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International Study Center

2013-14

Ultimate Experience

The

A m e r i c a n U n d e r g r a d ua t e

www.jmu.edu/isc


Big school Opportunities

Small school feel


James Madison University is a model of the Engaged University— broadly involved with ideas, our community, and with the world. Our partnership with Study Group helps bring the world to us by attracting international students to our campus. James Madison University is a very special place in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, surrounded by beautiful mountains and just two hours from the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. We are a fairly large university with approximately 20,000 students, yet offer a very warm and hospitable environment with a family feel and a strong culture of community and civic engagement. Named after the Father of the U.S. Constitution and a great statesman, our university is delighted to welcome international students and is committed to making you feel at home. We want all students to succeed and believe that our partnership with Study Group creates a friendly environment where our students can improve their English language skills while also taking courses in our academic programs. All JMU students take courses in our General Education Program, which offers a liberal arts foundation that will help you to think in different ways as you solve problems and address issues in the world today. We also offer a wide variety of excellent academic majors. Our faculty members are devoted to teaching students, guiding their research and mentoring them as they develop as scholars and mature as human beings. Jonathan R. Alger, J.D., M.B.A. President, James Madison University

Conte nts The Madison Experience..................... 4 Location........................................................ 6 The International First Year............... 8 General Studies Pathway.................. 10 Business Pathway.................................. 11 Engineering Pathway.......................... 12 Science, Technology and Mathematics Pathway........................ 13 Our Global Community....................... 14 Involvement and Success................. 16 Facilities...................................................... 18 Accommodation.................................... 20 Tuition and Fees.................................... 22 How to Apply.......................................... 23


The

Madison Experience Changing the world, one person at a time It’s not just a slogan. It is Madison—a nationally recognized university where imagination and curiosity are demanded and supported. JMU students, faculty and alumni work toward a brighter future in nearly every sector of global society.

The Madison Experience in three Words

A TOP PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

BEST VALUE

STUDENT SATISFACTION

ᎰᎰ #2 public university in the south

ᎰᎰ #38 in ‘100 Best Buy Colleges’,

ᎰᎰ One of the highest student

– U.S. News and World Report ᎰᎰ #157 on America’s top

colleges list – Forbes.com ᎰᎰ #3 Best Undergraduate

Teaching in its category – U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Colleges 2013’

a ranking of the top 15% of U.S. universities – Forbes magazine ᎰᎰ #20 in the Kiplinger 100, a

national list of best values in public colleges that deliver a stellar education at an affordable price.

retention rates in its category at 91%. ᎰᎰ #4 best campus food in

the nation – the Princeton Review’s annual college guide for Best Colleges 2013 ᎰᎰ 25,000+ students apply each

year hoping to study at JMU 4


JMU A name you

can count on Named after the fourth President and Father of the Constitution, JMU continues to embrace the same principles of leadership and the pursuit of knowledge that James Madison championed while founding the United States.

JMU QUICK FACTS ᎰᎰ Category: Public/State University ᎰᎰ Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia ᎰᎰ Founded: 1908 ᎰᎰ Student Population:

17,900 undergraduates 1,822 graduates ᎰᎰ International Student

Population: 2.4% ᎰᎰ Faculty to student ratio: 1 to 16 ᎰᎰ Average class size: 29 ᎰᎰ Accreditation: Commission

on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and more than 25 specialized accreditations for academic programs including AACSB and ABET ᎰᎰ Colleges: Arts and Letters,

ACADEMIC DISTINCTION ᎰᎰ #16 best state university in the

country for graduation rates, with six-year graduation at 82.5% – CBS MoneyWatch ᎰᎰ Ranked 12th best undergraduate

business school among all public universities (placing it in the top 5% in the USA) – Bloomberg BusinessWeek

ᎰᎰ A Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

member – a distinguished honor that only 10 percent of the country’s colleges and universities can claim for commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and outstanding academic achievement. ᎰᎰ 80% of faculty have the

highest degree in their field.

