About the Program

YOUR UNIVERSITY ADVENTURE STARTS NOW!

GET READY TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY IN ENGLISH WITH OUR INNOVATIVE PROGRAM… AND WITHOUT LEAVING SPAIN!

June 27th-July 22nd, 2022

Under an agreement with Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), the Spain Center for International Education (SpaCIE) has created the Pre-University Summer School (PreUniSS).  The PreUniSS is composed of two 2-week courses (6 ECTS credits in total): [1],[2]

  1. Academic content course in the first two weeks: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Climate Change (3 ECTS credits)
  2. Abilities course in the last two weeks: Speaking and Writing Skills for Success at University (3 ECTS credits)

[1] Due to organizational reasons, the order of the two courses could be reversed. This will be the case in 2021.

[2] If there are enough students interested in this option, it could be possible to take only one of the two courses. Even if this option is eventually offered, it is highly advisable to take the whole program.

PreUniSS is a unique opportunity to broaden the horizons of students aged 16-18 years old thinking about university, while studying at a top university. UAM is the number 1 university in Madrid, number 2 in Spain, top 100 in Europe, and top 200 in the World (QS World University Rankings 2021), and top 150 in the World in student employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020); UAM is the best university for you!

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 2-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.

You will take the MACC course not only with peers like you, but also with UAM undergraduate students. Some international students could also attend the course. The course is complimented by social and cultural events, as well as academic field trips, bringing together the MACC students and other students from all over the World who attend the Summer School of Economics and Business in a truly international environment.

Under the agreement UAM-SpaCIE, UAM oversees the academic aspects of the MACC program and grants the diplomas and official transcripts, and SpaCIE organizes and oversees the logistics of the program.

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. 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 2-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. The sessions will complement the academic learning in the MACC course, so students will get an opportunity to apply some of the new knowledge that they have learnt in an interactive way.[3] Students will also work in small teams to deliver a presentation to the wider group.

[3] In case that the order of the MACC and SWSSU courses is reversed, the SWSSU course will be slightly reoriented towards helping students to maximize their learning from the MACC course.

This course is fully organized by SpaCIE, not under agreement with UAM, but it is also taught by top university professors. All students will receive a diploma and an official transcript from SpaCIE.

The SWSSU course will also be complemented by social and cultural events, as well as academic field trips, bringing together the SWSSU students with international students.

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

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 Spain or abroad. If you decide to study at UAM or at another Spanish university, 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 course than you and accompany students around the campus, on socials and visits. Students benefit from hearing first-hand about university life and life at UAM.

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