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James Madison University brochure 2016 2017

  2. 2. DISCOVER THE SPIRIT THAT SETS US APART THE MADISON PRINCIPLES Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” James Madison, the fourth President of the United States of America For the international student, James Madison University (JMU) is an exciting destination, where the ideals of American education – first-class teaching and a rich campus life with a strong sense of community – come together to offer an incredible experience. JMU is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, just two hours from the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. We are a fairly large university with approximately 20,000 students, yet offer a safe and hospitable environment with a family feel and a strong culture of community and civic engagement. Named after the father of the U.S. Constitution and a great statesman, our university is delighted to welcome international students and is committed to making you feel at home. We want all students to succeed and believe that our partnership with Study Group creates a friendly environment where our students can improve their English language skills while also taking courses in our academic programs. All students take courses in our General Education Program, which offers a liberal arts foundation that will help you to think in different ways as you solve problems and address issues in the world today. We also offer a wide variety of excellent academic majors. Our faculty members are devoted to teaching, guiding research and mentoring as you develop as a scholar and mature as a human being. Jonathan R. Alger, J.D., M.B.A. President, James Madison University CONTENTS The Madison Experience 02 The Ultimate College Town 04 College of Business 06 College of Integrated Science and Engineering 08 College of Arts and Letters 10 College of Visual and Performing Arts 11 College of Science and Mathematics 12 College of Health and Behavioral Studies 13 The JMU International Study Center 14 Pathway Programs 16 Career and Academic Support 18 All-American Campus Life 20 At Home in Harrisonburg 22 A Dining Experience 24 Campus Map 26 How to Apply 28 “
  3. 3. 2 JMU offers an unforgettable university experience, combining the very best of American education and college life. Named after James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, JMU represents the perfect blend of focused learning and true university spirit. THE MADISON EXPERIENCE QUICK FACTS Category: Public/State University Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia Campus: 2.8 km2 Founded: 1908 Student population: 18,431 undergraduates, 1,750 graduates International student population: 2% Faculty to student ratio: 16:1 Average class size: 29 Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and 25+ specialized accreditations for academic programs including AACSB (business), ABET (engineering and technology) and NASAD (art and design). Colleges: College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Behavioral Studies, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts. Degree programs: 76 undergraduate, 60 graduate, 2 educational specialists, 8 doctoral. 2
  4. 4. 3 “The U.S. is one of the most developed countries. I want to learn here so I can go back to my country and they will respect me. Egypt is in an economic crisis and looking for businessmen that can help the economy and community. The all-American experience at a great business college can help me achieve what I am looking for.” Seif, Egypt, International Business, Investment Banking TOP UNIVERSITY #2 TOP PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE U.S. SOUTH U.S. News World Report, 2016 17TH BEST PUBLIC UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL IN THE U.S. Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014 98% ALUMNI SATISFACTION RATE BEST VALUE 59TH BEST COLLEGE FOR EDUCATIONAL QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY, AND CAREER OUTCOMES IN THE U.S. CNN’s Money Magazine, 2015 TOP 75 BEST VALUE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE U.S. Princeton Review, 2015 TOP 7% RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN THE NATION Payscale 2015 STUDENT SATISFACTION 92% FRESHMEN RETENTION RATE, COMPARED TO NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 72% OF ALL FOUR-YEAR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS JMU report, ACT report, 2015 25,000+ STUDENTS APPLY EACH YEAR 3.8 IS THE AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL GPA OF JMU’S FRESHMEN CLASS
  5. 5. 4 THE ULTIMATE COLLEGE TOWN Welcome to Harrisonburg. Here you’ll find an authentic American college town with a vibrant international community. What better location is there to study in and call home? JMU has a long history of welcoming students from every continent to the beautiful city of Harrisonburg, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Over 44 different languages are spoken here and every fall Harrisonburg celebrates the city’s rich intercultural diversity with the Annual International Festival. Just two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., Harrisonburg is a lively town with attractions including museums, shopping, skiing, golfing, caverns, farmers’ markets, concerts, movie theaters and restaurants. Come explore! RECENT ACCOLADES #5 COLLEGE TOWN Travel Leisure Magazine, 2013 25TH BEST PLACE TO START A BUSINESS IN VIRGINIA NerdWallet, 2015 TOP 10 MOUNTAIN BIKE TOWNS IN THE USA National Geographic TOP 10 AMERICA’S BEST FALL FOLIAGE DRIVES Travel + Leisure, 2015 #32 BEST SMALL PLACES FOR BUSINESS AND CAREERS Forbes, 2015 SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK THE 169KM SCENIC SKYLINE DRIVE IS A MUST-SEE IN FALL DOWNTOWN HARRISONBURG FREE TRANSPORTATION JMU INTERNATIONAL WEEK IN SEPTEMBER FORBES CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
  6. 6. 5 Harrisonburg Boston Chicago New York Washington, D.C. “I always wanted to live in the U.S. and I saw JMU as a good opportunity to live here. The JMU campus is like a movie. The rank is very good and with studying international business I can buy products here and sell in Brazil.” Caio, Brazil, International Business AVERAGE TEMPERATURES SPRING -2ºC/28ºF – 22ºC/72ºF SUMMER 14ºC/58ºF – 29ºC/85ºF FALL 0ºC/32ºF – 25ºC/77ºF WINTER -7ºC/20ºF – 7ºC/44ºF Miami
