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Why should I send my child to Imperial's Global Summer School?

Why should I send my child to Imperial's Global Summer School?

Exceptional English

Studying in the UK is a great opportunity to improve your child’s English-speaking skills, which will benefit them throughout their life.

Countless connections

With over 45 nationalities, your child can network and make friends from across the world, which is invaluable for understanding different cultures. 

Experiencing higher education

Imperial is ranked 11th in the world. You can give your child a taste of life at university and be confident that they are safe and secure.

Safety and security

The safety of our Summer School students is of paramount importance to us and we provide a number of security measures, including:

  • All halls of residence have a swipe card or fob entry, Close Circuit Television (CCTV) and 24-hour manned security offices.
  • A residential team of Pastoral Mentors provide round-the-clock support and supervision in halls of residences.
  • Key members of staff hold qualifications in child protection and all staff members working on the programme have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Global Summer School staff and mentors provide supervision on all organised trips and excursions.

Staying in touch with family and friends

We recommend that all students bring a mobile phone, appropriately insured, as this will be the most convenient way to stay in touch with family and friends at home.

Broadband internet is available on campus for students to stay in touch with you via email and video calling.

Living in London


We advise students to not bring large amounts of money. We encourage students to bring a small amount of spending money for gifts and travel around London. Food and Drink will be provided and does not need to be budgeted for. 

Social activities

As part of the programme, we offer organised social and sporting activities. These activities are organised and run by the pastoral mentors.

Support and supervision

All students are supported by a comprehensive, fully-trained staff team.

Students are allocated an academic mentor and pastoral mentor for the duration of the programme. The mentors will be the first point of contact for any questions or concerns students may have.

Academic mentors are current Imperial students who study a subject related to the Summer School’s academic stream. They accompany Global Summer School students during class time, providing practical support in the academic environment, and are invaluable for delivering an interactive and engaging experience. To make sure that they are able to get the most out of the academic programme, Summer School students will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss ideas in classes and seminars.
Summer School students will be chaperoned by our pastoral mentors for all social activities to ensure the safety and comfort of the whole group while exploring London and other parts of the UK. Pastoral mentors stay in campus accommodation alongside students to provide 24-hour support.
Global Summer School is a fantastic developmental opportunity and students will have the chance to make plenty of new friends. However, it is very normal for students to feel some homesickness whilst living away from home. While most students find that homesickness is only temporary, mentors and staff members will be available at all times to discuss any worries or concerns.

Register interest!

Register your interest in attending our Global Summer School. 

You will receive occasional updates, via email, about our Global Summer School and alerts to when applications open.