Online Session

World Climate Negotiations Bootcamp
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For the first time, the Summer School is offering high school students the opportunity to participate in an online course focused on developing their negotiation skills, as well as introducing them to climate change and international relations.

During this two-week negotiations bootcamp, students will learn about international relations theories through role-playing exercises that include interactive rounds of negotiation. They will be able to gain hands-on experience of diplomatic practices and tackle some of today’s most pressing issues with other keen students from across continents and even time zones.

This brand-new online simulation course is ideal for students who are passionate about climate and environmental issues, while also curious to learn more about international relations and diplomacy.


June 28th – July 8th, 2022

The course schedule has been designed to accommodate various time zones so that students can participate from around the world. Download the provisional schedule for the 2022 Pre-College Programme Online Session (PDF, 118 KB).

Academic Programme

The academic programme includes about 20 contact hours in total, spread over two weeks. 

This online session will allow students to gain an understanding of global issues related to environmental challenges, diplomacy and multilateralism through both a theoretical and practical approach. Students will be able to experience academics at Sciences Po through classes that are led by Sciences Po professors and that are taught entirely in English.

During several rounds of negotiations, students will have the opportunity to defend a position as they represent a delegation that is involved in world climate summits. Students will focus on fundamental environmental challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions, forestry and land use, and climate finance. They will then analyse the negotiation rounds through the lens of international relations theories.Theoretical insights shared by their professors and collective discussions among students will enable them to put their practical experience into perspective.

Read the course overview for “World Climate Negotiations Bootcamp” (PDF, 106 KB).

Classes will be held in a live, synchronous format to allow for maximum interaction among students and their professors. A certificate of participation will be awarded to students who complete the online session and fulfil the Pre-College Programme Academic Rules and Regulations (PDF, 97 KB).


The Pre-College Online Session is open to students currently enrolled in secondary school, and who will still be enrolled in secondary school in Fall 2022. Candidates must be at least 15 years old at the time of the programme. Learn more about eligibility criteria.


The final deadline to apply for the 2022 Pre-College Online Session is May 19th, 2022.

Applying to the Pre-College Programme requires the successful completion of a selective application process; candidates must submit an online application, which will be reviewed by an admissions jury. Learn more about the application process.


  • Programme Fees: €1230
  • Application Fees : €50 

Payment of the application fee is strictly non-refundable and is only by credit card on the application platform. For more information about the programme refund policy, please consult the Pre-College Programme Refund and Withdrawal Policy (PDF, 75 KB)

Practical Information 

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