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Explore International Relations in Sydney

Immerse Education’s International Relations Programme in Sydney offers a dynamic and comprehensive approach to understanding the intricacies of global politics and diplomacy. This summer course provides participants with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of international relations, set against the vibrant backdrop of Sydney’s multicultural environment. With a curriculum designed to cover key topics such as international law, conflict resolution, and global governance, participants can expect to gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for a career in diplomacy, foreign policy, or international organizations.

Immerse Education’s International Relations summer school programme in Sydney stands out for its engaging lectures, interactive discussions, and the chance to network with experts in the field, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a well-rounded education in international relations.

International Relations Programme in Sydney with Immerse

Our programme is designed for 13-15 and 16-18 year old secondary / high school participants who are eager to understand international relations and their practical implications. This engaging journey explores global dynamics and diplomatic interactions.

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International Relations

Participants will study global politics, diplomacy, and international affairs.
Participants will study global politics, diplomacy, and international affairs.
10 days - January 2025Academic InsightsAges 13-15
Sydney
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International Relations

In this major global city, participants will dissect the dynamics of global politics, master diplomacy, and gain the confidence to discuss complex issues.
In this major global city, participants will dissect the dynamics of global politics, master diplomacy, and gain the confidence to discuss complex issues.
10 days - January 2025Academic InsightsAges 16-18

Why Study International Relations in Sydney with Immerse?

Average Class Size of 7

Maximum class size of 10 participants

1:1 Tutorials

Supportive, challenging and engaging

Academic workshops

Develop a practical understanding of your subject

World-Class Tutors

Academics travel from Oxford and Cambridge

Programme Outcomes

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Through our programmes, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and creativity. Our personalised approach empowers you to design and execute a university style personal project that reflects your passions and interests. This project is your canvas to showcase newfound knowledge, skills, and innovative thinking. Expect to bring your ideas to life and make a meaningful impact.

Our programmes equip you with a diverse skill set that’s applicable across various disciplines and environments. From communication and critical thinking to problem-solving and collaboration, you’ll cultivate skills that are highly sought after in today’s fast-paced world. These skills extend beyond academia and empower you to thrive in any professional or personal setting.

Immerse Education is dedicated to providing an immersive and holistic educational experience. Beyond the structured curriculum, you’ll engage in workshops, seminars, and interactive activities that broaden your horizons. Expect to explore diverse perspectives, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and gain insights that enrich your understanding of the world.

Upon successfully completing your Immerse Education programme, you’ll earn a Certificate of Achievement that validates your dedication and growth. This certificate serves as a testament to your hard work, commitment, and the valuable skills you’ve acquired. It’s a tangible representation of your journey and a noteworthy addition to your academic and professional portfolio.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme means becoming a part of a vibrant and supportive community. As well as having personalised support during the programme from your tutor and like-minded indivdiuals, our network of participants, mentors, and experts extends beyond the programme’s duration. You’ll have access to a lifelong learning community that encourages collaboration, idea-sharing, and networking. This community serves as a continuous resource for guidance, inspiration, and growth throughout your educational and career journey.

What Do Our Alumni Say?
Greetje H. Alumni Residential Summer Programme
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The most inspirational thing about studying with Immerse was being taken seriously by our tutors and having interesting discussions with them, being seen as a participant instead of as a high school kid. Overall, studying with Immerse was a really fun experience, in which I met a lot of new people, learned many interesting things and participated in a lot of cool activities.

I would love to go back to Cambridge again, as it is a really beautiful and fun city. Furthermore, I am now probably more likely to start a conversation with new people, I have definitely become less shy.

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Meet some of our Qualified Tutors

An example of the qualified tutors who have previously worked on our programmes.

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Rangga D. joined the University of Oxford as a Jardine Scholar in Michaelmas 2018 to read the DPhil in Socio-Legal Studies
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Rangga joined the University of Oxford as a Jardine Scholar in Michaelmas 2018 to read the DPhil in Socio-Legal Studies. The focus of his doctoral project is on “cultural heritage” as a legal construct in the Indonesian context.

Each tutor is certified by Immerse, ensuring participants receive the highest level of education. Tutors are at the heart of our programmes and are dedicated to providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback to help participants achieve their academic objectives. Read more about our expert tutors.

Examples of Alumni Projects

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An Experience to Remember

Live and study at the University of Sydney

All participants will be allocated to a college a few weeks before arriving, based on their dates and subject choice. If you would like to stay in the same location as a friend/sibling – please let us know and we will do our best to arrange this, where possible.

