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International Academy International Private High Schools For students aged 14 to 19

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• International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme • A-Level Programme • International GCSE Programme • North American High School Grades 9-12

Oxford Torbay New York

Academic excellence since 1965

2011-2012


EF International Academy students strive for academic success and make friends that last a lifetime.


Welcome to EF International Academy

Education at EF International Academy is about nurturing intellectual curiosity and beginning a lifelong journey of discovery, learning and engagement with the world. Students from over 40 countries have begun this rewarding journey at our campuses in Oxford, Torbay and New York, and all have gone on to pursue their studies at universities around the world. In addition to our cosmopolitan student body, we have world-class teachers who come from all corners of the globe and bring experience and passion to the classroom. We foster a caring and supportive environment where students can be productive and grow as individuals in safe and comfortable surroundings. EF International Academy campuses are located near important centres of learning and culture, and they feature contemporary academic facilities, such as libraries, state-of-the-art science laboratories, multimedia classrooms, computer suites and more. Students stay on campus in residence halls or live in welcoming homestays with carefully selected families, and communal lounges, cafeterias and a variety of athletic facilities make our campuses wonderful homes away from home. Internationalism is at the core of EF International Academy’s identity; it’s what makes us unique. Our curriculum emphasises global-mindedness along with academic excellence. As career opportunities increasingly hinge upon the ability to navigate a global economy, our schools equip students with the skills and experiences required for success at top universities and beyond. EF International Academy in New York, Oxford and Torbay are IB World Schools offering the IB Diploma Programme. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students. Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

EF International Academy New York is authorized by the University of the State of New York Education Department to grant official high school diplomas. EF International Academy Oxford and EF International Academy Torbay are accredited by the British Accreditation Council.

That’s why EF International Academy’s schools are also IB World Schools, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organization to grant the prestigious IB Diploma. I invite you to visit us and experience firsthand what a wonderful and worldfocused environment EF International Academy provides, and I encourage you to learn more.

Mark Seman President, EF International Academy


Our Mission EF’s mission is to break down the barriers of language, culture and geography that divide us. In the past 45 years, EF’s educational programmes have helped students of all nationalities become true world citizens.

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Building a Foundation for Lifelong Learning What makes EF International Academy unique is its cosmopolitan atmosphere and global philosophy. Our international student body and geographically diverse faculty form a community – a nurturing home away from home where students interact with peers from every corner of the world.

Highest standards EF International Academy is a private, co-educational high school with safe, secure and attractive campuses in Oxford and Torbay, in Great Britain, and New York, in the US. We are governed by EF Education First, the largest private educational organisation in the world, with headquarters in Switzerland. Founded in 1965, EF has helped more than 4 million students realise their dream of studying abroad. International focus At EF International Academy we are committed to academic excellence, and

we motivate students to develop a deep understanding of languages, mathematics, science, social studies, literature, modern technology, the arts and cultural diversity – knowledge that enables them to attend top universities around the world and excel in the global market place. EF International Academy equips students with an international perspective that takes others a lifetime to develop.

Nurturing minds

A fulfilling experience

Encouraging balance

At EF International Academy, the learning and maturing process never stops. It occurs in classrooms, during evening study groups, and through clubs, activities and sports. We believe education is an ongoing process, and we are committed to developing students’ knowledge, skills and passion for learning while expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures, people and ideas from around the world.

Our academic programs are highly demanding, and our students are driven and committed to excellence. We seek to provide an enriching environment for them, both socially and culturally, by providing opportunities to unwind, relax and socialise with friends. Students work hard, but they also understand the importance of making the most of life in the process.

Global citizens The international composition of our student body is one of our greatest assets. We foster an environment that encourages open-mindedness, curiosity and a desire to connect with and understand people from different backgrounds.

Our school prepares all students for university through challenging, engaging and satisfying work that enables them to achieve continuous improvement in all academic areas. Both in and outside the classroom, we encourage the development of character by espousing attributes such as responsibility, accountability and independence.

Our students form lifelong friendships with classmates from around the world. This is a special experience that makes our community and students unique, and it underpins the international focus of our schools.

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The Advantages of EF International Academy EF International Academy specialises in preparing students for higher education, and 90% of our students attend their first choice university. Here’s why we’re so successful.

World-class faculty All courses are taught by certified, talented instructors who have significant experience working with international students. Last year, EF International Academy students achieved a 94% pass rate in A-level examinations, and the percentage of our students receiving A and B grades is nearly double the UK national average.

45 years of experience EF International Academy is part of EF Education First, the world’s leading private educational organisation. Founded in 1965, EF has helped more than 4 million students realise their dream of studying abroad. EF has offices in more than 50 countries around the world, enabling our schools to maintain around-the-clock contact with staff and parents back home.

Stellar results and student achivements EF International Academy students are highly accomplished when it comes to exams and university admissions. Over 90% of our graduates attend their first choice university, and our students consistently achieve high exam scores. Through rigorous preparation, close guidance and high quality instruction, we help students reach their academic goals.

Customised curriculum We tailor every study programme to ensure that you meet the language and academic requirements of universities. We insist on small class sizes so that you benefit from group interaction and individualised attention from your teachers, meaning you make progress every day. EF International Academy becomes your educational partner, helping you fulfil enrolment requirements, choose the right university and successfully complete the application process. 6

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Your welfare is our priority

Truly international atmosphere

During your time with EF International Academy, we are committed to making your experience as rewarding and comfortable as possible. Along with thorough academic support, we have experienced staff at each campus to help organise accommodation, arrange exciting excursions, provide guidance and personally look after your welfare.

Unlike typical private high schools, EF International Academy has a diverse student body. Students hail from every corner of the world, including Europe, Asia and Latin America. With over 40 nationalities represented, the mix of cultures fosters an extraordinary learning environment and an enriching school life.

Ideal study locations EF International Academy campuses in Oxford, Torbay and New York are in excellent locations, with convenient access to local transport and leisure amenities. Each campus has modern, newly renovated classrooms, quiet study areas and fully equipped computer labs that offer innovative learning technology.

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World-Class University Placements Finding the right university is an important goal for our students, and guiding students through the university application process is a crucial part of our mission. Students work closely with admissions advisors and gain admittance to the world’s best universities.

of the biggest decisions in a student’s life. Our aim is to make the process smooth, understandable and successful. We work individually with each student to develop an application strategy, and advisors provide guidance about exams, requirements, deadlines, essays, interviews and financial assistance. Getting into the right university involves hard work, a strong academic record and good test scores. Our university admissions advisors are there to help each student every step of the way.

EF students get into the UK’s top 30 universities The top 30 universities in the United Kingdom (as ranked by The Times) all have one thing in common: EF students have been offered placement at each of them. Join us and be part of our success.

Top 30 universities in the UK (The Times 2011)

Mastering entrance exams

A record of achievement EF International Academy students have consistently matriculated at the world’s most prestigious universities. In the UK, they have been admitted to each of the nation’s top 30 schools, and half have been placed in the UK’s top 10 schools, including Oxford, Cambridge and London School of Economics. In the US, our students have gone on to study at leading centres of learning, including Harvard, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania and University of California, Los Angeles. Other students pursue international educations at institutions such as Zurich University and Cologne University. 90% of our students earn placement at their first choice university, and we ensure that every graduate is enrolled in university to pursue a high quality academic degree. University admissions advisors EF International Academy’s team of university admissions advisors is dedicated to guiding students through the entire university application process. Deciding which university to attend is one

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Performing well on entrance exams and aptitude tests is a critical part of the application process. We provide training to ensure students are well prepared to do their best on exams such as the BMAT, UKCAT and LNAT in Great Britain and the SAT and SAT Subject Tests in the US. Students consult preparation materials, receive thorough instruction and take practice tests. As a result, they consistently earn high scores on aptitude tests and language exams. A lifetime of success As well as guiding our students through the university admissions process and preparing them to succeed in higher education, we believe their long-term wellbeing, at university and beyond, is important. Each year we receive updates from alumni who credit EF International Academy with influencing and shaping their lives. We enjoy following the progress of our graduates and are pleased when the education they received with us helps them to succeed in whatever field or career they choose.

