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La Jolla
English
05 July 2020
6,400 USD
Programs at University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

Program description

Academic Connections International

Academic Connections International (ACI) is a summer 3-week UC San Diego academic and residential immersion program which gives you the opportunity to take one academic course while also experiencing many other aspects of university life in America’s Finest City, San Diego. Study at UC San Diego with American teenagers, live in the dorms, and participate in a variety of field trips and activities around San Diego. Prospective ACI students must have strong academic records and advanced English proficiency.

Admission requirements

Below, please find the minimum acceptance requirements for Academic Connections International (ACI). We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that all students who are admitted to& the program have a successful experience. For more information, please visit the university website.

Note: Please do not organize flights or pay your tuition until you have received an official acceptance to the ACI program.

Language Proficiency Requirement:

To be accepted to ACI, you must provide a completed& English Recommendation Form& from a secondary school English instructor, attesting you have a proficiency level equivalent to an internet-based TOEFL score of 80 or Advanced Cambridge level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • 2020 Academic Connections International Application
  • Copy of transcripts in English for the two most recent years of academic studies. Students must have a strong academic history.
  • English Recommendation Form from a secondary school English instructor, attesting to a proficiency level equivalent to the internet-based TOEFL 80 or Advanced Cambridge level.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Questionnaire, Shuttle Service, Optional Housing, and SAT Workshop Form. These forms are included in the application and must be submitted after the student has been officially accepted to& the ACI program.

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Program content

The following courses are examples of the specific courses offered during Academic Connections International (ACI) in 2019:

  • A Poetic Writing Practice: Analyzing, Writing and Reading
  • All that Glitters: The Sociology of Fashion
  • Animal CSI: Virus Hunters
  • Audiovisual: Music’s Place in Film, Television and Art
  • Body Language: How Cells Use Hormones to Communicate
  • Bugs or Features? Exploring the Cognitive Biases, Fallacies, and Heuristics
  • Critical Embodiment: Art, Process and Ecologies of Scholarship
  • Critical Thinking
  • Experiments in Music Composition and Theory
  • Foundations of Creative Writing
  • History and Practice of Hip-Hop
  • Itchthyology: An Exploration into Fish Diversity
  • Innovative Writing Across Media: An Introduction to the College Workshop (Bilingual - English/Chinese)
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Introduction to Computer Programming - Python
  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanical Engineering: From a Straw to an Airplane
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Language and Identity for Bilingual Writers (English/Spanish)
  • Medial Matters: Stereotypes and Social Change in Popular Media
  • Neuroscience: From Brain to Behaviors
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Introduction to Marine Biology
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Introduction to Paleontology
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Marine Invertebrates
  • The Metropolis and Me: A History of Immigration, Race, and Space in Southern California
  • and more!

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About this institute

University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

The University of California San Diego Extension International Programs offers short-term and intensive English language programs, free mover programs, professional certificates, and summer youth programs. Study in sunny Southern California at one of the top universities in the world, and...


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University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

9500 Gilman Drive MC-0176D
92093 La Jolla California
United States of America

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extension.ucsd.edu

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