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AMERICAN CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION

Program Overview 
The American Culture & Communication Program offers participants a unique opportunity to learn English and increase fluency through cultural immersion, social interaction, experiential learning, and engagement with the communities of UNT, Denton and Dallas/Fort Worth. Participants meet and network with UNT faculty and students, explore majors and future careers in the U.S., and learn about attending American universities.

The 2017 program for high school students aged 15-17 years old will be held for a period of two weeks from July 9 - 22, 2017.
The 2017 program for university students and teachers will be held for a period of three weeks from July 9 - 29, 2017.
For more information, contact  ielimainoffice@unt.edu

English Classes
16 hours of English classes and interactive workshops held each week from Monday through Thursday. Participants receive individualized attention from highly qualified instructors with years of experience with living, studying, and working abroad. 
Classes focus on core English skills including grammar, listening, reading, speaking and pronunciation, and writing. Classes are organized by english speaking level.

Workshops
US Culture & Oral Communication (Required) – Students develop accurate speaking, improve pronunciation, and learn about American idioms. They also improve their understanding of American culture and values through group discussions and presentations.
Language and Content (Elective) – Students study American culture and improve their English language skills. Participants select one of the following:
     - UNT Scholar – Learn all about UNT while practicing oral communication skills in English during campus tours and field trips.
     - Professional Development – Develop professional skills using English including resume and email writing, interviewing, job searching, and creating e-portfolios.
     - English Through Film – Practice English while improving listening, learning about culture, idioms, and slang, and discussing American TV shows and movies.
     - Presentation Skills – Practice and improve oral communication skills for academic presentations in English.
     - Performing Arts – Practice English and gain confidence through short drama skits and improvisation.​

Cultural Activities
Participants enjoy evening activities on campus and around Denton, including sports and games, movie nights and scavenger hunts, conversations with Americans, the Planetarium, and a closing ceremony. Numerous restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Participants have access to UNT’s fabulous Pohl Recreation Center, Willis Library, and computer labs. We also host off-campus cultural excursions on Fridays and on the weekends. Potential field trips incude Denton Square, downtown Dallas, NorthPark Center Mall, Texas Rangers Ballpark, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Fort Worth Stockyards and Championship Rodeo.

Accommodations and Meals
Participants reside in Traditions and Honors Hall on the UNT campus. Meal plan (3 meals a day) will be provided. Saturday dinner is not included in tuition cost.

Program Cost
2017 ACCP for College Students & Teachers: $2000
This includes airport transfers, on-campus housing and meals, scheduled classes and activities, and access to UNT facilities.

2017 ACCP for High School Students: $2100
This includes airport transfers, on-campus housing and meals, scheduled classes, chaperoned activities in the afternoon, evening, and on the weekend, and access to UNT facilities.

Chaperone Fee
Chaperone service for program for UAEM participants*

Registration and 50% or Full Payment Deadline:
April 28, 2017 (High School Students Program)
April 28, 2017(University Students & Teachers program)

Payment of Balance Deadline:
May 25, 2017 (High School Students Program)
May 25, 2017 (University Students & Teachers program)

*Sponsored accommodations for one coordinator for groups or universities that enroll 25-49 participants. Sponsored accommodations for two coordinators for groups or universities that enroll 50 or more participants. 

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