McGill Summer Programme

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Following the great success of our previous Summer Academies, we are happy to announce the dates for McGill Summer Academy 2020!

From July 5-18 and July 19-August 1, students in grades 10 and 11 from across the world will have the opportunity to participate in classes, workshops, and social activities introducing them to university life, McGill, and Montréal – all while being hosted in a McGill Residence!

The application deadline is February 6, 2020.

Those interested in learning more about the McGill Summer Academy can refer to our website andjoin our mailing list to receive updates on the 2020 program!

Sincerely,

McGill Summer Academy Team

summer.academy@mcgill.ca

McGill University

Oxford University Open Days

Our 2020 Open Days will be taking place on 1 and 2 July and 18 September. Please encourage your students to explore our University, meet current students and staff and find out what it’s like to study with us. In addition to taking part in these University-wide Open Days, some academic departments hold their own open days earlier in the year. These are ideal for students who already know what courses they are interested in, and would like to find out more.
DEPARTMENT OPEN DAYS

  • Materials Science: 18 and 19 February, 31 March
  • Law: 16, 17 and 18 March
  • Classics: 20 March
  • Mathematics: 25 April and 2 May
  • Modern Languages: 2 May
  • Oriental Studies: 2 May
  • Geography: 15 June

Wharton School (UPenn) Summer Program

We are very excited to share with you the newest University in our portfolio of summer programs for high school students – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the world’s first and finest business school.

 

Wharton Global Youth Programs are the official Wharton residential summer programs for students completing grades 9, 10 and 11.  The programs, led by Wharton faculty and instructional staff, explore topics that align with Wharton research and teaching.  Your high-academic achieving students have the opportunity to experience Wharton’s rigorous business education, while engaging with their global peers.

 

Program options include:

 

  • Essentials of Entrepreneurship (formerly the Global Young Leaders Academy) is an intensive two-week experience that looks at the key elements of what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

 

  • Essentials of Finance (formerly the Global Young Leaders Academy) is an intensive two-week experience that explores all aspects if finance – from the time value of money and corporate finance, to ethics and decision-making.

 

  • Leadership in the Business World is a four-week flagship Wharton program designed to give students the opportunity to learn about all facets of business, plus leadership in 21st century business organizations.

 

  • Management & Technology Summer Institute is a three-week for-credit summer program for students completing 10th and 11th grade who want to learn how to bring together technological concepts and management principles. The Institute features classes taught by leading Wharton faculty, Penn Engineering faculty and successful entrepreneurs, as well as lab experience, field trips, and intensive team projects.

 

  • Sports Business Academy is a three-week program of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), that provides an opportunity for talented high school students completing 10th and 11th grade the opportunity to study sports business leadership. This program will examine how various academic disciplines, such as management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership, apply to the sports industry with an overview of the business and legal aspects of various intercollegiate, Olympic, and professional sports enterprises.

 

  • Moneyball Academy is a three-week program that provides an opportunity for talented high school students completing 10th and 11th grade to study sports data analytics. This program focuses on using data to make deep discoveries in sports with a focus on becoming a data-driven decision maker. Instruction will focus on the fundamentals of statistical thinking, real applications employed by statistics professionals in sports analytics, and an introduction to statistical programming languages. Students applying to this program should have strong math skills and interest in sports.

 

  • Moneyball Academy Training Camp is a one-week introductory sports analytics program that provides a thorough investigation of, and an introduction to, statistics and computing in the context of sports.

 

  • Data Science Academy is a three-week program that introduces students to the state-of-the-art machine learning and data science tools integral to the fast-moving field of data analytics.

 

More information about each of The Wharton School summer programs can be found here: https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/global-youth-program/summer-high-school-programs/. The application opens November 1, 2019, and please note that students must complete the application themselves. Admission is highly competitive, and the program content is rigorous and academically challenging.

 

For more information and to inquire if these programs are a good fit for your students, please feel free to contact Halley Campbell or Susan Kornick, Wharton Specialists.  We plan to offer a webinar to take a more in depth look at the high school summer program opportunities at The Wharton School, and review the application process and requirements soon. Please look for an email from us in the near future with specific dates and times.

 

Sincerely,

 

Halley Campbell

Relationship Manager – Schools and Associations

Email: halley@summerdiscovery.com / Phone: +1 516-414-5524

 

Susan Kornick

Relationship Manager –  Educational Consultants and Advisors

Email: susank@summerdiscovery.com / Phone: +1 516-414-5556

Notes from a Tour of NY, CT and NJ Universities

Rider – NJ

  • Div 1
  • nice campus
  • lake
  • No application deadlines
  • SAT optional
  • Old or new SAT – no use of writing component
  • IB – 5s – 30
  • Scholarships – 1300 SAT upwards

Rutgers – Camden

  • Liz Atkins – Dean for International Admissions (?)
  • Nadia, Vikki
  • Originally South Jersey Law School
  • 4.5k undergrads
  • NCAA Div 3
  • 4 schools – Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, Law School
  • Public research institution
  • SRAR  – self-reported academic record
  • Letters of Rec not reviewed
  • $40k per year total

Penn – How are you going to use the spaces?  What are you going to contribute to the world?

  • E.g. developing algorithms to help in pediatric diagnostic
  • Not the top GPA necessarily

Drexel  – Business & Engineering

  • 3 x 10 week classes
  • art history
  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Fashion Design
  • All kinds of design, often nationally-ranked
  • Media, screenwriting – Drexel LA
  • Digital media
  • Entertainment and Arts Mgt – media, tv – producing
  • Music industry – production & business
  • Dance major – education, PT, etc
  • Founded 1891
  • 14k undergrads.  Average class size 19.  10-1 student to faculty ratio.  80 + majors
  • Engineering & Business.
  • Co-op employer – Google, Microsoft, MTV, J P Morgan
  • Have to declare a major when apply.  10 week academic terms – need to be well-organised, hard-working
  • 4 co-op option, 3 co-op option
  • 300k students in this area.  Vibrant academic community.
  • 2 year residency program
  • CSS Profile – important for international need-based financial aid
  • Various co-op options – this is flexible
  • Star program – summer research.
  • Global scholars – full tuition scholarship.  Drexel Global Scholars Program.
  • Hard work – lots of exams

The College of New Jersey – IF ENGLISH IS A PROBLEM – Institute for ESL – State Uni Like a Liberal Arts

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  • Faculty mostly Ivy League
  • incrsasing international students
  • Media, Education
  • Division 3.
  • 6.5k undergrads.
  • 21 average class size.
  • 92% retention rate
  • Communication, Business (Bloomberg Business week ranked as number 1), Education, Engineering, Humanities, Nursing Health Exercise Science
  • Writing intensive
  • SAT preferred but optional
  • $45k total cost (merit scholarships 2.5 to 10k
  • 65% admit rate – international admission results.
  • Less than 1% international students

Drew University, Madison, NJ

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  • 55% admit rate
  • Small-scale recruitment
  • 1.5k undergrads – very small
  • Average class size 17-1
  • NYC semesters – 45 minutes transport.  Go in 2 times a week.  Go to station, get on train.
  • Various possibilities in NY.
  • 3 x off-campus experiences
  • Interviews on website.
  • NCAA Div 3.  Scholarships from 10k to 20k.
  • Need-based scholarships for international students.
  • IB 33 plus – no need for SAT if IB.
  • V small class sizes.

Fairleigh-Dickinson – EPFL in New Jersey!

  • Florham, Madison, NJ & Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck NJ)
  • Hospitality Managemenent
  • Some courses specific to each campus.
  • Dual programme – Rockstone, near Banbury
  • Metropolitan – Division 1 – GPA typically above 3.0, tennis, 3.8.  Strong emphasis on academics.
  • Not too suburban, not too big
  • Global Scholars Program
  • UN Program

Manhattanville College – Castle – Smart  – Mastercard Internships

  • Geisler  (Middlebury)
  • Global and local – applied liberal arts, deep personal involvement faculty-students.
  • 1 hour from NY and lots of multinational businesses in the area
  • Possibility of research triangle

Sacred Heart – Fairfield, CT – Pleasant, Division 1, Social & Media, Business, RC.  Wrestling.

  • recruiting undergrads
  • performing arts students who don’t want to major theatre
  • Education  Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Athletic Training, Business, English, Media
  • Located between very privileged and unprivileged areas
  • Communications Program – School of Communications and Media Arts – fast-growing
  • Division 1 European students – soccer
  • Athletics up and coming – North East Conference – Mid Major (Major) – Bryant, Boston College, BU, Fordham similar level

Sarah Lawrence – Liberal, Progressive, Performing Arts JJ Abrams.

  • Inspired by John Dewey.  Link to Vassar College.
  • Student-led discussion – IB type of curriculum helpful.
  • Academic model has not changed much.
  • Independent research with faculty.
  • Quiet, pastoral environment
  • 1 on 1 tutorials, Oxbridge style
  • Michelle (student) from Tampa – performing arts.  Tommy – CT, Fairfield, Music, Literature etc.
  • Lots of choice – open curriculum.  Student-centered.  1 student and 1 teacher.
  • Egalitarian community of scholars.  1st name terms.
  • Faculty with research interests.  Very responsive to student
  • 1.4k students.
  • Founder built a mansion for his wife Sarah Lawrence.
  • Conservatory style performing arts
  • Electronic music studio
  • Creative expression is valuable work in college.
  • Half of the credits can be taken in creative & performing arts
  • 3 x seminars and 3 x research projects
  • Not part of being admitted to the college.  Strong curriculum, essay-writing.  Then auditions for music ensembles etc.
  • A particular student strength will be staffed appropriately at the NY Met, for example.  Lessons and training.
  • Typically the student wants BA but is dramatically talented.
  • 70-30 female-male ratio.  Not artificially engineered.
  • 65-35 is average for small liberal arts college.
  • Many students active in LGBT.
  • Bright, confident, progressive, liberal students.
  • Visual arts studios, screenwriting center.  JJ Abrams.  Top film program.  Barbara Walters.
  • Vera Long
  • 40 acres
  • Tommy – drawing, comic books.  Learned loads, despite a strong background – questioning what he’d done before, pushing him into unfamiliar territory.  Student-curated arts space.  Pushing him to create funny and serious stuff.

Baruch, CUNY – NY for the Less Privileged

  • Tools for Clear Speech
  • 10% international.
  • Diversity – socio-economic, nationality, religion
  • Average class size – 30 students
  • JP Morgan Chase, Santander, KPMG, Standard Chartered, UN
  • 90% of internationals go to the Business School
  • $15k (cf 40k, 50k elsewhere NY)  but $39k total (all included)
  • Guaranteed accommodation 1st year accommodation internationals
  • Lots of clubs
  • IB 34 points
  • SAT 1250 average old system.  550 CR.  500 Math.

NYU – “DIFFERENT » STUDENTS – THEY DON’T FIT IN WHERE THEY ARE (US) – CREATIVE, INDEPENDENT, CITY IS THEIR CAMPUS. NO-ONE WILL CHECK UP ON THEM – ALREADY DOING PROFESSIONAL WORK IN DRAMA AND WRITING

  • 63k applications
  • 1st year often spent away – London, Paris, Florence, Washington DC
  • Indicate willingness for this on application!
  • $70k per year
  • Financial aid from Bobbe F!
  • Underrepresented majors are awarded scholarships at times.
  • Tics School of Arts – Performance Studies (portfolio required) – all written – and Game Design
  • Education Studies
  • Education Theatre Major –
  • Abu Dhabi – students who – like all NYU – want to make a difference in the Middle East.  Funded by Crown Prince!  Unparalleled facilities, internships, business and commerce possibilities in a developing market with not many students competing!
  • Tisch – some professional training but not all – e.g. published play, summer programmes – e.g. Stage Door Manor – top 16 actors at camp
  • Conservatory and academics.  Writing in a local magazine.
  • 10k applied to Tisch – 300 got in.
  • Library – “text a librarian” 24-7 – answer within 3 minutes.

Barnard – High-Powered Intellectual Women

  • 3 x letters of rec – 2 academic (core subjects) & 1 x letter of rec
  • admit rate has gone from 36% a few years ago to 17% currenty

Fordham – Division 1 Sports, In NY but Sheltered.  NY Enclave.

  • select Arts & Science or Business
  • Dance and Drama – v selective – must declare these majors up front
  • pick college and campus
  • Acceptance rate same across board – 45%
  • School of Business more competitive
  • Must apply to the college you intend to stay at
  • No additional writing task
  • SAT or ACT
  • TOEFL or IELTS can be waived
  • Business – Maths will be looked at more closely
  • Keep the Common App essay AUTHENTIC – with errors corrected.

Rutgers – Friendly, Lively, Fun

  • careers and internships
  • 12 internship fairs per year – companies from NY City.  Online search facility.  Online résumé builder tool.  Mock interviews.
  • Networking – alumni mentoring – e.g. “Road to Wall Street »
  • Lots of research possibilities.
  • 100 majors, 8k courses, 200 grad programs.
  • Liberal Arts example – Psychology Major, Italian Minor, Masters in Education.
  • 120 credits to graduate over the 4 years.  Core requirements – academic writing.  All planned out beforehand (summer)  Social science requirement – options within.
  • IB – 5s, 6s, 7s.  Grade trends.
  • Online application – Rutgers Applications.  Self-reported academic record.  Official SAT scores.
  • EA – November 1.  Regular Action – December 1 if want to be eligible for scholarship.

NCAA

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July 2016 Rutgers session – Uni Georgia, Marquette Uni
  • Georgia sends lots to Olympics.
  • D1 v D2
  • “If you’re not in top 80 in the world, not going to go to U Georgia”.
  • If you go, you are supported
  • Marquette – medium-sized.  Jesuit.  Big East conference.
  • Men’s rowing
  • How can se demonstrate your ability?
  • NAIA – not the most competitive – and exists in Canada – e.g. UBC.  More lenient on eligibility requirements.  Credential evaluation service –
Canada – Canadian Interuniversity Sport.  Quebec, Ontario, Canada West.
  • academics important.
  • Student-athlete is huge time commitment.
  • Kid mjust make the contact
  • Don’t send hours of video.
  • Coaches not allowed to call back.
  • DON’T send hours of testimonial.

CIS Forum

NCAA vs. NAIA: Collegiate Sports in the US of A and Students’ Choices

20 November 2014

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Michelle Lewis, Carroll College Chair and Presenter, mlewis@carroll.edu

Karen Scott, Texas Christian University, Presenter, k.scott@tcu.edu

Cathy Day, Carroll College, Virtual Presenter, cdday@carroll.edu

Jessica Hazard, Texas Christian University, Virtual Presenter, j.hazard@tcu.edu

Ike Ukaegbu, Texas Christian University, Virtual Presenter, i.ukaegbu@tcu.edu

NCAA Resources

NCAA Home Page

http://www.ncaa.org/

http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-4359-international-standards-2014-2015-guide-to-international-academic-standards-for-athletics-eligibility-updated-july-2014.aspx

NCAA Eligibility Center

http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp

NAIA Resources

NAIA Home Page

http://www.naia.org/

Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.playnaia.org/page/faqsMembers.php

NAIA Guide for the Student Athlete

http://www.playnaia.org/d/NAIA_GuidefortheCollegeBoundStudent.pdf

International Documents Required by Country

http://www.playnaia.org/d/international/International_Documents_Required_By_Country.pdf

International Academic Published Standards

http://www.playnaia.org/page/intldirectory.php

Directions for Submitting International Records

http://www.playnaia.org/page/internationalrecords.php

NAIA Monthly E-News for International Student Eligibility Center Updates

http://www.nmnathletics.com/main/NewsMailSetup.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900

NAIA and NCAA Scholarship comparisons

Highly Selective International Admissions – Ruby Swarthmore, Sarah Vassar NY, Tanya Oberlin Ohio, Ryan Bowdoin (Maine), Kora (Wesleyan, CT)

  • test averages may be similar but same student waitlisted or admitted at different institutions
  • Academics important but not determining
  • 1st gen?  Socio-economic status?  Gender?  Financial aspects?  Development?  Legacy?  Athletics?
  • Small-medium liberal arts – space is an issue.
  • Vassar
  • USE BULLETS!

Public Universities Admissions – British Columbia, St Andrews, Oregon, Washington

  • Public tend to be larger.  Great variation in degree programs.  Larger numbers – more opps
  • Georgia, N Carolina and William & Mary claim oldest public uni.
  • First uni created as federal land grant institution – Kansas
  • State funding for research opportunities
  • Top scholars
  • Admissions – open enrollment (no requirements), competitive, selective.
  • Pacemakers Minnesota, wetsuits – UCLA , insulin – Toronto, computers Iowa State and gatorade Florida – all invented at public universities
  • Most need SATs.  Only 30% need rec letters.
  • Demonstrated interest not needed
  • Test scores and academic grades most important
  • Committee reviews only in exceptional cases – 75% of unis.
  • Jan-March – decisions delivered to internationals
  • Oregon – extra curio and special talents not considered for internationals.  ILESTS sub-scores considered.

UC Update 2016

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2017 fall application – 4 out of 8 questions.  350 words max.
  • Leadership question – any kind of leadership.
  • Creative side
  • Greatest talent of skill