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***Application Deadline extended to Friday, March 10, 2017***
In the second year of its collaboration with Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, Esol Education is extending an opportunity for UAE students to join its summer cohort at the Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes, a prestigious, two-week residential program at Stanford University.
To be held from August 8 to 20, 2017, the program offers academically talented students ages 14-17 the opportunity to experience university life at Stanford, with engaging, advanced content, skills development courses and field trips. The courses range from sciences and engineering to writing and humanities and focus on concepts such as creativity, leadership, design-thinking, problem-solving, and communication.
Students who participate in the program will share their interests and abilities with other international students and will be given opportunities to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits. Students will also learn about the US college admissions process and about resources and services available to international students at US universities.
“The Esol Education cohort will comprise students from our international schools in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Nicosia, chaperoned by our teachers, travelling together to California,” shared Tammam Abushakra, Advisor to Chairman at Esol Education. “There are also limited openings for motivated students from other schools, based on merit, and we encourage UAE students to take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience a program at one of the finest universities in the world.”
As an educational collaborator with Stanford’s Pre-Collegiate Studies, Esol Education will conduct the selection process and review all applications, which must include an essay, academic work samples, teacher recommendations, academic records and external test scores. A personal interview may also be required.
“We are pleased that Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies has selected Esol Education as a collaborator for the second year running. The 2016 cohort was very successful, allowing our students to meet and learn from their peers, as well as industry leaders. The students returned energized, inspired and highly motivated to succeed,” added Mr. Abushakra.
Program: Two week residential summer program at the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California
Content: University level courses, labs and workshops across a range of subjects including humanities, science, engineering, design thinking and business.
Age Range: 14 – 17 years of age
Dates: August 8 – 20, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017
For more information, and to apply, please visit: www.esoleducation.com/stanford/