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University of Oxford University of Cambridge Imperial College London University of St Andrews London School of Economics Durham University University College London University of Warwick University of York University of Lancaster University of Edinburgh University of Exeter University of Bath University of Bristol University of Leicester University of Loughborough King’s College London University of Sheffield University of Southhampton University of Nottingham University of Sussex University of Birmingham University of Glasgow University of East Anglia University of New Castle University of Leeds School of Oriental and African Studies University of Liverpool Aston University Manchester University


Student University Placements Student name

Home country University

Yun Zhang Daisuke Yamaguchi Mikail Zakharov Ha Chung Yobe Kelly Roldan Bonilla Zhen Hua Xia Jasurbek Abdustov Ming Tao Sun Asami Itsuka Yukiko Nakajima Tai Wang Panudda Buathong Ya-Hui Lin Nurbolat Sultanov Pui Yin Ko Sin Yeon Kim Hao Wu` Zhamilya Meshitbay Bei Bei Yan Irina Aksenova Anna Gibaeva Dinh Luu Minh Hoang Ngoc Tri Huynh Nhat Quang Duong Nguyen Zhenying Chen Ting Sum Kwan Aleksanda Mishenina Simin Gao Olga Popova Su Chen Sophia Spitthoever Paolo Pardey Longo Chen Hui Cao Thanh Tri Nguyen Raisa Galimova Renee Zhang Mark Ezissi Irene Lee

China Japan Russia Korea Venezuela China Uzbekistan China Japan Japan China Thailand Taiwan Kazakhstan Hong Kong Korea China Kazakhstan China Kazakhstan Russia Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam China Hong Kong Russia China Ukraine China Germany Colombia China Vietnam Russia China Nigeria Taiwan

Oxford University Harvard University London School of Economics University of Edinburgh Hult International Business School University of Durham London School of Economics Dartmouth College University of Bristol Berkeley College Loughborough University University of Sheffield University of Pennsylvania University of Dundee University of Exeter University of Leeds Imperial College London University of Cambridge London School of Economics University of Exeter University College London London School of Economics University College London University of Warwick Loughborough University University of Bath Lancaster University Loughborough University London School of Economics University of California, Los Angeles Cologne University Bocconi University Imperial College London London School of Economics Zurich University Oxford University Imperial College London Hull York Medical School

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Who is an EF International Academy student?

Rodolphe Berger, France

Laura Auketayeva, Kazakhstan

Yu-An Chang, Taiwan

Our students come from countries on different continents, from cities and rural areas, and from almost every background imaginable. It’s nearly impossible to describe our students in a few words. However, a typical EF International Academy student does possess certain character traits. Our students are … … Intellectually curious: They are naturally interested in the world around them and are internally motivated to learn more.

Sofia Julian, USA

… Hard working: In addition managing busy classroom schedules and homework assignments, our students dedicate significant time to independent study and research.

Stefan Fleischmann, germany

Oscar San Roman, Mexico

… Multilingual: Many students speak two or more languages when they come to EF International Academy; all students do so when they leave. … Open-minded: Living and studying with classmates from around the world takes an open mind and a willingness to listen and change as a person. … Creative: They love music, theatre and literature, but their creativity isn’t limited to the arts; it’s also found in mathematics class, science lab and on the sports field.

Guxue Feng, China

… Ready to laugh: A good sense of humour helps students cope with life’s occasional setbacks, not to mention challenging workloads.

Katja Knudsen, Norway

Amin El Quali Sadki, Spain

… Eager to have fun: Students enjoy rock climbing, football, after-school clubs and taking excursions nearby cities. … Responsible: Living away from home leads to independence and maturity, but our students know that independence comes with responsibilities. … Motivated: Students from around the globe flock to our campuses; they are motivated to succeed, and they are motivated to make the world a better place.

Shin Ken Ng, Malaysia Astrid Romaj Gomez, Venezuela

Gue Min Park, Korea

… Enthusiastic: In the classrooms, on the sports field and during passionate late-night debates, our students bring enthusiasm to every endeavour.


EF International Academy Success Stories We measure our success one student at a time, based on each student’s progress. Our graduates go on to study a wide range of subjects at university, from mathematics to humanities, medicine and law. Here, current and recent students share their experiences.

Current EF Student Olivia Lin Sørensen from Denmark is studying the second year of the IB Diploma Programme at EF International Academy New York. Why I chose to study at EF International Academy I decided to study at EF International Academy NY because it is a place where I can widen my knowledge through international academic lessons. At EF International Academy I receive the guidance I need about future studies and my choice of university. Studying here will help me to get an international career working in different countries, which has always been my dream. About my experience I am now starting my third and final year at the EF International Academy NY campus. Studying abroad with EF has so far been an amazing experience! The staff and teachers at school are always there to support you with your choice of academic subjects and with personal issues. Your personal advisor also serves as a reliable personal guide regarding applications to university and college. Living and studying here has given me lifelong friendships and relationships with people from all over the world as well as a better understanding of different cultures. Olivia Lin Sørensen, Denmark

Sofia Spitthoever from Germany “I studied my A-levels in English, maths, sociology, economics and biology at EF International Academy in Torbay. I wanted to improve my English to become an architect and work abroad. My teachers gave me great advice and helped me with my university application. I am now studying construction engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne” Zhamilya Meshitbay from Kazakhstan Zhamilya prepared for her A-levels at EF International Academy Torbay, where she studied mathematics, economics, sociology and further mathematics. She received four A grades on her A-level examinations, and since September 2009 she has been studying economics in Great Britain at her first choice school: Cambridge University. Irene Lee from Taiwan “I chose to study with EF International Academy because it has an excellent reputation all over the world. During my time here, I’ve developed as a person and I’m now ready for university. I will be studying medicine at Hull York Medical School and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.” Mark Ezissi from Nigeria Mark pursued his A-level studies in Torbay. Interested in becoming a chemical engineer, he took A-level exams in mathematics, chemistry, physics and further mathematics, and he has plans to accept an offer to Imperial College London, his first choice university. www.ef.com/academy

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EF International Academy New York 2009 graduating class

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Ivan Caestro, history

Toby Blundell, physics

Tia Gueye, mathematics and biology

Lillian Zhang, Chinese

Carolyn Fabbro, film studies

Dr Claudia Trew with a student, Paolo Pardey Longo

Gabor Aliban, activities coordinator

Adam Bovone, English and mathematics

Candice Beermann, Head of science

Brenda Kimball, psychology


World-Class Faculty Our faculty members bring years of experience and enthusiasm to the classroom. They have lived and taught around the globe and contribute significantly to the international mindset of our school. Highly qualified, they are passionate about nurturing the minds of young people and inspiring students to succeed. of Rochester and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of California at Irvine. After travelling and studying in Cuba, where she became proficient in Spanish, she joined the NYC Teaching Fellows programme. She recently earned a second master’s degree in mathematics education from the City College of New York.

