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EducationUSA Academy Program Information at the University of North Georgia

EducationUSA Academy

The Center for Language Education at the University of North Georgia, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network, is pleased to offer a 3-week EducationUSA Academy.

The Academy at the University of North Georgia will provide international students with:

  • 20 hours per week of intensive English classes and language instruction provided by the Center for Language Education (CLE)
  • Daily opportunities to talk and interact through sports and cultural activities with American high school students also studying on the University of North Georgia campus through the U.S. government’s Federal Service language Academy
  • Opportunities to visit a number of universities and colleges – e.g. small liberal arts colleges, 2-year community college, state universities, and research universities
  • College preparation program includes (i) observing a university lecture in an area of the student’s interest and (ii) guest speakers from university professors, career counselors, and admission’s officers
  • Workshops on U.S. history and culture as well as opportunities for students to work together in teams during the creative & critical thinking workshop to develop and apply the skills of problem solving, analysis, and interpretation
  • Living accommodations in dormitories and food services in the university dining hall that American high school students will also be living in and eating their meals together



Program Dates

July 9 -29, 2017
(application deadline May 15, 2017)

Program Information

The 3-week program focuses on:

  • Developing vocabulary, communication skills, and written abilities in the reading & writing class, speaking & listening class, the Critical/Creative Thinking workshop, and the U.S. History and Culture workshop
  • reading authentic materials
  • developing note‐taking and listening skills
  • participating in discussions, delivering presentations, preparing written summaries, reports, and/or essays
  • a weekly theme such as the environment, sports, or social media
  • visiting a variety of American universities and colleges
  • U.S. K‐12 and higher education as well as the culture of classroom participation, professor expectations, grading system, and college credits
  • collaborating to produce projects using multi‐media software that models university and college classrooms
  • providing continuous guidance, support, and encouragement for each student in their English language learning and cultural understanding
  • instructors who are kind, patient, and respectful of international high school students from diverse cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, including students with disabilities
  • providing opportunities for international student to interact with American high school students on a regular occasion – and to continue friendships after the EducationUSA Academy
  • fun and enjoyment!

“I believe this program doesn’t just let you grow academically but also as a person. Through this program I have learned to manage my time, be independent and make my own decisions. I have also learned to value my culture. Now I have a different perspective of the world beyond my country...Now I know that coming to the U.S. is not an impossible dream.”

-2015 EducationUSA Academy Student, Ecuador

Class and Activity Schedule (Monday - Thursday)

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Listening and Speaking Listening and Speaking Listening and Speaking Listening and Speaking
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Academic Reading and Writing Academic Reading and Writing Academic Reading and Writing Academic Reading and Writing
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. American Culture Study or Visit College Class U.S. University Preparation Workshop American Culture Study U.S. University Preparation Workshop
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Language Partner with American High School Summer Camp Students Creativity Projects Creativity Projects Language Partner with American High School Summer Camp Students
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sports Activities with American High School Summer Camp Students Sports Activities with American High School Summer Camp Students Sports Activities with American High School Summer Camp Students Sports Activities with American High School Summer Camp Students

Field Trips (Friday-Sunday)

First Weekend:

  • Visit Dahlonega Gold Museum and Gold Mines. You will have the opportunity to pan for gold
  • Visit Brenau University, UNG Gainesville Campus and Historical Downtown Gainesville
  • Visit World of Coca-Cola, CNN Headquarter and Georgia Aquarium
  • Watch Atlanta Braves baseball game: Braves vs Colorado Rockies

Second Weekend:

  • Visit Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and Emory University
  • Visit President Jimmy Carter Library and Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site
  • Hiking and picnic at the Amicalola Falls in the Georgia State Park, and shopping at the Georgia Premium Outlets
  • Visit local farms

Third Weekend:

  • Movie night
  • BBQ Farewell party


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