Language Institute - English as a Second Language (ESL) | Georgia Tech Professional Education | Atlanta, GA

Summer Academic Preparation for Incoming International Graduate Students

Four-Week Intensive Program
July 8-August 1, 2019

 

 

Program Goals

  • Learn:
    • the basics of academic writing
    • strategies for listening more effectively
    • strategies for reading more effectively
    • tips for giving great presentations
  • Gain a better understanding of academic challenges and factors affecting the performance of international graduate students
  • Get acclimated to the Georgia Tech campus and Atlanta

 

Program Logistics

  • 18 Hours Intensive Instruction/week
  • Classes Monday – Thursday; no Friday classes

 

Costs

  • Tuition: $1,400
  • Fees
    • ​Student Health Center: $42
    • Computer Support: $28
    • Medical Insurance (July 8 - August 1): $141.78 (mandatory for F-1 student visa holders)
    • Application/Mailing Fee: $100
  • Estimated Living Expenses
    • ​Housing (July 5 - August 2): $1,143.44
      • ​Based on four-bedroom, two-bathroom on-campus apartment (including linens)
    • Food: $725

Housing

On-campus housing is available to individual students for the duration of the program. Rooms are available in apartment-style dormitories. All housing contracts begin on Friday, July 5 and end on Friday, August 2. Housing fees include all utilities, HD cable, high speed Internet with Wi-Fi, and linens.

Four residents live in a four-bedroom, two-bathroom, furnished apartment. Each student has a private bedroom and shares a bathroom with one other student. Four students share the kitchen, dining and living area. Bedrooms are furnished with a bed (with extra-long mattress), desk, desk chair, wardrobe and dresser. The furniture in the common area consists of a couch, with end table, a coffee table, and chair as well as a dining table with four chairs.

Review our summer housing flyer to learn more.

To reserve your room, you must first complete our online housing request form. Our staff will review your request and email you in within 1-2 business days. Once housing has been confirmed you must make your payment in full. All housing fees are non-refundable and rooms cannot be subleased. You will pay your housing fees by non-U.S. credit/debit card or by wire transfer using our online payment service. If you need to make your payment another way, please contact lihousing@esl.gatech.edu for payment options. You must complete your housing request form and submit your payment in full no later than Friday, June 21. Fees will not be adjusted if you arrive late or check out early.

Learn more about living on-campus.

You may learn more about some off-campus housing options available to you by visiting the Housing page.

 

How to Apply

  1. Submit completed application form, which includes the following steps:
    1. Submit required documents
      • A copy of your non-U.S. passport or U.S. passport or U.S. permanent resident card
      • A copy of dependent non-U.S. passport(s) (only for applicants requiring an F-1 student visa who wish to include their spouse and/or child/children as dependents)
      • A bank document in English and on official bank letterhead proving the account holder has had a minimum closing balance the equivalent of at least $3,480.22 within the last 3 months. (only for applicants requiring an F-1 student visa)
      • If the bank account is in the name of someone other than you, the account holder must complete and sign a Statement of Financial Sponsorship to verify the required bank document. (only for applicants requiring an F-1 student visa)
      • A copy of your admission letter to a U.S. graduate degree program
  2. Submit payment by international credit/debit card or wire transfer using our payment service. Payment of tuition and fees must be made in full within one (1) week of receiving your notice of acceptance into the program. No refunds for tuition and fees will be issued after Friday, June 14.
    1. Applicants who will study on an F-1 student visa: $1,711.78 (includes mandatory medical insurance)
    2. All other applicants who will not study on an F-1 student visa: $1,570 (medical insurance not included)

 

IMPORTANT: Applicants who will study on an F-1 student visa will receive an acceptance document and an I-20 for the dates of the program. Applicants must use the I-20 issued by the Georgia Tech Language Institute when applying for an F-1 student visa and entering the U.S. After completion of the Language Institute program, your SEVIS record will be transferred to the Office of International Education at Georgia Tech or your new university.

Space in the program is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Class Schedule

 

  Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

9:00-10:30 AM

 

 

 

Reading & Discussion Seminar:
Intro to Academic Life
in the U.S.

Reading & Discussion Seminar:
Intro to Academic Life
in the U.S.

Intro to Academic
Writing

Reading & Discussion
Seminar:
Intro to Academic Life
in the U.S.

 

 

 

No   Classes

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

 

 

 

Intro to Academic
Writing

Intro to Academic
Writing

Strategic Listening Skills for
Graduate Students

Strategic Listening Skills for
Graduate Students

12:15-1:15 PM

 

 

 

Lunch Break

1:15-2:45 PM

 

 

 

Presentation Skills for
Graduate Students

Strategic Listening Skills for
Graduate Students

Presentation Skills for
Graduate Students

Presentation Skills for
Graduate Students