Students enrolled in this selective three-week institute will spend the first two-weeks in the Session B Infectious Diseases: Causes and Cures course and will participate in several afternoon workshops in preparation for their third week experience. During the final week of the institute, students will be highly engaged through hands-on work in a human pathogens laboratory, learning to use cutting edge laboratory equipment and techniques to answer questions about the etiology of disease, mechanisms of virulence and other intriguing infectious disease and public health questions.
Prerequisites: High School Biology, Chemistry and Algebra
NOTE: Students applying for the institute must submit a recommendation from a high school science teacher.
Students must be 16 years old by the session start date to take this lab course.
*This course is full, and we are no longer accepting applications for this Institute. Space is available in both two-week Infectious Diseases courses.
The College Prep Institute is a three-week academic and residential program for international high school students preparing to attend a U.S. college or university for their post-secondary study. Students will experience college-level course work, learn what it's like to be a college student and the academic rigors and the expectations in the US classroom. Students will gain a better understanding of the U.S. admission process and application process.
A Typical Day
Co-curricular and extracurricular evening and weekend activities may include: service projects at the Atlanta Community Food Bank or Project Open Hand, movie nights, campus concerts, sports and arts exhibits on campus, the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, a tour of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a tour of the Yerkes Research Center, talent shows, lunch and/or dinner at famous Atlanta restaurants, an Atlanta Braves game, and/or visits to Atlanta attractions such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the Atlanta History Center, the Carter Center, the Margaret Mitchell House, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. A full day of Atlanta-area activities is planned for all Pre-College students on Saturdays. Sundays are typically more relaxed days with many optional activities available.
Students must have above average to advanced English language proficiency (writing and speaking) and be at least 15 years old. Preferred application deadline is May 10, 2013.