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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 three-week EducationUSA Academy.

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

  • Study for 20 hours per week in Intensive English classes with experienced instructors from the Center for Language Education (CLE)
  • Develop academic English skills, including communication skills, note‐taking and listening skills, reading comprehension skills, academic writing and essay development, problem solving and analytical skills, vocabulary, and a deeper understanding of U.S. history and culture 
  • Participate in discussions, deliver presentations, prepare written summaries and essays, and read authentic materials about a variety of modern topics
  • Receive information about university education in the U.S., including such topics as classroom participation, professor expectations, grading system, and college credits
  • Observe a university lecture in an area of the student’s interest and hear from guest speakers, including university professors, career counselors, and admission’s officers
  • Tour at least two universities and colleges in Georgia – e.g. small liberal arts colleges, two-year community college, state universities, and research universities
  • Visit exciting attractions in Atlanta and around North Georgia, including the World of Coca Cola, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Site, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mine, and go shopping at the North Georgia Premium Outlets and Mall of Georgia
  • Interact with UNG students and American high school students through conversations, sports, and cultural activities
  • Live in dormitories and eat in the university dining hall with American high school students 
  • Have fun!

Program Dates

July 8-26, 2019
(application deadline June 10, 2019)

Class and Activity Schedule (Monday - Thursday)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday 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 and Critical Thinking Projects Creativity and Critical Thinking 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
  • Shop at Mall of Georgia

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 picnicking at the Amicalola Falls in the Georgia State Park, and shopping at the Georgia Premium Outlets

Third Weekend:

  • Movie night
  • BBQ Farewell party

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