Missouri State University 8-Week Intensive English Program June 2-July 30, 2010 Overview of Presentation General Overview of Program Introduction to Location/University Housing/Meals Classes Costs Application Process General Overview of Program English classes M-F at the English Language Institute at Missouri State University Housing accommodation on campus Trips on Friday afternoons and weekends Location: Springfield, Missouri Located in the beautiful Ozark "Mountains." Springfield: Missouri's Third Largest City * Kansas City * St. Louis * Springfield Springfield, Missouri • Population –200,000 • Very safe city with low crime rate • 1.5 hour flight from Dallas or Atlanta The Climate • Temperatures vary: • 0°F to 45°F (-18°C to 7°C) in winter (January average 42°F) • 60°F to 95°F (16°C to 35°C) in summer (July average 90°F) • Fall and spring: usually pleasant in the 60°F to 70°F range. • Occasional thunderstorms in summer; occasional snow in winter. Southwest Missouri: An Outdoor Wonderland Canoeing on clear streams Hiking Water skiing Swimming Fishing Mountain biking Camping MSU’s Recreation Center rents outdoor equipment Caves Rivers Missouri State University Overview Missouri State University • One of the major universities of the Midwestern United States • Current enrollment of more than 20,000 students • More than 150 undergraduate major fields of study and 47 graduate programs Campus Facilities Plaster Student Union houses a post office, bank, convenience store, and restaurants. Workout facilities are available for swimming, racquetball, basketball, soccer, tennis and exercise. Campus Facilities Taylor Health Center --Provides health services for Missouri State students --Has a pharmacy where students can purchase over-the-counter drug items Computer Facilities --24 hour computer labs all over campus, including each dormitory --Wireless internet across campus Campus Facilities Campus Shuttle Bus --Free service for students to get around campus more easily On Campus Police Station --Provides greater safety for students on campus and downtown On-Campus Housing Typical Room Plan Housing Usually two to a room—sometimes four to a suite Sheets and pillows are provided by the university Each person has his or her own bed, desk and closet Bathroom with shower in room 24-hour computer labs in dormitory Meals 19 meals per week (buffet-style) will be served on campus in a cafeteria. Who are our students? Students who need to show English proficiency before being admitted to Missouri State. No TOEFL score required for ELI graduates applying to MSU. Community members with jobs who want to improve their English skills People who want to improve their English skills and return to their country Students who have been admitted to Missouri State, but want to brush up on their English skills Who Are Our Instructors? Most of our instructors have a Master’s degree or higher in Teaching English as a Second Language, Linguistics or English. Most of our instructors have taught English in other countries like Korea, Japan, France, Morocco, Egypt and China. Our Instructors Jane Robison Pascal Hamon Alicia Coverston Director Assistant Director Admission Specialist Your Classes Writing/Grammar—10 hours per week Special Topic—5 hours per week Speaking—5 hours per week Listening—5 hours per week ELI Levels Level One—Complete beginners Level Two—High-Beginners Level Three—Intermediate Level Four—High-Intermediate Level Five—Advanced Friday Local Trips You will visit Bass Pro Shops, the largest retailer of outdoor sporting goods in the world! You will also visit many other interesting locations in the Springfield area that will help you experience American culture. Weekend Trips Canoe trip You will go canoeing on the White River and have a typical American style cookout beside the river! Weekend Trips Weekend in St. Louis St Louis Cardinals Baseball You will visit the largest city in Missouri, with the world famous St. Louis Arch. In addition, you will tour the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and will have some other options of places to visit. Weekend Trips! Branson Shopping Trip You will have the chance to visit some outlet malls before returning to Colombia. At these malls, you can buy famous brands including Polo, Tommy, Levis, Coach, etc. at very low prices! Program Includes English classes (25 hours per week) Airport transfer On-campus housing On-campus meals Friday and weekend trips Educational materials Welcome/goodbye parties T-shirt and certificate of attendance Health insurance Price $3100 per person plus $30 application fee Group members are responsible for: Airfare to Springfield Visa fee Personal expenses Application Process Submit the application form and pay application fee by April 1, 2010. Submit a copy of your passport information page. Missouri State University will send you an admission letter and an I-20 form. Pay your SEVIS fee. Make an appointment with the U.S. consulate for your visa interview. Make your air travel arrangements. We’ll meet you at the airport!
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