Top Universities Boot Camp 2024 at Haileybury Astana

Top Universities Boot Camp 2024


The Top Universities Boot Camp at Haileybury Astana is a pioneering initiative designed to prepare our students for the rigours of university applications and academic life at prestigious institutions worldwide.
This intensive 2-day programme, held on August 20-21, 2024, features alumni from Ivy League schools and other top universities who will share their invaluable insights and experiences.
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Our mission is to empower students from Year 12 to Year 13, from 16 to 18 years old to become exceptional leaders by providing a transformative summer camp experience. This boot camp aims to help students hone essential skills and foster leadership qualities necessary for making informed decisions about their educational and career paths.

Key Features:

  • Expert Guidance: Led by Haileybury's own world-class college counsellors, Mrs Munoz Lopera and Mr Stockermans, with sessions by HB alumni from top universities, including Harvard, UCLA, Manchester and KAIST who will provide personalised mentorship and share their journey.
  • Interactive Workshops: Focused on soft skills development, academic excellence, leadership, and personal branding.
  • Hands-on Activities: Engaging discussions, Q&A sessions, and interactive projects to give students a firsthand understanding of university life.
  • Admission Strategies: Detailed guidance on university applications, personal statements, interviews, and extracurricular involvement.

Programme Outline:

Day 1: North America Focus
Day 1: North America Focus
  • Introduction and Icebreaker
  • Workshops on extracurricular activities, CV writing, and personal essays
  • Group sessions on university applications, finances, and making university lists
  • Q&A and wrap-up session
Day 2: UK, Europe, and Asia Focus
Day 2: UK, Europe, and Asia Focus
  • Introduction and Icebreaker
  • Workshops on interview techniques, university applications, and personal statements
  • Group sessions on UCAS, Studielink, and motivation letters
  • Certificate ceremony with parents
Benefits for Students:
Benefits for Students:
  • Mentorship: Direct access to alumni mentors who can provide tailored advice and support.
  • Networking: Opportunities to connect with peers and mentors, building relationships that extend beyond the boot camp.
  • Enhanced Applications: Insights and strategies to strengthen university applications and improve admission prospects.
  • Leadership Development: Workshops designed to develop leadership skills and prepare students for future success.

"World’s TOP universities"

Directors Steve Stockermans and Ana Munoz Lopera are expert university admissions advisors and have worked in the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe and Asia. They are graduates from University of Toronto and UCL. Their students in Kazakhstan have won over 7 million USD in scholarships in the past three years.

Successfully placed students at:
- US colleges: MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, UC Berkeley, NYU, Duke, Chicago…
- UK universities: Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, LSE, Imperial, Queen Mary, Manchester…
- European universities: Erasmus, Groningen, Amsterdam, Science Po, Vienna Economics, Geneva, Carlos III, ESADE, IE, Bocconi...
- Asian universities: (Japan) ICU, Keio, Waseda, Sophia. (Korea) KAIST, (Hong Kong) HKUST, HK Poli, (Singapore) NUS/Yale, Nanyan Tech, (Australia): Monash, Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, SP Jain...
- Canadian universities: Toronto, McGill, UBC, Waterloo, Queens, Dalhousie..
"World’s TOP universities"
Alikseniia Martysheva, Haileybury Almaty's School Captain is our first admission to Harvard, class of 2027. She earned well-deserved acceptances to Cambridge, LSE, Columbia and Science Po, but chose to study Liberal Arts, Pre Law, at the world's most famous university. Alikseniia won these honours for her outstanding academics and extracurricular activities and is a role model for pupils everywhere.
Alinur Sayat. Haileybury Almaty's other School Captain in 2023, he graduated with high grades, a high SAT score, and a long list of extracurriculars demonstrating his impact on our school and community. He's studying at UCLA at the prestigious Samuelli School of Engineering.
Khaknazar Mukash. Khaknazar is a double major in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Computer Science at KAIST. He has extensive experience in software engineering, having interned at Giboo, MetaEarth Lab, and, where he developed various applications and tools using Python, JavaScript, and TypeScript. His projects include creating a video journaling application with AI-driven sentiment analysis and developing a real-time 3D pose visualization tool.
Amalia Ertis, one of Haileybury Astana's greatest, she earned 43 points in her IB diploma and won a place in the UK's University of Manchester to study Aeronautical Engineering. She did extra courses and internships at Nazarbayev University to prove her academic strengths.

Registration and Costs:

  • Haileybury Astana Students: 100,000 KZT

  • External Participants: 130,000 KZT

Lunch and snacks are included. The spaces are limited. The first come first served.

, CCA&Camp Manager
Aida Kabdyrova
CCA&Camp Manager
, Head of International University Admissions
Ana I. Munoz Lopera
Head of International University Admissions
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