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University Preparation Program
for International High School Students

Three-week residential noncredit program

International high school students experience student life on a diverse North American college campus while improving their English language skills in preparation for college in this three-week noncredit program. Students in this program enroll in two courses where they will prepare for the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (ibT TOEFL), learn about the U.S. college admissions process, and practice communication skills while exploring Miami.

Students live on campus in the residence hall as part of the Summer Scholars Program. They are integrated in all Summer Scholars Program activities, which will provide international students with an ideal opportunity to immerse themselves in campus culture with students from the United States and around the world.

TOEFL Preparation – (noncredit)
This course provides students with an intensive review of integrated English language skills including listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Students focus on practicing academic English language skills and test-taking strategies to provide comprehensive preparation for the ibT TOEFL exam.

College and American culture – (noncredit)
Students practice English through instruction focused on the college admissions process and American culture. Through guided learning and hands-on experiences, students are introduced to many topics to build their knowledge, vocabulary and conversational skills. Students meet with an adviser from the Office of International Admissions, write a college essay, and explore local history and culture through field trips.