Toby Blundell, physics, Oxford Mr Blundell pursued his bachelor’s degree and postgraduate certificate in education at Trinity College, Oxford, and graduated with an honours degree in cellular biochemistry. Following his studies, he worked in the private sector before committing himself fully as an educator. He taught in Oxford for several years before joining the EF International Academy faculty. Tia Gueye, mathematics and biology, New York Ms Gueye received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University

Carolyn Fabbro, film studies, Torbay Born in France, Fabbro pursued film studies at the University of Rennes 2. She has extensive experience as a filmmaker and video editor, and she has also worked as a journalist and critic. Fabbro has a French diploma in the history of arts, and she earned a master’s degree from Exeter University. She has taught media and arts in Exeter and is currently teaching A-level and IB film studies at our Torbay campus. Peter Welsby, economics and business studies, Torbay Mr Welsby has taught economics and business for 39 years. He’s been an examiner in business studies for A-level exam boards and various professional bodies. In addition, he has taught and mentored new teachers of business studies at the university level, and he has

supported and mentored economics teachers from Eastern Europe. He leads active classes that develop students’ communication skills and prepare them for academic study at university. Peter Traynor, English, Oxford Mr Traynor began teaching business English after a long career in information technology and discovered he had a passion for teaching. He now specialises in exam preparation training. He has lived and worked in the United States, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Latvia – experience that helps him reach out to international students. Candice Beermann, Head of science, New York As head of the science department in New York, Ms Beermann brings significant expertise and insight to the classroom. She’s an IB examiner in chemistry, and she served as IB coordinator at a large school in Canada, where she developed and evaluated standardised testing. Ms Beermann earned her degree from Calgary University.

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Care and Support: Nurturing Healthy and Happy Students The physical and emotional wellbeing of our students is our primary concern. At EF International Academy we work individually with each student to ensure they gain a healthy and fulfilling experience.

Personal advisors Living away from home and managing the demands of a rigorous academic schedule can be challenging for adolescents. Teenagers who are developing into responsible and independent adults have unique needs, which is why each student has regular contact with a personal advisor who monitors their overall welfare. In addition to discussing matters such as school work and university admissions, personal advisors make sure each student is healthy and emotionally balanced. Advisors develop close relationships with students and are able to offer guidance and support when needed.

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Health services

Regular supervision

Making sure students are healthy, in body and mind, is an important part of ensuring their academic success. EF International Academy has on-campus health centres and nurses, and partnerships with local doctors, so that students are able to seek prompt help if they get sick or have other health issues. In addition, our schools have qualified counsellors who are able to address emotional concerns, should they arise. We maintain regular contact with parents in the event of serious health issues.

Students are surrounded day and night by responsible adults. Teachers, staff and house parents, who live in residences with students, make sure students follow rules – such as strict sign-in requirements in residences – and are safe. Students know there is always a trusted adult they can turn to, 24 hours a day.

Nutrition and exercise The best way to be physically and emotionally healthy, and develop beneficial lifelong habits, is to receive proper nutrition and lead an active lifestyle. At our oncampus cafes and dining halls, we serve a variety of nutritious foods so students eat well-balanced meals. As an international school, we often plan delicious menus based on cuisines from around the world. Each campus has an array of exercise equipment and athletic facilities, and we have athletic directors on staff who organise sports and teach students about exercise and healthy lifestyles.

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Maintaining contact at home For many students, this will be the first time living abroad. We understand the anxieties and concerns students and their parents may have when embarking on this important educational step. We provide additional support through EF educational counsellors, whom students meet before departure. Educational counsellors are available to speak to students and parents, in their native language, at any point during their time at EF International Academy. Our staff work closely with educational counsellors to make sure students’ needs are met.


Encouraging Good Choices As our students develop into independent adults, we provide them with comprehensive guidance to encourage direction, responsibility and sound decision-making.

Applying to university is often a period of discovery and growth for students. The admissions process teaches them to make an important decision in a mature and thoughtful way. We encourage students to take the lead in the process, and admissions advisors help them navigate by offering valuable support and advice. Career guidance

Navigating university admissions When applying to university, it’s important to find the right match. This requires selfassessment and introspection. Students work closely with university admissions advisors to discuss aspirations, interests and career goals. Together, they formulate a personalised university admissions strategy that also takes into consideration the student’s abilities, grades and test scores. Admissions advisors guide students through the process of completing applications, taking standardised tests, writing personal essays and conducting interviews.

A number of our students have well-defined career goals. Many plan to attend medical school or law school or pursue training in fields such as engineering, economics or design. We provide career guidance to ensure they’re well positioned for highly competitive university programmes and beyond. Among other things, we help arrange internships and work experience in students’ chosen fields, and we tutor them so they’re prepared for relevant entrance examinations. Secondary education is a time for teenagers to explore different fields and pursue diverse interests, and many don’t have well-defined professional aspirations. That’s healthy and normal. Advisors work individually with each student to discuss different career goals and possibilities. Whether a student has

concrete plans or is enthusiastic about a multitude of opportunities, the career guidance process plays an important role in choosing the right university. Promoting responsibility To succeed at EF International Academy, students must develop into independent and self-sufficient adults capable of managing their own schedules, workloads and priorities. This independence comes with responsibilities. We foster an environment that encourages students to make sound decisions, and we offer advice and guidance along the way. Advisors, teachers, staff and house parents are always on hand to supervise students and provide direction and evenhanded discipline when required. We employ an honour system. Students are expected to treat others with respect and exhibit honest and truthful behaviour at all times. They are held accountable for any lapses in judgement. Each school develops a concise code of conduct so students understand what’s expected of them. Our students develop into world citizens, but they are also citizens of EF International Academy, with all the privileges and responsibilities that entails.

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Your Home Away From Home Studying abroad is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our students become part of a close-knit community, like one big family, where they receive support and supervision and form enduring friendships.

Home away from home Most of our students are living away from home – and their home country – for the first time in their lives, and their wellbeing is our primary concern. Students quickly begin to cherish the independence and camaraderie that come with life at EF International Academy. They share meals together, participate in evening study groups with classmates, chat informally with house parents and unwind on weekend afternoons. Our school community is an environment where students grow, expand their horizons and form everlasting friendships. It’s not long before they consider themselves part of one big family. Modern campuses, 24-hour security Our campuses feature the latest technology and amenities, including wireless internet access, state-of-the-art language and science laboratories, student lounges, libraries, diverse dining options and athletic facilities. We provide around-the-clock

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security, and residence directors live on campus and are available 24 hours a day. Living in a residence hall The boarding experience encourages independence and selfsufficiency. For students who stay in residence halls, which are available in New York and Oxford, living with peers from other countries and age groups is a unique opportunity. Younger students look up to older ones, and older students develop a sense of leadership by mentoring younger dorm mates. Supervised independence Faculty members live in residences and serve as house parents. They provide around-the-clock supervision and offer a helping hand when needed. Life in a student residence relies on an environment of mutual trust and respect, where students learn that their independence comes with expectations and responsibilities. On a day-to-day basis, the interaction between students and house parents is friendly and relaxed. Students may


ask house parents to help them with school work in the lounge, or they might discuss current events with them over dinner. Ultimately, the house parent is an authority figure who oversees the welfare of students and makes sure they’re safe. Homestays For students who prefer to live in a welcoming home environment, we offer homestays with local families. Students in Torbay live in homestays, and this option is also available in Oxford. As part of the homestay experience, students become de facto members of the family; they share meals, leisure time and household chores with other family members. In most instances, we place two students in the same household, making sure their native languages are different so that English is the common tongue. We carefully select and thoroughly screen each family, and most of our families have hosted students in the past. We consider them part of the extended EF International Academy community. The homestay experience allows students to live in a safe and

comfortable family environment where they are cared for by adults who are like second parents to them. Often times, the host family has children of their own, and students develop close ties with their host siblings. Living in a homestay immerses students in the local culture, which can benefit those who want to attend university in the same country. Parental involvement We encourage parents to stay involved and maintain regular contact with their son or daughter. We regularly send home grades and written reports, and we welcome parents to our campuses by hosting “family days,” which provide an opportunity for parents to visit residences, meet teachers and explore the surrounding area. Parents at home can use the EF online portal to check students’ grades, follow school news and read up-to-date notes from teachers.

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A Vibrant Student Life Whether they’re rehearsing choreography for the school play, charging down the football pitch or debating mock resolutions in the Model United Nations, our students energetically dedicate themselves to a variety of activities outside the classroom.

