Summer School

Webinar: How is COVID-10 Impacting College Admissions? | Summer Discovery

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How is COVID-10 Impacting College Admissions?

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10am EDT | 7am PDT

Each day of COVID-19 brings news of an educational landscape that seems to be rapidly shifting. Yet even now, there are some constants.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss everything from adjusting SAT/ACT timelines to building out alternative summer plans to learning more about colleges when you can’t visit in person. Join us for this webinar on college admissions and the power of perspective and keeping the focus on what you can control in these challenging times.

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More Online Work Experience Now Available | InvestIN Education

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New Immersive Career Experiences
The “Live & Online” Series

Film-Making. Computer Science. Law. International Politics. Architecture. Entrepreneurship.

As promised last week, we are delighted to announce that InvestIN will be providing six additional career experience programmes LIVE & ONLINE in May for students aged 15-18. These programmes give students the opportunity to gain crucial career coaching in a live, interactive environment, from the comfort of their own homes.

The new programmes are listed below. Click on any to see full details and register now.

Our ‘Live & Online’ programmes are delivered by top professionals who will be on-hand throughout to answer your students’ questions live from London.

Highlights and dates for all our April/May ‘Live & Online’ programmes are set out later in this email

These programmes are for students aged 15-18. Highlights of each programme are set out below. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

We kindly ask that you forward this email to your students so that they can register now.

Highlights & Dates For All ‘Live & Online’ Programmes

18th April
Coaching on: pricing and trading stocks, valuing companies, negotiating in a live deal, and building a portfolio
19th April
Coaching on: building the ultimate electric vehicle, mapping a mission to Mars and creating the city of the future
25th April
Coaching on: stitching up a wound, x-ray examination and taking a patient’s medical history. PLUS dedicated coaching on medical school applications, interviews and tests
26th April
Coaching on: Clinical, forensic and business psychology. Advising police during a live hostage negotiation, communicating with patients during a CBT session, and using psychology to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of consumers
2nd May
Coaching on: Strategy, marketing, rapid growth, recruitment, fundraising and more. Take part in a competitive, cutting-edge simulation where you must grow a business rapidly over a condensed 12-month period
3rd May
Coaching on: Criminal, Corporate, Human Rights and Family Law. Take part in a live, simulated murder trial. Debate a high-profile human rights case. Challenge opponents in a litigation case. Public speaking coaching by barristers
9th May
Coaching on: Cutting-edge, 3D visualisations of innovative designs. Smart city and digital infrastructure scoping. RIBA Stages 2 and 3 of building design in accordance with a client brief
10th May
Coaching on: Working as a UN Ambassador in a ‘Model UN’ simulation; acting as a Diplomat advising the UK government; tackling poverty during an International Development crisis
16th May
Coaching on: scriptwriting, directing and production, planning and pitching a successful film, post-production editing, sound production (J-cuts and L-cuts)
17th May
Coaching on: Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. Discover ‘Big Data’, contribute to the design of an AI system, experience ‘penetration testing’ and carry out a forensic investigation

VSA – Oxford Summer Program

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The VSA –Oxford Summer Program will be running again this year with an expanded course offering to be offered by seasoned research academics from the University of Oxford. The program will run from Tuesday 7 July 2020 to Wednesday 15 July 2020.

Courses to be offered will include the subjects of medicinelawengineeringphysicsphilosophypoliticsmathematicseconomics, and public health. Each course runs for 15 hours.

Who is it for?

These courses are designed for academically inclined secondary school students who are intellectually curious and would like to explore particular discipline(s) more deeply at Oxbridge or other leading universities.  It is equally suitable for students who have a particular vocation/subject in mind, e.g. medicine or law or would like to learn more about different disciplines and how they may look like in university.

There will also be time to discuss the admissions and application systems of Oxbridge Universities, as well as how teaching works in higher education.

Taking these courses would serve as concrete evidence of the students’ willingness to challenge themselves intellectually, which will help strengthen their applications to prestigious universities around the world.

Details are found on the website (HERE).

Tuition Fee

Students can enrol for each course individually and are free to mix and match courses offered by different instructors/disciplines. To allow students to enjoy a wider variety of courses, discounts are offered for multiple selections. Each course runs for 15 hours.