Business, Education, Health and Behavioral Studies, Integrated Science and Engineering, Science and Mathematics, Visual and Performing Arts, The Graduate School ᎰᎰ Degree Programs:

69 bachelor’s, 31 master’s, 2 educational specialist, and 7 doctoral ᎰᎰ Campus Size: 2.8 km2 ᎰᎰ Athletics: NCAA Division I 5


Come join us

The world is here

How to find us The city of Harrisonburg is an attractive community in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 2 hours southwest of Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is a safe and growing city with a diverse population of approximately 50,000 that boasts many attractions including museums, shopping, skiing, golfing, caverns, farmers’ markets, concerts, movie theaters and many restaurants.

6 hours 4.5 hours

Berlin

4,311 miles

2 hours

Istanbul

5,359 miles

Beijing

6,997 miles

Seoul

6,953 miles

Harrisonburg’s population has increased by approximately 25% in the last 10 years. Rio de Janeiro

Beautiful scenery, affordability, a safe and friendly community, and abundant recreational opportunities make Harrisonburg a desirable location for all ages. Come join us!

4,776 miles

“ Once I saw the pictures of campus I knew I wanted to come to JMU.

The academics here are awesome. The professors are always trying to help you do your best and be your best. I originally had plans to transfer to California, but once I stepped foot onto the campus I knew I was a Duke for life.

MARINA MEZZETTI, Brazil Studying Communications

A Duke for life 6

Marina receive

da

job offer hs before 7 mont graduating!


Only a

min

10

walk from campus

Downtown Harrisonburg is a vibrant college town with shops, restaurants, museums and venues for art, live music and theater.

With mild temperatures March into November and national parks at your fingertips, outdoor recreation opportunities are a must.

Live and learn in the Shenandoah Valley where the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains surround you.

State-of-the-art campus facilities.

Only

2

hours from

Washington, D.C

.

The United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

A safe, friendly, and affordable college community.

a stunning

16,000m² state-of-thear t complex

Free and convenient transportation for students.

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts offers five premier venues with dance, theater, and music performances year-round.

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International First Year (IFY) Pathways to second year undergraduate study For students who meet JMU admissions requirements, but need additional English language support, the International Study Center (ISC) delivers a customized English language and academic preparation program for undergraduate students to help them integrate into American university life while enjoying the full Madison experience.

The International First Year (IFY) provides pathway programs that combine English training and 27–31 JMU course credits for a smooth transition into degree success. Students can choose from four different pathways that lead into more than 100 programs of study.

IFY pathway duration and course of study Y e ar 1

intakeS Spring

Summer

Fall

January

May

August

Minimum Entry Requirements

Equivalent* to TOEFL iBT 70, 6.0 IELTS (no minimum bands), or 6.0 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

Y e ar 2

INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER

LEADING TO YEAR 2 OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

2-Semester PROGRAM

See degree progression opportunities on page 9

1

2 8 months

Equivalent* to TOEFL iBT 60, 5.5 IELTS (minimum 5.5, all bands), or 5.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

3-Semester PROGRAM

1

2

3

12 months

Equivalent* to TOEFL iBT 45, 4.5 IELTS (minimum 4.5, all bands), or 4.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

EAP†

3-Semester PROGRAM

1

2 4 months

3

4

12 months

This diagram serves as a guide only. Duration of the IFY program is determined by the results of the English language placement exam taken upon arrival at the University. * Students can submit an Embassy language certificate at level 5 or higher to determine their English language proficiency. † English for Academic Purpose Applicants with a higher level of English (minimum TOEFL iBT 80 or 6.5 IELTS) can find direct entry requirements at www.jmu.edu/admissions

Academic credits earned in the ISC Pathway

Max Number of Credits

IFY General Studies Pathway

27 credits

IFY Business Pathway

27 credits

IFY Engineering Pathway

31 credits

IFY Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Pathway

30 credits

Actual credits earned will depend upon successful completion of English and credit bearing courses. Students need to obtain a 2.25 GPA, and complete courses ISC 103 and ISC 123 with grade C or better, to progress to Year 2 of the JMU bachelor’s degree.

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A combination of English, academic, and study skills courses are taught at the ISC, providing the necessary academic credits for the first year of undergraduate coursework. Upon successful completion of the IFY, students matriculate into their second academic year of undergraduate coursework.


