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Summer Schools at Colleges and Universities
Prestigious colleges and universities open their doors to students from all over the world during the summer season. They offer summer schools and special courses to help students adjust to life in a new country, immerse themselves in university life, and experience the unique campus atmosphere. Students in summer schools enjoy all the facilities of an educational institution, go to lectures and seminars, do research in laboratories and visit the university library as well as current students.
Important! Normally, in order to study in summer school a student must have a foreign language proficiency of at least B2.
The program of summer schools includes the study of the language and subjects chosen by the student. For example, mathematics, international economics, introduction to business, medicine, and others. Humanities students may combine language with philosophy, world history, anthropology, and fine arts. This is the main difference between summer schools and language courses, since the latter are mainly aimed at improving a specific skill. In addition, you can enroll in language courses even with "zero level", which is unacceptable for summer schools.
Schools at universities and colleges offer a wide variety of programs, ranging from engineering and humanities to architecture, fashion and photography. Summer school students don't spend their days sitting behind desks, but instead attend recreational activities and go on excursions to major attractions and other universities.
During the summer school students learn more about the host country, its culture and national peculiarities, get acquainted with foreigners, improve their language knowledge, and learn a lot about their future profession. At the end of the school each student receives a certificate, which can be useful when applying to a foreign college.
Summer schools for junior high school students
Most elementary school students attend foreign summer schools in a distance format. The language level is not yet high enough, and parents are often afraid to let their child go abroad. Most full-time summer schools are available from age 9, but the choice of subjects is limited to the basic ones. Profile courses can usually be chosen by children from the age of 12. In Oxford, for example, students of this age study medicine, business and technology. And Cambridge, Yale, and St. Andrew's University accept students from the age of 13. But there are exceptions. Some Japanese summer schools admit foreigners from the age of seven. For example, Tokio Coding Club invites children and teenagers in the summer to study programming, robotics and artificial intelligence.
For younger students, the summer schools offer a rich program of English, several basic and additional disciplines. Classes are held in small groups of six to ten students, which allows the teacher to pay attention to each child in the group.
The length and intensity of the courses vary from summer school to summer school, but in general the programmes usually run for 2 to 8 weeks of 20 lessons per week. The summer schools usually have sports facilities, which make the classes even more fun. Most centers have athletics and art sections. Often the school has an indoor ice rink or swimming pool.
In summer schools, children live and learn according to a clear schedule. A certain amount of time is set aside for each class. Children do at least two hours of homework each day. Even in their free time, they spend their free time practicing the language they are learning, playing on the sports field under the supervision of their teachers, attending developmental activities, and going on interesting excursions on weekends.