OGSYL aims to bring together some of the brightest young minds from around the world to participate in its twice-annual summits. Students will be assigned to one of four ‘colleges’, which are intended to represent the college system at the University of Oxford itself, and will collaborate on projects and activities that complement their seminars and lectures. In the unique environment that is created, we hope to inspire and motivate the leaders of tomorrow through their interactions with some of the greatest mentors of today. Over the course of our week-long programme, students are invited to apply their intellect to the most salient issues in our society. The resulting transformation, from a group of bright, talented individuals into a team of critical thinking analytical problem-solvers, is nothing less than extraordinary.
During this experience, students will:
- Work in groups to identify solutions to a major global challenge that society faces today.
- Participate in interactive classes and seminars that will enable them to tackle these challenges.
- Attend guest lectures by university professors on relevant topics such as AI, big data, social enterprise, and innovation.
- Network with ambitious and high-achieving peers from across the globe.
- Attain certificates of completion for their courses.
- Receive mentorship from leaders with a variety of backgrounds, including doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, business executives, and University of Oxford professors.
High achieving students will be invited to Oxford in the summer to further their studies and engage with an even wider network of mentors and professors.
How is OGSYL different? Our students’ success matters to us not just while they are in our programme but also beyond. As such, our mentor relations do not cease at the end of the week. For our top performing students, we will offer continued support for university applications, letters of recommendation toward future endeavours (for up to one year), and mentorship on the project identified during the programme (should the student wish to continue working on it).