Choose From 4 International First Year Pathways

Pathway Specific Courses

General Studies

Business

Engineering

Science, Technology and Mathematics

Personal Wellness, Economics, Music

Computer Information Systems, Business Statistics, Economics, Introduction to Calculus

University Physics 1 and 2, Physics Lab 1 and 2, Calculus 1 and 2

Organisms, College Physics 1, Physics Lab 1, Economics

Common Courses

Reading and Writing Workshop, Critical Reading and Writing, General Psychology or Lifespan Human Development, Group Presentations, Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology, one math course (College Algebra, Introduction to Calculus, Calculus with Functions 1 and 2, Calculus 1 and 2)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses

Reading I, Writing I, Reading and Writing II, Speaking and Listening I, Grammar I, Academic Syntax and Vocabulary, Listening and Note-taking, Speaking and Pronunciation, American College Life I and II, American Culture I and II, Thematic Dialogues I and II

Courses and titles may change from the sample diagram above. Read course descriptions at www.jmu.edu/isc.

Leading to the following James Madison University degree areas BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Accounting Computer Information Systems Economics Finance Hospitality and Tourism Management International Business Management

COMMUNICATIONS Majors

Communication Studies

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Majors

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Majors

Art Education

Athletic Training

Anthropology

Art Studio

Biology

Dance Education

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Economics

Art History

English

Interior Design

Biophysical Chemistry

Dietetics

Modern Foreign Languages

Graphic Design

Media Arts and Design Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Elementary Education Inclusive Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Middle Education Physical and Health Education

Marketing Quantitative Finance

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH Majors

EDUCATION Programs

Health Sciences

History

Biotechnology

Music

Chemistry

Theater and Dance

Computer Science

Health Services Administration

International Affairs

Kinesiology

Justice Studies

Engineering

Psychology

Philosophy and Religion

Geographic Science

Social Work

Earth Science

Geology

Political Science

Secondary Education

Psychology

Special Education

Public Policy and Administration

Sport and Recreation Management

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Majors

Intelligence Analysis Integrated Science and Technology Mathematics

Sociology

Physics

Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Statistics

Pre-Professional Programs These programs outline a set of recommended courses and requirements commonly required for admission into master’s or doctoral-level programs. Students typically choose an undergraduate major closely related to their advanced degree goals.

Pre-Dentistry

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Law

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Medicine

Pre-Theology

Pre-Optometry

Pre-Veterinary

Students take classes in a cohort with other IFY students while enrolled at the ISC before they progress to being full matriculated students at JMU

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General Studies Pathway A liberal arts curriculum gives you the foundation necessary to advance to degrees in communication studies, education, health and human services, humanities and social sciences as well as visual and performing arts. Across disciplines, students can expect academic rigor, engaged and responsive professors, small class sizes, hands-on opportunities and a competitive edge in the job market as a JMU graduate.

80%

JMU’s General Education Program, The Human Community, is required of all students and seeks to provide students with a broad and enriching foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.

of JMU students complete at least one internship, research project or handson experience

International First Year Program Content SEMESTER 1

2-semester program TOEFL iBT 70, 6.0 IELTS (no minimum bands), or 6.0 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

3-semester program TOEFL iBT 60, 5.5 IELTS (minimum 5.5, all bands), or 5.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

EAP + 3-semester program TOEFL iBT 45, 4.5 IELTS (minimum 4.5, all bands), or 4.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

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SEMESTER 2

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Economics ƒƒ Music in America

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ Personal Wellness ƒƒ College Algebra or Introduction to Calculus

SEMESTER 3

JMU COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Reading and Writing 2 ƒƒ Listening and Note-taking ƒƒ Speaking and Pronunciation ƒƒ Academic Syntax and Vocab ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ American College Life 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advanced Writing/ Research ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ College Algebra or Introduction to Calculus

SEMESTER 4

JMU COURSES

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Personal Wellness ƒƒ Group Presentations

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Economics ƒƒ Music in America

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Reading 1 ƒƒ Writing 1 ƒƒ Listening and Speaking 1 ƒƒ Grammar 1 ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 1 ƒƒ American Culture 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Reading and Writing 2 ƒƒ Listening and Note-taking ƒƒ Speaking and Pronunciation ƒƒ Academic Syntax and Vocab ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ American College Life 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advanced Writing/ Research ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ College Algebra or Introduction to Calculus

JMU COURSES

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Personal Wellness ƒƒ Group Presentations

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Economics ƒƒ Music in America


Business Pathway A liberal arts curriculum combined with business preparation gives you the foundation necessary to advance to business programs: accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, international business, management, marketing, sport and recreation management, and quantitative finance. JMU business majors spend a semester during their junior year in an integrated course that is team-taught by professors from every business discipline. This unique opportunity prepares them to understand the interrelations of business systems, an incredible advantage over students from other schools.