  • 1 Course: HKD 7,000
  • 2 Courses: HKD 13,000 (HKD 1,000 discount!)
  • 3 Courses: HKD 17,800 (HKD 3,200 discount!)


Seats are very limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To enrol, please click the link (HERE).


For subject-specific course enquiries, please contact Mr. Jeremy Lai ( For other enquiries, please email or telephone (852) 3402 1040.

General information can also be found on the program website:

We look forward to welcoming you to 2020 VSA Summer School.

VSA Summer School

Summer School in Barcelona – EU Business School

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Admission is now open to EU’s Summer School programs taking place in July and August in Barcelona.

Please feel free to share the information below with your students and their parents. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
International Summer School is a three-week, English-taught, fun-filled program specifically designed for high school students aged 16 to 18 who are interested in pursuing a career in business and want to experience college life prior to application.

The academic content has been adapted from EU’s undergraduate offerings to prepare students for their academic and professional future. All courses are taught by high-caliber professors and business leaders, the same that teach in EU’s top-ranked degree programs. By joining the program, students will gain an insight into global business while connecting with people from different cultures and enjoying their summer break in Barcelona, the most vibrant city on the Mediterranean coast.

Business Summer School is a two- to eight-week program. It is specifically designed for current university students and recent graduates of any academic background aged 18+ who are interested in business and considering applying to a business grad school or starting up their own company.

The academic content has been adapted from EU’s MBA offerings to allow students to prepare for their professional future. All courses are taught by the same professors and leaders that teach in EU’s top-ranked MBA programs. By joining the program, students will obtain an insight into the latest trends in global business while developing the soft skills necessary for a career boost. Last, but not least, students will have the opportunity to meet and bond with young and entrepreneurial people from all over the world while enjoying their summer holidays.

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute

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Dear Colleague:

Do you have a student who is up for a fresh challenge?

For those who are thinking about a career in communications or simply enjoy writing, we have just the thing: the Boston University Summer Journalism Institute.

For the last 11 years, students are taught by award-winning journalists, such as Pulitzer Prize winner Lara Salahi, who show them how to follow facts and get to the heart of stories affecting communities. From protests to town hall meetings to interviewing local and state politicians, our students are covering issues that matter in Boston and around the nation.

This year, high school students also have the option of selecting a photojournalism track, taught by veteran photojournalist, Stephen Haines. He worked as a staff photographer, assignment, and photo editor for The Boston Globe. In this special session, he will help students sharpen their camera skills and teach them the basics of visual storytelling.

No matter what session your student(s) select, they will not only learn practical skills, but they will also get a taste of campus and city life in Boston. Students have the chance to:

  • Meet with Boston University representatives to discuss the college admissions process
  • Experience what it’s like living in a residence hall and studying in a university environment
  • Explore Boston museums, historical sites, and neighborhoods during free time

Two-week sessions begin on June 22, July 6, and July 20.

Do you know students who would be a good fit for the Summer Journalism Institute? Encourage them to learn more by visiting and apply soon, as spots are limited.

If students are accepted to the program and pay the registration fee by April 30, 2020, they will receive a special discount of $500 off the tuition. Just pass along this discount code to them to use online: BUSUMMER20.


Ermolande Jean-Simon
Student Programs Manager
Boston University Summer Journalism Institute

640 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

USC Summer Programs

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USC Summer Programs extend a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.

Summer Program Duration:
4 week: June 14 – July 11, 2020 (no class scheduled on July 3rd)
2 week: June 14 – June 28, 2020

Over 20 courses offered in a variety of subjects including architecture, business, engineering, journalism, drama, pre-law, pre-health, etc.

Eligibility to apply: 

  • High school students who have completed at least the 9th grade by the start of the program
  • TOEFL 100 or IELTS 7.0 or above
  • Submit all application and information before deadline: March 20, 2020 (International students will require to apply I-20 visa) – Learn more how to apply 

Tuition Fees: Approx. USD9,126 including room and board at one of the USC residence halls

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020  for international students on a rolling basis. For further questions, please contact

USC Summer Programs Website
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SCAD HK – Rising Star Full Scholarship Nomination for 2020

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I am pleased to announce the SCAD HK – Rising Star Full Scholarship Nomination for 2020.