Leading active lives

Sports

We encourage students to pursue diverse interests and maintain fulfilling and well-balanced lives outside the classroom. Activities coordinators at each school arrange full programmes of sports, arts, after-school clubs and excursions. Some of the most rewarding and valuable experiences in students’ lives take place when they apply their creativity and enthusiasm to such activities.

Each school organises different sporting and athletic opportunities for students. As an international school with students from over 40 countries, it’s not surprising that soccer is one of the most popular sports on all our campuses. Other favourite sports include swimming, athletics, volleyball and basketball. Many students remain physically active in other ways, by participating in activities such as tai chi, distance running, rock climbing, yoga, inline skating, bicycling or jogging. Our New York campus has substantial sports facilities, playing fields, tennis and basketball courts, and an indoor competition swimming pool.

Arts Students participate in a number of artistic endeavours, from photography to painting, music and theatre. Theatre is particularly popular with our students, as it allows them the opportunity to work together on a large and creative project. Performing on stage builds confidence and develops public speaking skills. Students act, sing, dance, perform music, and design costumes and stage settings. Producing a show allows them to experience the thrill of completing a tangible project, from beginning to end, on an immovable deadline. Many students pursue an interest in the visual arts; others enjoy participating in bands, music ensembles and singing groups.

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After-school clubs We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities at each school. Popular clubs and activities at EF International Academy include debate, student council, the school newspaper, cooking club, fashion design, photography, choir, movie club, chess club and Model United Nations. The activities office supports student initiatives to organise new extracurricular opportunities.


Model United Nations Model United Nations is especially popular at our New York campus, perhaps because it’s not far from the UN headquarters. With Model United Nations, students from EF International Academy and other schools simulate United Nations proceedings. In doing so, they learn about international politics, diplomacy, public speaking and current events. Our students play the roles of diplomats and simulate a number of different UN scenarios. For instance, they might manage a crisis in the Security Council or debate resolutions in the General Assembly. With our international student body, a student from Germany, for instance, may play the roll of a Brazilian diplomat. This adds complexity to our Model UN proceedings. Excursions and trips Our campuses are located near centres of culture and learning, and we take advantage of this proximity by organising trips and exposing students to a variety of cultural and educational opportunities. In New York, teachers accompany students on

trips to places such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the United Nations headquarters, the Museum of Natural History, and Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical productions. Students also enjoy weekend excursions to cities like Washington D.C. and Boston. In Oxford and Torbay, students visit cities like London and Cambridge. Oxford is home to countless attractions, including the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library and the Museum of History. Torbay has interesting sites such as Kents Cavern, considered the most important Stone Age cave in Britain, and Dartmoor National Park. EF International Academy Alumni Association Involvement with the school community doesn’t stop after graduation. Throughout the year our local offices organise reunion parties, visits to schools and informal meetings for former EF International Academy students.

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EF International Academy in the United States Students in the United States receive a rigorous and wellbalanced education while experiencing a vibrant high school culture that is uniquely American.

High School in America In the American school system, secondary education, called high school, lasts for four years – in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Most high school students are between the ages of 14 and 18. EF International Academy students in the United States attend school at our New York campus. Those between the ages of 14 and 16 take the High School Programme Grades 9-10. After that, in grades 11 and 12, they choose to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or they follow a course of study that leads to an EF International Academy diploma. High School Programme Grades 9-10 The High School Programme Grades 9-10 is designed for students aged 14 to 16. Students receive a traditional American high school experience with a wide variety of academic subjects, sports and extracurricular activities. Encouraging academic success The programme provides students with a strong academic foundation and prepares them to excel during their final years of high school, when successful

High School Programme Grades 9-10 pathway

Complete grade 8 or 9, or equivalent, at home. (ages 14+)

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High School Programme Grades 9-10 Two years (ages 14-16)

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academic records and exam scores are critical for those seeking admission to top universities. The High School Programme Grades 9-10 serves as the ideal foundation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. A comprehensive curriculum combined with true high school spirit High school in America is more than what happens in the classroom; it’s a full-time experience that leads to the development of well-rounded individuals. Students pursue the rigorous and world-renowned International GCSE curriculum, which places an emphasis on languages, mathematics, science and other core academic subjects. Sports and afterschool activities are important, and after class students can be found on the athletic fields, in the theatre or elsewhere, pursuing their interests. The full-time boarding school experience in New York means students socialise and work together throughout their entire stay. EF International Academy Diploma

traditional American high school education in grades 11 and 12, where they continue their broad-based education and prepare for American universities. When they succesfully complete grade 12, they receive an American high school diploma from EF International Academy. International Baccalaureate Diploma Many students enrol in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in grades 11 and 12. This is a rigorous and challenging programme that leads to a diploma recognised around the world. University preparation America is widely regarded as having the best universities. Of the top 20 universities in the world, 13 are American, according to recent rankings. The quality and depth of the American university system is unrivalled. EF International Academy in the United States prepares students to succeed at America’s best universities and at top universities around the world. We ensure students are academically and socially prepared for future success.

After completing grades 9 and 10, students may choose to carry on with a

Typical High School Grades 9-10 timetable Monday English Mathematics Science Lunch Second language Native language History Arts Free time & dinner Study hall

Tuesday Wednesday English English Mathematics Mathematics Science Science Lunch Lunch Second language Second language Native language Native language History History Public speaking Arts Free time & dinner Free time & dinner Study hall Study hall

Thursday English Mathematics Science Lunch Second language Native language History Public speaking Free time & dinner Study hall

Friday Science lab Science lab Advisory session Lunch Physical education Physical education Lecture series Study period Free time & dinner Study hall

EF International Academy programmes in the United States High School Programme Grades 9-10 What is this course? Grades 9 and 10 in the American secondary school system. This course provides a foundation for future academic success. Who is it for? Students aged 14 to 16 Programme length One or two years Start dates September English requirement IELTS 4.5 / TOEFEL 103 CBT / 34 IBT / SLEP 43 or equivalent on the free EF International Academy test. *

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme What is this course? A two-year course of study, leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Who is it for? Students who have completed GCSEs or grade 10 or are aged 16+ Programme length 2 years (6 terms) Start dates September English requirement IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 194 CBT / 71 IBT / SLEP 57 minimum or the equivalent on the free EF International Academy test.*

EF International Academy Diploma What is this course? Grades 11 and 12 in the American secondary school system. This course leads to an American high school diploma. Who is it for? Students who have completed grade 10 and want a traditional American high school education. Programme length Two years Start dates September English requirement Contact admissions office to learn more.* *Students who do not meet the requirements will need to take an EF Academic English course or additional language tuition.

Location EF International Academy New York

Accreditation EF International Academy New York is an IB World School, and it is authorised by the University of the State of New York Education Department to grant official high school diplomas.

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EF International Academy in Great Britain The school system in the United Kingdom is regarded as one of the best in the world, and EF International Academy immerses students in Britain’s rigorous academic culture.

Secondary education in the UK In the British school system, students follow a rigorous course of study to prepare for exams that lead to certificates of academic achievement. Students usually pursue General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSEs) when they are between 14 and 16 years old. Afterward, between the ages of 17 and 18, they attend what’s known as a sixth form college, where they study for advanced level examinations (A-levels) or pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma. EF International Academy in Great Britain offers GCSEs, A-levels and the IB Diploma. International GCSE Programme The International GCSE (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international curriculum for students aged 14 to 16. It leads to a qualification that is recognised around the globe, and it prepares students for A-levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IGCSE programme teaches students to be inquisitive and apply their knowledge to new situations. Cultural awareness and language skills are important parts of the

International GCSE pathway to university

A-Level Programme Complete grade 8 or 9 or equivalent at home. (ages 14+)

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IGCSE curriculum, which is designed to encourage creative thinking, intellectual enquiry and problem solving – skills that increase students’ ability to succeed at the next level of their education. International GCSEs in Great Britain The IGCSE meets the same high academic standards as the UK’s traditional GCSE, and it is recognised around the world as equivalent. IGCSEs are specifically designed for international students, and the curriculum gives schools and teachers the flexibility to address students’ requirements by offering different subjects and focusing attention where it’s needed. Many consider IGCSEs in certain subjects, such as mathematics and science, to be more rigorous than traditional GCSEs. A-levels Students who have passed the GCSE stage and wish to pursue a traditional British education and pathway into UK universities take A-levels. They choose three or four academic subjects and spend two years revising for important exams before going to university.