An impressive

$55,000 The current median base salary for a JMU business graduate

International First Year Program Content SEMESTER 1

2-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 70, 6.0 IELTS (no minimum bands), or 6.0 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

3-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 60, 5.5 IELTS (minimum 5.5, all bands), or 5.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

EAP + 3-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 45, 4.5 IELTS (minimum 4.5, all bands), or 4.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

SEMESTER 2

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Business Statistics ƒƒ Economics

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ Computer Information Systems ƒƒ Introduction to Calculus

SEMESTER 3

JMU COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Reading and Writing 2 ƒƒ Listening and Note-taking ƒƒ Speaking and Pronunciation ƒƒ Academic Syntax and Vocab ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ American College Life 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advanced Writing/ Research ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ College Algebra or Introduction to Calculus

SEMESTER 4

JMU COURSES

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Computer Information Systems ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ Introduction to Calculus (if not previously taken)

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Business Statistics ƒƒ Economics

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Reading 1 ƒƒ Writing 1 ƒƒ Listening and Speaking 1 ƒƒ Grammar 1 ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 1 ƒƒ American Culture 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Reading and Writing 2 ƒƒ Listening and Note-taking ƒƒ Speaking and Pronunciation ƒƒ Academic Syntax and Vocab ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ American College Life 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ College Algebra or Introduction to Calculus

JMU COURSES ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Computer Information Systems ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ Introduction to Calculus (if not previously taken)

JMU COURSES ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Business Statistics ƒƒ Economics

These charts represent sample combinations of coursework. Courses and titles may change from year to year. To read full course descriptions visit www.jmu.edu/isc.

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Engineering Pathway Math and science courses paired with courses from the liberal arts curriculum give you the foundation necessary to advance to the general engineering degree. The Engineering pathway requires high level coursework in physics and calculus to successfully transition into the Engineering major. Students are offered an interdisciplinary curriculum, technical training, classes in business administration, and project experience centered on sustainable design giving them a competitive advantage compared to a traditional engineering curriculum.

250

employers visit campus each year hoping to recruit JMU graduates for internships and jobs

International First Year Program Content SEMESTER 1

2-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 70, 6.0 IELTS (no minimum bands), or 6.0 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

3-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 60, 5.5 IELTS (minimum 5.5, all bands), or 5.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

EAP + 3-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 45, 4.5 IELTS (minimum 4.5, all bands), or 4.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

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SEMESTER 2

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Calculus 2 ƒƒ University Physics 2

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ Calculus 1 ƒƒ University Physics

SEMESTER 3

JMU COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Reading and Writing 2 ƒƒ Listening and Note-taking ƒƒ Speaking and Pronunciation ƒƒ Academic Syntax and Vocab ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Calculus 2 ƒƒ University Physics 2

JMU COURSES ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ College Algebra-or-Intro to Calculus

SEMESTER 4

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ Calculus 1 ƒƒ University Physics 1

JMU COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Reading 1 ƒƒ Writing 1 ƒƒ Listening and Speaking 1 ƒƒ Grammar 1 ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 1 ƒƒ American Culture 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Reading and Writing 2 ƒƒ Listening and Note-taking ƒƒ Speaking and Pronunciation ƒƒ Academic Syntax and Vocab ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ American College Life 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advanced Writing/ Research ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES ƒƒ Lifespan Human Development ƒƒ College Algebra or Introduction to Calculus 1

JMU COURSES

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ University Physics 1

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Calculus 2 ƒƒ University Physics 2


Science, Technology and Mathematics Pathway This pathway differs from the Engineering pathway in the science courses offered: general physics and biology are taken instead of the calculus-based physics courses in engineering. The STM pathway provides the necessary foundation to advance to degrees in science, technology, and mathematics. JMU is the first university to acquire Science on a Sphere (SOS) – a sphere-shaped, visualization tool that was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). SOS uses four projectors to project onto the surface of a six-foot diameter sphere and is used for research, education and outreach.

