5 Goals of SEI

1. Improved English Language

  • Daily English classes
  • Taught by native, western English teachers
  • Practice with American style tests/assignments
  • Personal attention (small class sizes with teacher and aids)

2. College Entrance Exam (SAT/ACT/TOEFL) Preparation

  • Specialized class taught by qualified teachers
  • Beginning and ending measurement of academic progress
  • Study skills taught (organization, time management, tips for success, etc.)

3. Introduction to American Universities

  • Visit universities such as Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, NYU, Stanford, UCLA, UC-Berkley
  • Interact directly with Admission offices and meet American students
  • Seminars on what universities expect and how to prepare for application

4. Cultural Acclimation

  • Live on an American university campus
  • Visit famous sites (Broadway show or shopping in NY, Hollywood & NBA L.A. Lakers in Los Angeles, Disneyland, CA, etc.)
  • Visit churches with Americans to understand major world religions

5. Leadership and Life Skills

  • Leadership education (values, ethics and decision making) taught and practiced
  • Introduction to Business Principles and Entrepreneurship
  • Etiquette in the Western world taught and practiced
  • Competitions to develop aptitudes (Speech and Debate, Bridge Building, Problem Solving)
  • Practical life skills taught (phones, banking, laundry, etc.)