A unique collaboration between Oxford Summer Courses and Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes

Our story

We have been running short educational courses for international students since 2010 as part of the BAC accredited educational company
Oxford Summer Courses.

During this time we have brought international students from around the world to live and learn in the buildings of Oxford University. However we wanted to bring similarly unique educational experiences to British and European students.

So, we have collaborated with Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes to enable students to spend two weeks this summer at Stanford University and immerse themselves into college life, experience world class teaching and explore the home of innovation; Silicon Valley.

WHY STUDY AT STANFORD THIS SUMMER?
Innovative academic teaching

Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes offers a mix of courses and workshops that are not typically available in high school.

Students are taught in college-style seminars in diverse groups of international students each benefitting from a full activity schedule.

Unique academic schedules are created based on the interests and ability of selected students, and academic programs include advanced content and skills development.

Academic subjects can range from sciences and engineering to writing and humanities, and themes may include creativity, leadership, design thinking, problem solving, and communication.

WHY STUDY AT STANFORD THIS SUMMER?
Immersion into Stanford and Silicon Valley

Students will get a taste of life as an undergraduate by living in campus residences and eating in the dining halls. Each day is packed with a lively programme of cultural activities exposing students to a range of subjects and innovative labs and workshops.

Local sight-seeing and an introduction to Stanford and the surrounding area is also included, an ideal opportunity to explore the Bay area and Silicon Valley; home to some of the largest and most successful businesses in the world.

WHY STUDY AT STANFORD THIS SUMMER?
Experience a world-leading university

We developed our courses at Oxford Summer Courses with similar values; to give students a unique insight into a world-leading university.

Likewise, this exciting opportunity presented by Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes delivers an academically-focused experience with world-class tuition, in the heart of California.

WHY STUDY AT STANFORD THIS SUMMER?
Develop academically and make friends

Motivated students who attend the Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes will be intellectually challenged and will develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. The style of instruction is designed to foster a passion for intellectual pursuit and allows students to engage in a transformational educational experience.

Students have the opportunity to interact with students from around the world for a culturally enriching experience. Past participants include groups from India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Chile, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China.

Key opportunities

ENGAGE IN LEARNING

Participate in interactive workshops led by expert instructors with a passion for teaching

EXPLORE A PLACE OF INNOVATION

Become immersed in the heart of Stanford and explore Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.

MAKE FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Meet peers from different countries and join them in fun social activities.

EXPERIENCE AMERICAN COLLEGE LIFE

Engage in the Stanford experience and learn about the U.S. college admission process.

Selection and eligibility

Admission is selective. Students will be chosen based on:

  • Academic talent
  • Motivation for learning
  • English proficiency
  • Maturity level (target age range is 14 – 17)
  • Additional requirements: You must have an expressed, genuine passion for academic study at a U.S. campus college
  • Dates: July 10 to July 22, 2018 or July 25 to August 4, 2018
  • Fees: £4,500

To learn more, visit internationalinstitutes.stanford.edu

Apply

You’ve read about the Stanford programme and now you’d like to apply for summer 2018. Complete the form below and if you have any questions please email us. After submitting your application, we’ll be in touch very soon to let you know the result.