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University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes
The University of Cambridge

Found in 1209, the University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world, and widely seen as one of the most prestigious higher education institutions with an extraordinary academic reputation and influence in many fields. The University has educated many notable alumni, including 98 Nobel laureates and 15 British prime ministers. Today, it serves more than 18,000 students from all cultures and corners of the world. Nearly 4,000 of its students are international and come from over 120 different countries.
The University is split into 31 autonomous Colleges where undergraduates receive small group teaching sessions known as College supervisions.

The University’s Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) has been educating part-time and adult students since the 1860s and is one of the oldest continuing education departments in the world. ICE offers a huge range of award-bearing and non-award-bearing courses throughout the year, including the world-renowned International Summer Programmes.

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Features of University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes

• The International Summer Programmes attract over 1000 students from around 60 countries every year.
• The programmes offer a chance to increase your transferable skills, discover new subjects and perspectives, develop your capacity for critical thinking and study in a supportive environment.
• Teaching is by experts who understand the needs of adults and part-time learners

Programme dates and courses
Over 200 courses and seminars, and over 150+ plenary and core lectures and sessions make up ICE’s open-access programmes. Students can enrol in one, two or three consecutive programmes.

Term One:8 – 21 July 2018 (2 weeks) Interdisciplinary I, Ancient & Classical Worlds, Science I, Literature I
Term Two:22 July – 4 August 2018 (2 weeks) Interdisciplinary II, History, Science II, Literature II
Term Three:5– 18 August 2018 (2 weeks) Interdisciplinary III, Medieval Studies, Creative Writing, Business & Entrepreneurship

Students may choose two, three or four courses per Term, depending on the programme structure. More details about the courses can be found here.  

Most programmes are complemented by a series of morning plenary lectures and more general evening talks. Written work can be submitted for evaluation, to earn credit in your home university. More details about written work can be found here.

Admission Requirements:
1. Students should be undergraduate or postgraduate students, and officially registered in one of USIEA’s Chinese partner Universities.
2. English language requirement: for all programmes (except Creative Writing); IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.5 in each of the four components); or TOEFL (iBT) 92 (with no individual element below 22).  Entry requirement for Creative Writing: IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in each of the four components); or TOEFL (iBT) 100 (with no individual element below 24).
3. Applicants will be interviewed by USIEA.

You will have the rare opportunity to experience life in one of Cambridge's historic Colleges. Enjoy the fellowship of dining in a magnificent hall and sharing relaxed conversation with like-minded students with a wealth of life experience.
Accommodation is in single rooms normally occupied by undergraduates. You can choose a basic room with a bed and washbasin; or one with en suite bath/shower facilities. Breakfast and evening meals are included in the cost.
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It was an amazing experience studying and living in sunny California. UCR is like a garden where the flowers of knowledge, freedom, respect, and happiness are in full blossom. Grab a cup of coffee, sit in the lovely sunshine, open my favorite book, and start my brand new day.
Xiaoxuan Zhang
Xi'an International Studies University

While studying at Columbia University, I was taken to the real science. This is not the "textbook science", but science at the frontier. With the inspiration from the professor, I started trying to solve the critical problem independently and the process has been full of excitement. No doubt the spirit of independence and the capacity of foresight would be indispensable for my future life. Columbia University is definitely an amazing place to improve you at the fundamental level.
Duo Guo
Xi'an Jiaotong University

The UC San Diego ELI(Intensive Business) program brought me not only the experience studying in a world class university, but also the friendship with all my Extension teachers, international classmates and some acquaintances who own super awesome working experience to share. Studying in this program, my English, especially business English skills, got improved, which will make my job hunting easier. I am just so glad to be in part of this program.
Yun Chen
Zhejiang Gongshang University

You live the same way as others and feel comfortable in home country.Only those who have studied in a foreign country understand the opportunities and the challenges you have to confront. Never give up and you will obtain not only knowledge but also the courage to face uncertain future.
Xin Zhou
Tianjin University of Finance and Economics

I had a really wonderful time at CELOP and made a lot of friends that I still keep in touch with today. My instructors were great and taught me a lot both inside and outside classroom. I also had a conversation partner who was very helpful in improving my English. My experience at CELOP really helped me learn more about American culture and schools which has allowed me to succeed in my current position. I wish I could go back and study there again and again. You will never forget your experience here.
Qian Wang

If you ask me what the most awesome activity is while I study at Metropolitan College Boston University in regards to academics, my answer is definitely networking events and professional conferences. Boston is home to many institutions of higher education like MIT, Harvard, and Boston College. Every year an increasing number of elite specialists in different industries from all over the world come to Boston for specific events. I joined Aite group for internship, and worked as a full-time employee. Even though the project I was assigned was a little bit tough for me, I learned a lot from my teammates. Thanks to this certificate program, I entered a small international arena to learn from different people from different countries.