Science on a Sphere

JMU undergraduates have hands-on opportunities to do research with cutting-edge equipment that most schools reserve for doctoral students.

International First Year Program Content SEMESTER 1

2-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 70, 6.0 IELTS (no minimum bands), or 6.0 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

3-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 60, 5.5 IELTS (minimum 5.5, all bands), or 5.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

EAP + 3-SEMESTER PROGRAM TOEFL iBT 45, 4.5 IELTS (minimum 4.5, all bands), or 4.5 Password Test GPA 3.0 and above

SEMESTER 2

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Organisms ƒƒ Group Presentations ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Economics or Music in America

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ College Physics 1 ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ General Psychology ƒƒ Calculus 1

SEMESTER 3

JMU COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Reading and Writing 2 ƒƒ Listening and Note-taking ƒƒ Speaking and Pronunciation ƒƒ Academic Syntax and Vocab ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ American College Life 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advanced Writing/ Research ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES ƒƒ General Psychology ƒƒ College Algebra or Calculus 1

SEMESTER 4

JMU COURSES

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ College Physics 1 ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ Group Presentations

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Organisms ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Economics or Music in America

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

EAP COURSES

ƒƒ Reading 1 ƒƒ Writing 1 ƒƒ Listening and Speaking 1 ƒƒ Grammar 1 ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 1 ƒƒ American Culture 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Reading and Writing 2 ƒƒ Listening and Note-taking ƒƒ Speaking and Pronunciation ƒƒ Academic Syntax and Vocab ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ Thematic Dialogues 2 ƒƒ American Culture 2 ƒƒ American College Life 1 ƒƒ Advising

ƒƒ American College Life 2 ƒƒ Advanced Writing/ Research ƒƒ Advising

JMU COURSES ƒƒ General Psychology ƒƒ College Algebra or Calculus 1

JMU COURSES

JMU COURSES

ƒƒ Reading/Writing Workshop ƒƒ College Physics 1 ƒƒ Physics Lab ƒƒ Group Presentations

ƒƒ Critical Reading/Writing ƒƒ Organisms ƒƒ Problem Solving Applications in Science and Technology ƒƒ Economics or Music in America

These charts represent sample combinations of coursework. Courses and titles may change from year to year. To read full course descriptions visit www.jmu.edu/isc.

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Meet

our global community

LORENZO POMPONI, Italy, International Business

“ I love the attention to small

things at JMU. Just walking around everything is so green and beautiful. You can tell that people really care about this campus and the students.

OUMAR SACKO, Mali, Biology

“ After those two wonderful

LUIS VALLESTEROS, Venezuela, Economics

“ I chose JMU for the

sports programs and the International Study Center to help me adapt into the American education system. Classes are challenging, but definitely worth it! The campus is great and people are really friendly.

semesters at the ISC, now I feel a lot more confident than when I had my first class. While we were in the ISC program, teachers were very patient with us. We felt comfortable expressing ourselves in English and learned a lot about American culture.


YANA TYAN, Kazakhstan, International Business

“ I am really happy at

JMU. It is a wonderful environment with great people and academics. I also love visiting Washington, D.C.

XIAO SONG, China, Accounting

“ JMU provides us with a

program to improve my English and to help us fit in with the American education system. The business school at JMU has a good reputation in the U.S.

PHAT CAM TRIEU, Vietnam, Quantitative Finance And Economics Double-Major

FAISAL ALMULHIM, Saudi Arabia, Finance

“ The best thing about

“ I chose JMU because

it is a top university for business, especially finance. I applied to the International Study Center to improve my English while taking JMU credit courses. The best thing about JMU is the community.

JMU is the people! Our campus is known for its enthusiasm and friendliness. The ISC program has given me the best fit into JMU’s community, from participating in events to learning how to do well in school. I think you will find it easy to get into James Madison University through the ISC program.


Involvement JMU students are known for being equally academically and socially engaged. With more than 300 clubs and organizations available there truly is something for everyone. Sports: JMU is a NCAA Division I school in the Colonial Athletic Association. JMU offers 18 Division I teams, and more than 50 club and intramural teams. More than 1,500 students compete at the state, regional and national levels.

