Summer English Program
This Summer English Program is especially designed for students considering attending a U.S. college or university.
The program consists of 20 lessons per week at the appropriate level in Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Seminars on applying to U.S. colleges and universities will also be offered as well as visits to Ivy League colleges in the New England region.
On the path to academic success
Wheaton College offers instruction in English by certified ESL instructors as well as daily exposure to the cultures of the United States. Our aim is to serve young adults whose goal is to learn English for a variety of social, and academic purposes. In particular, we hope to support those who are considering pursuing an undergraduate college degree in the United States.
In addition to the classroom English instruction, workshops will be conducted by admission offices from institutions such as Brown University, Wellesley College, Harvard University, Boston University and of course Wheaton College. Admission staff from these world-class institutions will offer tips on essay writing, the review process and financial aid. Students will not only have the opportunity to learn what these institutions are looking for when their applications are reviewed but will also be able to ask specific questions. There will also be the opportunity to visit some of these campuses and get a first-hand look at their facilities. Because these workshops and visits are built into the program students receive a comprehensive program designed to give them all the information necessary to succeed in this important next phase of their life.
Total English immersion
Through active participation in a full program of daily activities students will be able to practice their English language skills. Whether it is through events such as our welcome picnic dinner or cooking classes students will have fun as they meet local high school students and develop a deeper understanding of American culture.
New England cultural immersion
In addition to a daily focused course of study, students will have an array of opportunities available to them designed so they may engage with local communities and use their English language skills in an active way. Every afternoon during the week students will be able to play a variety of sports (soccer, softball, tennis, etc) and have access to a fully equipped modern fitness room. Wheaton is partnering with local high schools to offer a series of activities which will allow students to directly interact with American high school students including a dance and team-building exercises. Other activities in the evenings will include movie nights, game nights, cookouts and music performances. On the weekends, day trips or excursions will be arranged including visits to Providence, Boston, New York City and Cape Cod.
Excursions and activities
Our partnership with local high schools and youth groups allows direct contact with students of the same age so that interactions will take on a more meaningful context. Peer to peer communication is just one of the ways Wheaton’s Summer English Program is different from other programs. Opportunities to visit some of the top colleges and universities in the region also sets this program apart by allowing students to see firsthand what their future college experience may be like. Workshops with college admission officers from Ivy League schools will give participants the extra knowledge they need to put forward the best application possible.
Summer 2012 3-Week program fees
|Room, Meals and Daily activities||$1,900|
|4 full-day excursions/6 college visits||$350|
|Medical insurance and Enrollment Fee||$260|
|Additional fees for airport pick-up, single room requests and textbooks|
About Wheaton College
Ideally located in Norton, Massachusetts, between Boston and Providence, R.I, our residential campus is one of the most beautiful in New England. Prospective students and visitors often say our campus has a very relaxed feel. Wheaton offers a personalized academic experience leading to a bachelor of arts degree in more than 40 majors and 50 minors. Since 2000, Wheaton students have won more than 130 prestigious scholarship awards, including 3 Rhodes Scholarships. Our approach to education is inclusive and diversified, emphasizing a truly multicultural community.