GENIUS Olympiad Summer English and Culture Program
We will organize a 3-week non-credit GENIUS Olympiad (GO) Summer English and Culture program at SUNY Oswego following the GENIUS Olympiad program. Students who are not participating in GENIUS Olympiad are also welcome to attend our program. Only students who are 15 or older can participate in our program. The program is designed to be educational both culturally and linguistically.
All students can apply for the program using the link provided below.
PROGRAM DETAILS: The program will include 3 weeks of non-credit English instruction (16 hrs per week) immersed with cultural activities. Students will receive a certificate upon satisfactory completion of the course. Students will have the opportunity to meet with SUNY Oswego College Student Guide on a daily basis to practice their speaking and to increase their cultural understanding. In addition, the program will include a field trip to Thousand Islands, local activities, and an outlet mall shopping (one day) on the weekends.
TEACHERS ARE FREE: Teacher will receive 10% discount for every student they bring up to 100% discount to receive free accommodation and food on the SUNY Oswego campus, and free accommodation and transportation for the weekend trips. Teachers will be responsible for monitoring student's behavior and attendance in daily required activities, and will act as a chaperone throughout the program and trips. Teachers are responsible for paying visa fees, personal expenses, sightseeing expenses, and Terra trip (optional as part of GENIUS Olympiad). If there are more than ten students in your group, other expenses of the teacher can be covered based on number of additional students.
PROGRAM COST: The estimated total program cost will be $3,400 per person for the program running from June 18 through July 8, 2016. The GO ESL Program fee includes: $200 non-refundable application fee, tuition, two TOEFL test fees ($200 value), medical insurance ($100 value), textbook ($60 value), certificate of completion, accommodation (with linen, pillow, blanket, towel, and refrigerator) in a residence hall, open buffet meals on campus, transportation between Syracuse airport and campus, and all hotel and transportation costs for the weekend trips.
The fee does NOT include airfare, visa application fee ($160, to be paid when during visa application; visit local US embassy website), personal expenses, meals during trips, sightseeing expenses (such as museum entrance fees, boat fees, etc), and optional Terra Washington DC and NY City trip ($600).
The participants will be asked to bring chest X-ray for tuberculosis with a doctor's note in order to avoid further examination when they arrive in Oswego (required by NY State Law). If the participants get sick during the program, they are expected to pay for their doctor's office visit fee. The program will show great care of the participants.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Students will stay in a campus residence hall. Each room is designed for two students and is furnished with beds, mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, pillowcases, towels, hand towels, washcloths, bureaus, study desks, chairs, floor lamps, closets, and room refrigerators. The residence hall has a game room, coin operated laundry and vending machines. Students will be served their weekday meals in the campus dining hall. Breakfast is served at 8 am, the lunch is served at 11.30 am, and the dinner is served at 5.30 pm. All meals are open buffet with variety options to choose from, including salad bar, dessert bar, sandwich bar, etc. Teacher will be placed in single room.
1. Please CLICK HERE to APPLY and make payment.
2. Please fill out the following forms for each student and supervisor and mail to the following address (Note: We prefer that the supervisors send this information as one package for all students in their group)
a) Health History and Immunization Form (Fill this form as much as you can, attach the immunization record from doctor's office)
b) Meningitis Fact Sheet and Sing off form (First part is a fact sheet. Fill out and return the signature page only)
The address to send the signed forms for the GO ESL group:
GENIUS Olympiad ESL Program
Department of Chemistry
Oswego, NY 13126, USA
TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE:
- 8.00 - 9.00 am Breakfast,
- 9.15 - 11.15 am Instruction (2 hrs),
- 11.15 - 12.30 pm Lunch,
- 12.30 - 2.30 pm Instruction (2 hrs),
- 3.30 - 5.30 pm Tutoring or Group activities,
- 5.30 - 6.30 pm Dinner,
- 7.00 - 9.00 pm Free time/group activity
TENTATIVE PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
June 15: Arrival
June 16 – 17: TOEFL, placement tests
June 19 – June 22: Daily Program (4 days)
June 23 – July 25: Local outdoor activities, outlet shopping (thousand island trip)
June 26 – June 30: Daily program (4 days)
July 1 – July 4: US Independence weekend activities
July 5 – July 6: Daily Program (4 days)
July 7: Final TOEFL Exam and Graduation Dinner
July 8: Niagara Falls Trip
July 9: Departure (Drop at Syracuse Airport or Bus/Train station)