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Columbia University Summer School

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Description Columbia University Summer School

  • Location: New York, USA
  • Age of students: 15-16 years
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

One of the most prestigious universities in the US and the world - Columbia University, well located in the heart of the Big Apple - invites students aged 15-16 years to undergo summer effective programs on the basis of the main campus. Universal language - English - and the diversity of students who come from all over the world, will quickly experience the international atmosphere, learn to find a language with everyone, prepare for training in international educational institutions.

For each shift (arrival), an individual program of study and leisure, excursions is worked out: all aspects of the summer program are tailored to the specific group of students, to their requirements and academic goals.

A big plus is the excursion component: students visit not only historically important monuments, but also campuses of many prestigious universities - New York University, Fordham, Princeton and others. This helps them to plunge into a new academic atmosphere, help with choosing the path for further education, feel part of a single student community. For the most purposeful students, it is possible to prepare for the SAT or ACT examinations necessary for further study in the US during the summer program.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Columbia University Summer School

Program name
28.06.2020 -18.07.2020
from 9 795 $ / 3 weeks

Summer Course "Leadership and Innovation"

  • Age of students: 15-16 years (some shifts - 14-18 years)
  • Dates: July (usually July 1-21)
  • Duration: 3 weeks.

This effective and exciting summer course is ideal for ambitious, purposeful teenagers who are already thinking about their place in the world and want to reach the top in the chosen industry. The program is not aimed at any specific academic sphere - it in a complex teaches students to understand themselves and the modern world processes (scientific, political, economic, social), develops self-confidence, empathy and willpower.

The more successful this course is located in New York - the city is constantly on the move, literally boils with new ideas and strategies! This is one of the world's main centers of business, finance and culture, so students in real life will be able to observe successful businessmen and entrepreneurs, to study literally from the city itself, attend various debates, master classes, creative meetings, lectures, and create their own projects.

The course combines theoretical and practical studies, developed and conducted by experts in their field. There are a lot of teamwork, design work, tasks for the development of oratorical and diplomatic art, the ability to conduct a discussion and reasoned debate. Critical, analytical, creative thinking develops, students begin to understand how they can better realize their unique potential and opportunities.

The summer course "Leadership and Innovation" sets itself several goals:

  • Teach children to reflect, identify and achieve goals
  • Develop communication skills, conduct debates and discussions
  • Construct a special design of thinking
  • To learn to see global development prospects
  • To develop each person's talents in special seminars, lectures and master classes

Students of the summer camp will constantly evaluate the results of their work, form short-term or long-term goals, come up with real plans for achieving them, learn to lead the team and manage their own time.

Effective communication is the most important skill of the modern business world. Teens will learn how to build a speech according to the TED-talks scheme, to find and build logical, well-founded arguments, to act as an academic professional specialist, to learn to respect and hear the point of view of other people.

The problem can be effectively solved only when it was viewed from all sides, took into account all the nuances and points of view of stakeholders - this is the main rule for finding new successful solutions and strategies. Design, analytical thinking is inextricably linked with creativity, design: so students can become not just talented leaders, but also get rid of dictatorial notes, learn to lead boldly and at the same time gently, solving even the most complex multi-stage problems.

Students are constantly in an international environment, which helps them to look at the world widely, given a variety of points of view. Students get used to working with people from different parts of the globe, working together and solving all problems creatively, becoming full cosmopolitans - "citizens of the world".

Due to the combined nature of the course, everyone has the opportunity to become an influential, respected and fair leader - but at the same time, adolescents will have the opportunity and focus on the most interesting for themselves, the priority aspects of modern society. Interactive work in the classroom, seminars and master classes, collective problems can be devoted to a variety of topics - this will help make the course universal and interesting for everyone.

The program takes 3 weeks and is held in July each year. The cost of the full course is $ 6900.

Accommodation and food

All the students of the summer course are accommodated in the main student dormitories (dormitories): modern, well-furnished rooms with air-conditioning are designed for 2 people (observed in the resettlement age and gender principles). The main residence of the summer camp - River Hall - is equipped with an excellent security system and provides the comfort of schoolchildren 24/7 (curfew starts at 23 o'clock - by this time all students must disperse to their rooms). The food on the basis of the full board is balanced, healthy and varied, prepared exclusively from fresh products and replenishes all the needs of a young organism.

Events Columbia University Summer School

In their free time (and the program is specially designed so that it is reasonable to balance between study and rest), children play sports:

  • basketball
  • baseball
  • American football
  • European football (soccer)
  • swimming and water aerobics
  • various martial arts and boxing
  • tennis (large and table)
  • training on simulators
  • general physical training, etc.

A variety of excursions and trips are arranged - a leisure plan is drawn up separately for each arrival (shift). During excursions and exciting events on the campus, no one will get bored!

  • football tournaments
  • excursions to New York: Times Square, Greenwich Village, "Museum Mile" and other religious objects and monuments
  • study tours to the campuses of major American universities (University of New York, Princeton, Fordham and others)
  • shopping
  • joint film screenings in the evenings
  • the game "Capture the Flag" (reminiscent of the familiar Russian "Zarnitsu")
  • master class on mehendi (traditional painting of the body of henna)
  • master classes in cooking and baking
  • trips to the beach for the whole day, swimming and active games
  • walks through Soho - the most bohemian, creative quarter of New York
  • Evening table games
  • Tournaments on disc golf and much more.

Equipment Columbia University Summer School

The Columbia University campus is one of the most beautiful, spacious and majestic in the country, showing an amazing level of technical equipment. Manhattan, which is home to Columbia University - the real heart of New York, a green and lively island, where spacious, quiet gardens adjoin the most fashionable shops, promenades and amusement parks. Many campus buildings are considered architectural monuments - the ensemble of the university is even listed in the National Register of Historic Places of America!

It boasts the territory of Columbia University and excellent sports equipment, which offers opportunities for almost any kind of sport:

  • basketball
  • baseball
  • American football
  • European football (soccer)
  • swimming and water aerobics
  • various martial arts and boxing
  • tennis (large and table)
  • training on simulators
  • general physical training, etc.

Term dates and fees

The program takes 3 weeks and is held in July each year. The cost of the full course is $ 9795, but not included in the price indicated and paid separately:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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