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Online Pre-Arrival Course for International Graduate Students

Preparing for Graduate Success: Language, Culture, and Community at the University of Michigan

Offered in two sessions in Summer 2019 for international graduate students admitted to the University of Michigan for the Fall 2019 term:

Session 1: June 24 - July 21, 2019

Session 2: July 8 - August 4, 2019

Summer 2019 Registration opens in MAY 2019. Please check back then. 

For information about ELI'S on-campus language and academic support, please make an appointment to meet with an ELI Advisor for a consultation when you arrive in Ann Arbor.

 

Course Overview

Each summer, the University of Michigan’s English Language Institute offers newly-admitted U-M international graduate students a unique opportunity to prepare for academic, cultural, and professional success before they arrive on campus.

This highly-interactive four-week online course prepares students to hit the ground running in their academic program. They learn about the cultural expectations and academic language conventions of graduate study and research in the U.S., as well as campus culture both in and outside the classroom.

Participants read articles, watch short video lectures and complete assignments. They hone and refine their language skills through online discussions. Each participant receives extensive individualized feedback from the instructor. Asynchronous course structure means that students can complete assignments at any time before weekly deadlines, morning, noon, or night.

Join other new Michigan graduate students in this interactive and engaging online course. You will build friendships and learn about resources to support you from the day you arrive to start your graduate student journey. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Important note: This course is intended for students who are fully confident that their English proficiency is sufficient for the demands of their U-M academic program. Students seeking academic English preparation should consider one of ELI's SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAMS.

Each course section is limited to 30 students. Register early to reserve your space!

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Course Details

Preparing for Graduate Success—Language, Culture, and Community at the University of Michigan 

 

2019 Course dates/deadlines:

Session 1: June 24 - July 21. Registration/payment deadline: June 21, 2019

Session 2: July 8 - August 4. Registration/payment deadline: July 5, 2019

Time committment: 2-4 hours per week

Instructor: Pamela Bogart pbogart@umich.edu

Course fee: $250

For more information, email: ELI.Online@umich.edu

 

 

Important note: This course is intended for students who are confident that their English language proficiency is sufficient for the demands of their U-M academic program. Students who would like additional academic English preparation may consider one of ELI's SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAMS.

 

For information about on-campus language and academic support, please make an appointment to meet with an ELI advisor for a consultation when you arrive in Ann Arbor.