Ivy League Preparation Program

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Ivy League Preparation Program

The course will combine lessons, lectures, workshops and visits to enable students to thoroughly prepare their U.S college applications and aim for the Ivy League. If you are looking to understand the exciting variety of undergraduate options available at the top universities and colleges in the United States, this program is the one for you. Students will learn the strategies needed to get a competitive score for TOEFL and SAT, develop their English language abilities and learn how to optimize their college applications to give them the edge needed to obtain admission to a top university. Come and join us this summer to start your journey to your dream school! 

*18 year old students only accepted as part of a group where all students are returning to secondary education in September 2024. 18 year olds must follow all school rules as minors. Separate rules apply regarding lessons and activities, please enquire.

Ivy League Preparation Program Overview

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    Enjoy lessons, workshops and lectures allowing you to learn and prepare for U.S college applications, maximize your potential score in TOEFL and SATS and aim for the Ivy League.
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    Educational Visits

    These visits provide the perfect complement to lectures and workshops and provide a real-world perspective to our courses.
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    Enjoy a variety of onsite activities including sports, arts and team games. Our activities allow students to use the English they have learnt and make international friends.
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    Excursions allow students to really get to know the USA. In Boston, students will find historic and cultural information through guided walking tours and visits to museums and other places of interest.

Program Structure

The course will combine lessons, lectures, workshops and visits to enable students to thoroughly  
prepare their US College applications and aim for the Ivy League. Lessons will develop each of  
the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in the context of the TOEFL exam. Opportunities to develop knowledge of vocabulary and grammar will also be incorporated.  

There will be a focus on the SAT exam and students will have the opportunity to analyse typical questions and practise active listening and essay writing skills. Lectures will cover areas to support students in choosing the correct university path including financial planning and scholarships. Workshops are designed to help participants develop their confidence and personal skills and take a targeted approached to completing applications. The programme will also include visits to Harvard University and the Historic Freedom Trail. 

Through our Ivy League Preparation Program you will:

  • Learn the strategies needed to get a competitive score for TOEFL and SAT. 
  • Practice your English language abilities to compete with native applicants to top US universities. 
  • Learn how to optimize your application including resume building and essay writing skills. 
  • Speak directly with university admissions counsellors. 
  • Develop lifelong relationships with people from all over the world. 
  • Learn about life at a university, and what it takes to be successful on campus.

Participants will receive a certificate awarded for the successful completion of the course.

Activities & Excursions

Students on this course will enjoy one full day excursion per week. Destinations may include Boston, Rhode Island and Canobie Lake Park. Evening activities are varied and fun and may include discos, talent shows and international evenings. 

Sample Timetable

08:45 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 22:00
SUNArrival at accommodation and induction Movie Night & Gym Night
MONLesson: TOEFL Speaking and writing Freedom Trail Quincy MarketWelcome Party: Team Building/ Name Games
TUESLesson: TOEFL Listening and readingLecture: Choosing your path: your college/university and your test scoresHalloween Party
WED Lesson: TOEFL Grammar and vocabularyHarvard Tour and Natural History MuseumJeopardy Quiz Night
THULesson: TOEFL Time and stress management Workshop: Applying confidence and competence in academic environments Karaoke Night
FRILesson: TOEFL Practice test with tailored feedback Newbury Street and Copley SquareNeon Disco Party
SATIncluded Full Day Excursion: Newport, Rhode Island Gym Night / Board Games / Arts & Crafts
08:45 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 22:00
SUNOnsite activities e.g. Team Building Games and shuttles to mall Movie Night
MONLesson: SAT Question and analysisMuseum of ScienceWelcome Party: Team Building/ Name Games
TUES Lesson: SAT Reading analysis Lecture: Financial Planning & Scholarships | College fairMardi Gras Party
WED Lesson: SAT Active readingMIT tour and MuseumMinute to win in it Competition
THULesson: SAT Essay skills Guest speaker / Workshop: Essay and ApplicationsInternational Night
FRILesson: SAT Simulation and personalized study analysisIncluded Half-day Excursion: Historical Tour of PlymouthHawaiian Disco Party
SATIncluded Full Day Excursion: Canobie Lake ParkGym Night / Board Games / Arts & Crafts

*This is a sample timetable and all elements are subject to change.

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