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Planning to apply to top universities in a year?

Join the University of Central Asia's (UCA)'s Summer Camp, a three-week residential academic enrichment camp for talented Grade 10 students from Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan.

Held on the shores of beautiful Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, this camp offers great opportunities to improve your English and maths and receive critical support to enter the university you want.

Am I eligible?

The camp is open to all current Grade 10 students living in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The Admissions process is merit-based.

How do I apply?

To gain admission, you will sit for a short entrance exam in English comprehension, maths and logic. Testing will be held at designated centres in cities across the three countries on 21 and 22 May 2016. Please bring a copy of government issued photo ID, or student photo ID with your birth certificate for identification purposes.

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Attend an Info Session Near You!

KYRGYZSTAN

OSH: 20 April, 17:00-18:30
Aga Khan Lyceum
Kurmanjan Datka Street 93, Osh
Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK: 22 April 2016, 17:00-18:30
University of Central Asia Central Administration Office
138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek 720001
Kyrgyz Republic

NARYN: 25 April, 16:00-17:30
School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) Naryn
19 Seitaaly Jakypov Street, Naryn 722900
Kyrgyz Republic

TAJIKISTAN

KURGAN TUBE, 22 April 2016, 14:00-15:30
Kurgan Tube American Corner
Dustii Khalqho Street, Kurgan Tube
Republic of Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, 23 April 2016, 16:00-17:30
SPCE Dushanbe
47A Druzhba Narodov Avenue, Dushanbe 734013
Republic of Tajikistan

KHUJAND, 25 April 2016, 16:00-17:30
Khujand American Corner, Asiri Public Library
1 Lenin Street, Khujand
Republic of Tajikistan

KULYAB, 26 April 2016, 13:00-13:45
Kulyab American Corner, Kulyab Branch of Technological University
Borbad Street, 9 microrayon, Kulyab
Republic of Tajikistan

KAZAKHSTAN

TEKELI: 21 April 2016, 16:00-17:30
SPCE Tekeli
13 Gagarin Street, Tekeli 041700
Republic of Kazakhstan

* SHYMKENT: 26 April 2016, 16:00-16:45
South Kazakhstan Oblast Library (American Corner)
13, Kazybek Bi Street, Shymkent
Republic of Kazakhstan

* Subject to Change

What will I learn at the UCA Summer Camp?

  • Attend English and mathematics enrichment classes led by teachers from the USA, Canada and the UK;
  • Acquire information and skills to increase your chances of attending world class universities and set realistic educational and career goals;
  • Have fun, make new friends and explore the beautiful surroundings of Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan;
  • Spend time with university students from around the world who will serve as mentors;
  • Gain a taste of what it will be like to attend UCA;
  • Have an opportunity to explore different intellectual, extra-curricular and career possibilities;

UCA Summer Camp Admission
Testing Dates and Locations

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How will I spend my time?

Building English and maths skills
Participants will spend three hours daily studying English and one hour studying maths. The UCA Summer Camp curriculum is designed by international educational experts and adapted to fit the needs of Central Asian students. The goal is to upgrade students to attain internationally competitive levels in English and maths and ensure they are ready for a world-class university education.

Enhancing your success with university applications
Participants will have the opportunity to attend special sessions by experts and receive information about how to:

  • Apply to university;
  • Choose a programme to study based on career interests; and
  • Prepare for university entrance exams, essays and interviews.

Engage in non-academic activities
Other activities will be organised in English, giving participants an opportunity to practice their new skills, including:

  • Sports
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Career night
  • Movie night
  • Music night
  • Networking with university professors from Central Asia and abroad
  • Excursions to explore the striking beauty in and around Lake Issyk-Kul

Who will teach me?

An international team of experienced and engaging teachers will teach classes at the UCA Summer Camp. English teachers have extensive experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The Mathematics instructor is experienced in teaching in Central Asia and will ensure participants improve their grasp of mathematical concepts as well as problem solving skills.

Ten trained camp counsellors from across the globe will coordinate non-academic camp activities and provide supervision. Counsellors will assist students in improving their English skills and encouraging personal development.

What will I gain after completing the Summer Camp?

In addition to new skills, a great experience and a personal mentor, all participants will receive a UCA certificate of participation for attending the camp.

How much does it cost?

The Summer Camp costs $1,300 per student. Every student who is selected to attend the summer camp and comes to Issyk-Kul will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The final cost will be $300.

A limited amount of additional financial assistance is available. Please send an email to summercamp@ucentralasia.org outlining your request.

Where is the UCA Summer Camp?

Royal Beach Hotel, Issyk Kul, Kyrgyz Republic. The Royal Beach Hotel is located on the Northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul in Chok Tal Village.

Is it safe?

UCA is committed to providing its camp participants with a safe and secure experience. The student-staff ratio will be four to one. Four campers will be under the care of one teacher, counsellor or camp administrator at any given time.

How will I get there? 

Transportation will be provided from your home village in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan to Issyk-Kul.

When do I need to be available?

UCA Summer Camp Schedule, 20 July - 9 August 2016:

Date Time  
20 July

2:00 pm

Campers must arrive at the UCA Bishkek (138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek 720001, Kyrgyzstan)

20 July 2:30 pm Buses leave for Issyk-Kul

20 July - 10 August

Campers attend UCA Summer Camp
9 August 9:30 am Buses leave for UCA Bishkek
9 August 2:30 pm Campers depart Bishkek