The Future Diplomat

(15-17 years)

About

The Future Diplomat is tailored for those committed enough to embark on a career on a global stage.

Diplomacy aids effective communication, particularly in negotiation. Also, it improves relationships,helping to build and develop mutual respect across cultures. In turn, this can lead to more successful outcomes in business, politics or domestic life, making situations less difficult or stressful.
OISE Dawlish is located in the centre of this pretty Devon seaside resort, close to the beach and it has a warm family atmosphere. The school itself is nestled in picture-perfect grounds complete with a trickling stream.

Courses are given in groups of a maximum of 8 students, divided into level groups.


The Programme

Art of diplomacy 

The participants engage in the skills which are key to becoming an influential diplomat such as interpersonal skills, body language, social etiquette and appropriate conversations. They will also fine tune their debating, negotiation skills as well as role play, and speech writing skills.

Project Work
Participants work on a project which takes the form of a blog, documentary or presentation. The project work helps develop research and brainstorming skills as well as giving the students training on how to critically analyse different media.

Interpretation & Translation
In this workshop the participants will test their translating skills from their native language to English and study how important translating can be in diplomacy and international relations.

Case Study
The afternoon session focuses on a case study of people or events which allow the participants to analyse how they have influenced the world of diplomacy and international relations. Examples are the Arab Spring, the Cuban Air-Missile Crisis, 1945 Yalta, Martin Luther, Mahatma Gandhi and The Berlin Wall.

Mid-week educational excursion
Students research a place they will visit on a mid week excursion, then after their visit they will present their findings and finally contrast these findings with their own culture.


Why do this programme?

This program allows students aged 15 to 17 to become aware of the challenges of a diplomatic career/international relations. It gives them the keys to a global vision and encourages expression and self-confidence.

For a 4-week stay, it is possible to complete two weeks of the The Future Diplomat program and two weeks of the The Future Novelist program.

Course overview

  • 27 hours of classes per week
  • 6-8 students per class
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Open throughout July

Future Diplomat Course



Dates & Prices 2019



Future Diplomat Course

Dates  Prices
30.06.19 - 13.07.19  £2,360 
14.07.19 - 27.07.19  £2,360 

Course fees include:
  • Workbook and course certificate
  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Leisure activities
  • Full day excursion
  • Arrival / departure transfer on standard dates and times