The University of North Georgia (UNG) has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and its cooperative partner, World Learning, to host an EducationUSA Academy in summer 2016. Ten U.S. higher education institutions were selected as 2016 hosts. The EducationUSA Academy is a three-to-four-week academic program that will provide intensive English language courses, college preparatory content, tours of diverse college and university campuses, and cross-cultural activities to self-funded 15- to 17-year old students from around the world.
Among the primary objectives of the academy is to provide opportunities for international students to improve their English skills and become more familiar with the U.S. higher education system, academic culture, campus life, and admissions process. The academy will create a pipeline to prepare international youth to pursue higher education in the United States by providing participants with the information, skills, and experience necessary to submit strong applications for admission to U.S. colleges and universities. Potential applicants can apply directly to UNG and applications will be accepted until May 1, 2016, for the June 5-25 program or until June 1, 2016, for the July 10-30 program. More information on the program, including application procedures and fees, is located at http://ung.edu/educationusa-academy/.
The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution. With more than 17,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state’s seventh-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificates and associates degrees to professional doctoral programs. Situated in a picturesque region of Georgia, the University of North Georgia is surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, streams, and abundant forests. The campus is friendly, safe, and welcoming. The University of North Georgia’s campuses are located one to two hours from Atlanta, Georgia.
The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA advising network includes more than 400 advising centers in 171 countries around the world that provide prospective international students with accurate, current, and comprehensive information about U.S. higher education while supporting U.S. institutions’ international student recruitment efforts. International education prepares students for today’s globalized economy and societies, developing the relationships between people and communities in the United States and around the world that are necessary to solve global challenges.