Founded in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania, or UPenn as it is often shortened to, is a research-focused Ivy League university. Its leafy campus is located just over a mile from the centre of Philadelphia, allowing for regular visits to attractions as part of the course’s social programme.
Entrepreneurship and innovation in an Ivy League University
The wellbeing, security and safety of all Bucksmore students is our main priority. Our experienced staff team receive welfare training and there is always at least one first-aid trained member of staff available at any point during the day, as well links with local doctors and hospitals.
Bucksmore Young Entrepreneurs has a minimum staff-to-student ratio of 1:7, led by a management team consisting of a Centre Manager, Activity Manager and Director of Studies.
A team of residential Bucksmore Counsellors, not only teach classes, but also take part in all activities and excursions. This gives students more than just ‘teachers’, but a higher level of pastoral care, friendship and supervision from our first-class Counsellors.
Bucksmore Centre Staff
The Centre Manager looks after all areas of the Centre and in particular how our students are settling in and integrating with the other international students. Bedroom inspections, daily student meetings, and constant communication with the staff ensures that our Centre Managers know what is happening in their centre at all times.
The Director of Studies (DoS) looks after the academic programme. The DoS knows every student’s English level and is constantly monitoring how they are performing in their lessons. The DoS makes sure that there is a positive learning dynamic in each class and that all students are involved at all times.
The Activity Manager looks after the afternoon and evening activities and the excursions. Our activities are designed to be totally involving and interactive for the students and the Activity Manager monitors each activity very carefully, making sure each student gets the maximum benefit.
The Counsellors wake the students up, put them to bed, teach them English, supervise their meals, guide them on excursions and trips and motivate them during activities. They also act as role models and are constantly on hand to listen and help our students at all times. The Counsellors speak English to the students all day.
Contact numbers for our centres, Centre Managers and Head Office are made available before the start of the summer course. They can be downloaded separately or as part of the parents pack one month before a course starts. Before this time, contact the head office.
Staff at Head Office are also available at any time throughout the summer.
- 15 hours tuition per week & 10 hours of team challenge
- 2 full-day excursions per week
- Full evening activity programme including sports, games and cultural trips
- Personalised report card & certificate upon graduation
- Maximum class size of 11 students