Choosing IGCSE and A-level subjects EF International Academy works individually with students to help them select subjects that match their interests, skills and university objectives. English, mathematics and sciences are popular subjects, but students also study foreign languages, humanities, information technology and other subjects. International Baccalaureate Diploma Many students in the UK choose to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which prepares them for universities in Britain and around the world. British universities Britain is home to some of the best universities in the world, and EF International Academy students have a record of being admitted to the nation’s top institutions, such as Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London.

Tuesday Wednesday Computer studies English language History Business studies Break Break English language Maths Lunch Maths Maths Lunch Maths Chemistry Break Chemistry

International GCSE Programme What is this course? This one to two-year course prepares students for A-levels and the IB Diploma Programme. Who is it for? Students aged 14 to 16 Programme length One or two years Start dates September Location Torbay English requirement IELTS 4.5 / TOEFEL 103 CBT / 34 IBT / SLEP 43 or equivalent on the free EF International Academy test. *

A-Level Programme What is this course? A two-year course of intensive preparation for A-level exams. Who is it for? Students who have completed GCSEs or grade 10 or are aged 16+ Programme length 2 years (5-6 terms) ­S tart dates September (6 terms) and January (5 terms) Location Oxford and Torbay English requirement IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 194 CBT / 71 IBT / SLEP 57 minimum or the equivalent on the free EF International Academy test.*

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Typical International GCSE timetable Monday English language English language Break History Lunch Business studies Chemistry Chemistry

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Thursday English language English language Break Computer studies Lunch History Business studies Business studies

Friday History Computer studies Break Maths Lunch English language English language Chemistry

What is this course? A two-year course of study, leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Who is it for? Students who have completed GCSEs or grade 10 or are aged 16+ Programme length 2 years (6 terms) Start dates September Location Oxford and Torbay English requirement IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 194 CBT / 71 IBT / SLEP 57 minimum or the equivalent on the free EF International Academy test.* *Students who do not meet the requirements will need to take an EF Academic English course or additional language tuition.

Location EF International Academy Oxford and Torbay

Accreditation EF International Academy Oxford and EF International Academy Torbay are IB World Schools and accredited by the British Accreditation Council.

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A-Level Programme Universities in Britain are recognised around the world for their excellence, and students who want to attend top-ranked UK universities usually sit for A-level examinations.

What are A-levels? Students study for advanced level examinations, know as A-levels, for two years, usually between the ages of 16 to 19. Preparation for A-levels is often done at a specialised school, such as EF International Academy, known as a sixth form college. The first year of sixth form college is known as the lower sixth while the second year is called the upper sixth. The students take national exams at the end of the first year and again at the end of the second year. Performing well on these A-level examinations is critical because universities use A-level grades to decide which students to admit. Why study A-levels? Universities in the UK are regarded as some of the best in the world, and a standard way to get accepted to a UK university is to take A-level examinations. Students sit for A-level examinations in order to progress to the top-ranked universities in the UK. High A-level grades are also essential for competitive undergraduate studies such as medicine, law and engineering. Moreover, A-levels are widely recognised by universities around the world as a high achievement, so doing well on A-levels opens doors to limitless possibilities. A-Level pathway to university

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A-levels at EF International Academy Performing well on A-levels requires a high level of English competence and knowledge of the British learning culture. A significant amount of independent study is required. Many international students have less experience with this British method of learning. EF International Academy’s teachers specialise in helping students perform well on A-levels. To assure students stay on track, they are regularly tested. Our tutors monitor students’ monthly test results, performance, homework and approach to studying.

government and politics, philosophy and law. Choosing an appropriate combination of A-levels gives students the best chance of being admitted to top universities. A-level grades Typically, a student wishing to attend university prepares for A-level examinations in three or four different subjects. They are advised to choose subjects that will help their future career and university applications. Examinations are independently graded ranging from A* (the highest) to E.

A-Level Programme What is this course? A two-year course of intensive preparation for A-level exams. Who is it for? Students who have completed grade 10 or are aged 16+ Why enrol in the programme? To fully prepare for prestigious UK universities and to develop skills to use throughout your professional career. Programme length 2 years (5-6 terms) ­ tart dates September (6 terms) and January S (5 terms) Location Oxford and Torbay

Choosing A-levels Students choose A-level subjects based on their academic skills and their future course of study at university. Typically, students take four academic subjects during their first year. Most take three subjects during their second year, though some students take more. For instance, a student might study biology, psychology, economics and sociology during the first year of A-levels and psychology, economics and sociology during the second year. Prospective medical students would choose A-level subjects such as biology, chemistry and statistics, whereas prospective lawyers might study

Examples of A-level subjects at EF International Academy • Accountancy • Business studies • Computer studies • Further mathematics • Physics • Information technology • Media studies • Psychology • Statistics

• Biology • Chemistry • Economics • Geography • Law • Mathematics • Philosophy • Sociology • Film studies

A-Level preparation courses in modern languages such as German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian and Arabic can also be offered at our schools.

English requirement IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 194 CBT / 71 IBT / SLEP 57 minimum or the equivalent on the free EF International Academy test. Academic requirement Five GCSE examination passes at grade C or above (including mathematics), or equivalent.

Accreditation EF International Academy in Oxford and Torbay are accredited by the British Accreditation Council. All EF courses worldwide are certified by Southern New Hampshire University in the US.

Typical A-level timetable

Monday Maths Break Private study 1 Lunch Law Business studies Break English language

Tuesday Wednesday Law Law Break Break Business studies Private study 1 Lunch Lunch Maths Business studies Sociology Enrichment 3 Break Break Sociology Enrichment 3

Thursday Sociology Break Law Lunch Business studies Maths Break Private study 1

Friday Maths Break Law Lunch Sociology Tutorial 2 Break Business studies

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme EF’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous and balanced pre-university educational programme that is best suited for motivated students who want to attend top universities.

What is the IB Diploma Programme? The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an internationally recognised senior high school diploma. It is a challenging two-year programme primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. When students have completed it, they have a qualification that is universally accepted by leading universities throughout the world. Why study the IB Diploma Programme? The IB Diploma Programme provides students with an excellent opportunity to acquire a highly prestigious education with worldwide recognition. Successful completion of the programme allows students access to the best universities around the world. Due to the broad range of subjects offered, students are stimulated and encouraged to acquire knowledge. Working as individuals and in groups, students discover and learn in interesting and innovative ways. Style of learning Students learn much more than simply a collection of facts when studying with EF International Academy. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme thoroughly prepares students for university and encourages them to: IB pathway to university

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• ask challenging questions • become independent, self-motivated learners • develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture • refine their ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures • grow into responsible world citizens How does the curriculum work? The curriculum contains six subject groups together with a core consisting of three separate parts (see diagram below). Students usually study one subject from each of the six different groups. Normally three subjects are studied at higher level and the remaining three are studied at standard level. All three core parts are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the programme.

mathematics, science, and the arts. All students write a 4000-word Extended Essay based on a topic of personal interest. They also follow the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, which teaches them how to approach their studies with a critical eye. Serving a higher purpose Students also participate in a programme called Creativity, Action, Service (CAS), which encourages them to participate in community service and engage in creative projects outside the classroom. Among other things, EF International Academy students have travelled to Nicaragua to help build a school, and students regularly conduct service projects in their local communities. By working outside the classroom, students gain valuable realworld experience and develop a broader perspective about the world. How is the diploma assessed?

