Undergraduate students wishing to enroll in a full academic year of international study can participate in this yearlong option. All MITI programs integrate the philosophy of living English to enhance cultural and language skills in a unique way.
Intersession research project: A six-week course developed for students staying on campus between programs. It is a largely independent research project that enables participants to explore topics that interest them in American culture, history or current affairs. The goal of the project is to allow students to gain a deeper understanding of American culture while developing academic research skills. The project will result in a two-page written summary and a 12–15 minute presentation on the student’s chosen topic. Students are encouraged to choose topics related to their majors or personal interests. Past topics have included:
African American stereotypes in American mass media
College sports in America
Finding a job in the U.S.
Humor in America
National parks and recreation
The American South
U.S. higher education
Intersession seminars: Students participating in the research project are required to attend these seminars, as well as meet with an academic adviser to evaluate progress on a weekly basis. Seminars include:
Overview of American culture and introducing research project