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The Cambridge Summer School is an intensive two-week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed for 16-18 year old students. The carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme meets the academic needs of the participants, also provides a unique experience of the University city through an abundance of extracurricular activities.With its diverse and enriching curriculum, the programme allows students to explore and further their knowledge of a chosen subject in an unrivalled academic environment. As an Exclusive partner, ASDAN China will select outstanding students to attend the Cambridge Summer School Programme.
The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in England. Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of numerous associations and forms part of the "golden triangle" of leading English universities. Ninety-five Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Cambridge as students, faculty, staff or alumni.
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The course looks at some of the key issues facing academics today. From as wide-ranging as the Elizabethan period, to the events of World War II, and the more recent uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’, debate focuses around challenging questions, and tutorials form a crucial part of the learning experience amongst students to encourage critical thinking and debating skills. In addition, participants conduct research on a selected historical question, culminating in an essay discussed during an Oxbridge style tutorial.
The aim of the course is on the basic principles of atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonds, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, acid-base and redox equilibrium, and catalysis. The curriculum will also enable students to delve into specific fields of interest through a group project that culminates in a presentation to the rest of the class.
The course introduces the key concepts and tools underpinning modern computer science, equipping participants with both theoretical and practical knowledge. In addition, participants will complete a project over the duration of the course, allowing them to explore a range of topics that might include social networking applications, financial industry software application, and the use of software in the medical sector.
Each step of the course introduces you to sure-fire techniques to modify your style and structure your writing, building skills, inventing narrative, and encouraging avid writers to pick up and refine new ideas in prose and verse. Tutors will offer constructive criticism and guidance on course assignments. In addition, the programme is combined with the English Literature programme, allowing students to analyse the literary devices used to create compelling pieces of writing. By the end of the course, participants will have been guided through the writing of their own novella.
In Civil Engineering, you’ll be provided both a practical and theoretical insight into the design and construction of structures such as bridges, tall buildings and other structures, dams and reservoirs, power stations, ports, and transport systems. In addition to studying academic topics related to Engineering, a competitive group project will round off the course, allow students to put their knowledge into practice by ‘engineering’ miniature civil engineering structures. A prerequisite of the course is a solid grounding in Mathematics. Preparatory work provided to participants 6 weeks before the course commences.
The programme will introduce students to concepts and ideas of organisational behaviour and the management of organisations, as well as topics of finance, strategy, marketing and leadership. By using a variety of different resources such as business articles, lectures and talks, students will develop their knowledge of the study of management and discuss together the insights gained. The classes are similar in style to the ‘Case Study Method’ used at Harvard Business School.
The Cambridge Immerse International Relations course provides a vital theoretical grounding in contemporary International Relations and Political Science and tackles key questions and debates related to the politics that continually shape our modern world. By analyzing neo-realist, neo-liberal, constructivist and post-structuralist approaches, students will be able to uncover the variety of relations between states.
Our aim is to help students develop an in-depth understanding of some basic medical science and to familiarize them with advances in the discipline. Students can expect to study topics as wide-ranging as medical biology and anatomy to ethics and philosophy. Furthermore, the course is distinctive in that it encompasses skills workshops including Interview Workshops, Personal Statement workshops and BMAT test skills workshops.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems. By studying the works of the world’s finest philosophers – from Plato and Aristotle to Wittgenstein, Nietzsche – participants will develop a finer understanding of the workings of logic and reason, how arguments are built in order to establish conclusions, and how such conclusions can be questioned. The course introduces students to the world of analytical philosophy, providing insights into the four main subdivisions: namely logic, metaphysics, epistemology and ethics.
The course uses current events to breathe life into the study of economics. As well as learning key theories, models, and frameworks, the programme is focusing particularly on recent and current crises, including the Global Financial Crisis and Eurozone crisis; students will develop, independently, arguments for and against particular economic policies. The ‘Management’ side of the course focuses on the growth of businesses, allows students to pinpoint why and how any business can succeed or fail which is similar in style to the ‘Case Study Method’ used at Harvard Business School.
