Student Life: International Students

Intensive Preparation for Studies at SIT

Prior to the start of the fall semester, incoming international students can enroll in an intensive academic preparation course; the course is designed specifically for international students who wish to improve their English language and study skills before beginning the residency phase of an SIT graduate program.

The course includes but is not limited to:

  • Discussion skills
  • Presentation skills (formal and informal)
  • Writing skills
  • Intercultural communication and cultural adjustment
  • US culture
  • Pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar skills (addressed as needed)

Special attention is placed on grammar, academic reading and writing, note-taking strategies, class discussions, and presentations. Additionally, the course is a great opportunity to meet other international students.

Course title: Intensive Academic English Preparation

Course dates: July 28–August 15, 2014

Course length: The course runs Monday through Friday for three weeks, with 30 hours of language instruction per week. Class hours are 9:00 AM–Noon and 1:30 PM–4:30 PM.

Cost: $1,200

Housing: On-campus accommodation is available in two-person dormitory rooms. The cost for housing is $47 per day . Meals are included in this price (available in the school cafeteria).

Registration deadline: July 1, 2014
Applications will be accepted after this date if space is available.

How to apply
Fill out the registration form (PDF) and mail it to the SIT Language and Culture Department, World Learning, PO Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302.

The Intensive Academic English Preparation course is available to all international students who will be entering an SIT graduate program in the fall.

Additional resources available during the academic year

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered at an advanced level for students for whom English is not a first language, during the academic year.
  • SIT’s Language and Culture Department has writing tutors who offer support for students in need of assistance with their written work.

For More Information
Tel: 802 258-3344
SIT Language and Culture Department
World Learning
Kipling Road, PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302

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