CBL International | January 2018 Newsletter

CBL International | January 2018 Newsletter

Spend Easter in Oxford!

We hope everyone’s 2018 has kicked off to a good start!
We cannot wait for the cold, dreary winter here in England to pass and to welcome in the spring. One of the things we’re most excited about this spring is our Easter Programme taking place 18th – 31st March 2018. Each year we look forward to welcoming new delegates to both the Law Programme, and the Economics and Business Programme at Oriel College.

Delegates from all over the world come to Oxford to attend a two-week session. With lectures delivered by renowned University of Oxford faculty members, as well as social events and company visits, this session is always a highly varied, educational, professional and cultural experience. For those unable to attend the summer sessions or those who wish to supplement their study with 2 weeks in Oxford during Easter followed by sessions at the Cambridge Summer Institute or the Summer Institute at Oriel College Oxford during the summer months, this is the perfect study-abroad opportunity.

“The Easter session of our Summer Institute here at Oriel College Oxford is always a thoroughly enjoyable experience for delegates. The session is smaller than the ones we offer in the summer and therefore more exclusive. With fewer places available delegates will enjoy a close-knit, friendly atmosphere and Oxford as a whole in beautiful spring without the many tourists that come to Oxford in the summer!”

Dr Dominik Wanner, CEO & President at WorldStrides | CBL International

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Happy 70th Birthday to the NHS

As the NHS (National Health Service) approaches its 70th anniversary, we thought this to be the perfect opportunity to celebrate and invite medical students from around the world to join our Medicine Programme, part of the Cambridge Summer Institute.

The University of Cambridge is ranked among the best in the world for both its research and teaching in Medicine. In association with Cambridge University Hospitals, one of the largest and best known NHS trusts in the country, the University’s relationship with the NHS has a direct influence on research, performance and finance.

“Cambridge University Health Partners is one of only six academic health science centres in England, recognised by the Department of Health as an internationally competitive centre of excellence in the integrated delivery of healthcare, health research, and the education of health professionals”
Cambridge University Hospitals.

Our Medicine Programme aims to teach delegates about the NHS as well as the medical education system in the UK in general. The programme also covers topics including medical ethics, palliative care in the UK, and doctor-patient communication.

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit the Royal College of Physicians in London, as well as other hospitals in both London and Oxford to gain in-depth insight into the practice of medicine in the UK.

The Medicine Programme runs between 12th – 25th August 2018. For more information about the programme and the Cambridge Summer Institute, please visit:




Where Art Thou Shakespeare Enthusiasts?

We are pleased to offer a brand new course as part of our English Literature track at the Summer Institute at Oriel College Oxford, entitled ‘An Actor’s Approach to Shakespeare’.

This new course will allow delegates to approach Shakespeare’s work from a theatrical perspective, from the point of view of actors and directors in preparation for performance. Delegates will learn about the evolving attitudes of theatre critics and directors during the past four centuries, focusing on production history, dramatic technique and dramaturgy. Students will touch on the complexities of approaching the plays in translation, and will also gain a more detailed appreciation for the playwright’s use of verse and elaborate language. Through diaries, memoirs and accounts of notable performers, delegates will discover how the plays have been recontextualised in line with social and historical change. Whether approaching Shakespeare for the first time or as a long-time loving acquaintance, this course will provide insight into how working theatres approach the plays today and consider the future of Shakespeare’s work.

‘An Actor’s Approach to Shakespeare’ is offered during the second session of the Summer Institute at Oriel College Oxford, which runs between 15 – 28 July 2018. In addition to this course, ‘Shakespeare: Man of the Theatre’ runs in conjunction during the first half of this session. This course looks at the language in Shakespeare’s work in more depth, through analysing textual details and looking at the political, social and cultural influences on literature at the time.

‘William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest cultural icons of the UK, having produced plays known for their timeless, universal themes and insight into the human condition. This course examines his works from a theatrical perspective, bringing fresh insight to well-known plays. It will be an exciting course for students interested in Shakespeare as well as theatre studies.’
Tiffany Luo, Assistant Academic Programme Manager

For more information about the programme and the Summer Institute at Oriel College Oxford, please visit:




Loving Life in Dubai!

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Dubai over the New Year! We welcomed a great group of delegates who gained an insight into the world of business and law in the Middle East, enjoyed Arabic language and culture lessons as well as workshops on intercultural intelligence. It was a wonderful opportunity for ambitious future leaders to learn about the region.

We had a jam packed schedule full of business seminars and sunny excursions, including a trip to Abu Dhabi. We even made time for a desert safari! We had a spectacular night witnessing the fireworks on New Year’s Eve, and had a lovely afternoon of tea and cake at the Atlantis.

“A few words I would like to say are that we had really good professors. I thought that I already knew everything about the UAE, but I was wrong. Especially the more specific courses such as
Islamic Finance were very useful and interesting. Together with our visits to the DFSA and the DIFC, I think I found a new field of interest I would like to follow for my future career. Also, I greatly enjoyed our day in Abu Dhabi!”

Susanne Holzner, delegate of the Dubai Winter Law School 2017

New Bespoke Programme

We are thrilled to announce our brand new offering of bespoke academic programmes for high school and university students.
Our first such service is set to launch this February with our Dubai Elite Programme, designed to offer delegates invaluable insight into the economic centres of the Middle East in a unique, tailored experience.
If your high school or university is interested in providing bespoke programmes for their students, please do get in touch at: marketing@cbl-international.com



If you are an alumnus, don’t forget to connect with us on LinkedIn and add us to your education.
You can also share your news with us and ask us about any upcoming programmes.

“LinkedIn is a fantastic platform. It enables you to keep in touch with fellow CBL International alumni and staff, as well as furthering your professional network. We are always eager to learn about your educational and professional endeavours beyond CBL International.”
Mina-Marie Doherty, Junior Dean at the Summer Institute at Oriel College Oxford.

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