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! The 2022 EducationUSA Academy Connects sessions will focus on STEM careers. Learn more below.

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STEM Exploration

High school students will be taken on a journey of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) as they chart their own educational and career pathways to become the STEM superstars of the future. Students will investigate their own interests, values, and skills through interactive activities, as well as explore the dynamic world of STEM careers and trends. They will learn about accomplished scientists’ and professionals’ success stories, and become acquainted with the many ways to navigate STEM at UW-Madison. This course will also include talks with UW-Madison STEM experts.

Build an understanding of STEM Opportunities

  • Understand how your interests, values, and skills connect to potential STEM careers.
  • Hear STEM professionals success stories.
  • Know how to navigate STEM opportunities at UW-Madison.
  • Connect with UW-Madison students and staff
  • Interact with peers in exciting games and activities

Cost: $450

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2022

Questions? Email us at info@precollege.wisc.edu

Session 1: June 28–July 28, 2022

Online together: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5–6:30 pm Central Daylight Time (5 weeks)

June 28 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm English Speaking and Writing
June 30 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm Admissions Information Sessions & Virtual University Tours
July 5 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm English Speaking and Writing
July 7 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm UW-Admissions Presentation
July 12 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm Admissions Information Sessions & Virtual University Tours
July 14 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm Student Panel
July 19 5–6 pm Myths and misconceptions about STEM workshop, 6–6:30 pm English Speaking and Writing
July 21 5–6 pm UW STEM Professional Guest Speakers, 6–6:30 pm Admissions Information Sessions & Virtual University Tours
July 26 5–6 pm Myths and misconceptions about STEM Workshop, 6–6:30 pm Preparation for final project
July 28 5–6 pm Final Project presentation, 6–6:30 pm Final Presentations & Closing Reception
The program includes three hours per week of synchronous learning, for a total of 15 synchronous hours. There are eight to ten hours of asynchronous learning included in the program. The program offers a total of 23-25 hours over five weeks.

Session 2: July 25–August 12, 2022

Online together: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5–6:30 pm Central Daylight Time (3 weeks)

July 25 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm English Speaking and Writing
July 27 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm English Speaking and Writing
July 29 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm English Speaking and Writing
August 1 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm Workshop: How to Prepare for an American Institution
August 3 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm UW-Madison Campus Tour
August 5 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm UW Admissions Presentation
August 8 5–6 pm STEM Course Sessions, 6–6:30 pm Admissions Information Sessions & Virtual University Tours
August 10 5–6 pm Myths and misconceptions about STEM Workshop, 6–6:30 pm Preparation for class culminating activity
August 12 5–6 pm Culminating class activity, 6–6:30 pm Final Presentations & Closing Reception
The program includes four and a half hours per week of synchronous learning, for a total of 13.5 synchronous hours. There are eight to ten hours of asynchronous learning included in the program. The program offers a total of 21-23 hours over three weeks.
EducationUSA Academy Connects requires students to participate in online synchronous learning. All synchronous courses will be taught in Central Daylight Time (CDT). Please use this tool to take this into consideration if you live in another time zone.

Grigory, from Armenia

Joyce, from Brazil

“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

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