Global Young Leaders in Wadham College Summer School
- Age of participants: 13-16 and 16-18 years
- Dates: June 28-August 2
- Course duration: 2, 4, 5 weeks
- Hours of lessons per week: 28
- Classes of up to 11 people each
- Level to start: from B1 (lower intermediate)
- Language of instruction: English.
The Young Leaders program is ideal for active, purposeful students who want not only to relax in the summer, but also to challenge themselves, develop together with like-minded people – and try themselves as students of the legendary Oxford!
The course is aimed at the active development of leadership skills and was developed on the basis of the provisions approved by the UN in 2015 (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). It will help students to join the global processes of the XXI century, to better understand the subtleties of relationships between people.
Students will attend many lectures, master classes and meetings with invited speakers - leaders of large corporations, brands, members of well-known academic communities (for example, Oxford Union). Likely speakers include Oxford Mayor Craig Simmons and military and leadership consultant Kathie Knell.
Each week is declared thematic according to the principles of Sustainable Development Goals:
- Addressing climate challenges
- Quality of World Education
- Health and well-being
- "No poverty"
- Elimination of social inequalities
- Peace, justice, strong social institutions.
Students of the summer program will study and attend seminars in iconic places in Oxford:
- Oxford University Bodleian Library
- Blavatnik School of Public Administration
- Oxford Union (Oxford Union) and others.
Students are waiting for interactive lectures, modeled on the university model. These are group discussions, discussions on various given topics, exchange of views between groups, between students and the teacher.
Time is also given to project work - each project is allocated one thematic week for preparation. Students are divided into groups, form an initiative team, choose a leader, present their achievements and findings at the final defense.
A minimum of 4 hours a week is devoted to case studies. Students analyze real, already existing research - and supplement them with personally collected information, update, look for common ground between historical cases and modern ones occurring here and now.
In free time, children can go on excursions and walks - every week there are at least 2 full trips:
- Natural History Museum in London
- Cambridge Walking Tour
- Windsor Castle
- Sports games and tournaments
- Movie nights and more.