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Little or no prior knowledge of subject area is required. Student should be prepared to read extensively for tutorials. An Extended Essay or Project will be assigned to students and showcased at the end of the month at the Cambridge Union Chamber. Student
Location:
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Heritage Summers is a series of summer programmes dedicated to learning, scholarship, diversity and intellectual pursuit, with reference to Islamic Heritage and relevance for the Arab world. Secondary school students are welcome to apply for a one-month programme during the summer where they will choose a concentration course and a minor from a diverse choice of subjects taught in small group tutorials in the style of learning that is the hallmark of the Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Students must be at least 16 years of age. Heritage Summers at the University of Cambridge – Summer 2011 Heritage Summers at the University of Cambridge will allow each student to experience life as an independent university scholar, enjoy the opportunity to engage with other students from diverse backgrounds, and occupy their time in the pursuit of learning. The programme will be interspersed with a delightful range of opportunities for enjoying all that the University of Cambridge has to offer. Students will benefit from guest lectures, group activities and study tours in the beautiful historical city of Cambridge and beyond. The Heritage Summers inaugural programme of 2011 will be hosted in July at the Girton College of the University of Cambridge.

Little or no prior knowledge of subject area is required. Student should be prepared to read extensively for tutorials. An Extended Essay or Project will be assigned to students and showcased at the end of the month at the Cambridge Union Chamber. Students are awarded a Certificate of Completion and graded on their participation, assignments, final submission and presentation. * • Advanced English * • Architecture * • Brain and Cognition * • Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century * • Perspectives in History * • Power and Politics * • Literature through the Ages

Oxford and Cambridge Universities are famous for their tutorial-style study sessions where a student, or small number of students, come prepared for tutorials and tutors ‘facilitate’ or ‘supervise’ these sessions through guided discussions and with a focus on encouraging students to think critically and learn interactively. Known as Supervisions at Cambridge, these sessions provide an excellent platform for problem solving and independent thinking. Heritage Summers at the University of Cambridge will ensure that tutorials offer students the chance to apply themselves. These sessions will be intensive and will be facilitated through selected readings and guided discussions by tutors who are all closely involved with research in the subject areas they teach. Tutors at Heritage Summers will be typically pursuing their doctoral research, or will have earned their doctorates, at the University of Cambridge or another prestigious institution of higher learning in the United Kingdom or North America.
Setting Description:
The history of the prestigious University of Cambridge is rich with its famous Colleges and University buildings, its museums and collections and the many treasures that attract visitors from all over the world to marvel at the scholarly activities and milestone achievements of its academics and students, continuing to the present day. Cambridge University is one of the world's leading centres of excellence and one of its oldest universities. The city itself dates back hundreds of years and was in its early beginnings a refuge for scholars who migrated from Oxford to lay the foundation of what is now the University of Cambridge. At the present day, some 31 colleges form the University, the earliest College being St Peter's or 'Peterhouse' founded in 1284 by Hugh Balsham, Bishop of Ely. Interestingly, it was almost another six hundred years later that an institution of higher learning for women was established, then by the name of the College for Women, in 1869. It was among the first

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