Extended Orientation Program
August 20th – August 26th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

The Extended Orientation Program is designed for new international students enrolled in the 2017-18 Academic Year at The MacDuffie School.

During the Extended Orientation Program, participants will have an opportunity to make new friends and adjust to their new surroundings before the academic year begins. During the daytime, participants will review English Language and American Culture in preparation for placement exams and life in the United States. In the evenings and on Saturday, they will get to know the local area through field trips to popular destinations such as Six Flags New England amusement park and the nearby towns of Amherst and Northampton, Massachusetts. By the time that the school year begins, those who participate in the Extended Orientation Program are sure to feel more comfortable and confident about both academic and residential life at The MacDuffie School.

 

Program Schedule

Sample Schedule

Sunday,

8/20

Monday,

8/21

Tuesday,

8/22

Wednesday, 

8/23

Thursday,

8/24

Friday,

8/25

Saturday,

8/26

Sunday,

8/27

Arrival Transportation

and

Acclimation

8:30 Breakfast 8:30 Breakfast 8:30 Breakfast 8:30 Breakfast 8:30 Breakfast Late Morning

Regular Arrival Date

for

 New Boarding Students

9:00 English Review 9:00 English Review 9:00 English Review 9:00 English Review 9:00 English Review
11:30 Lunch 11:30 Lunch 11:30 Lunch 11:30 Lunch 11:30 Lunch 11:00 Brunch
1:00 American Culture 1:00 American Culture 1:00 American Culture 1:00 American Culture 1:00 American Culture

12:00

Six Flags

New England

Amusement Park

2:30 Break 2:30 Break 2:30 Break 2:30 Break 2:00 Break
6:00 Dinner 3:00 On-Campus Activities 3:00 On-Campus Activities 3:00 On-Campus Activities 3:00 On-Campus Activities 3:00 On-Campus Activities 5:30 Dinner
7:00 Meeting 5:00 Mall Trip (Dinner) 5:30 Trip to Cinema (Dinner) 5:00 Bowling Trip (Dinner) 5:30 Amherst Trip (Dinner) 5:00 Northampton Trip (Dinner) 7:00 On-Campus Activities
10:00 Check-in 10:00 Check-in 10:00 Check-in 10:00 Check-in 10:00 Check-in 11:00 Check-in 11:00 Check-in
10:30 Lights Out 10:30 Lights Out 10:30 Lights Out 10:30 Lights Out 10:30 Lights Out 11:30 Lights Out 11:30 Lights Out

*Sample schedule. Specifics are subject to change.

Included in Program

Included in the program:

+ 17 hours of English review

+ 7 hours of American culture/customs classes

+ Room and board

+ Student health insurance

+ Daily off-campus trips and activities

+ Various on-campus recreational activities

+ Early arrival and adjustment to campus life

+ Transportation to campus from Logan International Airport (BOS; Boston) or Bradley International Airport (BDL; Hartford)

 

Program Fee/Payment Information

Program Fee:   1600 USD

Payments may be made by wire transfer or credit card.

 

Click Here to Download Wire Transfer Information 

Click here to download the credit card authorization form. (Submissions may be made to extorientation@macduffie.org)

 

 

Register Now

Click here to download the registration form and submit by email.

Click here to complete the online registration form.

Please note that registration is not complete until all forms and payments are submitted. Submissions by email may be made to extorientation@macduffie.org.