Cedarville to host Summer English Institute

by Beth Ford, Assistant Director of Public Relations

WAnet, an association of private American high schools, will hold its annual Summer English Institute, at Cedarville University July 11-Aug. 8, 2014. Nearly 200 students from China, South Korea, Brazil, Peru, Italy and Vietnam will spend three weeks on Cedarville’s campus improving their English, getting acclimated with American education and culture, and preparing for the ACT, SAT, and TOEFL standardized tests. 

As a result of the Summer English Institute, students are expected to leave with a better understanding of American higher education. In addition to spending time at Cedarville University, they’ll also visit Stanford, Princeton, NYU, Ohio State, UCLA, and Cal-Berkley.

Isaac Mayuex, adjunct English instructor at Cedarville University, will teach English courses and Cedarville senior Jessica Dyson and 2014 graduate Kristen Day will assist the WAnet staff in a variety of ways.  “This is an excellent opportunity for us to use our skills to teach these students English,” said Mayuex. “We will be able to glorify God through our efforts and interactions with these students and hopefully have an eternal impact in their lives.”

Cedarville currently has 55 international students, representing 23 countries from around the world. Cedarville values global diversity, and is moving toward a more diverse approach to higher education. Outside of the United States and Brazil, there are more Cedarville alumni working in China than any other country.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Inspiring greatness for more than 125 years, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.