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08 JULY to 22 JULY


Global Young Leaders

Boys and girls, aged 13-17

Now in its 14th year, GYL offers students aged 14 to 17 the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intellectually stimulating environment with like-minded young people from around the world.

Guided by academically high-flying mentors, whose passion for debating and critical thinking is truly inspirational, many GYL students describe the experience as life-changing. It certainly provides a perfect preparation for application to top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge: advice is available from Oxbridge graduates on interview technique, personal statements, as well as course and college choices.

The Global Young Leaders course is suitable for native speakers of English and those with an Upper-Intermediate level and above, and caters both for advanced debaters and beginners. In addition to the debating and critical thinking classes and activities, there are full day trips to London, Oxford and Cambridge, offering a combination of culture, sightseeing and recreation.

Key Features:

  • 15 hours of debating classes per week
  • 12 hours of critical thinking classes per week
  • 3 hours of electives (e.g. philosophy, law, sport)
  • Varied social programme: disco, quiz, talent show
  • Two full day excursions per week, including a tour of Parliament; Oxford and Cambridge