The Future Diplomat
- Dawlish, England
The Future Diplomat
A 2 week programme. Study from:
05/07/20 - 18/07/20
19/07/20 - 01/08/20
Small class sizes ensure that each student receives individual attention from their tutors, providing a learning experience which is unique to their needs. This close proximity between students and teachers fosters close relationships and a supportive environment, which builds confidence amongst the young learners and encourages them to succeed.
Teachers push students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.
In tandem with a growing understanding of diplomatic issues, the course piques the intellectual curiosity of the learners by exposing them to a range of authentic sources from different areas of diplomacy including case-studies of historical events. This in turn develops participant’s critical thinking skills as they discuss and analyse them.
The mix of nationalities in the classroom and the wide range of materials covered creates an international outlook amongst students, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking.
Objectives of the stay
For aspiring diplomats
The Future Diplomat
30 hours of tuition per week. For learners aged 15 - 17 years with a B2 level or higher.
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. It also 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.
• 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 and negotiation skills, as well as role play, and speech writing abilities.
• 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 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 conference, Martin Luther, Mahatma Gandhi, and The Berlin Wall.
• An educational field trip
Students will research a place to visit and, after doing so, they will present their findings and contrast them with their own culture.
Effective communication skills and the ability to present a compelling argument with nuance and diplomacy, preparing students for their future careers.
An understanding of diplomacy and international relations, and how past events have shaped today’s world.
Homestay accommodation with a single bed is provided on a full-board basis for all learners.
The Experience of Living in Dawlish
Dawlish is a seaside town located in Devon on England’s south coast, approximately 350km from central London and 320km from Heathrow Airport.
Characteristic country houses, impressive villas, narrow streets, numerous shops, the famous black swans, beautiful teahouses and the singing of the seagulls, make Dawlish a charming destination.
On weekday afternoons and weekends, OISE Dawlish offers a variety of activities to encourage young people to use English in all possible contexts, allowing them to apply the language in new registers, giving them the opportunity to learn vocabulary and new ways of interacting in English as the context requires. Among the activities organised are theatre workshops, sports competitions, mini-disco, team games, talent contests, barbecues, movies, bowling and movie nights.
Every Saturday there is a day trip to places such as the Barbican Waterfront, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth or the city of Exeter. Sunday is spent with host families.
The price includes 30 hours of tuition per week, full-board accommodation in a carefully selected homestay and a cultural programme.