English Communication & Cultural Immersion
Six-Week Program | June 15 - July 28, 2019
English Communication & Cultural Immersion (2 weeks)
Leadership & Professional Development (2 weeks)
Self-discovery & Career Exploration (2 weeks)
Students who want to take their English skills to the next level can build confidence through cultural immersion in this six-week program.
This is the only option where students, or “explorers,” will have the opportunity to increase their confidence in English communication and American culture through workshops.
During the first two weeks of this six-week session, explorers will learn about American culture through interactive activities and trips to some of Missouri’s largest cities. Each day explorers will have a chance to utilize new vocabulary in areas such as sports, politics, food, and education. They will also get to enjoy high school sports and fun cultural events.
The explorer’s confidence will increase as they practice listening, responding, and participating in everyday American activities. Throughout this experience, explorers actively engage in U.S. history and government, sports, politics, customs/traditions, food, entrepreneurship, and high school/college education.
WHY GET INVOLVED?
This program is a great fit for students who want to deepen their understanding of American culture and language. Your time will be spent participating in activities that will immerse you in everyday American life. This experience will give you an authentic American experience through workshops, outings, and discussions.
This Experience Will Help You:
● Grow your understanding of everyday American
culture and traditions
● Understand the U.S. education system through visits
to American high schools and universities
● Understand and discuss the history, government,
and current political issues of America
● Increase your English communication skills and learn
● Increase your confidence in understanding American culture
by attending various everyday events and engaging
in conversations with native English speakers
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
This experience is for students who would like to build on their English skills. If you want to gain the confidence and knowledge to communicate effectively than this experience is for you!
YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
To ensure explorers fully experience university life, the students stay in a residence hall (dormitory). These include suite-style rooms with one roommate.
Explorers and ambassadors stay on floors assigned by gender.
PROFESSIONAL SITE VISITS
The program includes professional site visits to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and U.S. Government Buildings.
Flagship companies and leading offices in prospect include: Monsanto, Boeing, Columbia Food Bank, Missouri State Capitol & Supreme Court, and more!
Explorers have their meals at select locations, including campus dining halls, local restaurants, and catered events. All meals are included in the price of the program.
Special dietary requests are accommodated, as needed.
Explorers participate in a variety of daily activities, hosted on and off campus. In addition to field trips, these activities include self-assessment, team building, and career-related exercises.
Students will have daily free time at the on-campus recreation center.
During their journey, explorers are guided by university student ambassadors. These ambassadors act as mentors and facilitators, while they oversee small teams of six to eight students.
Our intensive training process ensures that our ambassadors are well-equipped to lead & support explorers.
Transportation to and from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) will provided, in addition to all ground transportation during the program.
Airfare is not included.