University Preparatory Program
Tufts University and the GreatOne Education Group, Co., Ltd., have collaboratively developed a program for Chinese students who wish to experience academic life in the United States. This program, called the “University Preparation Program,” is designed for high school students to improve their skills in English as well as prepare them for application and entry into universities and colleges throughout the United States. These students spend their first two years of high school in special classes at the Wuhan Foreign Languages School with dedicated Chinese and American teachers. This program is called the Sino-US Bridge Program. After these students complete their high school coursework, they spend one year in America at the University Preparatory Program located at Tufts University. The curriculum for the Program was designed specifically for these students, taking into consideration the American high school education, its curriculum, and the Chinese education system. At the end of their participation in the Program, students will have completed a systematic training program with an advanced and rigorous curriculum created according to the standard of top American universities. This will prepare them for a successful academic experience.
Sino-U.S. Bridge Program at Wuhan Foreign Language School
Sino-US students spend their first two years of high school in special classes at Wuhan Foreign Languages School with dedicated Chinese and American teachers. American high school education and course design is combined with those of the Chinese education system and fosters students’ abilities to excel in all subjects and to have a strong sense of responsibility and leadership. Students take courses such as Math, English Grammar, Chinese, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Politics, Information Technology, Physical Education, and Music Appreciation. Special classes include Comprehensive English (listening & speaking), Comprehensive English (reading & writing), American History, American Literature, and American Famous Literary Works. Internships are optional and depend on the students’ interests to work at banks, colleges, tax departments in government, etc., in the summer or winter vacation time.
University Preparatory Program at Tufts
Coursework in the University Preparatory Program includes subject areas such as education, culture, environment, science, current events, history, and others. The coursework mirrors college level classes in order to best prepare students for university level scholarship and expectations. Classes will be heavily focused on academic writing and speaking, and students will focus on and demonstrate concrete language objectives and culminate their course with a final project. There are three phases to this program.