For ages 14-17, a summer English course for the next world leaders: explore global issues, such as climate change and help build a better world.

Available in summer.

Arrival day: Wednesday

Prepares students for a global workplace. Explore the UN’s 17 Sustainable Goals. Includes special trips to London, Oxford and Cambridge.

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Course summary

Ages 14-17
Location Oxford
English level B2 (upper intermediate) and above
Course length 2 weeks
Season Summer


Course content

The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops.

World Leaders encourages students to explore contemporary skills such as debating, critical thinking, and team work. The course looks at different world issues, which help to get young people engaged in making the world a better place.

Students focus on acknowledging the importance of certain themes like climate change, gender equality, and sustainable cities and communities. Students will learn about the 17 sustainable goals adopted by the UN aimed to promote peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

The course follows the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are a call to action by all countries (poor, rich, and middle-income) to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Students can choose to focus on one goal and will work on their presentation based on this, which is then judged by the panel at the end of their course.

Workshops include: introduction to global issues, renewable energy, diversity and inclusion, healthcare, and employment.

Previous Guest speakers


Tom Brookes
Tom is a film, public speaking and acting specialist, who has led courses in over a hundred schools for children in the UK and created courses for students from more than 60 countries. Tom is a guest speaker on all of our Future leader courses, delivering talks on public speaking and presentation skills as well as being a panel judge for the Future leader presentations.

Learning summary (per two-week course)

Lessons: 42 hours

Study trips: 2 full-day trips and 1 half-day trip

Other activities, including sports, arts and evening activities: 40 hours


Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve core skills for bright, academic and professional careers
  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their English vocabulary
  • Network and make new friends from around the world
  • Improve skills such as teamwork and problem-solving
  • Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment
  • Be prepared for entry into a global workplace
  • Improve their presentation skills
  • Learn about how our actions can shape the world
  • Develop an understanding of current world issues
  • Learn about the UN sustainable goals
  • Advance their English language skills even more.

There are two full-day trips and one half-day trip as part of the course, including a walking tour and entry to a University of Oxford college; London with a tour of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and a royalty and politics walking tour; Cambridge with entry to King’s College, a walking tour and punting on the River Cam or to Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers and the national museum of computing.


What’s included?

  • All tuition
  • All class materials
  • All activities
  • Full and half day trips to exciting destinations
  • Evening activities organised and supervised by IH staff at the school
  • On-site residential accommodation at the school
  • All meals
  • Regular drinks and snacks
  • 24/7 support and supervision by our on-site IH team
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

Location: Oxford

Our IH Oxford Young Learner Centre is located in one of the most famous cities in the world for learning. The prestigious St Edward’s private school has many Oxford University colleges within walking distance. Learn more about our Oxford centre.

Oxford University is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.

Oxford locations (the Bodleian Library, New College and Christ Church) feature in many of the Harry Potter films.

Oxford is the home of the world famous Oxford English Dictionary.

Stephen Hawkins, Albert Einstein and J. R. R Tolkein all studied at Oxford University.

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