Course content The IB Diploma Programme has broadranging academic content. Students must study literature, either in their own language or in English, humanities,

At the end of the two-year programme, students are assessed internally and externally to measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme What is this course? A two-year course of study, leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Who is it for? Students who have completed grade 10 or are aged 16+ Why enrol in the programme? To prepare for prestigious universities in countries around the world and to develop skills to use throughout your professional career. Programme length 2 years (6 terms) ­S tart dates September Location Oxford, Torbay and New York. English requirement IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 194 CBT / 71 IBT / SLEP 57 minimum or the equivalent on the free EF International Academy test. Academic requirement Five GCSE examination passes at grade C or above (including mathematics), or equivalent.

Accreditation EF International Academy in New York, Oxford and Torbay are IB World Schools, authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme. Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org All EF courses worldwide are certified by Southern New Hampshire University in the US.

IB programme model Candidates complete a course from each of these six areas of study © International Baccalaureate Organization 2002, 2007

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Oxford

This charming university city is a cradle of intellectual achievement that has produced kings, scholars, scientists and artists. Add your name to the list of students who have been inspired by Oxford, and join us for a prestigious academic experience.

An atmosphere of history and scholarship permeates life in Oxford

Welcome! Ms Ted McGrath has extensive international education experience and IB Diploma programme expertise. “Oxford, with its long and well established academic heritage and wealth of cultural opportunities, is a remarkable city in which to be a student, particularly an international student, � Ms Ted McGrath, Headmistress EF International Academy Oxford

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme A-Level Programme High School Preparation Programme Intensive English Courses

Programme starting dates IB Diploma Programme • 2011: September 7 A-Level Programme • 2011: January 3 • 2011: September 7 • 2012: January 9 High School Preparation Programme • 2011: January 3 • 2011: September 7 • 2012: January 9

Course price*

• IB Diploma Programme (per term) GBP 7,300 • IB Diploma Programme (per year) GBP 21,900 • A-Level Programme (per term) GBP 7,300 • A-Level Programme (per year) GBP 21,900 • High School Prep Programme (per term) GBP 4,450 • High School Prep Programme (per year Sept - June) GBP 13,350

Additional features available* • Airport transfer • Residence triple (per week) • Residence twin (per week) • Residence single (per week) • Host family single (per week)

GBP 75 GBP 68 GBP 105 GBP 215 GBP 29

Included in the programmes • Full academic timetable • Regular tutorials and academic reports • Guaranteed university placement • University preparation and counselling with a personal university advisor • Visit to universities and specialist colleges • E xclusive annual EF higher education fair • One IELTS or TOEFL examination fee • Twin room in homestay • Breakfast and dinner Mon-Fri and all meals at weekends in homestay

* Prices are valid for for courses starting between January and September 2011.

Study in the footsteps of famous thinkers and leaders Oxford, as home to the world’s oldest English-speaking university, has been a centre of scholarship and student culture for nearly 900 years. Today, young people come from around the globe to study in Oxford, where one out of five residents is a student. As a result, Oxford is a cosmopolitan enclave of young scholars, making it an ideal place to pursue your academic goals. Modern campus Our campus in Oxford sits atop Headington Hill, close to South Park and not far from the city centre. The campus is comfortable and newly renovated. It includes a library, science laboratory, fully equipped gym, cafeteria and student lounge along with multimedia classrooms, computer suites, on-campus dormitories and WiFi internet access. The surrounding neighborhood is popular with university professors and is home to cafes, restaurants and shops. Making the most of Oxford The list of opportunities available to students in Oxford is long. They can view the collections of the Ashmolean Museum, visit the oldest botanic gardens in Britain, browse for books at the famous Blackewll bookstore or go punting – boating – on Oxford’s rivers. EF International Academy Oxford is ten minutes from the city centre by bicycle or bus. Students also enjoy trips to London, which is an hour away by train, and other places of interest.

Oxford Campus Information

Location Only ten minutes from the city centre by bike or bus. Pullens Lane Headington, Oxford OX3 0DT

Facilities • Multimedia classroom equipment • WiFi internet access • Fully equipped science laboratory • Fully equipped exercise room • Hi-tech computer suites • Library with print and digital collections Accommodation options • Host family • Student residence

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EF International Academy Oxford is an IB World School, authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org. EF International Academy in Oxford is accredited by the British Accreditation Council.

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EF International Academy

Torbay

Torbay is England’s favourite seaside region, with sandy, palm-fringed beaches and an atmosphere perfect for learning. EF International Academy’s “castle” dominates the heart of the city centre and is within walking distance of leisure amenities and the seaside.

Fresh ocean air and a tranquil setting make Torbay the ideal place for students to focus on schoolwork

Welcome David Davies and his staff have a resultsoriented approach to teaching. Mr Davies enjoys showing students around the “English Riviera”. He notes, “Torbay is famous for its sandy beaches and vibrant student life, but here we also have the ability to get students into top UK universities thanks to our academic experience and highly qualified teaching staff.” David Davis, Headmaster EF International Academy Torbay

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme A-Level Programme International GCSE Programme in Great Britain High School Preparation Programme

Programme starting dates IB Diploma Programme • 2011: September 7 A-Level Programme • 2011: January 3 • 2011: September 7 • 2012: January 9 International GCSE programme • 2011: September 7 High School Preparation Programme • 2011: January 3 • 2011: September 7 • 2012: January 9

Course price*

• IB Diploma Programme (per term) • IB Diploma Programme (per year) • A-Level Programme (per term) • A-Level Programme (per year) • IGCSE Programme (per term) • IGCSE Programme (per year) • High School Prep Programme (per term) • High School Prep Programme (per year Sept - Jun)

GBP 6,300 GBP 18,900 GBP 6,300 GBP 18,900 GBP 6,300 GBP 18,900 GBP 4,100 GBP 12,300

Included in the programmes • Full academic timetable • Regular tutorials and academic reports • Guaranteed university placement • University preparation and counselling with a personal university advisor • Visit to universities and specialist colleges • E xclusive annual EF higher education fair • One IELTS or TOEFL examination fee • Twin room in homestay • Breakfast and dinner Mon-Fri and all meals at weekends in homestay

Additional features available* • Airport transfer • Host family single (per week)

GBP 155 GBP 29

* Prices are valid for for courses starting between January and September 2011. For students under 16, there is a guardian fee of GBP 275 per term.

A community rich in history Torbay is located in the idyllic south west county of Devon. It has been a favourite English destination since the late 18th century. Consisting of the beach-front towns of Paignton, Torquay and Brixham, Torbay forms “The English Riviera” with over 22 kilometres of golden sand beaches. The area is blessed by a warm climate and the most sunshine in England. Studying at EF International Academy Torbay, you have it all: beautiful weather and surroundings, fantastic school amenities, and a safe, clean and peaceful environment. An ideal setting Our popular Torbay school attracts students from all over the world, creating a truly international environment. Spacious and light classrooms, modern multimedia and science labs, a quiet study lounge and library nearby provide students with a comfortable and well-equipped learning space. Proven results EF International Academy Torbay students have a succesful track record of performing well on exams and gaining admission to top universities. The individual attention they receive from teachers has helped them achieve a 94% pass rate on A-level exams. Torbay students have gone on to study at Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Imperial College London and elsewhere.

