Introducing the best Program for you

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June 27th-July 22nd, 2022

The Pre-University Summer School (PreUniSS) is a program created by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and the Spain Center for International Education (SpaCIE). The PreUniSS consists of the following courses, each of two weeks’ duration (6 ECTS credits in total):[a]

1) Skills course: Speaking and Writing Skills for Success at University (3 ECTS credits)

2) Academic content course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Climate Change (3 ECTS credits)

[a] The order of the two PreUniSS courses will be decided according to the organizational needs of the Program. If places are available, it may be possible to enroll in only one of the two courses, but priority will be given to students applying for both courses. In any case, it is strongly recommended to take the full program.

The PreUniSS is a unique opportunity to broaden the horizons of students between the ages of 16[b] and 18 who are already thinking about their university studies, while studying at a top university. UAM is the number 1 university in Madrid, number 2 in Spain, number 87 in Europe and number 207 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022), and number 144 in the world in student employability (Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking 2021); UAM is the best university for you!

[b] Students aged 15 who turn 16 in 2022 can also apply.

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE (MACC)

We invite you to embark on this life-changing journey to gain a new perspective on your future university studies, make new friends from all over the World, immerse yourself in University life, and discover something new about yourself! Join an exclusive two-week study program that offers a high-quality multidisciplinary course, taught in English by top professors of many disciplines (Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Humanities, Law, Marketing, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology) and by top practitioners from the business world.

The MACC course targets students keen to gain academic enrichment not only in their future discipline, but in many other fields through a multidisciplinary approach to Climate Change. Moreover, in case you have not decided yet what you are going to study at university, our course will greatly help you to decide what you want to study.

SPEAKING AND WRITING SKILLS FOR SUCCESS AT UNIVERSITY (SWSSU)

The SWSSU course is a two-week study program, taught in English, where students will focus on important skills that they need to master to be successful university students, such as effective listening and reading, delivering presentations, and writing papers. Furthermore, students will also work in small teams to deliver a presentation to the wider group.

COMMON FEATURES OF BOTH COURSES OF THE PRE-UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL

You will take the PreUniSS not only with peers like you, but also with UAM and international university students. Additionally, the Program is complemented by social and cultural events, as well as academic field trips (to the extent permitted by possible restrictions that may still exist at that time due to the pandemic). Many of these events bring together students from the Program’s courses with other students from around the world attending the Summer School of Economics and Business, creating a truly international environment.

UAM organizes and supervises the academic aspects of the Program and awards the diplomas and official transcripts. SpaCIE organizes and supervises the logistics of the Program.

The PreUniSS will take place at UAM’s Faculty of Economics and Business Studies. Check the presentation video of this Faculty:

Studying in English on the UAM campus alongside some international and UAM students and experiencing teaching from a top university will also give you an insight into life and undergraduate study in an international university such as UAM. This will help you adapt to your future university studies, whether in your own country or abroad. Likewise, if you decide to study in your own country, this experience will be very useful in your possible stays abroad as an exchange student, whether in the framework of the Erasmus+ program or another international program.

One of the main highlights is the opportunity to spend time with our fantastic student mentors, who are UAM students. They will take the same courses than you and accompany students around the campus, on socials and visits. As a result, students will benefit from hearing first-hand about university life and life at UAM.

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