Oxford Summer Courses is the only partnering organisation with Stanford in Europe

Innovative workshops, including Design Thinking, Robotics and Cryptology

Field trips in the San Francisco Bay area, from the Golden Gate Bridge to baseball games

Make new friends with students from 80+ countries

14 days, commencing: 09/07, 21/07

WORLD CLASS TEACHING IN CALIFORNIA

Founded in 1885, Stanford University has educated world leaders, innovators, and writers, including John Steinbeck, John F Kennedy, and Elon Musk. Stanford is the perfect place to sink your teeth into a subject you love, debate with international classmates, and form a network to last you a lifetime.

START THE ADVENTURE

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

Students aged 14-17 will take part in an innovative mix of subject sessions and workshops that are not typically available in school. Taught in a college-style seminar setting, subjects vary from Robotics to Design Thinking, from Creative Writing to Genetics - and every session is taught by an expert in that field.

EXPLORE ACADEMIC WORKSHOPS

AN AUTHENTIC US COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Live on the Stanford University college campus and explore Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area – home to 39 businesses in the Fortune 1000. With field trips in the past including the Golden Gate Bridge, California Science Museum, Pier 39 and a Giants Baseball Game, this is an all-american experience.

STUDENT LIFE

MAKE FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

With academically talented students from 80+ countries attending, you'll make friends from across the globe. As Stanford's only partner in the Europe for this programme, Oxford Summer Courses invites applications from students aged 14-17 from all European countries.

A DAY IN THE LIFE AT STANFORD

RESIDENTIAL LIFE

You'll stay in Stanford dorm rooms used by students during term time, giving you a true glimpse into the American college experience. Trained residential staff live in residence and will serve as counsellors and mentors, providing a supportive environment while you live abroad.

Dates & Prices
Date Room type Price Availability Apply
24 Jul – 02 Aug
Standard (shared bathroom)
£4250
Available
09 Jul – 21 Jul
Standard (shared bathroom)
£4500
Available

FAQs

 

Who else will be on the programme?

The students on the course will be a group of academically talented, motivated 14-17 year olds from Europe. There will be a chaperone who travels with the group to San Francisco Airport (SFO) then you will meet the brilliant staff team from Stanford who will take you to the campus and make sure you get settled in with an induction evening. The chaperone will stay with your group for the duration of the programme so is on hand for any questions or concerns throughout..

How do you select participants to join?

We select students based on a strong personal statement and keen interest in the course and each of its elements, from the academic content to the supporting cultural and social programme. We’re looking for students who will make the most of this exciting opportunity to learn from the very best. No specific experience in any of the subject areas is necessary but it would be useful, as would a strong academic background.

How do I apply?

You can apply here. We will ask for a personal statement and details of your recent grades, and will be in touch within 2 working days of receiving your application.

What should I bring?

The same as your would if going on a summer programme elsewhere, smart casual clothing for everyday (there’s no dress code on campus) but Stanford is a huge place so make sure you bring comfortable footwear – you’ll definitely be getting your steps in. The weather in the San Francisco Bay area can fluctuate a lot, so always be prepared with a warm coat and trousers – especially for our evening field trips, but it’s likely to also be beautifully sunny on campus!

A workbook and pens will be provided, as will a laptop for classes, although you’re free to bring your own if you’d prefer.

When do I select my subject?

The idea of Stanford’s pre-collegiate international institute programme is to allow participants to experience a range of subjects and expand their academic understanding, therefore the academic sessions are set and include a range of subjects from Robotics to Design Thinking and Epigenetics. Every session is taught by an expert in that field and is incredibly engaging so even if there’s a subject you don’t think is your thing, prepare to be surprised.

 

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