Torbay Campus Information Facilities • Multimedia classroom equipment • WiFi internet access • Fully equipped science laboratory • Hi-tech computer suites • Library with print and digital collections

Location Centrally located with easy access to all amenities. EF House, Castle Road Torbay Devon TQ1 3BG, UK

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Accommodation options • Host family Dublin Cambridge Berlin Oxford London Brighton Brussels Torbay Hastings Paris Zurich Luzern Milan Nice Madrid

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EF International Academy Torbay is an IB World School, authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org. EF International Academy in Torbay is accredited by the British Accreditation Council.

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EF International Academy

New York

New York is a centre of art, culture, music and education. EF International Academy, in historic Tarrytown, offers a safe campus for high school students in grades 9-12 and is only 40 minutes from the lights of Manhattan.

New York’s expansive campus provides a safe and pleasant setting for motivated students

Welcome! Gary Julian heads the Academy team at our New York campus and loves working with the school and students. “Being close to the multicultural city of New York is an education in itself,” he notes. “The wonderful, scenic campus is the ideal setting to study, live and experience life on a real American campus.” Mr Julian and the faculty look forward to welcoming students to New York. Mr Gary Julian, Headmaster EF International Academy New York

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High School Programme Grades 9-10 IB Diploma Programme (grades 11-12) High School Preparation Programme Intensive English Courses

Programme starting dates High School Programme Grades 9-10 • 2011: September 7 IB Diploma Programme • 2011: September 7 High School Preparation Programme • 2011: January, April, June, September • 2012: January, April, June

Course price*

• IB Diploma Programme (per term) • IB Diploma Programme (per year) • High School Programme 9-10 (per term) • High School Programme 9-10 (per year) • High School Prep Programme (per term) • High School Prep Programme (per year Sept - Jun)

Included in the programmes USD 12,300 USD 36,900 USD 11,400 USD 34,200 USD 8,600

• Full academic timetable • Regular tutorials and academic reports • Guaranteed university placement • University preparation and counselling with a personal university advisor • Visit to universities and specialist colleges • One IELTS or TOEFL examination fee • Triple room in campus residence • Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Fri; brunch and dinner at weekends in dormitory

USD 25,800

Additional features available* • Airport transfer • Residence twin (per week) • Residence single (per week)

USD 115 USD 90 USD 195

* Prices are valid for for courses starting between January and September 2011.

The city that never sleeps New York City is home to a vibrant blend of cultures from around the globe, but it is also a world unto itself. Students benefit from the myriad cultural and academic opportunities it provides. Additionally, the state of New York is rich in diversity and heritage. From the Adirondack Mountains to the quaint towns of the Hudson Valley, New York state offers something for everyone. Enjoy an idyllic American campus Set on a gorgeous 25-acre wooded campus near the banks of the Hudson River, EF International Academy offers the best of both worlds – proximity to New York City and the safety, beauty and tranquility of a former university campus. The secure and private campus is 40 minutes by train from central Manhattan and within easy walking distance of Tarrytown, a picturesque town filled with charming shops and restaurants. The campus includes historic architecture and modern conveniences. It has fully equipped science labs, three theatres, a fitness centre, art studios, a competition swimming pool, wireless internet access, sprawling sports fields, computer suites and an extensive library. Residential life Students live on campus in a caring and supportive dormitory environment. Dorm parents and teachers also live in our residence halls to provide aroundthe-clock supervision. The school’s director of residential life oversees the welfare of students, and activities such as Model United Nations, debate team and theatre club provide sudents with engaging and rewarding experiences.

New York Campus Information Facilities • Six fully equipped science laboratories • Five-story library • Hi-tech computer suites • Two theatres • Art facilities • Large gym with indoor swimming pool • Extensive sports grounds • WiFi internet access

Location Just 40 minutes from Manhattan 100 Marymount Avenue Tarrytown New York 10591-3796

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EF International Academy New York is an IB World School, authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org. EF International Academy New York is authorised by the University of the State of New York Education Department to grant official high school diplomas.

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Guaranteed Placement at Hult International Business School EF International Academy students enjoy guaranteed university admission at one of the world’s top-ranked business schools, Hult International Business School. After successful completion of the A-Level or IB Diploma Programme, our students can directly enter Hult’s undergraduate programme to pursue a bachelor’s degree in international business. for international business by the Financial Times (2009). Hult London is a fully accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is also accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC). Earn a bachelor’s degree in international business

EF International Academy graduates earn a bachelor’s degree in three years Through EF’s special partnership with Hult International Business School, EF International Academy students who successfully complete their A-level or IB Diploma course will earn enough credits to skip their first year of university and complete their bachelor’s degree in three years instead of the normal four. Hult International Business School offers US accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees to an international student body. Ranked in the top 25 business schools in the US and top 50 in the world by The Economist (2009), Hult is also ranked 6th

In a world which is increasingly interconnected, your ability to thrive across countries and cultures is an essential asset. Hult’s unique focus on international business allows you to combine classroom learning with handson, practical experience so you really “know how to do”. You won’t just study strategy, marketing or sales; you’ll get a chance to apply what you learn to real life. Capstone projects engage you in the real business world where you take your studies out of the classroom to make your learning meaningful.

students. In addition, Hult attracts an international student body made up of diverse nationalities, perspectives and interests, with students who hail from over 80 countries. Hult’s global campus network lets you study in the world’s best cities Start your undergraduate studies at Hult’s home campus in central London. Hult London looks out over one of the city’s largest and most beautiful gardens – Russell Square in Bloomsbury – in the academic heart of London. Home to the largest concentration of universities in the UK, Bloomsbury hosts some of the world’s most extensive libraries and academic facilities, including the British Library, the British Museum and University College London. During your undergraduate studies, you can choose to rotate to one of our international campuses in Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, or Shanghai to earn academic credit abroad.

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Undertaking I apply to enrol the person named as a student of EF International Academy. I have read and agree to the conditions outlined on the overleaf. I undertake to pay all tuition, accomodation, and associated fees incurred by the student as they become due in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. I authorise EF International Academy to take appropriate action in the event of a medical emergency. The signature below as a parent/legal guardian will also constitute my consent for the student to participate in all EF International Academy programmes, including activities offered. Document checklist q Academic transcript signed by current high school in native language with official school stamp q Academic transcript signed by current high school in English q Confirmation of high school grade the student is about to complete

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Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian

q Letter of recommendation from high school q Personal statement including reasons for studying abroad, academic goals, chosen degree, and professional goals q EF International Academy English language test or QPT/TOEFL/SLEP/IELTS score if taken

Date


Terms and Conditions Please complete the Application for Admission on the previous page and return it to your local EF International Academy (EF) office. If the application is accepted, we will send a confirmation of your acceptance on the programme, along with an invoice detailing the payments due. Please note that if you are enrolling on a programme that begins within 30 days, we reserve the right to charge you for the courier service needed to receive your visa documents. Methods of payment/deadlines The application fee and the programme fee can be paid with bank transfers or international check (contact your local office for instructions). Please note that all transfers should reference the full name of the student, school and course number to ensure quick and proper credit to his/her account. Bank charges and commissions for both the sending and receiving banks should be paid by the sender of funds or they will be applied to the student’s account. The payment terms and deadlines are as follows:

EF International Academy follows the calendar in the country of study. No tuition will therefore be given on national public holidays. Airport transfers Please indicate on your Application for Admission form if you would like an EF representative to meet you at the airport nearest to the school. The transfer fee covers the cost of administration, greeting services, and transportation. Please contact your local EF office or representative for details. Academic requirements Students are required to have a certain level of English for admission to EF International Academy. Students can either take a SLEP/IQPT test at an EF office or supply official TOEFL/IELTS scores. Please see specific English level requirements for each programme on pages 26-35. Admission to specific programmes such as the IB Diploma Programme and the A-Level Programme is conditional on English testing upon arrival at the school.

To secure a place on EF International Academy programmes, a deposit of the first term’s programme fee is payable immediately upon admission. The balance is due 60 days before programme start date.

Should the test result not fulfil the admission requirements for the EF International Academy programme, the student will be asked to sign up for an English language preparation course.

