As an EC student at the University of Vermont, you will be part of an exceptionally thriving, active and open student community. All lessons are held in modern, well-equipped classrooms and wireless internet is available throughout University grounds.
As students live and study on campus, all of the university’s facilities are within walking distance, including libraries, study rooms and recreational rooms. Downtown Burlington, ‘the nation’s smallest big city’, is also just a stroll away.
Summer Semester + Credit
The Summer Semester + Credit program provides the perfect opportunity for you to earn credits towards your university degree while also improving your English language skills. No TOEFL or transcript is required to join this program.
You could benefit from this program if you want to improve your English and get a head-start on credits before applying to an American university. If you are already enrolled on a specific US University or foundation program you could also benefit by preparing for study and life on a US university campus.
As well as raising your English level with other like-minded international students, you also will be studying and socialising with American University of Vermont students. With this course, you will find yourself truly culturally immersed into campus life at a top 100 US university.
The course you choose will earn 3 university credits, which are transferable to any university undergraduate degree program in the USA. The following courses are available:
MATH 019 - Fundamentals of Calculus I (3 credits) Introduction to limits and differential calculus with a wide variety of applications.
SPCH 011 - Effective Speaking - (3 credits) Fundamentals course in effective, informative, and persuasive public speaking and critical listening. Includes theory and practice.
Students will learn the necessary skills to develop into successful students in an American university classroom. The program explores how language and culture are connected.
Students will learn the essential skills that are essential to succeed:
- Communication skills: how to frame and deliver messages to individuals, small groups and larger audiences.
- Activities include: lectures, drills, exercises, speeches, debates and persuasive arguments.
Introduction to Business - (3 credits) The introduction to business course includes use of a simulation as students progressively go through steps of fundamental business decisions and strategy. Students reinforce knowledge learned in class and develop skills as they manage their own bike manufacturing company, competing with other teams. Covered topics include marketing, finance, human resources, quality control and stock valuation. Fascinating guests from local businesses also join us, along with visits to local companies, as students see how people perform various roles within business.