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Pre-College Students: JHU EducationUSA Academy

College Prep & College Writing OR STEM in 2-weeks!


 

JHU EducationUSA Academy

The JHU EducationUSA Academy provides international high school students a world-class academic and cultural immersion experience. In collaboration with the U.S. Department of State,  the academy is designed to introduce students to all aspects of academic life (academics, on-campus living). They will improve their academic English, get guidance on the university admission process—applications, essays, personal statement, SAT/ACT prep—tour area colleges and universities, and engage in cultural, community and sports activities.

You will receive

College credits

Johns Hopkins University Transcript to use for your college application

Certificate of Participation in the Program

 A Recommendation Letter from Program Director  if you excel in the EducationUSA Academy

Video created by 3 of our Summer 2017 Johns Hopkins EducationUSA Academy Students.

2-Week EducationUSA Academy + College Writing (2 credits)

This course includes campus tours, workshops on the college admissions and how to write a personal statement, SAT/ACT prep/tips, introduction to library research, guest lecturers from different parts of the university, information on how to overcome challenges that face international students, and expectations in a U.S. college classroom. Students will also gain an understanding of cultural values of the U.S. and other countries through cross-cultural activities.
This course is for Native and Advanced Non-Native Speakers who wish to gain knowledge about writing at the college level.
  • 15-17 years old International High School Student
  • Native or Non-native advanced English speaker
    • Proof of English proficiency for international applicants (one of these three)
      • Minimum 90 TOEFL score
      • Minimum 6 on each band of the IELTS English Language Test
      • Minimum 70 Duolingo English Test score
      • Two or more years of study at an English-medium school

 

2-Week EducationUSA Academy + Medical/STEM (2 credits)

This course includes campus tours, workshops on the college admissions and how to write a personal statement, SAT/ACT prep/tips, introduction to library research, guest lecturers from different parts of the university, information on how to overcome challenges that face international students, and expectations in a U.S. college classroom. Students will also gain an understanding of cultural values of the U.S. and other countries through cross-cultural activities.
You will have a choice of picking ONE of these courses below for one college credit:
Drug Discovery and DevelopmentThis interactive course will give students an introduction to the guiding principles of drug discovery and development. Topics will range from pre-clinical Pharmacodynamics and considerations through clinical trial design, implementation, and analysis. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define the path of drug discovery, while being able to identify and critically assess important factors to consider at each stage when moving a drug forward through the process.
Techniques in Molecular BiologyThis course is designed to supplement the scientific classroom experience of students by providing hands on experience with the essential core molecular biology techniques of bacterial DNA cloning, DNA analysis, and protein analysis. Students will be able to understand and explain how these methodologies work scientifically and will develop the basic laboratory skills necessary for the successful completion of the assays.
Ethics in Public HealthIn this course, students will be introduced to principles of bioethics and ethical theory and their application to public health research and practice both in the U.S. and abroad. We will discuss how ethical considerations have evolved in research, practice, and academia and the systems in place to support ethical research and practice in the U.S. and abroad. The course will use a combination of lecture, discussion and student debates to encourage broad participation.
Neurobiology (Behavioral)Behavioral Neurobiology studies the biological basis of nervous system structure and function. This is a college seminar that will cover topics ranging from gross anatomy and clinical correlates to the systems that drive emotion, movement, and attention. While not a formal lab course, we will use models and demonstrations to introduce student to the wonders of the brain. There are no prerequisites, but a background in biology or psychology is helpful. Students should be generally enthusiastic and uninhibited.
Neuroscience Applied: Designing and Communicating Theory and ResearchScience is about theory, research, data and storytelling. This course focuses on Neuroscience and its related topics Cognitive Science, Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, Philosophy of Mind and Anthropology as they can be applied outside of the traditional laboratory. Through research projects on a topic of their choice, students will experience hands-on creative problem solving through the scientific process and create and write their own research papers and scientific visualizations. It is strongly recommended to take this course in conjunction with the course "Mind, Brain, and Beauty" or any other course in the brain, psychological and behavioral sciences.
  • 15-17 years old International High School Student
  • Native or Non-native advanced English speaker
    • Proof of English proficiency for international applicants (one of these three)
      • Minimum 100 TOEFL score
      • Minimum 7 on each band of the IELTS English Language Test
      • Minimum 75 Duolingo English Test score
      • Two or more years of study at an English-medium school

Note: You must be an international precollege student to apply. Native speakers of English are also welcomed.

Program LengthResidential
(includes room, board, excursions)
Credits
July 8-19 (2-weeks)$41382 credits

Deadline for applications: May 31, 2019.

EducationUSA Alumni Spotlight

Gregory Z., JHU EducationUSA Summer ’17, was accepted to Boston University.
Gustavo T, JHU EducationUSA Summer ’17 was accepted to New York University.
Mazen K., JHU EducationUSA Summer ’18, was accepted into Johns Hopkins University.

 

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Program Details

Length: 2 weeks

Residency: Homewood Campus

Program Requirements:

  • International Students Only (Native English and Non-Native English Speakers)
  • A submitted online application, waiver available for application fee (email us directly for the code)
  • Upon acceptance, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,250
  • High School Transcript, including Fall 2018 grades
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • English Proficiency Test scores (TOEFL, iELTS, or DET) for Non-Native Speakers