Summer Institute for International Scholars

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Program Description

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Tufts Summer Institute for International Scholars program will prepare you for graduate school programs by providing focused training in writing and communication skills. During the six-week program, you will build the skills and confidence necessary for success in your graduate school or professional experience while exploring the Greater Boston area.

Program Requirements

To apply for this program you must have:

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

Program Dates

Summer 2020
Arrival Date June 27-28
Program Dates June 28-August 7
Departure Date August 8

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Program Curriculum

The International Scholars course meets weekdays from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The intensive course has two focus areas.

Academic Speaking Focus

In your class, you will develop and refine your language skills for teamwork, discussions, debates, and other verbal interactions. We tailor grammar and pronunciation instruction to meet your skill level.

Research Writing Focus

In your class, you will learn to construct a graduate-level research paper. You will meet with your writing instructor to receive individual feedback and learn to strengthen your listening, note-taking, writing, and seminar presentation skills.

Tutoring

Should you need it, our program staff can arrange tutoring sessions to complement our intensive academic program.

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Program Activities

Summer Institute Scholars are invited to participate in the Discover America excursions led by instructors each Wednesday. Past Discover America excursions have included visits to the DeCordova Art Museum and Sculpture Park, Lowell Mills National Historical Park, John Joseph Moakley Federal Court House, Boston Tea Party Museum and Ships and Fenway Stadium - Home of the Boston Red Sox.

Activities and excursions in and around the Greater Boston area are scheduled each weekend to local beaches, shopping outlets and community events.

Last updated Nov 2019

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