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- Summer School students chatting on the Reims campus (photo: Cyrille Beudot)
- Summer School student and counsellor working on the Reims campus (photo: Cyrille
"To be able to interact with a diverse body of individuals has been one of the biggest highlights of my experience at Sciences Po. It is rare to be surrounded by so much culture, energy, and passion in one environment." - Isabelle, USA
A multicultural environment
With participants coming from many different countries, the Pre-College Programme is truly an international experience. Students will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from classmates from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, both inside and outside the classroom. Reflecting the multiculturalism of the entire Sciences Po community, the 2017 student cohort represented 24 different nationalities and 25 countries of studies in total - from France, China and the USA to Italy, Mexico, Ivory Coast, India or Jordan.
Read on to hear more about what our students had to say about their Summer School experience.
Cindy, 16 years old, Canada
On the academic programme
"My highlight was definitely the master classes. The professors were not only knowledgeable but also incredibly kind, and the themes of the classes were closely tied to current events. I continue to draw on the knowledge I gained from these classes in my academic and personal life, and wish to pursue these subjects further in university."
On her experience outside the classroom
"Activities were great fun, especially if you never travelled to France, like me! The Reims campus was calm and gave an intimate feeling, whereas the city centre was both easy to navigate and lively. The incredible counsellors took care of all aspects of our lives. I felt the Summer School team truly cared about its students to a degree that I had not experienced at any other institution."
Ana Sofia, 17 years old, USA
On her French language class
"My French language class was extremely useful to an international unfamiliar with the French system. The teacher was amazing, super interesting, and knew how to keep us interested. Thumbs up!"
Mingxi, 17 years old, China
On his interaction with other students
"The best experience I had during the Summer School is the opportunity of exchanging opinions and ideas about almost anything with classmates and to get to know people living in other parts of the world. Gladly, the Sciences Po Summer School provides this kind of chance. Frankly, I really enjoyed it."