JMU Division I teams: ᎰᎰ Baseball

ᎰᎰ Basketball ᎰᎰ Field ᎰᎰ Golf

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Hockey  

ᎰᎰ Lacrosse ᎰᎰ Soccer



ᎰᎰ Swimming ᎰᎰ Tennis



ᎰᎰ Volleyball ᎰᎰ Cross

and Diving 

Country 

ᎰᎰ Football

ᎰᎰ Softball

ᎰᎰ Track

and Field (Indoor and Outdoor) 

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Expect Success ᎰᎰ More

than 250 employers visit JMU each year hoping to recruit JMU students for employment opportunities.

ᎰᎰ 80%

of JMU students complete at least one internship, research project or handson experience before they graduate. Many complete more than one.

ᎰᎰ Navigate

the job search process on International Career Day, which offers specific workshops and presentations for international students.

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sample of employers hiring JMU students for jobs and internships ᎰᎰ Deloitte & Touche ᎰᎰ KPMG ᎰᎰ Ernst & Young ᎰᎰ Merrill Lynch ᎰᎰ Verizon ᎰᎰ IBM ᎰᎰ Marriott International

ᎰᎰ Fidelity Investments ᎰᎰ Liberty Mutual ᎰᎰ World Health, Inc. ᎰᎰ Wells Fargo ᎰᎰ Unisys ᎰᎰ Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

ᎰᎰ 86%

of JMU graduates enter the job market related to their major within six months of graduation*

ᎰᎰ 98%

of alumni would recommend JMU to a colleague, friend, or relative when surveyed 2 years later*

“ From the interactions with many

senior executives to the mentoring, the opportunities to be really prepared leaving JMU are tremendous.

MIKE THOMAS (’76) Senior Vice President Booz Allen Hamilton

*Based on 2010 alumni survey results

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Facilities

State-of-the-art facilities are everywhere at JMU. International First Year students take classes across campus and have access to all the facilities Including:

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts: Five premier venues offer critically acclaimed guest artists and performances year-round. See upcoming performances at www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/forbescenter

Bioscience building: Opened in 2012, students research and study in state-of-the-art lab facilities and classroom space including a greenhouse, a light microscopy facility, herbarium, and shared equipment rooms.

University Recreation Center (UREC): In addition to traditional workout facilities and equipment, the University Recreation Center offers a 32 foot high climbing wall, an indoor track, 60 different group fitness classes, a smoothie bar, a pool and hot tub, massage services, and wellness and outdoor programs.

Libraries: Enjoy access to nearly 700,000 books, periodicals, audiovisual materials and media equipment along with coffee bars and a variety of study areas. 18

The Quad: Considered the heart of campus, many students can be found studying, socializing or playing sports here on a warm sunny day.

E-Hall: This 700-seat modern all-you-can-eat buffet is one of 20+ dining facilities to choose from on campus. Ranked 4th in the nation – JMU is known for its campus food.


Zane Showker Hall: Home to JMU’s renowned College of Business and a new Capital Markets Lab where students have access to real-time Wall Street financial data and information technology.

Grafton Stovall Theater: This on-campus movie theater features recently released and classic films for less than $3.00 a ticket two times a day. Check out upcoming events hosted here at upb.jmu.edu

Taylor Down Under (TDU): An informal place on campus for students to hang out and study. Comfortable seating and a coffee shop present the perfect atmosphere for open mic nights and poetry readings.

Newman Lake: This quiet lake surrounded by sleepy willow trees is a great place to spend outdoor time on campus.

Video and Television Production Studios: The School of Media Arts and Design houses a new digital high-definition video production facility for both field and studio production.

University Park: This new outdoor recreation facility can host up to 4,000 participants and includes a multi-purpose turf, 2 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, a pavilion and gatehouse to checkout equipment. A ropes and disc golf course will also be included on the site.

JMU Arboretum: Adjacent to campus, the arboretum provides the perfect spot to study and relax with 13km2 of naturalized botanical gardens and 37km2 of forest. www.jmu.edu/isc

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Accommodation

A majority of JMU undergraduate students live in nearby (within a 3km radius of campus) student housing complexes. International students find that they prefer to live off campus in the luxurious, affordable and safe housing that Harrisonburg offers just for students.

