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Virtual Summer Programs

Experience amazing activities while making new friends. Enhance your English language skills and be better prepared to succeed academically.

Summer Institute is FREE for currently enrolled international students attending Mt. SAC in Fall 2021 or deferred to Spring 2022. 

Summer Pathways is FREE for international students who are considering attending a University in the United States and have at least 2 years of English language experience (equivalent score of 60 on Duolingo, take a practice test here). Summer Pathways will provide participants with the opportunity to meet with current international students and take part in interactive workshops that will help students be better prepared to succeed in a University. 


SUMMER INSTITUTE: July 19-August 5, 2021

Monday - Thursday (time to be determined)

SUMMER PATHWAYS: August 9-August 12, 2021

Monday - Thursday from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (PST) held via Zoom. Each day starts with an interactive ice breaker hosted by our Student Global Leaders, followed by a fun and informative workshop. See our workshop schedule below. Download the flyer HERE.

  • Monday: F-1 Student Panel - Get ready for an amazing week. Let's start off by meeting your Global Leaders, Q&A with current university students, and how learn to create a college education plan with our College Counselor Allen Wang.
  • Tuesday: Comedy Workshop - Communication is your key to success. Let's learn about communication, American style through comedy.
  • Wednesday: Fitness Fun Workshop - Did you know that physical education is a college course you need in order to transfer to a UC or CSU? See what an actual college course is like by joining us for our Fitness Fun Workshop.
  • Thursday: Conversation Circlesprovides a safe place for F-1 students to use English in a variety of situations to discuss a range of topics.

Why Participate?

Feedback from student alumni:

“First, I enjoyed Summer Institute because I got to make friends. I am more aware of the campus resources. It taught me about American lifestyle and the education system. Most importantly, I felt like it was a time to relax and have fun rather than studying and being stressed out.”

“Not only did I get to practice my English language, but I met many friends. Workshops, field trips are full of fun. Best part is everything is free!”

“It is a great chance for new incoming international students to get to know each other and also know the professors and campus. They also have a chance to talk with other students to get some tips on how to be successful in college. It is also a chance for people to learn by playing. It is very helpful.”

Summer Institute Application

Apply for Summer Institute

Applications are accepted April 1st – July 17th.

Summer Pathways Application

Apply for Summer Pathways

Summer 2021 Applications

Applications are accepted April 2nd – August 8th 2021.


Still have questions?

Contact the International Student Program

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