How to succeed in a changing world! LIGC is an exciting and empowering Oxford Summer School for 15-18-year-olds interested in the opportunities presented by today's biggest global challenges.

Global issues are making the future for young people uncertain. But armed with the right knowledge and skills, there are exciting new challenges and opportunities emerging. Have you heard about the people building new businesses around new energy sources? Or making use of free waste materials to make new marketable products? Making leather from pineapple leaves? Making trainers from sea plastic? Building houses from milk boxes? Using flowers to control agricultural pests? Making edible plates? The opportunities and ideas are endless.
LIGC has created unique learning experiences with three of the world’s leading organisations in global change



LIGC offers separate weeks with each organisation. You can choose one or more, and mix and match, dependent on your dates. Each course will give you a mix of knowledge and skills that will improve your opportunities for university and future careers. Whether a future scientist, a budding entrepreneur, a politician, or an educators, any one of these courses will give you a boost in your ideas and your career. Don't miss out…

Oxford Study Courses (OSC) is supporting LIGC because it is a fantastic opportunity for IB students, and these are issues that are close to our hearts. Students who want two weeks in Oxford and are coming for the LIGC course on 7th July, could choose to add the OSC Discovery Week which takes place in the week commencing 14th July. It a fantastic fit with the LIGC courses in which you can explore your personal goals and aspirations. It is at the same venue, and you will be under the supervision of the same student care team and can keep the same bedroom throughout.





  • Residential courses for 15-18-year-olds at the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University, and/or in a beautiful conference centre in Wales.

  • Classes, discussions and debates about the big issues of the day such as such as climate change, plastics, water and food security, low impact buildings, and many more.

  • Meetings with Oxford University academics, business experts, and thought leaders.

  • Visits to businesses and social projects which are implementing innovative problem solving.

  • Workshops with professional communication experts to develop your skills so that you can become an inspiring leader in your field.

  • Encouragement to ask questions and think critically, and express your own opinions

  • Opportunities to explore your own career thoughts and personal development options.

  • A wonderful international community - previous years’ students are still in touch with each other!

  • One of the most serene, ancient, beautiful and inspiring cities in the world, and one of the most remote and idyllic areas of the UK.

  • Accommodation, meals and pastoral care provided at St Antony’s College Oxford, and at the Centre for Alternative Technology.






Choose one or more weeks starting

  • Sunday 7 July 2019 (with the ECI in Oxford)
  • Sunday 14 July 2019 OSC Discovery Week
  • Saturday 20 July 2019 (with the CAT in Wales - Saturday night in Oxford, transport from Oxford to Wales on Sunday, returning Saturday morning to Oxford)
  • Sunday 21 July 2019 (with the ECI in Oxford) FULL
  • Sunday 28 July 2019 (with the EMF in Oxford)

Sunday to Saturday nights each week, and including Saturday nights for multiple weeks.

Arrive by 5pm on Sunday for registration, welcome dinner and activities.

We finish Oxford weeks by 6pm on Fridays if you need to leave then, but Friday night and a farewell dinner is included in your fee so you are encouraged to stay until Saturday morning. For the CAT week, we will be back in Oxford by lunchtime on Saturday.






Residential: £1,500

  • All the day time classes, workshops and activities

  • Accommodation in a single study bedroom in Oxford, shared accommodation in Wales, and 24hr high quality “parenting” care

  • Two or more organised evening activities per week (e.g. punting, and an outdoor Shakespeare play in Oxford) plus informal group activities every day

  • Full cooked breakfast daily and 7 other main meals each week (lunch or dinner depending on the schedule) in Oxford. All meals in Wales.


Non-Residential: £900 (Oxford only)

As above, without accommodation


Hardship Fund

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have a few full or partial hardship bursaries available. Please email for details.




OSC are the management partners for the Leadership in Global Change summer schools. Contact OSC for more information. | +44 1865 512802