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EducationUSA Academy Connects

California Dreamin’ and Higher Ed

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(Applicants must be 15 - 18 years old at the start of the program)

During the EducationUSA Academy Connects program, you will:

  • Improve your language and critical thinking skills through exploration of the Bay Area tech culture and spirit of innovation. 
  • Expand your knowledge of different educational opportunities through 4 virtual campus tours (Diablo Valley College, UC Berkeley, Stanford, San Francisco State University) followed by interactive workshops with college counselors and admissions experts. 
  • Create contacts and gain insights through interactive sessions with guest speakers (technology experts), high school groups, and college clubs.

PROGRAM DATES

The EducationUSA Academy Connects program will be offered in 2 sessions in 2021:

Session Dates Times
Option 1
(2021)
July 5 - 23 9:00 - 10:30 AM
California Time
Option 2
(2021)
July 26 - August 13 6:00 - 7:30 PM
California Time

 

EducationUSA Academy Connects - General Information

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EducationUSA Academy Connects at Diablo Valley College

DELIVERY METHOD:

Online, Synchronous classes using Zoom. Teachers are located at the International Education Center at Diablo Valley College (IEC@DVC), San Francisco Bay Area, Pleasant Hill, California.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Stable wifi connection, computer with webcam, and microphone.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Classes will be 1.5 hours/day, taught 2 times per week

Option 1: July 5 – July 23, 9:00 – 10:30 AM California Time
Option 2: July 26 – August 13, 6:00 – 7:30 PM California Time

AGE RANGE:

15 - 18 years

ENGLISH LEVEL:

High intermediate to advanced (e.g., B1 on the CEFR scale or higher). Applicants should ask their high school English teacher to complete this English proficiency verification form

INTEGRATION:

Students will interact with U.S. high school students, current Diablo Valley College students, and DVC and UC Berkeley alumni in interactive online workshops.

PRICE:

USD $450 per student

 

PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE:

  • Four Virtual Campus Tours: Diablo Valley College, UC Berkeley, Stanford University.
  • Two workshops on the U.S. higher education system, including explaining the different types of institutions in the US, selecting majors, and flexibility within the system.
  • Participants will earn a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the program.
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Payment/Refund policy: 
  • Payment of program costs is due two (2) weeks before the start of your program:
    • Summer Session 1:  payment due by June 21, 2021
    • Summer Session 2: payment due by July 12, 2021
  • Refund policy: applicants who notify IEC of their desire to withdraw from the program by the first day of class will be issued a full refund of program costs, minus a $50 processing fee.