IS SUMMER AT SEM RIGHT FOR YOU?
ELI is open to international students ages 13-18.
Wyoming Seminary’s academic tradition is demanding and intense. The most successful students at Summer at Sem’s ELI program are:
• ready for immersion in American culture
• mature enough to endure the challenges of culture shock
• committed to learning English
• interested in making friends from around the world
For admission to Summer at Sem, an ELI student’s English language proficiency must match one of the two descriptions below:
• Beginning and intermediate students should recognize and use common terms, greetings and phrases. They must have the ability to comprehend basic instruction, read routine direction signs and understand the rules of community life.
• Advanced students are those who discuss, in English, everyday issues with relative ease. They can read and write non-technical material.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
In reviewing the qualifications of all applicants, the Admission Committee evaluates the candidate’s scholastic background, habits of study, adaptability, character, intellectual skills and motivation. Not only does the committee want to be sure that Summer at Sem can serve the student, but also that the student can contribute positively to the school community.
Candidates must complete the ELI application and submit a school transcript along with two (2) classroom teacher recommendations. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 18 to be considered for admission to the ELI.
When all of the required application materials are received, the Selection Committee reviews applications and communicates acceptance or denial to the candidate. A decision will be made within the two weeks following the completion of all application materials.
Wyoming Seminary maintains an open admission policy. Any student, regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, may apply for admission to the school. This policy embodies Wyoming Seminary’s commitment to enriching students’ experience by living in a multicultural school community.