Off-Campus Student Living Sample Off-Campus Student Complexes These complexes offer individual leases and can be coordinated online prior to your arrival (recommended). For additional options visit www.jmu.edu/ocl

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SOUTH VIEW

southviewjm.com FACILITIES: | Single bedrooms with private bathrooms | | fully furnished | private balconies | | full-sized kitchen | washer and dryer | | fitness center | computer center | | sand volleyball court | | basketball court | on-site maintenance | | after hours on-call staff and more |

DISTANCE TO CAMPUS: 2.9km AVERAGE RENT: $460 Per month/per person, includes utilities 4 bedroom/4 bathroom

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stonegatehousing.com FACILITIES: | Single bedrooms with private bathrooms | | half bathroom for guests | | fully furnished with leather-style furniture | | covered patios | full-sized kitchen | | washer and dryer | fitness center | | computer center | social lounge | | on-site maintenance | | after-hours on-call staff and more |

DISTANCE TO CAMPUS: 3.7km

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jmstudenthousing.com FACILITIES: | Single bedrooms with shared bathrooms | | fully furnished with leather-style furniture | | full-sized kitchen | washer and dryer | | community events | on-site maintenance | | after hours on-call staff and more |

DISTANCE TO CAMPUS: 2km AVERAGE RENT: $365 Per month/per person, includes utilities 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom

AVERAGE RENT: $455 Per month/per person, includes utilities 4 bedroom/4.5 bathroom

Due to limited on-campus housing availability JMU cannot guarantee on-campus housing. Applicants can request on-campus housing at time of application. Requests cannot be guaranteed, but will be accommodated depending on availability. Students living on campus must find alternative arrangements during semester and holiday breaks when residence halls are closed. Students who do not secure housing (on or off campus) prior to arrival should budget for additional hotel costs while they search for housing upon arrival.


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ᎰᎰ Bus

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will be asked to sign either an individual or group lease. (Review these documents carefully before signing since they are legally binding agreements).

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lengths vary but are usually 12 months.

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north38apts.com FACILITIES | Single bedrooms with private bathrooms | | fully furnished | full-sized kitchen | | washer and dryer | swimming pool | | water volleyball and basketball | | sand volleyball court | hot tub | | game room | fitness center | | free tanning beds | 24 hour clubhouse | | computer lounge with free printing | | leather furniture | 32” LCD TVs and more |

DISTANCE TO CAMPUS: 4km AVERAGE RENT: $475 Per month/per person, includes utilities 4 bedroom/4 bathroom 3 bedroom units are also available

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PHEASANT RUN

pheasantrun.net FACILITIES | Single bedrooms with shared bathrooms | | two floors | furnished and carpeted | | dishwasher | air conditioning | | washer and dryer in unit | | eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar | | outdoor deck or patio | | BBQ and picnic areas | | volleyball court and horseshoe pits | | many fun student events organized throughout the year |

DISTANCE TO CAMPUS: 2.7km AVERAGE RENT: $425 Per month/per person, includes utilities 4 bedroom/ 2.5 shared bathroom 3 bedroom units are also available

ᎰᎰ Average

rent per student per month is between $300 and $500 and includes high-speed internet, cable, electricity and utilities.

ᎰᎰ Individuals

spend between $50 and $80 per week on food.

ᎰᎰ JMU

meal plans are available for off-campus residents.

ᎰᎰ Many

complexes arrange social events and have club houses.

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Tuition and Fees For the most current information on tuition and fees visit www.jmu.edu/isc Estimated 2013 Tuition and Fees INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER STUDENTS International First Year tuition

2 SEMESTERs $18,740

Internet Connection Fee (on-campus students only)

$4,144 per semester

Orientation Fee (Fall intake only)

The Dean’s Scholarship for International Study Center students: $1000 per semester for up to 6 semesters for one matriculating ISC student each semester! Based on academic achievement, good citizenship and university engagement.