  7. 7. 6 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Get ahead. In today’s challenging, ever-changing business world, you need the skills and knowledge that will give you the competitive edge. Recognized for teaching excellence and strong career opportunities, the JMU College of Business (COB) offers you eight AACSB- accredited Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree programs designed to ensure that you succeed and flourish in your chosen career. COB also offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in collaboration with the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management. WHY CHOOSE COB? 17TH BEST UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL IN THE U.S. Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014 TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID ACCOUNTING GRADUATES College Factual, 2014 90% JOB PLACEMENT RATE WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION $58,000 AVERAGE BASE SALARY FOR BUSINESS GRADUATE 120 FULL-TIME FACULTY, ALL WITH THE HIGHEST ACADEMIC DEGREE IN THEIR FIELDS AND/OR EXTENSIVE WORK EXPERIENCE “What makes JMU’s College of Business unique is the strong emphasis on collaboration and hands-on learning. Faculty, students, alumni and employers work together to prepare business students to walk out the door of JMU truly prepared to make the difference in their first jobs and beyond.” Dr. Mary Gowan, Dean, College of Business AACSB-accredited Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree programs: ‚‚ Accounting ‚‚ Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics ‚‚ Economics ‚‚ Finance and Business Law ‚‚ International Business ‚‚ Management ‚‚ Marketing ‚‚ Quantitative Finance Bachelor of Science degree programs with the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management: ‚‚ Hospitality Management ‚‚ Sport and Recreation Management
  8. 8. 7 RECENT EMPLOYERS PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT Accounting This degree emphasizes core business skills, as well as teamwork and the development of technical skills. Students also have the opportunity for summer semester internships with businesses, government and public accounting firms throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics Ranked among the top 10 information system programs in the U.S., our Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (CIS) program combines cutting-edge technology with 21st century business practices. CIS prepares students for professional careers that require both the business knowledge and the technical skills to design, build and deliver competitive computer-based solutions. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS WATCH: GOOGLE ONLINE MARKETING CHALLENGE Hospitality Management For students who want to become leaders in hospitality management, this major combines theoretical coursework, innovative learning and exposure to premier hospitality organizations and industry professionals. The Hospitality Management program emphasizes practical experience while students complete a 400-hour internship. After graduation, students can pursue careers in hotels, resorts, restaurants, private clubs, travel, food service operations or convention management and meeting planning. International Business A major in International Business prepares students for professional and leadership roles in the global business marketplace. The program enhances understanding of people and their cultures through the study of different disciplines, as well as courses in a foreign language. A broad and flexible major, students study specialized courses in all the business disciplines, including marketing or finance. Studying abroad or participating in a one-semester international internship, plus competency in a second language and culture, are all key aspects of this degree. Marketing The Department of Marketing takes great pride in a tradition of vibrant instruction within an innovative curriculum. Marketing students can choose from a concentration in General Marketing, Sales and Business Marketing, or Marketing Information Systems. JMU Marketing students compete brilliantly in the Google Online Marketing Challenge, a global online marketing competition joined by thousands of teams from more than 100 countries. A JMU team was selected from 2,540 teams worldwide to win the prestigious AdWords Business Global Co-Winner award. Quantitative Finance While studying Quantitative Finance you will gain a strong foundation in mathematics, economics and finance. You need excellent analytical skills and aptitude for mathematics to succeed. This major leads to a range of career paths in analysis, research, consulting and investment management. Just a few of many companies actively recruiting JMU Business graduates: Accenture Deloitte Deutsche Bank KPMG Pepsi Co. PricewaterhouseCoopers Ernst Young Marriott International
  9. 9. 8 COLLEGE OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT Department of Computer Science The field of Computer Science changes quickly and frequently, so our department is consistently evolving too. Our facilities include labs for Computer Engineering, Program Development and Forensics, and a High-Resolution Visualization Facility. Courses include object-orientated software, information security and artificial intelligence. Department of Engineering Unlike other engineering programs that split into separate sub-disciplines, our Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited program offers a single, integrated engineering degree. Focusing on sustainability, design, and systems analysis, our unique program equips you to address the ever-changing engineering challenges of the 21st century. Embrace the future. With our range of innovative, cutting-edge programs, the College is renowned for producing graduates who are not only outstanding scientists and engineers, but are primed and ready to play a part in the new tech-driven world. Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) Our innovative degree programs take an integrated approach to the sciences of biology, chemistry, maths, and physics; also include insights into management and business. This breadth of learning produces well-rounded graduates who have the skills needed to provide real solutions for our society. “Our students thrive in an active-learning environment and will graduate project- ready, and prepared for the flexibility and resilience needed in our rapidly changing work world.” Dr. Adebayo Ogundipe, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering
  10. 10. 9 58TH BEST ENGINEERING PROGRAMS AMONG UNIVERSITIES WITH NO DOCTORATE OFFERED U.S. News World Report, 2015 RECENT JMU GRADUATE EMPLOYERS AND POSITIONS Accenture, Consulting Analyst Boeing, Manufacture Engineer Booz Allen Hamilton, Consultant Deloitte Consulting, Business Technology Analyst DNV Renewables, Data Analyst IBM, IT Specialist Jacobs Technology, Environmental Technician Lockheed Martin, Systems Engineer Northrop Grumman, Software Engineer Oracle, Consultant Raytheon, Staff Engineer Siemens, Energy Engineer Xerox, Business Analyst JMU.EDU/CISE COLLEGE OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  11. 11. 10 COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS Discover your strengths. With a commitment to free but rigorous study of human nature, the College of Arts and Letters is home to 12 academic departments offering high-quality programs in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Communication Studies. Our programs will help you to broaden your outlook and expand your chances of finding the ideal career in the global marketplace. SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT Schools of Communication, Information, and Media Three schools that cover the most popular areas of communication make up the Schools of Communication, Information, and Media: ‚‚ School of Communication Studies ‚‚ School of Media Arts and Design ‚‚ School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication Each school uses the latest technology and teaching methods to provide in-depth training. Some of the programs include: ