Are there different kinds of summer schools?
While this all sounds great, you’re probably thinking that your students are unique individuals with a broad spectrum of interests, attitudes and ambitions. Of course, as with most things in life, there’s not one size that fits all.
Luckily, there is some variety in what different summer schools offer. Some are more general, providing a useful option for younger students, and those who are still quite uncertain about their higher education plans.
Others have really specific, practical objectives, like teaching non-native speakers the academic language skills their degree will require.
Students can also opt for summer school courses organised by topic. A few real-life examples are:
If students want to explore a particular discipline, there are suitable options available. For example:
Any students who simply can’t choose from such tantalising intellectual buffets might find that their chosen school allows them to enroll in multiple courses, either simultaneously or back-to-back. If they’re keen to try different disciplines, they should check the description carefully to see if that’s an option!
And, if the timings allow, students can even enroll at several different summer schools. That way, they'll get a taste of different countries, institutions and subjects.