Academic English Language Training
Students will prepare for the upcoming academic year with 100 hours of English language instruction that will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking, and critical thinking skills. Students will take a placement exam to determine the course level that will best support their needs. Courses focus on language found in a variety of academic and cultural contexts to prepare students for the subjects they will encounter in the American classroom.
Students will participate in leadership training based on the Five Cornerstones upon which Valley Forge has built an international reputation: Leadership, Academic Excellence, Personal Motivation, Character Development and Physical Development. The goal of the leadership training is for students to develop an awareness of their leadership potential and learn the necessary skills and processes that will enable them to act responsibly, succeed academically, and meet the challenges in their personal and academic lives.
American Culture and Recreation
Students will venture into the community on organized experiential learning trips to complete academic, leadership, and cultural projects and to enjoy all the Philadelphia area has to offer. Students will visit historic sites, parks, and museums, attend sporting events, participate in recreational activities, and experience American culture.
Dates: July 11 – August 15, 2013
Ages: Grades 7-12; College freshmen and sophomores
Program Costs: $8500 USD (includes tuition, room & board, books, trips, and activities)
Health Insurance Cost:
For students who are enrolled in the ELLSP program, and will continue in the fall semester at the Academy or College, the annual cost of health insurance is $1,250.00, and the insurance will be valid from July 1, 2013 through June 30 2014.
For students who are only enrolling in the ELLSP program, and will not attend VFMA&C in the fall semester, the cost of insurance is $450.00 for two months, valid from July 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013.