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course overview

Students will learn everything they need to know to apply and ultimately thrive at university in the United Kingdom, what courses will most equip them for success in the future, and what day to day life would like for them as international students. We aim to equip every student with the relevant language and technical know how to thrive.

Students will also get to visit some of London’s most famous universities, like Cambridge University, where they will get the opportunity to speak directly to international recruitment officers about applying to their universities and what the life of an international student might be like.

Students will learn everything they need to know to apply and ultimately thrive at university in the United Kingdom, what courses will most equip them for success in the future, and what day to ...

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Students get university ready with our fun and informative lessons, while walking the halls of England’s most prestigious universities.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Improve academic vocabulary and critical thinking skills. Learn how to write strong personal statements and applications.
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KEY CONCEPTS
Academic vocabulary, writing personal statements, tips and tricks to University interviews, budgeting for University, networking, building a resume, effective note taking, etc.
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ACTIVITIES
Activities include excursions to famous universities like Oxford, cultural excursions like carnival night and sampling an English classic, fish and chips.
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OUTCOME
Students will be able to prepare concise, effective CVs and University applications and build their vocabulary and confidence to be able to speak in high pressure situations like admissions interviews.

course date

May 31 - June 13
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

15 - 17 years old

Class size

20 students max

Price

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June 14 - June 27
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

15 - 17 years old

Class size

20 students max

Price

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June 28 - July 11
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

15 - 17 years old

Class size

20 students max

Price

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July 19 - August 1
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

15 - 17 years old

Class size

20 students max

Price

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Duration Age range Class size Price

May 31 - June 13

Sun - Sat

15 - 17 years old
20 students max

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June 14 - June 27

Sun - Sat

15 - 17 years old
20 students max

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June 28 - July 11

Sun - Sat

15 - 17 years old
20 students max

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July 19 - August 1

Sun - Sat

15 - 17 years old
20 students max

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Sample 2-Week Schedule

Morning lessons Afternoon activity Evening activity

DAY 1 | Arrival

Welcome, Orientation, Placement Tests

Welcome Party & Scavenger Hunt

DAY 2 | University Prep Class - Introduction

Tour of Westminster Area

Carnival Party

DAY 3 | University Prep Class - Writing Personal Statements & Admissions Interviews

University Visit 1

Creative Project

DAY 4 | University Prep Class - Academic Vocabulary & Critical Thinking Skills

South Bank Scavenger Hunt & Team-Building, Covent Garden

Fish & Chips, Traditional British Food

DAY 5 | University Prep Class - Lecture & Seminar Systems, Note-Taking Skills

Kew Gardens

Evening Activities / Free Time

DAY 6 | University Prep Class - Report & Essay Writing

University Visit 2

Quiz Night

DAY 7 | Warner Bros Studios

Warner Bros Studios

Creative Project

DAY 8 | Tate Modern Art Museum

Picnic in the Park

Evening Activities / Free Time

DAY 9 | University Prep Class - Creating Presentations

Camden Park Street Art Tour

Workshop Speaker Series

DAY 10 | University Prep Class - British Social Norms, Life In The UK

Tower Bridge

Karaoke

DAY 11 | University of Cambridge tour

University of Cambridge tour

Creative Project

DAY 12 | University Prep Class - Banking, Budgeting & Student Finance

Oxford Street Shopping

Workshop Speaker Series

DAY 13 | University Prep Class - Internship & Employment Planning

University Visit 3

Finale Night / Talent Show / Presentation of Certificates

DAY 14 | Departure

What Our Students Are Saying

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What Our Students Are Saying

Going to university in the UK would be the greatest accomplishment of my life. We learned the names of many famous people who went to Cambridge and Oxford like Stephen Hawking and Theresa May. After this course I feel I can apply to these famous universities.

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What Our Students Are Saying

My parents always wanted me to study in the UK, but I didn’t know much about the UK. After this course I know more, not just about the UK’s famous universities, but also about life here. I hope that I can live in the UK one day, even if the weather isn’t so good.

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What Our Students Are Saying

Anyone who wants to have a fun summer while still learning real skills for university, this is the perfect course for them. It’s also a great way to see many of the famous sites in the UK.

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What Our Students Are Saying

My favorite part of the week was getting to explore Oxford University. Everyone in the world knows Cambridge University. I liked the history and the old buildings. I will definitely study here someday!

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What Our Students Are Saying

I learned a lot of new skills this week. I have always been nervous when I talk. My teachers helped me feel confident in speaking, they taught me many tips and tricks to do well in admissions interviews and write the best personal statements. I feel I can do a better job applying for university now than I could before.

    FAQs

    Yes, it is compulsory. Our terms and conditions require you/ students buy comprehensive travel insurance covering overseas medical expenses and contents. We will ask for proof of such insurance policies from you for all students prior to accepting them to our camp.

