Kate, summer 2018
I was afraid of public speaking and therefore didn’t like debating, and definitely not doing so in English. However, our debating instructors were amazing at coaching us, from debating techniques, such as voice, style and delivery to multi-perspectives thinking skills. I learned that debating really helps my communication skills, improves my spoken English and language organisation skills and tactics of responding.
Grace, summer 2018
The Natural Sciences taster sessions our learning went beyond textbook knowledge: from knowledge to understanding…to applying. It was a very important learning curve for me as I previously focused on completing homework and preparing for exams.
Brandi, summer 2018
CamIntAc is like a big family with warmth and love.
The two days of outdoor adventure activities were the most memorable experience of my year.
Coming to this summer programme was the best decision I made during my GCSE year. Here I found my dreams and realised that I am not alone on my journey to success. I miss being at Clare College and every moment of the 18 days in England. I would like to say again, thank you very much.
This feedback was given anonymously on our student feedback survey at the end of the programme, Summer 2018
“The experience was amazing and I think it gave me confidence and the power to do better in my future study!”
“It is like a home and everyone here is nice and friendly, it must be a lifetime experience.”
“…teachers here are really friendly and they are always pleased to help us.”
Joanna, summer 2017
“We can learn the culture of England through this programme, and it better prepares us for future admissions. While in the other programs […], I could only focus on studying academic things without anyone telling us how to better prepare for the future. Also, the course is much various than others,” said Joanna when asked “What motivated you to choose this programme rather than any other similar ones?”
Comments about Formal Communications Skills by Christina, summer 2017
“…the first session began with some fun games…learning about emotional expressions, using body language and important public speaking skills…during the following sessions, we learned about professional debating, from format to actual debating…Our instructors applied lots of fun techniques to help us expanding our thinking and coming up with many ideas during every round of debating preparation time…”
Angela, summer 2017
“The University Admissions component helped me to widen my horizons in university applications, it helped me with decision-making based upon my interests and strengths…Our personal statement tutor gave a very detailed analysis of our writing…”
Extracts from British Accreditation Council Inspection Report, August 2017
- “Participants confirmed that staff were easily contactable and very supportive.”
- “The residential accommodation is clean, safe and secure and, during term time, it is used by full-time students attending degree courses at Clare College. The premises are maintained to a high standard by the University of Cambridge.”
Dr Elliott, Homerton College
“I really enjoyed teaching the students on the programme. they were incredibly enthusiastic and engaging, and they excelled in the problem-solving activities.”
Bella, Group Leader, Summer 2017
“I would like to thank the management team…when an unexpected event occurred, the team responded promptly with very effective communication and coordination so the problem was solved very quickly. They also made a back-up plan although it was not necessary as the incident was resolved immediately.
Comment from an International Officer, LSE, summer 2017
“They were a very polite and attentive group…”