We have seen short term programs for students studying Bachelors and MAsters Degree. Duke is offering Summer Program for International High School Students. I sent a list of questions about the program and here’s their answers.
1. What is Duke Summer Session?
Maximize your summer, broaden your college experience, and join more than 1,100 Duke undergraduates and 400 visiting students to experience the 2018 Duke Summer Session. Take advantage of the relaxed summer atmosphere to explore the vibrant academics offered by our premier research university.
Duke Summer Session offers three life-changing summer programs for ambitious high school students. These programs all take place on Duke University’s campus and are:
- Summer College – A four-week, credit-bearing program in which students take undergraduate-level Duke courses.
- Summer Academy – A three-week program in which students take an engaging certificate course.
- Intensive STEM Academy – A one-week, STEM-based program that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
- Summer College Online – An online program in which students will earn college credit by taking Medical Neuroscience from a Duke University professor.
2. Who can apply (International Students)?
International students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply to Duke Summer Academy and the Intensive STEM Academy.
Duke Summer College accepts applications from international students currently in grades 10 – 12.
3. What are the admission requirements for international students?
Duke Summer Session’s admissions requirements are rigorous. Students must submit an essay, resume, teacher recommendation, transcript, application. Students applying for Summer College and Summer Online for whom English is a second language must submit a TOEFL score of 100, an IELTS of 7.0, or the results of the Duke Universities EIS exam (not required for Intensive STEM Academy or Duke Summer Academy).
4. What can students do to present the best application?
Students should approach this application as they would any other application for college and demonstrates that they are strong, holistic candidates who are uniquely qualified to participate in one of our programs.
5. What kind of Visa is required to attend the Duke Summer Session?
International students are required to receive the following visas in order to attend our programs:
- Summer College – F-1 Visa
- Summer Academy – B1/B2 Visa
- Intensive STEM Academy – B1/B2 Visa
6. I plan to study a Bachelors Degree in the US. How will this program help with my UnderGrad admission?
Participating in any of Duke Summer Session’s programs for high school students is likely to be viewed by admissions counselors as one indicator of academic seriousness. However, it is a just indicator among many factors that are assessed in a comprehensive application review and does not guarantee an offer of admission.
7. Where would I stay for the duration of the program?
You will stay on Duke University’s historic West Campus in student dormitories.
8. When does this program start and end?
- Summer College – July 8 – August 3, 2018
- Summer Academy – July 15 – August 3, 2018
- Intensive STEM Academy – July 8 – 13, 2018
9. What would I learn from this program?
What you would learn at Duke Summer Session depends on the course you take. We offer a wide variety of courses that are taught by experts in their fields.
Additionally, your education at Duke Summer Session would not be confined the classroom. Our immersive, international college experience ensures that our students will engage with students from a diverse array of backgrounds and learn what being a college student in the U.S. entails.
The Intensive STEM Academy and Duke Summer Academy focus on the personal development of the student, and do not just focus on academic subjects. Learn how to become a great leader, entrepreneur, researcher, mathematician, or philanthropist through these interactive and engaging courses.
At Duke, we are dedicated to the development of global citizens. This is your opportunity to live and learn with students from around the world and broaden your intercultural competency while making friends with peers many different nationalities.
10. Where can I learn more about the program and application?
The best place to learn more about Duke Summer Session’s program for high school students is on its website: http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students
Now, you can meet the Team from Duke University to learn more about the Summer Session in person at upcoming U.S. Education Fair between Sunday, 28 January 2018 and Sunday, 4 February 2018 in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore. This article was sponsored by Linden Tours as part of promoting their U.S. University Tours.