Oxford For Romania Summer School
Help us cover four student scholarships for a week of Oxonian immersion
Oxford For Romania is a week-long multidisciplinary program endorsed by the Oxford University Romanian Society. It aims to train fifteen Romanian high-school students who show great potential but who come from a less privileged background.
As project initiators, we are willing to donate our time, knowledge and experience in order to help shape the future of Romania at large. The number of Oxford summer schools aimed at an international market is staggering, but costs are prohibitive, even more so for someone coming from an average Romanian household. This is why we need your help to cover the cost of six students on the course. We are hoping to raise the remaining sum through corporate and industrial donations.
With the help of our strategic partners and through the generosity of individuals like you, we aim to deliver a series of multidisciplinary activities consisting of lectures, talks, workshops, museum visits and so on. These will be carried by highly skilled tutors (current students or alumni, as well as professionals working in their respective fields) and will have a spread as diverse as Physics, Art and Media, Computing or Engineering.
WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE?
We need your support! Even the smallest donation can help us get closer to bringing these wonderfully talented students to Oxford. If you can’t make a donation, spreading the word would be equally important.
Travelling and housing will make up the bulk of the costs, which are estimated at £750 per student. Food and materials are the other main costs of the project. The tutors and organizers are willing participants, offering their time pro-bono.
We believe gifted students deserve the proper backing to follow their dreams. By the end of the program, students will be motivated to aim for a better future, knowing that everything is possible if you work hard and have someone believing in you. Ultimately, we want to give something back by working for a better future for Romania’s underprivileged students.
Monica Enescu is amazing!
Ciprian Plostinar is an Oxford alumni currently working at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory designing the next generation of particle accelerators. He is heavily involved in a number of educational and science outreach projects both in Romania and the UK particularly aimed at inspiring and creating opportunities for young people.
Sandor Kruk is fabulous!