Continuing students To secure a place for the following school year, including students enrolled in the Preparation Programme, continuing students pay a deposit of one term’s programme fee. The deposit is payable by March 1. The balance is due 60 days before start of the school year.

Academic criteria for examination entry Students who do not perform satisfactorily in their course work will not be entered for external public examinations by EF International Academy. Students will be formally assessed at least twice a year. The assessment will take into account:

If any fees become overdue, EF International Academy reserves the right to suspend or cancel tuition and to charge 1.5% interest on the balance per month or part thereof.

• Course work • Internal examination results • Attendance • Effort in class and homework • Public examination potential

Prices EF International Academy reserves the right to make adjustments to the programme content, programme fees and other fees due to international currency fluctuations, increases in transportation costs or any other factors beyond its control (including but not limited to force majeure events). Fees are subject to change during the period of enrolment. Fees published in this catalogue are valid for courses starting between January and September 2011 only. All fees are reviewed in August each year for the subsequent year. Notice of changes will be given in advance. For students in Torbay who are under the age of 16, a guardian fee of GBP 275 per term will be charged. Included in the programme fee All tuition, shared accommodation including breakfast and dinner during the week and brunch and dinner at weekends, regular tutorials and university placement advice, and external examination fees are included in the programme fee. Please note that, inter alia, some fees such as the application fee, course materials and re-sit fees are not included in the programme fee.

Students who do not meet the criteria of the programme will not be allowed to proceed with their original course but will be offered an alternative course or invited to withdraw without a refund. Medical insurance All participants are required to have adequate accident and health insurance. EF International Academy has negotiated favourable premiums for our students with an international insurance company, Erika Travel Insurance. The policy protects against expenses incurred by accident or illness and provides coverage for loss or theft of baggage and personal effects. Full details will be sent to you along with confirmation of acceptance. Students who do not wish to purchase this policy are obliged to obtain an alternative insurance and provide a copy of the insurance policy in English. Please note that students enrolling in Australian programmes are required by the Australian government to insure themselves with an Australian company called Medibank. Please contact your local EF office or representative for details. Erika insurance premiums NY USD

OXF GBP

TOR GBP

/Year

1,145

695

695

/Year

1,145

425

425

/Year

115

65

65

Academic material and other fees NY USD

OXF GBP

TOR GBP

Application fee

250

165

165

Academic field trips and activities

750

475

475

Materials and books fee

600

375

375

Housing deposit * (refunded at departure)

250

175

175

*Payable in school upon arrival and refundable at departure if no damage has occurred. Accommodation Host family accommodation is included in the programme fee except in New York where prices include residence accommodation. Subject to availability students may elect to stay in residence accommodation for an additional supplement in Oxford, which includes half board meal plan. Residence accommodation is not included during the Christmas holiday period. Students wishing to stay on campus over the Christmas holidays may do so for an additional fee based on availability. Contact your local EF office or representative for details.

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Personal property Students are strongly recommended to take appropriate insurance for their belongings. No responsibility can be accepted by EF International Academy for any loss or damage which may occur while the student is living in a homestay or in dorm/residence. Re-booking fee Each time you request a change after your initial application, you will be charged a re-booking fee equivalent to USD 120 payable immediately. This does not apply to students who are extending their course. Cancellations, withdrawals, and refund policy All cancellations and terminations should be made in writing to your nearest EF office or local EF representative. In all cases the application fee, books and materials, insurance, excursion fees and courier fee are non-refundable.

On application, students are requested to indicate accommodation preferences. Whilst EF International Academy uses its reasonable endeavours to provide the accommodation requested, the school is not bound to provide a specific type of accommodation and if necessary an alternative arrangement may be provided. No change to the accommodation arrangements should be entered into without the prior written agreement of the EF International Academy headmaster/headmistress. In the case of an agreed change, the students will remain liable for the full accommodation payments invoiced or reserved at the time of application.

Cancellation prior to school start • Students cancelling 60 days or more before the start of the programme or continuing school year will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to 5% of the programme fee. The student will receive a full refund of any remaining course fee except for the non-refundable fees mentioned above. • Students cancelling less than 60 days before the start of the programme or continuing school year will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to 15% of the programme fee. The student will receive a full refund of any remaining course fee except for the nonrefundable fees mentioned above.

Holidays No holidays will be authorised outside of the school calendar holiday dates and students not in school will be marked as absent. Should you choose to return to your home country or take a holiday during your course, your accommodation and meals will not be refunded. Any students wishing to stay during the Christmas break should inform EF International Academy staff at the time of booking. Summer accommodation is not available unless enrolled in a summer course.

Withdrawals after arrival at the school A student who wishes to withdraw during the school year must give EF International Academy 5 weeks advanced notice before the end of the term. EF will retain the programme fee for the following term and refund any remaining paid fees except for the non-refundable fees mentioned above. Please note that although students may leave the school after their examinations, no fees will be reduced or refunded.

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Late arrivals, absences, course changes Late arriving students and/or students that are absent during the course will not be granted a refund. Periods of absence may not be made up with free extension of the course. Accommodation changes after arrival at the school are subject to a fee and require approval of the headmaster/headmistress. School organisational policies The school has policies on health and safety, student conduct, sanctions, complaints and exclusion. These are made known to students on arrival and are available on request from the headmaster/headmistress. Expulsion Students are admitted on condition of the terms and rules published by EF International Academy. EF International Academy reserves the right to expel any student who seriously breaches school rules. There will be no refund in the event of expulsion. Health Full inoculations and vaccinations against infectious diseases, as detailed in the EF “Certificate of Health”, must be completed before entering the country. Students who do not have all required inoculations may not be granted clearance by immigration authorities. In the event a student requires vaccinations after their arrival at the EF school, they will be required to pay for these in full, as they are not covered by standard student medical insurance plans. Students are accepted on the basis that their health is adequate to participate in full time studies abroad. Parents or guardians are required to inform the school of any medical condition that may affect the student’s performance, behavior or safety in the school. Any form of medical condition affecting the student together with information about any medication or regime required by the student must be made known in English to the school, who will share this information, as appropriate, with the homestay parents and school officials. Breakages, loss or damages Students are responsible for any damage caused by them to school property and household property of their homestay. Publicity Students and their parents or guardians agree that a student’s name, photographs or achievement details may be used for promotional purposes without written consent or compensation. Data protection In order to be able to perform its obligations, EF International Academy will need to collect certain information about each student including, without limitation, the student’s address, e-mail address, gender, phone number and date of birth. Any personal data collected by EF International Academy is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. EF International Academy will not share such personal information about you with entities outside the EF group of companies or the school. By submitting your application for admission you agree that your personal data may be transferred to and stored in a country that is not a member of the European Union or part of the European Economic Area. Liability for the student Any liability for the student shall also infer liability on the parents or guardians of the student, and such liability is joint and several. Changes in the Terms and Conditions EF International Academy reserves the right to make any addition, amendment or alteration to these Terms and Conditions in furtherance of our commitment to continuous improvement. Liability EF International Academy will not be liable in any way to the student in the event of any service contracted to be supplied by EF International Academy becoming impossible to supply, in part or in full, by reason of any cause outside the control of EF International Academy (including but not limited to force majeure events). EF International Academy will not be liable for loss, damage, or injury to persons or property howsoever caused, except where the liability is expressly imposed beyond exclusion by statute. Accreditation EF International Academy in New York, Oxford and Torbay are IB World Schools, offering the IB Diploma Programme. *Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo. org EF International Academy Oxford and Torbay are accredited by the British Accreditation Council. EF International Academy New York is authorised by the University of the State of New York Education Department to grant official high school diplomas. All EF International Academy programmes are organised by EF International Academy Ltd. Please return this Application for Admission form to your local EF office. You will find the address at www.ef.com/academy.


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