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EducationUSA Academy Connects

Vocabulary & Slang through West Coast Culture for International Teens

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(Applicants must be 15 - 17 years old at the start of the program)

Don’t lose sight of your dream of attending college or university in the United States! Join the Diablo Valley College International Education Center, located in San Francisco’s Bay Area, for an exciting exploration of the West Coast and California culture and subcultures through slang and vocabulary development! Learn the lingo from Silicon Valley to SoCal beaches, Hollywood, social activism, and emerging trends. Meet and interact with local youth and international college students. Experience virtual visits to Diablo Valley College, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University, and explore the U.S. higher education system through workshops focused on different types of institutions, selecting majors, and flexibility within the system. Virtual synchronous sessions will meet twice each week for four weeks. Join us online now and be ready for when in-person classes begin again!  

EducationUSA Academy Connects - General Information

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CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS: Participants will explore the West Coast and California culture and subcultures through slang and vocabulary development.  Learn the lingo from Silicon Valley to Socal beaches, Hollywood, social activism, and emerging trends. Participants will meet and interact with local youth and international college students.

PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE:

  • Three 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.

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 to accommodate high school students’ schedules.* 

*Exact days and times to be determined

AGE RANGE:

15-17 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 online town halls and workshops.

PRICE:

USD 300 per student

 

PROGRAM DATES & PRICES

The EducationUSA Academy Connects program will be offered in 3 sessions in 2021:

Session Dates
Session 1
(2021)
January 18 - February 12, 2021
Session 2
(2021)
February 22 - March 19
Session 3
(2021)
March 22 - April 16

 

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