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2014 Summer

Program Guide


UAS High School


This PDF guide can be downloaded from the UAS website:

www.uasdubai.ae Secondary Schoolinformation and downloads

Universal American School

P.O. Box 79133

Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Phone +9714 232 5222 • Fax +9714 232 5545

Website: www.uasdubai.ae

E-mail: hscounselling@uasdubai.ae

UAS Mission Statement:

Universal American School provides a challenging, inquiry based American and international education that empowers students to be caring individuals, critical thinkers, and responsible global citizens.

UAS High School Counseling Mission Statement:

The Secondary Counseling Program at The Universal American School aims to provide a holistic and integrated developmental curriculum that empowers students to become caring, open minded, respectful and responsible individuals living in a global community.


Summer Program Guide 2014 For UAS High School Students About this guide Welcome to UAS’s 4th edition of the summer program guide for high school students. The purpose of this guide is to inform UAS parents and students of the wide range of summer opportunities available worldwide to enhance students’ learning in the classroom, experiential education trips (similar to those offered during the school year at UAS), language immersion programs and academic bridge programs that are aimed for IB students.

Attending a summer camp or pre-college program at a university or college is a great way for students to get a taste of what college life is like and this can enhance a student’s college application. Many North American educational institutions offer summer academic and sports programs. If your son or daughter is interested in learning more about a particular university or college, that institution may offer some sort of summer experience program that is not yet listed in this guide.

Please note that UAS does not specifically endorse or recommend any of the programs listed.

We provide these as a referral service only and are not responsible for validating the quality or standard of the programmes offered. We would, however, be appreciative of any feedback you could provide us with should you elect to enrol in one of these programs. This guide is a work in progress: if you know of other programs, please contact the UAS high school counseling office and we will add to this book for future editions.

Table of Contents Pre and Mid-Year International Baccalaureate programs

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Pre and Mid International Baccalaureate programs International Summer Courses (ISC) (Palo Alto California USA) A small, specialised company celebrating its 18th year offering personalized 3 week IB summer programs for students, based at Stanford University, California. Mid-IB review courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Economics, History, and English. Pre-IB courses in English, Science, TOK, Economics, and Math. Offers enrichment courses in Art, Music, Public Speaking, and Sports.

Contact: (+44)-117-307-0286 (UK office) email: info@ibsummerschool.com www.ibsummerschool.com IB Wise IB Revision Program (Vienna, Austria) IBWISE is an independent company set up to provide extra assistance to IB Diploma students, and is not a part of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. They employ only experienced IB subject specialists to teach their courses. Program dates in July for pre and mid IB students.

Contact: (+43)-1-319 10 68 email: office@ibwise.com www.ibwise.com Oxford Study Courses IB Summer Schools (Boston, USA; Oxford, Cambridge, UK) The Pre-IB Summer School is a three week course for students who are about to begin their IB studies. It covers the core IB subjects and provides an excellent foundation for the IB program. They are run in Oxford and Boston.

The Mid-IB Summer School (in Cambridge, UK or Boston, USA) are for students who have completed the first year of their IB studies and want to review and consolidate what they have learned, fill in any gaps and make a confident start to their final demanding year of the IB.

The UK University Tour is led by an experienced college guidance counselor and provides an opportunity for students to experience first-hand a wide range of colleges and universities, helping them to decide the right kind of place and course for them.

The US University Application Course is a one-week course in Boston, designed to help IB students make their way through the complexities of applying to US universities. Students also visit universities in the Boston area, including MIT and Harvard.

Contact: (+44)-1865-512802 email: osc@osc-ib.com www.osc-ib.com Lanterna Europe & America IB revision courses (Sweden/UK) Summer courses that offer a new way to spend the vacation that is in many ways similar to a highly developed summer camp. Spring courses in April also available.

Contact: +44 20 7023 9766 ( UK office) email: info@lanternaeducation.com www.lanternaeducation.com/ib

SRP IB review (Lancaster, UK)

SRP education Ltd is a UK based company founded by three experienced IB teachers to deliver high quality, student focused IB revision courses. SRP is driven to help every one of their students reach their full potential in a rewarding and vibrant community, by tailoring courses to the student’s individual needs. Programs offered at Lancaster University. Program dates: mid July - August, 2013.

Contact: (+44) 1845 052 1862 email info@ib-courses.com http://www.ib-courses.com/ St. Clare’s Oxford IB Summer Institute (Oxford, UK) The IB Institute at St. Clare's draws on the College's extensive expertise and resources to provide introduction, review and extension courses for students following the IB Diploma course (both Pre & Mid-IB studies).

Contact: (+44) 1865 552031 http://www.stclares.ac.uk/ibsummer/index.php

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Deep: Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (Toronto, Ontario) The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Toronto provides Grade 9-12 high school students the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering disciplines. Participants can gain knowledge in a specific engineering topic while gaining laboratory and research experience in university facilities and have the opportunity to interact with engineering graduate students and professors. Optional residence component available.

Contact: +1-416-946-0816 www.outreach.engineering.utoronto.ca DNA Forensics Summer Camp @ Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario) Learn what it really takes to process a crime scene, analyze evidence, use DNA technology to solve crime and develop your own DNA profile plus experience campus life at a University. In an interactive, individualized environment, high school students (Grades 9-12) learn about DNA technology, forensic science and related social issues. At this weeklong residential camp, youth work with experts in the field and delve into cases and crime scene investigation.

