The third academic term (following the fall and spring terms in your home country), is called the Summer Bridge Program. Its purpose is to help you adjust to daily life in the U.S. while providing completion of your first year of undergraduate studies.
During this program, you will take intermediate-level courses in your field of study, in addition to a 1-credit science lab, and an Exploring America series; consisting of seminars and regional field trips to cultural centers and historical sites.
Summer Bridge participants will have support from Program Advisors, who will live in the residence halls with the students, as well as teaching assistants to help them adjust to life in Vermont, their course work and the American university system. Fees for Summer Bridge, paid for by USPP students, include access to Writing Center tutors.
Summer Bridge coursework covers:
Academic standing after Summer Bridge:
Students who successfully complete all courses during Summer Bridge will enter the fall semester with enough credits for second-year standing.
Download USPP Catalogue for complete understanding of requirements for successful completion of the Summer Bridge Program.
Summer Bridge academic FAQs:
Read the questions/answers we find students most often ask about academics and the Summer Bridge program.
Learn the details about USPP Orientation.
Learn about housing and meals — Summer Bridge and beyond.
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