Oxford International Relations Summer School
Get excited about international relations
Learn from world-class international relations tutors
Get the Oxford experience
In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds
Experience Debate & Public Speaking
In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds
Experience International Relations, Politics & Debate
Online Courses | 12-14 Year Olds
Politics & Debate
This course will enable you to explore politics, international relations and systems of government. Along the way, you’ll practise your debating skills, writing speeches and debating with your peers about political ideas that interest you. You’ll leave the course with more confidence in your public speaking abilities and with a greater understanding of government and politics.
On this course, you’ll:
- Practise debating and public speaking
- Learn about key ideas in political theory
- Understand how countries work together in international organisations
- Be “Prime Minister for a day” and make a plan for tackling issues you care about
Online Courses | 15-18 Year Olds
International Relations, Politics & Debate
To further develop your debating and public speaking skills, you’ll discuss:
- International Law and Organisations, such as the UN, NATO and the WHO
- Political theory
- Diplomacy and crisis management
- Revolutions and political change
Online Internships | 15-18 Year Olds
International Relations Internships
Guided by your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll collaborate with interns from around the globe. You’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge political topic for publication in an academic journal.
You’ll conclude the internship having gained hard-to-find political work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation.
Students from up to 85 different nationalities chose to experience our international relations courses last year:
9 out of 10 said our international relations summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life
9 out of 10 said that our high school summer international relations courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction
94% of students said they had a greater certainty over their future academic and career choices
Why choose one of our Oxford International Relations summer school programmes?
The Best Courses
We’ve designed our high school summer international relations courses to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – regardless of your existing subject knowledge.
The Best People
Your international relations course will be taught by tutors that are current or former students and faculty of world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Your Future Success
Our international relations summer school is designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future personally, academically and professionally.
Get the Oxford Experience
You’ll be taught international relations on the prestigious Oxford University campus, where many world-famous figures in the field began their own career journeys.
International Relations Testimonials
I loved my experience! I recommend it to anyone who knows what they’re doing and wants better preparation, or who has no idea who they want to be when they grow up! OSA has really helped me.
This has been an amazing opportunity, a big thank you to Oxford Scholastica for creating these programmes! I have really enjoyed my experiences at Oxford Scholastica.
Two of my children have attended this course. It gave them the confidence to surge ahead in life – one of the best decisions I made for my children and their futures is to send them to the Oxford Scholastica Academy!
What You’ll Get From Our International Relations Courses
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, and 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 someone who has built a successful career 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
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