The Cambridge Immerse English Literature course combines practical analysis of language and form with a thorough grounding in the historical and cultural context of a variety of key texts. The course considers these underlying themes alongside a rigorous introduction to the features of literary language. In addition to the above, students will also tour the colleges of famous alumni from Cambridge (including Milton and Marlowe) and the various sites and scenes that have provide the inspiration for some of literature’s finest characters. The course is studied alongside participants from the Creative Writing programme.
Cambridge Summer School truly provides an immersive experience of life in the most inspirational academic locations. You will, not only, discover and further your academic interests but also delve into the exciting and often fascinating spectrum of cultural activities available in Cambridge, Oxford and London. Read more to learn about some of the summer school activities organised for our participants.
Punting is a truly timeless, slightly eccentric, quintessentially Cambridge, idyllic pleasure. Participants will spend the afternoon drifting down the River Cam, passing along the world famous Cambridge College Backs from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge Punt. King’s College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College, and the Bridge of Sighs, are just some of the famous Cambridge landmarks you can expect to see during this chauffeured punt tour.
Fireside Chat with Mentors
Participants are each allocated a Summer Mentor. Friendly and approachable, all of the mentors are here to ensure that you’re having an enjoyable, safe and rewarding time. In a casual fireside chat, students will be able to ask mentors to provide valuable insight into university-life. Since mentors are actually in the process of studying the degree themselves, it’s a really valuable experience for you to get your questions answered. Come prepared!
Explore Oxford – Cambridge’s rival!
Experience the other side! A day trip to Cambridge’s ‘rival’ university will take you across some of Oxford’s most well known colleges and landmarks such as the famous circular Radcliffe Camera Library, and Bodleian Library (one of the oldest libraries in Europe). You’ll have free time to explore the university city in small groups.
Each year we are delighted to welcome a diverse range of eminent speakers as part of our guest speaker series. Academics, politicians, sports personalities, industry experts, are each able to provide a fascinating insight into each of their respective careers – providing you with ample inspiration.
With participants joining Immerse from all over the world, there are many hidden talents – from singing, dancing and musical-instrument playing to everything in between, get together in groups or perform as individuals for the Immerse Talent Evening. It’s a fun programme, so start brainstorming your ideas and start rehearsing as soon as possible!
|Morning||08：00 – 09：30||Breakfast||Morning academic session: typically in either a seminar or lecture format, the morning academic session introduces an exciting new topic - taught by an expert tutor.|
|09：30 – 11：30||Morning academic session|
|Afternoon||12：00 – 13：00||Lunch||Afternoon tutorial: The afternoon tutorial encourages students to advance their understanding of the material that was explored during the morning academic session.
Activity/Excursion/Workshop: After the day's academic sessions, a wide variety of extracurricular activities - including excursions and workshops take place.
|13：30 – 15：30||Afternoon tutorial|
|16：00 – 18：00||Activity/Excursion/Workshop|
|Evening||18：00 – 19：15||Dinner||Evening social event: A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialize after a packed day.|
|19：30 – 22：00||Evening social event|
Interview Skills Workshops
Interview Skills Workshops
Within the interview skills workshops, students will gain an insight into the core skills required to successfully articulate their viewpoints in a pressured environment. These workshops focus upon developing the confidence and intellectual tenacity required to tackle some of the key questions that might be asked during interview, in addition to addressing debates surrounding some of the most pertinent issues within the discipline at the moment.
Personal Essay Consultations
Over the duration of the Cambridge course, students will have the opportunity to develop drafts of their personal essay required for access to universities across the world with the expertise and assistance of highly regarded tutors. Students learn techniques to concisely demonstrate their interest in a particular discipline.
