International STEM Scholars Program

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

This program will run online for summer 2020 due to COVID-19 and we will return to Boston in 2021.

About Us

Tufts Summer Institute for International STEM Scholars program will prepare you for graduate STEM programs by providing focused training in academic speaking and research writing. You’ll earn Tufts University credits through a special course taught by faculty from Tufts School of Engineering. During the six-week program, you will build skills to thrive in graduate school and the workplace.

Program Requirements

To apply for this program you must have:

  • A completed undergraduate degree
  • An intention to pursue STEM-related studies at a university or college
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 71 (internet) or 197 (computer)

Note that priority will be given to incoming Tufts M.S. students.

Program Dates

Summer 2020  
Program Dates June 29 - August 7
Application Deadline June 15
Payment Deadline June 25

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Program Curriculum

The International STEM Scholars program consists of two courses and a weekly workshop.

English Language Course

This specialized ESL course has two main focuses: academic speaking and writing. You will work to develop and refine your language skills for teamwork, discussions, debates, and other verbal interactions, and learn to construct a graduate-level paper.

Communications for Technical Professionals

In your course, you will learn to make conscious communications decisions, use the principles of effective written and oral communication, and tailor messages to workplace audiences. Throughout the course, you will practice the skills needed to create and give effective presentations. This course consists of 3 semester credit hours that can be applied toward the Tufts M.S. degree or transferred to another program.

Weekly Workshop

During the weekly workshop, you will meet with instructors from both courses to review key concepts and receive focused support in a more informal classroom setting.

Tutoring & E-Learning Support

Should you need it, our program staff can arrange one-on-one office hours or tutoring where you can receive individual feedback to strengthen listening, note-taking, writing, and seminar presentation skills.

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Last updated Apr 2020

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