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iStar Class Research (Top Instructors)

Our research program takes students outside the classroom and into the field as they work side-by-side with experienced professors from top universities and engage in an authentic university research experience.

Course Sessions:

• Summer Session: June 20, 2023 - August 26, 2023

Research areas available for this session: 1. Economics 2. Psychology 3. Public Health 4. Environmental Health Sciences 5. Mathematics
Please see the section below for a complete list of potential research areas.

• Winter Session: December 19, 2022 - February 24, 2023

Program Timeline

Initial Acceptance
+ Schedule an interview with iStar Advisor 


1 Week

Personalized Interview
+ Video Call
+ Research Experience Discussion
+ Interests Discussion 




1-2 Weeks

Official Acceptance and 
Program Deposit Due
+ Letter of Acceptance
+ Deposit Invoice
+ iStar Advisor Feedback


2-3 Weeks

Receive Schedule and Tuition Due
+ Personalized Schedule
+ Faculty Matching
+ Tuition Invoice


Program Starts


Research Procedure

Faculty Matching

Matching advisor & instructor
Academic writing prep classes

Choosing Topic

Picking a research topic
Research and reading
Lectures by an Elite University Instructor
Finishing tasks related to the topic

Paper & Publication

Paper writing

Virtual Team Meeting
Program Overview

Program Orientation-1 hr

Academic Writing Workshop-4 hrs

  • Introduction, literature review, and research methods

  • Overview of MLA, APA, and Chicago citations

  • Structure of a Research paper

  • Results, discussion, summary, and literature

  • Summary, theory, and practice

Research Field Foundation Course-8 hrs

  • Background knowledge of research field

  • Reading material selection

Research Paper Writing-7  hrs (1:1 or Small Group)*

  • Topic selection, paper outline, and writing guidance

  • Literature, research methods, and experiment design

  • Data collection, analysis, and summary

  • Review, revision, and formatting

Students will also have 10 hours to meet with a program TA, who will help to guide them through the research writing process.

*Schedule is per paper or project

Potential Research Areas

  • Architecture

  • Art History

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Astronomy

  • Bioinformatics

  • Biology

  • Computer Science (Project-Based)

  • Ecology

  • Economics

  • English Comparative Literature

  • Film and Media Studies

  • Genetics

  • Health Sciences

  • Marketing

  • Mathematics

  • Neuroscience

  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Underwater Robotics

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Research Tracks

Research Topic Examples

  • Applications of Fractal Analysis in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astronomy)

  • Nature Poetry in England and Asia (English Comparative Literature)

  • Socio-Economic Factors Behind the Economic Policy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Economics)

  • Europe and the Idea of Africa (Film and Media Studies)

  • Analysis of the Impact of Online Learning on K-12 Students (Psychology)

  • Health Disparities in Disease Incidence or Treatment Outcomes Between Men and Woman (Health Sciences)

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