EducationUSA Academy Connects

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EducationUSA Academy Connects at UW-Madison provides international high school students the opportunity to explore life at a US university and prepare for the application process in an online environment. Using the university’s online tools, students will engage in activities and discussions with new friends from around the world!

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College Preparation

Recognized as one of the top 13 public universities in the country, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an ideal institution for you to experience American culture and the US educational system. Throughout the 6-week program, you will participate in communication courses to help improve your English proficiency in speaking and writing. The virtual program also offers opportunities for you to interact with UW faculty and students, while learning about US culture by engaging in virtual tours and activities. We are excited to provide you with resources and guidance as you prepare for your international academic pursuits.

Prepare for the U.S. higher education system

  • Develop presentation and writing skills
  • Learn about the academic environment in a US university
  • Understand the admissions process
  • Connect with UW-Madison students and staff
  • Interact with peers in exciting games and activities

Dates: January 11-February 19, 2021

Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $360

Registration Deadline: December 28, 2020

Schedule

Class/Activity

Days

Time

Program Orientation January 11 (Monday) 5-6PM CST
Speaking & Listening January 18, 25 & February 1, 8, 15 (Mondays) 5-6PM CST
Writing & Grammar January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 10, 17 (Wednesdays) 5-6:30PM CST
UW-Madison Admissions Presentation January 14 (Thursday) 5-6:30PM CST
Admissions Information Sessions & Virtual University Tours January 21, 28 (Thursdays) 5-6PM CST
Personal Essay Writing Workshop February 4 (Thursday) 5-6:30PM CST
Student Panel February 11 (Thursday) 5-6:30PM CST
Final Presentations & Closing Reception February 18 (Thursday) 5-6:30PM CST
*Based on student interest, an additional session from 10AM-12PM CST will be made available to accommodate students in different time zones. Please email us at vispnoncredit@dcs.wisc.edu to submit your request today!

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Business Skills Development

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, home to a top ranked School of Business, is excited to offer you the opportunity to participate in a four-week Business Skills Development program. Learning from top faculty and instructors, you will participate in a range of courses focused on business and entrepreneurship, including marketing, branding, accounting, and risk management. You will also prepare for academic success at a US university by focusing on improving your communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills. At the end of the four-week program, you will build strong networks while developing your skills as a leader.

Develop understanding of business concepts

  • Learn the theories and practices of successful entrepreneurs
  • Become familiar with concepts in finance and economics
  • Develop a company mission statement to determine branding and marketing
  • Collaborate with your team to create a business plan to address real-world problems

Dates: February 22-March 19, 2021

Duration: 4 weeks

Cost: $360

Registration Deadline: February 8, 2021

Schedule

Class/Activity

Days

Time

Program Orientation

February 22 (Monday)

5-6:30PM CST

Business Skills Development Classes

February 24 & March 3, 4, 10, 16

5-6:30PM CST

UW-Madison Admissions Presentation

February 25 (Thursday) 5-6:30PM CST

Academic English

March 1, 8, 15 (Mondays)

5-6:00PM CST

Admissions Information Session & Virtual University Tours

March 2, 11

5-6:00PM CST

Final Presentations & Closing Reception

March 17 (Wednesday)

5-7:00PM CST

*Based on student interest, an additional session from 10AM-12PM CST will be made available to accommodate students in different time zones. Please email us at vispnoncredit@dcs.wisc.edu to submit your request today!

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“I had so much fun talking with native speakers and people from different countries. I also liked the way the instructor taught us, especially by discussing points from the article and letting me express my own opinions.”

—Virtual Student Participant, Guadalajara, Mexico