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Yale Summer School

Award-winning summer courses with Oxford Royale Academy

Experience the summer of a lifetime in 2022, as you get a taste of the Ivy League experience at our award-winning summer school, hosted on the campus of Yale University.

With a rich and innovative history dating back to 1701, you will immerse yourself in this inspiring environment, proudly following in the footsteps of its famous alumni, including former US Presidents George H Bush, George W Bush and Bill Clinton. Use this time to explore and discover new interests and abilities, develop your intellect and make connections that will last a lifetime.

This unique experience promises to be life-changing. You will be taught by Oxford Royale Academy’s expert tutors, at the cutting edge of their fields, who will inspire you with their experience and passion for their subject. All this in the environment of one of the USA’s top universities.

Choose one of our summer courses and unleash your potential in a range of Arts and STEM subjects, including Business, Drama, Engineering, Global Leadership, Journalism and Law. Start your journey, uncover your potential, and let Oxford Royale Academy expand your horizons and help you become a success in whatever field and career you choose.

Experience an Oxford Royale summer on the campus of Yale University in 2022!

After a two-year hiatus caused by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, our inspiring summer school will return to Yale University in summer 2022! Get ready for a life-changing summer of unparalleled learning under guidance from our expert teaching faculty. Discover hidden passions and hidden talents, open your mind to new possibilities, and connect with like-minded students from around the world. Join us in 2022 for an unforgettable summer!

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What can I study at Yale?

Enjoy the true Ivy League experience in summer 2022

Oxford Royale Academy’s summer school on the campus of Yale University offers you the chance to progress in competitive fields, including Law, Medicine, Engineering and Business, while experiencing Ivy League college life. Through a mix of theory, practical study and university applications advice, you will receive unparalleled preparation for your future.

  • Tutoring with elite teaching faculty
  • Theory classes and practical workshops
  • US college applications guidance

The Ivy League Experience

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Experience life on the campus of Yale University

What’s life like at a world-renowned Ivy League university that can trace its roots back over 300 years? Whose alumni include five American Presidents and four signatories of the American Declaration of Independence? Join us in summer 2022 to find out! Your summer school takes place at a residential college on the campus of Yale University, an institution dedicated to sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and training the next generation of world leaders. Experience authentic undergraduate life as you sleep in student bedrooms, socialise in a college buttery, and explore Yale’s astounding campus. Learn in the lecture theatres and classrooms where 20 Nobel laureates and 32 Pulitzer Prize-winners developed the key academic and life skills crucial for future success.

Learn from the world’s best minds

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a new discovery at the cutting edge of science? Would you like to learn what it’s like to study in an Oxford tutorial, a Cambridge supervision, or in a top British boarding school? Or explore whether university study in your favourite subject is really for you?

Whatever your motivation, our exceptional, inspiring, world-leading teachers can help you achieve more this summer. Our amazing array of talented tutors includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, groundbreaking medical researchers, glittering industry leaders in film and fashion, acclaimed authors, and more!

We assemble our diverse faculty from all over the world, exclusively for you, so you only learn from the very best. Every tutor will guide you on your path to future greatness.

Join exciting activities and trips

Summer should be fun, right?! Don’t worry - we never forget that you’re on holiday! Discover the secrets of Yale and its hometown New Haven, from the iconic Yale University Art Gallery to must-visit boutiques and fascinating museums. Puzzle over the 15th century Voynich manuscript at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, linguists, mathematicians and code-breakers have all attempted to decipher its 240 bewildering pages. You will enjoy an amazing extra-curricular timetable, including a visit to the Big Apple itself, New York City! Make Instagram-worthy memories as you spot the world’s most recognisable sights - from the Statue of Liberty to Central Park and Grand Central Station, the list goes on!

Any questions?

Check out our FAQs

How do I book a place on the course I want?

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, you can book online using our secure booking system. Once your application has been submitted, you will be sent an email confirming that it has been received.

If you prefer, you can download an Application Form by clicking here. You can return the Application Form to us by any of these methods:

  • Scan and email to [email protected]le.co.uk
  • Fax to +44 (0) 845 280 01 22
  • Post to Oxford Royale Academy, Yarnton Manor, Church Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1PY, UNITED KINGDOM.

Once your booking has been processed by one of our members of staff, you will receive email confirmation of your place on the course of your choice. A Welcome Pack will be available to download from the ORA Portal from April. If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a course advisor, please feel free to email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 1865 954 800.

How do I pay for my course?

All courses require a deposit payment to secure the booking. For Summer 2021, this is £995 GBP for all two-week courses for ages 13+, and £395 for one-week courses for 8-12 years. You may either pay the full course fee when you book your place, or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date. The balance clearance is required at least 60 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 60 days before the start date, the balance must be covered in full.

New online enrolments will require a Debit or Credit Card payment of at least the deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit payment via Bank Transfer, please contact our Admissions team, who will be happy to assist you in doing so. ([email protected])

Payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to your ORA Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

What do my course fees include?

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (20 taught hours per week)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation in your chosen location (see our accommodation page for the specific colleges and locations)
  • Meals in the Hall
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • Daily updates for parents and family on the ORA campus blogs
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions
  • Welcome and graduation events (parents invited)
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing
Will I receive a graduation certificate?

Yes, students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Academy Graduation Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course.

Will I have to share a room/facilities?

Most of our accommodation sites offer a mix of single and twin bedrooms, with some campuses having en-suite bedrooms available and others have shared bathroom facilities between a small group of same-sex students. If you have a particular preference for a certain room type, you can make a request on booking, which may be granted subject to availability. If a particular room type is required for medical reasons, please contact our Admissions Team who will be able to check availability on different sites, depending on the course chosen.

Sharing your room with fellow students is a great way of getting to know people and making friends.

How secure are the campuses?

All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at roll-call at breakfast; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.

Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.

All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Do I need a visa to travel to the UK/US?

If your country is part of the EU or the European Economic Area you will not require a visa to enter the UK. It is always safest to check whether you need a visa with the relevant authorities.

Students attending our USA Summer Schools may be able to enter the USA on the Visa Waiver programme – we can provide individual support on request for those that do need a visa.

I want to change to another course or study option. Is this possible?

If you wish to change your course or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to courses are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the course start date.

If I need to cancel my booking, will I get my money back?

Oxford Royale Academy’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be on the following terms:

no refund of deposit will be made under any circumstances, once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
for cancellations before your course start date, the remainder of the course fees less the deposit amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:

Period Before Start Date Total refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%
I want to attend one of your English language courses: how will you know what my level of English is and what sort of tuition I need?

All students registered to attend our English Language courses will be required to take an English Language Placement Test, which will assess the relative abilities of each student. Students are then placed into ability groups based on the results of their assessment, and the material that they study is tailored to the level of the class.

Once you have booked your place on a course we will send you information on how to take our online Placement Test. This test should take approximately one hour and should be taken by the student at least one month prior to their arrival date.

Please note that Oxford Royale Academy English courses do not cater for beginners in English.

Can I take more than one course?

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. This can be done in two ways:

  • Enrol on two different programmes. For example, you may wish to have two weeks on the Broadening Horizons course and then two more weeks on the Oxford Enterprise Programme.
  • Enrol on the same programme twice, but choose different subject options. For example, you may wish to have four weeks on the New Perspectives course, choosing Creative Writing & Experimental Psychology for the first two weeks, followed by Human Biology and Physics & Chemistry for the second two weeks. Four-week courses include New Perspectives, Broadening Horizons and Oxford Summer English only.

Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one course please do not hesitate to contact us.

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