Anne Pham of Year 11 was recently given the opportunity to go to a summer course in Oxford, England from the 2 – 15 July, 2017. The summer course was designed to give students a snapshot of what the British university teaching system is like and what life as an Oxford student is really like.
Anne studied International Relations and had four seminars a week, a day dedicated to writing essays once a week and a one-on-one tutorial with her tutor. It wasn’t all studying as Anne was able to participate in many cultural activities and day trips to historical sites. It was a perfect balance.
Anne made new friends from many different countries as Oxford is considered one of the most multicultural and international universities in the world. She made friends from countries such as England, Chile, Norway, Pakistan, Jordan, the US, India, Indonesia, Denmark, Romania and even met two girls from Australia!
Spending summer in Oxford (even though England’s idea of a heat wave is 25 degrees) was the best summer Anne has ever experienced. She has made lasting friendships and studied what she was passionate about. She highly recommends this experience to everyone and hopes to pursue the field of International Relations in the future!