International Relations Summer School
Your successful future in international relations starts here. Join our International Relations Summer School held on the Oxford University campus and discover, experience and prepare for your future.
Oxford International Relations Summer School
Want to spend part of your summer in magical Oxford? Our international relations summer course for high school students takes place at Oxford University. Are you interested in the role leaders play in a global society? If so, then this course is perfect for you.
Our International Relations Summer School lets you explore international relations, politics, philosophy, and economics. You’ll feel inspired as you encounter big new ideas. And, you’ll make friends with fellow students from around the globe who have different perspectives.
You’ll meet a social entrepreneur, take part in a United Nations challenge, and learn about different political systems. You’ll leave this Oxford experience with the knowledge and confidence to make the right decisions about your future.
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International Relations Summer Course Testimonials
At the Oxford Scholastica Academy, I was able to broaden my horizons in an excellent interdisciplinary International Relations summer course that stimulated me in ways that I have not experienced in high school beforehand. I was also able to practise independence and meet friendly and passionate people from all over the world. If I could stay another two weeks, I would!
I have taught with Oxford Scholastica for a number of years and am consistently impressed by the excellent experience students are offered. As both a former teacher and university admissions advisor at a leading UK school, I can say with confidence that OSA students are offered an invaluable opportunity to explore what really interests them, and prepare for their path to university. It really does give students an advantage.
Why choose our Oxford International Relations Summer School
Our international relations summer course for high school students are designed to help you develop your leadership skills. You’ll also learn about different political systems, and how diplomacy plays out on the global stage. You’ll have access to:
- An expert team of predominantly Oxbridge-educated tutors
- Learning programmes that combine classroom-based study with hands-on experiences, such as meeting a successful social entrepreneur
- Invaluable insights into the university admissions process, along with subject knowledge that will help you get ahead in international relations. We have a proven track record of preparing thousands of high school students for future success
- Transferable skills that will be prized by universities and employers whether you pursue international relations or not, such as the ability to work with others, critical thinking and public speaking.
What can you expect from our International Relations Summer School?
Our international relations summer courses are a perfect introduction to global affairs. Prepare for your future success by joining one of our fully-accredited international relations courses. We will:
Help you decide whether a career in international relations is the right choice for you. In addition we will introduce you to the wide variety of career options available in this field
Give you the opportunity to be taught by subject experts so you can see what it’s like to study international relations at university
Give you an insider’s view of international relations through our Hero sessions, where you’ll meet people who have built successful careers in the international relations field
Give you hands-on experiences, where you test your leadership skills by taking on the role of a UN Diplomat
Explore many topics – such as the role of global institutions, the key features of democracies, global financial crises, and many more
Help you choose the international relations degree for you, and show you how to prepare a strong application
Invite you to take part in a simulation UN Security Council
Give you the chance to build an international network of fellow students and join our community of Oxford Scholastica Academy alumni
Enable you to graduate when you’ve successfully completed your international relations course. You’ll attend a formal Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
On our International Relations Summer School, you’ll find a course that’s suitable for you no matter where you are in your high school education.
How does our International Relations Summer School programme offer you an authentic university experience?
- Learn from a first-class team of tutors in small, dynamic classes inspired by the university style of tuition
- Study and socialise on the Oxford University campus, and have the opportunity to try traditional Oxford activities, such as punting
- Be introduced to university-level thinking on a variety of international relations topics, as well as enjoying practical challenges
- Start your future professional network by making friends with other ambitious students from around the world
Why study International Relations?
Many of our International Relations Summer School students go on to apply for politics, international relations, sociology, philosophy, or Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). But what are the benefits of an international relations degree?
There are many possible career paths
There is scope for a wide range of career opportunities. Many of these even involve international travel. To name a few, these could include the diplomatic corps, the United Nations and international business.
Skills are transferable
You’ll learn a variety of high-demand and transferable skills, including clear writing, presentation, research, teamwork, and analysis. You’ll also learn to think on your feet.
Enjoy a solutions-driven career
An international relations qualification allows you to address complicated global problems. You’ll learn to think about difficult global challenges and how best to develop solutions
Expose yourself to exchange opportunities
Many students who study international relations end up taking part in parliamentary placements and exchange programmes. Such opportunities help you develop new skills.
Choose from a wide variety of subjects
The interdisciplinary approach of international relations means you can take a broad range of courses. For example, you could study political science, economics, history, geography, as well as many other options.
Meet International Relations Students from Around the World
This past summer, students from 85 different nationalities chose to experience our international relations summer school:
out of 10 students said our international relations summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life
out of 10 students said that our high school summer international relations courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction
out of 10 parents said they would recommend our international relations summer courses to other parents
Inspected and Accredited
Our international relations summer courses have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.
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