EDUCATIONUSA ACADEMY The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is proud to partner with EducationUSA Academy to host a three-week residential summer program for international high school students who wish to improve their English proficiency while immersed in the American culture and second language program. FROM NASA AND BEYOND UAH is located in Huntsville, Alabama, also known as the Rocket City, where Dr. Wernher von Braun and his team of rocket scientists transformed our city from a sleepy agricultural country town into the technology center that it is today. Anchoring the second largest research park in the United States and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), incoming students will enjoy learning the history of space exploration, earth systems, and the environment while attending our internationally diverse university. Students will also enjoy our culturally-rich southern region where each student will have an opportunity to explore the area during immersive educational excursions known by millions around the world. COURSE DESCRIPTION ORAL ACADEMICS: Students will develop speaking and listening skills necessary for participating in classroom discussions and delivering formal presentations on a topic related to the program theme. Accuracy and fluency training will be addressed through the class content. Students will improve both oral presentation skills and critical listening skills for formal presentations as well as informal class discussions. WRITTEN ACADEMICS: In this course, students produce compositions to improve writing proficiency (accuracy as well as fluency) appropriate to their skill levels. Emphasis is placed on sentence and paragraph structure in academic writing in a U.S. university context for the production of a formal poster with recommendations. Accuracy in writing will be tied directly to the content and activities of the class context rather than addressed as a stand-alone topic. TEAM PROJECTS: Students will use their oral and written skills in collaboration with U.S. undergraduate student facilitators to prepare team presentations and posters. Each group will focus on a theme related to space exploration, earth system, and environment impact based on the experiences they have had during their time on campus and on the cultural/educational excursions. TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE DATES Three-week program is July 9-30, 2017.Application deadline to apply is April 15, 2017. COST $4880.00 USD; Covers tuition, fees, room and board, books and educational supplies, as well as ground transportation, cultural activities and health insurance. The student is responsible for their flight arrangements to Huntsville, Alabama (HSV). ELIGIBILITY Non-native English speaking international high school students (currently enrolled or recently graduated), ages 15-17 at the time of the summer program. Have at least three years of middle to high school English language study. Mature, motivated and self-disciplined, with a commitment to actively participating in the Academy and its programs. APPLICATION Interested students should complete our paper application and return it by mail. Policy UAH EDUCATIONUSA ACADEMY APPLICATION FORM LINK DEADLINES April 15, 2017: Last day to apply May 1: Admission and I-20 issued May 20: Full payment required June 9: Full refund (100%) less $200 processing fee June 23: 50% refund less $200 processing fee SPONSORSHIP Interested students may contact US embassies in the following countries to inquire about scholarship opportunities that may be applied toward their EducationUSA experience. Mozambique Democratic Republic of Congo Bulgaria Georgia Russia Turkey Romania Austria Azerbaijan Canada Honduras Partial Scholarships (airfare and visa fees): Zimbabwe Armenia Micronesia Bangladesh Tunisia Libya SUBMISSION Mail completed documents and application fee to: Ms. Sabrina Williams The University of Alabama in Huntsville Office of International Engagement Student Services Building, Room 218 Huntsville, AL 35899 U.S.A. Questions? Email Ms. Sabrina Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org Please use “USA Education Academy” as your subject line.