$32,340

$60 per semester

On-Campus Accommodation and Meal Plan˚

Airport transfer (optional)†

$26,355

4 SEMESTERs (EAP + 3 Semester)

$1,973 per semester

JMU Comprehensive Fee*

Study Care Insurance#

3 SEMESTERs

$175 $962

$962

$1,543

$310 for private taxi from Dulles International Airport (IAD) $150 for university shuttle from IAD area hotel

$1000

Scholar ship

All fees are mandatory except where indicated. The prices listed above are estimated and subject to an increase based on JMU’s pricing for out-of-state students set in late spring. * The comprehensive fee is charged to all JMU students throughout their course of study to go towards athletics, auxiliary services, student activities, facilities, transportation and other student related fees. ˚ JMU cannot guarantee on-campus housing. Applicants should request on-campus housing at time of application. Requests cannot be guaranteed, but will be accommodated depending on availability. # Students are automatically enrolled on the StudyCare plan unless proof of alternative insurance is shown prior to arrival. Details on plan coverage can be found at www.studygroup.com/isc/jmu/student-insurance.aspx † Transfer directly to James Madison University, one-way, on initial arrival. Applicants must reserve transportation prior to arrival by completing the Flight Arrival Form. This information was accurate at the time of printing and is subject to change. For the most current information visit www.jmu.edu/isc or e-mail jmuiscadmissions@studygroup.com.

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How To Apply Applying to the International Study Center is fast and simple To Apply Directly Request an application form at www.jmu.edu/isc Complete the form and return it by email. You also need to submit copies of all relevant supporting documents, including passport and English language test scores.

For Additional Information If you need additional information please complete an inquiry form at www.jmu.edu/isc or contact us at the numbers below: JMU International Study Center 396 South High Street, MSC 6926 Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA

T: +1 540-568-4981 F: +1 540-568-4383 E: jmuiscadmissions@studygroup.com

2013-14 Semester Dates SEMESTER

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PROGRAM START DATE

END OF SEMESTER

VACATIONS

SEMESTER LENGTH (WEEKS)‡

SUMMER 2013

Monday March 25th

Monday May 6th

Friday August 2nd

Memorial Day: Monday May 27th Independence Day: Thursday July 4th

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FALL 2013

Friday June 28th

Sunday August 18th

Friday December 13th

Fall break: Monday November 25th Friday November 29th

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SPRING 2014

Friday November 1st

Sunday January 12th

Friday May 9th

MLK Day: Monday January 20th Spring break: Monday March 10th Friday March 14th

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Application Checklist J J Completed Application Form

J J Student letter/ Letter of intent

J J English test scores (TOEFL, IELTS or Password)

J J Passport copy

J J Certified hard copy of high school transcripts (sent directly to JMU International Study Center)•

J J Financial Guarantee (if applicable)

J J Copy of high school/university diploma (if applicable)•

J J JMU Health Record Form (to follow an offer and acceptance, but before I-20 will be sent)

J J Recent Bank Statement (within 3 months) Minimum of US $34,000

J J International Student Advisor’s Report and copy of Visa (if currently studying in the U.S.)

J J Letter of recommendation The certified hard copy high school transcript is the only document that needs to be mailed directly to the International Study Center. All other documents should be sent digitally as PDF attachments. All documents should be translated into English. Bank or financial documents, with the exception of China, should be converted into U.S. dollars.

‡ Students are required to complete the IFY program consecutively without semester breaks. The University’s academic year takes place over two equal 15 week semesters in the fall and spring and a shorter 12 week summer semester. • Original copies will be required upon arrival at JMU.

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Join Us:

JMU International Study Center MSC 6926, 396 South High Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA T +1 540-568-4981 F +1 540-568-4383 E jmuiscadmissions@studygroup.com

Connect with the ISC community on Facebook: facebook.com/iscjamesmadisonuniversity Browse ISC pictures on Flickr: flickr.com/photos/jmu_isc/ Watch ISC videos on YouTube: youtube.com/IntlStudyCenteratJMU Read ISC student and class blogs at: jmuiscblog.com

“We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.” – JMU Mission Statement

www.jmu.edu/isc Courses in the James Madison University International Study Center are administered and taught by Study Group, a global leader in providing academic pathways that create superior career outcomes for students. *

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JMU is committed to assisting all members of the university community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available on the JMU Public Safety website at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/righttoknow.shtml. To request a copy of this document, write to the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807; or call (540) 568-6969/6913. The website and document contain information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, law enforcement authority of university police, procedures for reporting crime on campus, emergency notification of students and staff, protocols for resident students who are reported missing, reported crime statistics for the most recent three-year period that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the university’s Harrisonburg campus, Washington, D.C. campus, and three international campuses, and the university’s Annual Fire Safety Report.

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