xfordsetting of scenes in the Harry Potter films - as your backdrop, gain insights into film production and digital editing as you experience first-hand how to create a film. Working with film industry professionals, you'll also study screenwriting, location scouting and storyboarding.
English as a Foreign Language
Develop strong skills in English grammar, syntax, pronunciation and colloquial usage in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Expand your vocabulary and build the foundation to support superior English reading and writing skills, leading to a strong application to an English-speaking university.

— Sample Schedule —

— Accommodation —

*Students stay in Oxford University dorms alocated by organisers based on age and course. Room types are determined accordinalvy. Students do not have the right to choose ther assigned dormitory or change it at wil. Due to Oxford's rich history, actommodations are modest. Embrace theauthentic academic and daily life experience with an open mindset.

The Queen's College

St Catherine's College

Balliol College

St Hugh's College

St Peter's College

— Application —

【Programme dates and birthday requirements:】

Session 1: Jul.14th - Jul.27th, 2024 (14 days)
  • Age 13-15: Jul.28th, 2008 -Jul.14th, 2011
  • Age 16-18: Jul.28th, 2005 -Jul.14th, 2008
Session 2: Jul.28th - Aug.10th, 2024 (14 days)
  • Age 13-15: Aug.11th, 2008 - Jul.28th, 2011
  • Age 16-18: Aug.11th, 2005 -Jul.28th, 2008

【Requirements:】

  • Age 13-15: English language level equivalent to IELTS level 5.5 or TOEFL 70
  • Age 16-18: English language level equivalent to IELTS level 6.0 or TOEFL 80
  • Recommendation letter from your teacher as proof of English proficiency, or a phone interview with an ASDAN staff member (since the programme is conducted entirely in English)
  • Priority for awarded students from ASDAN STEM assessment

【The process of enrollment:】

  • Step1: Enroll and Pay through the ASDAN WeChat Mini Program
  • Step2: Register on the Summer School at Oxford system

* Limited spots are available for each course, and enrollment closes upon reaching capacity. Once ASDAN China receives your payment, we will promptly register you on the Summer School at Oxford system. Final confirmation depends on the organizers. If no more course places exist, an ASDAN consultant will quickly discuss secondchoice preferences with students and parents.

【Fee:

  • Includes: Tuition, accommodation, breakfast, dinner, activities, excursions fees; ASDAN group leader service fee; local transportation fee between London airport and Oxford University; international insurance; lunch (for age 13-15 students)
  • Excludes: Intemnational transportation costs to and from London (departure and arrival from Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen/Hong Kong, you can use a third-party service or ASDAN China's unified service); visa and visa service fee (2400RMB ASDAN's VIP visa service promises to obtain a visa, or all visa and program fees will be refunded if the visa is refused); lunch ( Participants aged 16-18 are expected to provide their lunch. Various eateries around Oxford have a suggested budget of £15- £20 per meal.)

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