Cambridge Global Young Leaders Program is an intensive leadership course. It is designed for ambitious, highly motivated students who are looking for something more than the ‘standard’ English summer school. It provides the key skills that students need to become future leaders of their generation.
This program is based in Corpus Christi College of Cambridge University. Centred round a weekly themed
project, the Young Leaders syllabus comprises theory lessons, interactive lectures, project research and real-life case studies provide a stimulating and varied learning experience, to educate students in the important leadership skills of team-building, public speaking, formal presentations, the art of negotiation, Business English, independent research and debating.
Weekly themes include law, politics, journalism, tourism, the United Nations, technology and marketing, which are delivered through interactive lectures, case studies, projects and workshops. Negotiations, public speaking and debating are key competencies needed in the modern world. On this course, students take part in workshops specifically created and adapted to develop these skills. Research skills, critical thinking and problem solving are all essential for leadership and these are integrated onto the young leaders programme through case studies. In addition, a well balanced weekly activities and excursions are integrated to the course, and toward the end of the course, students will be invited to dress up and attend a traditional Cambridge University three course Formal Dinner, in Corpus Christi College’s majestic
Because of its base in Cambridge University, Cambridge Global Young Leaders Program is also a prefect preparation for students aiming to top universities such as Cambridge and Oxford University. Student can seek advice from Oxbridge graduates or mentors on interview technique, personal statement and choices of courses and colleges.
Cambridge Global Young Leaders Program consists of a well-balanced programme of Young Leader tuition, activities, sports and excursions. The structured programme includes:
- 28 Hours of Young Leader Tuition per week, including lectures, seminars, case-studies, workshops and presentations.
- 2 full day excursions and 1 half day trip per week
- Full afternoon and evening activity programme including games and cultural activities and the chance to explore Cambridge with friends.
- Formal Dinner in Corpus Christi’s iconic dining hall
- Maximum class size of 11 students
- End-of-course Assessment & Certificate
Outside Young Leader tuition, students will interact through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Quiz Night
- Arts & Crafts
- Summer Fete
- Media Night
- Sports Tournaments
- Trash Fashion Show
- Scavenger Hunt
- Film Night
- The Cube
- Film Making
- Musical & Dance
- Table Tennis
- Talent Shows
- You Bet
Excursions are a vital part of the summer experience for international students to gain a cultural understanding of the UK. Students will have 2 full day and 1 half day excursion and trips each week to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Houses of Parliament
- West End Musical
- Natural History Museum
- Hyde Park
- London Eye
- British Museum
- Southbank Walking Tour
- Camden Market
- Oxford Street
- Hever Castle
- Bognor Regis
- Thorpe Park
- Bury St Edmund’s
- Stratford and Warwick
- Shepreth Wildlife Park
- Portsmouth & Spinnaker Tower
- Windsor Castle
- Eton College
- Brighton beach
- Leeds Castle
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Ely/Ely Cathedral
- Chessington World of Adventure
The sample timetable below is a typical 2-week Cambridge Global Young Leaders Program.
Students will live in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Corpus Christi College is one of the most famous and beautiful colleges in the whole Cambridge University. Students stay in the central college bedrooms, and all classrooms are in the famous Old Court which has been home to many famous students.
Girls and boys are accommodated separately. Porters’ Lodge entrances are manned 24 hours a day.
Well balanced, nutritious cooked meals are provided. All on-site meals will be served in the college’s spectacular wood-paneled dining hall. Every student will also enjoy a traditional Formal Hall meal – a set menu evening meal which lets students taste the sample life as a real Cambridge student.
Drinks and biscuits are available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
Large, modern auditorium and student computer room. TV room & common area. Wi-fi access in common areas and hotspots around college. Wired internet available in room. Sports field, including tennis courts a short walk away.
Coin operated washing and drying machines on college premises, paid by summer school.
The University of Cambridge, informally known as “Cambridge University” or simply as “Cambridge”, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford) with over 800 years of rich history, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world which produced more Nobel Prizes winners than any other institution in the world.
Cambridge boasts hundreds of famous alumni in the making of our modern world. Among the most notable Cambridge alumni is Sir Isaac Newton on laws and motion, followed by Rutherford splitting the atom, Darwin on evolution, Turing’s prototypical computer, Crick and Watson with DNA, Keynes’s economy, and a sizeable number of notable alumni across all walks of life, including 10 Kings and Queens, 45 Presidents and Prime Ministers and 89 Nobel Prize winners.
Cambridge University is consistently ranked among the foremost universities in the global university league tables. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Cambridge is Europe’s top Higher Education Institution. In 2012 the University of Cambridge was ranked 3rd in the Times Higher Education World University Reputation rankings, 1st in the Complete University Guide 2014 ranking of UK Universities, 2nd in the 2012/13 QS World University Rankings and 2nd in the 2012 US News World’s Best Universities rankings.
As one of the best universities in the world, Cambridge is a great place to be a student, yet it is one of the most selective of all universities. While academic strength is a pre-requisite with the university’s standard offer for all courses being set at grade A*AA for A-level qualifications or the equivalent in other qualifications, it does not guarantee acceptance. An interview performed by College Fellows, who evaluate candidates on unexamined factors such as potential for original thinking and creativity, is crucial for distinguishing between the most able candidates.