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International relations is an academic discipline that focuses on the study of the interaction of the actors in international politics, including states and non-state actors. The study of IR raises questions such as: What powers does the United Nations actually have? What influence does the security council have over the rest of the world? Which treaties and trade agreements have shaped relationships between countries who only decades ago were at war? You will explore these questions and global issues, group discussions, and others like them over two weeks of dynamic tutorials.
The Oxford Summer Schools are a unique opportunity for you to live and study in the colleges of the United Kingdom’s oldest university, Oxford University. Choose to study with us this summer and not only will you follow in the footsteps of famous Oxford academics, but you will also gain an unparalleled insight into your chosen subject and meet like-minded students from all over the world.
St. Edmund Hall
Lady Margaret Hall
- 13 nights lodging in an Oxford or Cambridge college
- 3 meals per day
- 40 hours of academic sessions
- Study and teaching resources
- Access to support materials and a mentorship program
- All excursions, including a formal dinner, punting, and croquet
- Summer school insurance
- 2 bus trips
- Tutor's detailed evaluation
- Mentor family photos
-Comprehensive summer school insurance
Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a busy and diverse social programme to help you get the most out of your time in Oxford. This includes activities such as punting on the River Cam, zorb football and a murder mystery night in the college. There are also two excursions during the programme, one day trip to visit Oxford and its constituent colleges, as well as an optional day out in London, seeing the city’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping. Those who choose not to travel to London are invited to afternoon tea in Oxford. Activities and excursions are run by our team of friendly mentors – whose main job is to maximise your enjoyment.
All participants attending our Cambridge/Oxford programmes will reside in central colleges of Cambridge/Oxford University.
All rooms are single occupancy with shared bathroom facilities, typically at a one bathroom ratio per four participants. Some ensuite facilities are available, with priority given to participants with additional needs.
Where bathroom facilities are shared, participants are accommodated by gender on separate corridors. Where ensuite facilities are provided, corridors may be mixed gender.
The accommodation is used by undergraduate students during term time and is therefore designed to support study, rather than cater to luxury. Many of the buildings are over 500 years old and therefore predate air conditioning quite significantly.
All accommodation is secured with a lock, and your key will be provided during registration. Housekeeping staff also have access to your room to replace towels etc.
*A few weeks before their arrival, all participants will be assigned to a college based on their dates and topic preferences.
Every institution has a customary weekly luncheon known as Formal Hall. Students will be able to dress up and dine by candlelight in the wonderful settings of an Oxford University college dining hall.
As an student, you will have formal dinner three times throughout your stay: once a week in Oxford and once on an excursion day at a Cambridge University college.
Remember to dress up for formal hall because it is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Money we recommend that participants bring £80 per week to cover
lunch each day, plus any souvenirs that they may wish to purchase.
Various banks and ATMs are available throughout Oxford, and Visa and
Mastercard are widely accepted.
There are also two excursions during the programme, one day trip to visit Oxford and its constituent colleges, as well as an optional day out in London, seeing the city’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping. Those who choose not to travel to London are invited to afternoon tea in Oxford.
Participants should arrive between 2 pm and 5 pm on the first Sunday of the programme. Our team will be ready and waiting to welcome you, register you, and show you to your accommodation. Please note that your accommodation may not be ready until 3pm.
If you are arriving at London Heathrow Airport, we are able to offer a shared airport transfer service. This is a chaperoned service departing from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 and travelling directly to the colleges in Cambridge/Oxford. Do not worry if you will be arriving to any other Heathrow terminal - our dedicated pastoral team will be there to meet you and escort to Terminal 3 for departure to your college
The transfers depart at 11:00, 14:00 and 17:00 on the Sunday of arrivals. On the final Saturday of the programme, the transfers to London Heathrow Airport depart at 07:00 and 12:00. This will be available to book for a fee per journey after enrolment.
Specific details, such as contact numbers, are shared with participants nearer the time of the programme.
If you are arriving at another airport, or by alternative means, further details about arrivals and departures are shared in your Welcome Pack, sent with your confirmation of enrolment.
To book the shared airport transfer service, which will cost £90.00 each way,
International relations is a field of study that examines the interactions of participants in international politics, including both governments and non-state entities. The study of international relations involves problems such as: What powers does the UN truly have? What power does the United Nations Security Council wield over the rest of the world? What treaties and economic agreements have influenced relations between countries that were at war only a few decades ago? Over the course of two weeks of interactive lessons, you will investigate these and other problems, as well as global concerns, group debates, and other topics.
Workshops are designed to help participants realize their full potential by providing them with the skills they need to prepare for the next steps in their education and their long-term aspirations. You'll improve your study abilities in preparation for future university studies.
These courses cover a wide range of subjects, ranging from 'Productivity Tips' to '21st Century Technology Skills.' You can be sure that you'll learn something new. Unlike traditional institutions, this allows you to study outside of the classroom.
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