Personal Essay Consultations
Other Test Preparation
Other Test Preparation
Certain subjects, such as Medicine or Law, require that prospective applicants to UK universities complete an aptitude test such as the LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law), UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test). Other universities require that applicants for the humanities sit for the TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment). Optional sessions provide participants of Cambridge Immerse with guidance and insights into the best practices for preparing for these tests.
Live in Historic Cambridge Colleges
Sidney Sussex College
Sidney Sussex is located in the very heart of Cambridge. Founded in 1596 Sidney Sussex is a very well-kept secret. All participants will be accommodated in bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in the Blundell building.
Christ’s College was refunded as Christ’s College in 1505 by order of a Royal Charter from the King. The College is often described as an oasis of calm in the heart of the city, including beautiful herbaceous borders and tranquil gardens laid out over four courts.
Queens’ College is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the university, founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou (the Queen of Henry VI, who founded King’s College), and has some of the most recognisable buildings in Cambridge. The college spans both sides of the river Cam, with the world famous Mathematical Bridge connecting the two sides.
*All participants will be accommodated in their own individual bedrooms
Everything from the tutorials, activities and excursions to the accommodation, organizing team and mentor assistance was amazing. It was a wonderful opportunity to broaden my knowledge, explore new places and meet many amazing mentors and friends from all over the world.
Attending Cambridge Immerse has taught me invaluable lessons that go beyond the framework of classroom learning. I feel that after two weeks I have developed both intellectually and as a person in general, a result of the rapid pace of teaching and the fantastically motivated group of peers I learned alongside.
Cambridge Immerse is truly an invaluable, once-in-a-lifetime experience which has allowed me to expand my knowledge in my chosen field, as well as gaining a first-hand insight into what university life might be like.
“Math class is more about proving the formula than focusing on exam, the harvest is also unexpected when you clearly write down some of the axioms that can’t be expressed ”
“An unparalleled learning experience, allowing me to develop an insightful and creative response to the topics covered…it has left me inspired and motivated to reach my full potential”
“They become your friends. They’re so approachable and supportive, willing to share advice and insights about their experience”
“The most challenging most incredible experience of my life.”
The combination between getting to know loads of different people from the most exotic backgrounds and being able to study the subject you are passionate about makes Cambridge Immerse a very enriching experience. The education, the tutors, my new friends and the mentors made me absolutely love the two weeks I have spent in Cambridge.
- Session 1: 5th Jul. - 18th Jul. 2020 (14 Days)
- Session 2: 19th Jul. - 1st Aug. 2020 (14 Days)
- Session 3: 2nd Aug. - 15th Aug. 2020 (14 Days)
- A command of the English language equivalent to IELTS level 6.0 or TOEFL 80 directly recruit.
- As the program is conducted entirely in English, a recommendation letter from your teacher to prove your English ¬proficiency, and a phone interview with an ASDAN staff member are required.
- 80 High School Students
- Date of birth should be between 16/08/2001 and 05/01/2005. If your birthday is after 05/01/2005, you should apply for the following year.
- There are a limited number of places for each course, places are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
It is important to be clear that the Cambridge Summer School is not part of or otherwise affiliated to the University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge does not have an official summer school and any summer program cannot be converted into Cambridge credits.
Registration and Payment Process(2020)Step 1: Application and Selection (from December 2019 to April 2020)
- Click the Sign up button to sign up, or send the application form to this email address: email@example.com
- Within five working days after the application is received, ASDAN staff will contact the student who signed up, evaluate the qualification or arrange a telephone interview.
- After passing the qualification evaluation, the student will sign the contract, pay and select the relevant courses.
- ASDAN China will make an appointment and arrange all other visa formalities.
- ASDAN China will provides online cross-cultural communication training.
- Provide instruction and academic materials for students to learn in advance. (Cambridge summer school)
- ASDAN China will provides student guidebook which will give student a detailed instruction about logistics preparation and studying abroad.
- According to the agreed collection site, ASDAN China’s group leader will collect students to abroad and return to China.