The University of Findlay has a strong tradition of attracting international students to its campus. This summer, Jenn Butler, program coordinator for international admissions, will welcome 15 Taiwanese college students to an International Summer Camp, July 19 – Aug. 1.
The camp, a new endeavor for the University, will offer two weeks of intensive English language instruction. Greg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, will teach the students for five hours each day, Monday through Thursday, for a total of 40 hours of instruction over the course of two weeks.
Erin Laverick, Ph.D., director of the Intensive English Language Program and associate professor of English as an international language, developed the condensed curriculum.
“The camp is designed to blend learning the English language with American culture in the form of classroom instruction, guest lectures and field trips – both academic and recreational in nature,” said Butler.
Field trips will be taken to places such as Amish country, Cedar Point and Cincinnati Premium Outlets. The students also will experience local treasures such as Dietsch Brothers Ice Cream and the Hancock County park system.
Butler began recruiting students for the camp in early 2014, utilizing the University’s admissions agent in Taiwan. Interested students were asked to complete an application online, and Butler has been working with a variety of campus faculty and staff to put all of the logistics in place.
Students will stay in the international welcome houses on campus, and Rui-Wen (Mary) Ma, a UF student from Beijing, China, will work as a graduate assistant during the camp to help make sure the visiting students have a positive experience.