(Last Updated On: April 9, 2020)

US5-1 (ACT) is cancelled by the host University.
US5-2 and US5-2 are changed to remote live video format.

The Short-Term Programs includes THREE programmes for students to choose:

SAO Programme CodeUS5-1 (American Culture at Temple University)
SAO Programme TypeG3*
Programme Period5 July – 1 August, 2020 (arrival and departure days inclusive)
(four-week)
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
CoursesLanguage and Culture Track
– Language and Culture
– Integrated English Skills
– Enrichment Field Trip
– etc.

Business English and Cultural Track
– Language and Culture
– Business English with Professional Presentations
– Business Visit
– Enrichment Field Trip
– etc.

Details: Link

Programme FeeLanguage and Culture Track: USD4,250
Business English and Cultural Track: USD4,350
AccommodationPrice included in the programme fee above.

Students will stay in a Temple residence hall located in the heart of Temple’s main campus. Wi-Fi and linens (sheets, blanket & towel) will be provided.

RequirementStudents must be at least 18 years old
Visa InformationB1/B2 visa
SAO Programme CodeUS5-2 (Super-Intensive English Program)
SAO Programme TypeG2*
Programme Period5 July – 1 August, 2020 (arrival and departure days inclusive)
(4-week)
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
CoursesAcademic English Track
– Intensive Reading and Writing
– Listening and Speaking
– American Cinema
– Integrated Reading & Writing
– Presentation and Pronunciation Skills
– Discover Philadelphia
– etc.

Business English Track
– Business English with Professional Presentations
– Business Culture & Guest Speaker Workshop
– Philadelphia Business Visit
– etc.

Details: Link

Programme FeeAcademic English Track: USD2,500
Business English Track: USD2,600
AccommodationUSD725-USD950
Upon official application, please contact the host university to learn more about possible housing options.
Vsia InformationF1 student visa
SAO Programme CodeUS5-3 (Graduate Academic English Program)
SAO Programme TypeG2*
Programme Period20 July – 14 August, 2020 (arrival and departure days inclusive)(4-week)
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
Courses– Academic English for Graduate Students
– Seminar in the Disciplines
– Vocabulary, Pronunciation and PresentationsDetails: Link
Programme FeeUSD2,500
AccommodationUpon official application, please contact the host university to learn more about possible housing options.
RequirementMust have a Bachelor’s degree
Visa InformationF1 student visa

*SAO reserves the right to change the programme type/amount of sponsorship based on the actual expenses spent during the trip.

Option 1: American Culture at Temple University (Feedback from 2 students)

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience  : 3.3

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 3
– Payment of programme fee: 2
– Course arrangement: 2
– Airport pick up service:  No
– Buddies: No
– The entertainment of extra activities: 3

Accommodation (on-campus dormitory)
– The price: 3
– The location: 4
– The cleanliness: 4
– The facilities: 4
– The attitude of staff: 4

Comments:

Morgan Hall at Temple.is one of  the top 10 university dormitories in the U.S. The best dormitory I have ever accommodated with. Amazing view and services. Very clean and comfortable.

Canteen
– The price: 3.5
– The taste: 2.5

Comments:

Relatively expensive and small size of dishes.Expensive and Insufficient weight. Therefore, I cooked by myself.

Other comments:
1. Besides from learning English, I also experienced American culture. Philly is a wonderful city, the view of Philadelphia City Hall is amazing. I really enjoyed the moment when I was there. The weather there was extremely nice.

2. . After the program ends, I went to other cities like New York, Washington D.C. and Boston. I think each city is with a different style and I had different cultural experiences.

3. I think Temple University is a very good and professional college, I highly recommend more UM students exchange to Temple, you can have a wonderful experience as an Owls student.


Option 2: Super-Intensive English Program (Feedback from 2 students)

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience  : 3.3

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 1.5
– Payment of programme fee: 3
– Course arrangement: 3.5
– Airport pick up service:  N/A
– Buddies: N/A
– The entertainment of extra activities: 3

Accommodation (off-campus dormitory)
– The price: 3.5
– The location: 3.5
– The cleanliness: 4
– The facilities: 3.5
– The attitude of staff: 4

Canteen
– The price: 3
– The taste: 2.5