Contact: +1-705-748-1011, ext. 7884 email: conferences@trentu.ca www.nrdpfc.ca Faculty of Law Youth Summer Program- University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario) High school students (grades 10-12) are across North America and around the world are invited to learn at one of Canada’s most prestigious law schools at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law..

Program is based on different legal 6 day modules to suit the student’s area of interest.

Contact: +1-416-946-0944 email: summer.programs@utoronto.ca http://www.ysp.utoronto.ca/law International Summer Experiential Education -Queens University (Kingston, Ontario) iSEEQ is a two-week non-credit enrichment program running in July where high school students (equivalent to grades 9-12 in Canada) will study three inter-related, academic courses during their time at Queen’s. Courses are instructed by graduate students and professionals using state of the art university facilities.

, http://esu.queensu.ca/programs/summer-programs/seeq-august/ Contact: +1-613-533-3181 email: esu@queensu.ca International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) (Waterloo, Ontario) The International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) is an exciting and challenging twoweek program for Canadian and International high school students with a keen interest in theoretical physics that intend to pursue physics studies at the university level. Students aged 16-18 are welcome to apply if they have a passion for and strong ability in physics and mathematics as reflected in high school course grades and extracurricular activities. The Perimeter Institute is Canada’s premier centre for research in theoretical physics. Application deadline is at the end of March, 2014.

Contact: +1-519-569-7600, ext. 6051 http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Outreach/Students/The_International_Summer_School_for_Young_Physicists Lakefield College School Summer programs (Lakefield, Ontario) The beautiful and prestigious Lakefield College School is one of Canada’s foremost boarding schools with a stunning 315 acre campus located on the shores of Lake Katchewanooka, a 90 minute drive northeast of Toronto. Lakefield College campus is home to four summer camps run by third-party

providers during July and August:

Contact: +1-705-652-3324 ext.302 email: John Boyko jboyko@lcs.on.ca https://www.lcs.on.ca/summeracademy Cosmos Soccer Academy is designed for young people with a passion for soccer who want to hone their skills with other like-minded athletes under the direction of world-class, British UEFA coaches..Cost includes: All food and accommodation, assessment and feedback, talent ID/ chance to get scouted by NCAA reps, fitness and nutrition workshops, video analysis, BBQs by the lake, fun evening activities Dates: 2 one week options in August.

Contact: +1-905-616-7222 http://www.cosmosoccer.com The BEAT Overnight Dance Camp for Competitive Dancers aged 10-17 years old.

Date: mid August. Jazz, HipHop, Ballet, lyrical, Musical Theatre options available.

Contact: +1-705-872-2630 email: info@thebeatcamp.ca http://www.thebeatcamp.ca/ Leahy Music Camp: The Leahy Music Camp has gained a reputation for being a major source of inspiration and instruction for people of all ages and ability. The Camp focuses on fiddle, piano, and step-dancing but participants are welcome to bring all kinds of musical instruments and styles to the learning experience. Some of the many Camp features include a recording studio, access to a professional sound engineer, a "Music Room" to try new and different musical instruments, and a "Jam Room" where participants can socialize and play music with others.

Contact: email: info@leahymusic.com http://www.leahymusic.com/music_camp Learning Enrichment Advancement Program (L.E.A.P.): Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) LEAP is a non-profit Engineering summer program run by McMaster University, whose main goal is to introduce high school students to the exciting world of Engineering. There are 3 sessions offered (with residence option) in July and August The sessions are designed to challenge students Grades 9 -12 by introducing them to research in emerging technologies – from engineering fundamentals to hands-on experience with a choice of:, Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Design and Bioengineering.

Contact: +1-905-525-9140, Ext. 24906 email: engleap@mcmaster.ca http://leap.mcmaster.ca The Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (Victoria, British Columbia) Students in Grades 10-12 from around the world for apply for this amazing 3-week leadership development experience. Explore issues affecting the world today; learn tools to help build healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities; and practice those critical skills needed to be a leader in at their school. Date:end of July to mid-August.

Contact: +1-250-391-2411 email: psyl@pearsoncollege.ca www.psyl.ca Ryerson University Recreation Summer Youth Programs (Toronto, Ontario) Offers a wide variety of day camps for sports including basketball development camp, leadership training camp, Eureka science discovery programs. Day camp only.

Contact: +1-416-979-5000, ext. 7220 http://www.rec.ryersonrams.ca Ryerson University Summer Theater Academy (Toronto, Ontario) For students entering grades 9 – 12. This fast-paced intensive arts experience results in an original piece of theatre to be performed the last day of camp for friends and family to enjoy. Offering improvisation, theatre games, playwriting, final presentation. Date: 3 weeks in August.

Contact: +1-416-979-5947 email: rtsinfo@ryerson.ca http://www.rtssummer.ca/ SHAD VALLEY (offered at several Canadian University campuses; office in Waterloo,Ontario) Shad Valley is held on campus at 10 leading universities across Canada. Since 1981, the Shad Valley program has been helping top students in senior high school find an edge in the competitive, knowledge-based world of tomorrow; it combines entrepreneurship with science and technology, and offers academic and often work experience to its students. Students live in residence at each university for the month of July. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2014: Deadline was January.

 Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario)  Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia)  Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ontario)  McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario)  Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario)  University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia)  University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, New Brunswick)  University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario) Contact: +1- 519-884-8844 email: info@shad.ca http://www.shad.ca Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs (SUNIA) (Edmonton, Alberta) A week-long educational program for those interested in the fields of international relations, international development, the United Nations, and Canadian Foreign Policy. Takes place in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta. Dates: Week A: mid-August or Week B: last week in August.

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