Students will spend five weeks (June 21-July 24, 2020) immersed in the SCAD experience, earning credit for two college courses while expanding their knowledge of innovative careers in creative fields. They will explore SCAD culture by participating in engaging student activities that highlight the unique features of each learning environment.

Details on the course:

Best of all, they will gain full access to unparalleled resources at SCAD, including inspiring spaces, computer labs, studio, production suites, libraries, galleries, theaters and more.


The first step to nomination is for educator to submit the Rising Star Nomination Form (attached) to Alison Hung: .
Student will need to apply in person and submit documents on SCAD Day on 14th MAR, 2020 at 2-5PM with Miss. Lorrin Au-Yeung.

Have the nominated student register to attend SCAD Day so we will be expecting the student :
14th MAR SCAD Day:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • In order to be considered for this award, students must be nominated by their principal, teacher or university counselor
  • The nominee may be of any nationality but must have the right to study in Hong Kong
  • The nominee should be starting their last year of high school in 2020 – 2021
  • The nominee should be ranked in top 10% of their class


Checklist of documents to submit

  • Rising Star Nomination Form
  • Academic transcripts of school reports ( 2019 – 2020 1st term, 2018 – 2019 , 2017 – 2018)
  • The student’s online application for admission *If submitted online individually and not on SCAD day
  • HKID and Passport


Please email nomination forms to no later than 12th MAR, 2020.

For program specific queries, contact or call David Hughes at +852.2253.8043

St Anne’s College Hong Kong Summer School 2020 – applications open!

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Since 2014, St Anne’s has held international academic programmes in several Asian cities and we are keen to hear from schools, globally, who may be interested in hosting a programme.


Hong Kong Summer School 20-24 July 2020, Diocesan Boys’ School

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St Anne’s is delighted to be returning to Diocesan Boys’ School in Hong Kong in 2020 with its fourth St Anne’s College Hong Kong Summer School. First offered in Hong Kong in 2014, and again in 2016 and 2018, the Summer School welcomes high-achieving and enthusiastic 15-17 year olds who are interested in studying at university.

The Summer School is designed for students who are curious about the world, who would like to explore subjects in greater depth, and who are interested to work directly with Oxford academics, as if they were Oxford University students. Over the five days you will study four different subjects.

Due to a kind and generous donation from Patrick Huen and Bernard Man, there is no charge for students to attend the programme.


Please apply as soon as possible as places are limited.

St Anne’s College Hong Kong Summer School 2020 poster

Jacobs University Summer Camp 2020

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It is a great pleasure to share with you the details of our Summer Camp 2020, which will take place on the Jacobs University campus between July 24 and August 1, 2020. We would love to welcome interested students from your school! This is a great opportunity for them to take a glimpse into what university life is like on an international campus.

Summer Camp 2020 participants will be able to attend a workshop in one of the following academic fields:

  1. Social Sciences, Economics and Management
  2. Mathematics and Physics
  3. Energy, Resources and Technology

Students will also have the opportunity to book additional weeks of German language courses! For more information, please visit our Summer Camp webpage below:

The application for the Summer Camp is now open. The application requirements are submission of a complete application including:

  • A short motivation statement
  • A current academic transcript

The deadline for submitting the application is Sunday, March 15, 2020. Decisions will be communicated on March 25, 2020.

The cost for the Summer Camp is 890 Euros and it includes room and full board, excursions as well as social and intercultural activities within the context of the camp, and participation in the academic workshop.

Early bird Offer: For early applicants we offer an early bird discount of 100 Euros (until 31 January, 2020).

You can download a poster with basic information about the camp here; we would be very happy if you share it with your students.

Just Released: 2020 Summer Program Guide for Secondary Students

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We are happy to release our 2020 Summer Program list for secondary students!  Each year International ACAC gathers a list of great summer opportunities for students providing enrichment and summer fun! This year we have decided to utilize the resources we have collected so far in addition to the new ones submitted by our members. We have also added an additional resource prepared by two of our own members.