    Students should pack clothes appropriate for the weather in the destination city during the holiday camps. Note that London could be chilly all year round, so always bring something warm, just in case. Students should also pack at least one set of formal wear/shoes for the Finale Night. Students are recommended to bring a hoodie or light jacket as classrooms are often air-conditioned and sometimes students may feel cold. Students are also recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes as students will do a lot of walking in destination cities. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint we also ask students to bring refillable water bottles that they can carry with them on excursions. Our destination countries may have differently shaped power outlets and voltages than your home country. Students should bring a power adapter along with whatever other chargers or electronic devices they may need. We also recommend students to pack props which they may want to use in their Talent Show.

    Our students have a full programme of classes and activities, and as such we know where they are. At night time, we will also have checking procedure to make sure all students are in their rooms.

    Yes, we will provide 24/7 emergency number to your camp escorting teachers/ adults and students.

    All students and their activities are covered under our public liability insurance. At the same time, all students attending BlueSky camp are required to buy comprehensive travel insurance which cover overseas medical expenses, personal content etc…

    Students will be attended at all time by your own escorting teachers/ adults, as well as our camp managers and facilitators. Our hostels are typically equipped with surveillance system and guards. Students are not allowed to be out after 10:00pm.

    Yes, all of our meal providers are able to meet any dietary needs. Please fill in the health information form attached in our student registration form.

    Boys and girls will be placed in separate rooms. They could be on different floors or on the same floor. Typically escorting teachers/adults may stay on the same floor as students for easy group control, and on-site staff regularly check to make sure students are safe and in their rooms.

    Depending on the allocation of hostels and classrooms, classes and hostels may be at the same university or school, or otherwise.

    Our Camp Facilitators are trained to run fun-filled team-building activities. Debriefing after the activities will help students to understand main leadership & team-building learning points.

    We have a carefully selected list of attractions at destination cities to give students a chance to get to know the city, as well as to visit educational centres, historical monuments and museums. Visits to famous universities and college campuses have also inspired our students to strive for academic excellence.

    Check out our photo galleries to see our participants in action, and see our detailed schedule for the full course details.

    Yes, Blue Sky staff operate according to Child Safeguarding laws and best practice. Students will be supervised at all times with staff staying in the same accommodation as our students. Additionally, group leaders accompanying students will also stay in the same accommodation to ensure appropriate cover.

    All courses will offer a minimum of 12 hours of cultural workshop lessons or Leadership and Public Speaking classes per week.

    Maximum class-size is 25 students in Singapore and Sydney camps, and 20 students in London camps.

    Our students generally come from all over the world. Naturally, for Singapore and Australia camps, more students from the Asia Pacific region are expected due to their geographical locations.

    Yes, students will receive a certificate of completion if their attendance is at least 90% of classes. We require students to attend all classes, except due to health reasons.

    It's not unusual for children, especially younger ones away from home for the first time, to feel homesick the first few days. Most get over it quickly and go on to have a wonderful time. We provide structure and keep campers busy from the moment they arrive, which helps to shift their focus away from home to new friends and having fun. By the end of the first week, the routine is familiar and the homesickness has passed for the majority of campers.

    Yes, they are allowed to call parents during the evening before bed and if there is an emergency. We encourage both parents and students to not be in constant contact throughout the day as it is distracting from their lessons and activities.

    In all our years of running programmes, we have never suffered a major incident. In the course of outdoor activities, our staff are trained in first aid and will always try to prevent accidents like knee scrapes and falls.

    BlueSky is insured by public liability insurance but for individual students they should purchase their own travel and medical insurance. A detailed policy schedule is available at https://www.bluesky-education.com/policy.html.

    At every camp we will have at least one trained first aider who will be present on site and during all activities and excursions. In the dormitories, our staff conduct regular checks throughout the day and night, with a roll count in the morning and before lights out.

    Our participants range from 7 to 18 years old, and we will pair them up by similar age and gender.

    Participants should be able to communicate in basic English and are able to move around easily within the campus. Note that some campuses are not wheelchair friendly. They should also have individual travel documents with at least 6 months validity, and possess the relevant visas for entry into the respective countries. Please see the country pages for more information.

    If you are keen to sign up for a programme, you are encouraged to do so online at the course page. All courses are priced in USD.

    You will be issued a receipt upon signup, and we will contact you within 24 hours to verify your registration and answer any queries you may have. If you haven’t received any emails or calls from us, please let us know at support@blueskyeducation.com

    We regret that we are only able to accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or telegraphic transfers. Please contact us if you wish to make a telegraphic transfer.

    If you are withdrawing from a programme 90 days before its commencement, you can get a full refund minus the administrative fees charged by the credit card company/bank. You will be allowed a refund of 50% for cancellations within 90 days, and no refunds will be allowed within 2 weeks from commencement.

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