Caltech

CSA International STEM Summer and Winter Program

Course Date
2019-07-28
~
2019-08-10

What Type of Travel Visa Would I Need?

If your citizenship allows you to travel to the United States without a visa, then you will not need a travel visa. For international students, as this is a non-credit Program, a B1/B2 visa will be required. Once you are accepted to the Program and made payment, you will receive an official invitation letter from Caltech for your B1/B2 visa application.

Is This an Official Program Offered by Caltech?

All IEG sponsored Programs are official Programs, meaning, you could find our Programs on the University's website. For closed Programs, please contact the Program Director at each University respectively.

Visit Caltech Official Website for more information:
https://outreach.caltech.edu/sample_programs

Visit CSA@Caltech (Community Science Academy) course information:
https://csa.caltech.edu/CaltechLearning

Why Is the Class Consisted of Mostly Asians?

There are lots of students from Asia who will have great difficulties adjusting to the U.S. educational system. Therefore, our Programs are designed to provide holistic classroom culture experiences for Asian students. When they come to the States for Undergraduate or Graduate studies, they will have no difficulties adapting to the U.S. educational system.

Will I Be Required to Purchase Insurance?

Our Program fee includes a USD $1 million travel health insurance, but you can always purchase additional travel insurances if you deem necessary.

Will I Be Able to Learn Anything Within 2 Weeks?

Although the Caltech program seems short, it really isn't. Admitted students will be spending on average, 7 hours per day in class learning, discussing, and working on activities in class. The total in-class hour could easily surpass a regular 3-credit University course. Therefore, you will be able to walkaway with an in-depth college/graduate school experience.

Could This Program Be Too Hard for Me?

We understand this could be an intensive Program, but each student will receive one-on-one sessions with the teaching Professor, as well as extensive guidances from the Teaching Assistants.

What Does the Program Fee Include?

program fee includes:

• lecture tuition
• registration fee
• travel and health insurance fee
• course reading materials
• lab fees
• graduation dinner at the Athenaeum
• lodging (1 or 2 students per room) at Caltech dormitories
• 24 hours chaperon service (provided by IEG or Caltech students)
• meals (3 meals per day), breakfast and lunch at Caltech dining hall; dinner will be flexible
• group airport pick-up to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Caltech
• campus tour
• various Los Angeles City tour and museums during the weekend and weekdays

*local transportation fees, theme park, movies, or any activities requiring a fee are not included

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