Locations/Dates
ISD: Florida  (June 27 - July 10, 2020 at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL)
ISD: Carolina  (July 12 - 25, 2020 at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC)
Tuition

Residential Program

(all-inclusive room and board)
2 Weeks
$3,150
1 Week
$2,150

Commuter Program

(lunch and dinner only)
2 Weeks
$1,850
1 Week
$1,250
Original Oratory and Informative Speaking allow students the freedom to write and deliver a message that is entirely their own. Students craft a ten-minute speech and deliver it entirely from memory. Speeches contain arguments that use a combination of evidence, logic and emotional appeals. Students develop their voice and learn how to share a message that they are passionate about.

How we teach | How students grow

Our oratory faculty work closely with campers to develop a speech about a topic that interests them; we never write speeches for students. In our workshops, we guide students through a process of developing their own ideas. We challenge them to strengthen their speech with proof points that can connect with listeners. We help students make adjustments to their arguments that will make them stronger and clearer. Through ongoing practice and rounds of feedback, campers gain confidence in their piece of work and find their voice.

From Our Curriculum Director

“At ISD, you won’t learn to simply write a persuasive speech; we take the time to help you craft a speech that is yours; a speech you care about; a speech you’ll feel excited and proud to give throughout the year.”

– Maggie Woodward, ​Curriculum Director - Original Oratory
8:00 - 8:45am
Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30am
Warm-ups
10:00am - 12:30pm
Seminar / Writing Time / One-on-One Sessions
12:30 - 1:30pm
Lunch and Recreational Time
1:30 - 2:45pm
Practicum & Group Activities
2:45 - 5:15pm
Seminar / Writing Time / One-on-One Sessions
5:15 - 6:30pm
Dinner
6:30 - 8:00pm
Group Activities / Staff Performances + Q&A
8:00pm
Commuters must depart campus
10:00pm
Residential students must be inside the residence halls
11:00pm
Room Check (Residential students must be inside their rooms at this time)
11:00pm - 7:00am
Quiet Hours