Males and females have separate accommodation in every college, and there is wi-fi available throughout.
For more information, please visit this page.

Activities

We are proud to offer an exceptional social programme which provides an exhilarating tour of Sydney. This includes activities like a cruise around Sydney Harbour, a sports tournament on Manly Beach and a murder mystery night in the college.

Day Excursions

Expect excursions during our summer programme, which include exploring the iconic landmarks Sydney has to offer, including Sydney Opera House, the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Activities and excursions are run by our team of friendly mentors who are current University of Sydney participants and city experts.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Career Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.

Suzanne Williams QPM (FORMER SENIOR DETECTIVE)
Former senior detective
Suzanne Williams QPM

An experienced hostage negotiator who has worked on some of the highest profile and dangerous hostage situations across the world, including negotiating in war zones.

Jody Bragger (EX MILITARY OFFICER AND CEO OF MIDNIGHT RUNNERS)
Ex military officer and CEO of Midnight Runners
Jody Bragger

An ex-military officer and CEO of Midnight Runners – the world’s largest independent running community, he is also the founder of the Mogadishu Marathon, the country’s first since the outbreak of war.

Sarah Outen (ADVENTURER AND TRAVELLER)
Adventurer and traveller
Sarah Outen

A British adventurer who has successfully circumnavigated the globe, overcome huge obstacles and endured extreme conditions in remote environments, often alone for months at a time. 

Our Mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current participants at University of Sydney or similar nearby prestigious universities. All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse participant. Meet some of our previous team:

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Mentor Jem

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Participant Welfare and Safety

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector.

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any participants.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

Why Immerse?

Immerse Education offers a lot more than your average summer school provider. Our programmes ignite a lifelong educational journey, nurturing growth with ongoing educational support, while equipping you with essential skill sets for every step of your education pathways.

We cater to all types of learners, offering academic and career programmes with flexible learning options, and offer our award-winning programmes in locations across the globe.

We have the highest educational standards and seek to realise the highest possible outcomes for our participants.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme will award you:

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Non - Residential

No Accommodation
£3995
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  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities (weekend excursions not included)
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
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Classic

Residential
£5995
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

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Classic + Online Research Programme

2 Weeks Residential + 10 hours Online
£8016
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

Additional Programme Benefits

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
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Non - Residential

No Accommodation
£3995
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities (weekend excursions not included)
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
Academic Insights

Classic

Residential
£5995
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

Recommended

Save 25%

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Bundle

Classic + Online Research Programme

2 Weeks Residential + 10 hours Online
£8016
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

Additional Programme Benefits

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

Immerse Participants Go On To Top Universities Worldwide

FAQs

Why study International Relations in Sydney?

Sydney’s multicultural influence and diplomatic networks provide a dynamic backdrop for studying international relations. Engage with diplomats, explore global challenges, and gain insights into international affairs.

Immerse Education offers International Relations programmes for secondary school participants in Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, as well as in Toronto, Canada

Immerse Education offers International Relations programmes at locations in Oxford and Sydney for participants aged 13-15 and 16-18. The programme is also available in Toronto specifically for participants aged 16-18. These diverse locations provide participants with opportunities to engage with international relations from various cultural and academic perspectives.

Immerse™ International Relations Sample Modules

To see how the programme is structured, download the Academic Insights timetable here.

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Module 1 - The Middle East in International Relations

Home to the world’s three great religions and harbouring massive quantities of oil and gas, the Middle East seems to invite geopolitical attention almost by default. Nowhere else are the failings of economic and political development so closely intertwined in producing international conflict. In this module, you will explore the key international actors in this region.

As new global priorities have emerged in recent decades, nation states and other global actors have increasingly demonstrated their ‘social’ side in such fields as climate change, international human rights, and international aid. This class explores the role of ideas in IR, an approach that is typically captured by the term “Constructivism”.

  • Today, the EU has a total population of more than 500 million people. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union in today’s increasingly globalised world? This module focuses on understanding the internal structure of the EU and assesses its capabilities as a political actor in internal and external affairs.

You will be assigned a country to represent at a high-level diplomatic meeting of the UN Security Council and to write a position paper about your country’s foreign policy regarding a topical political scenario. You must then present and defend your country’s position on the matter, working to form alliances in accordance with its goals.

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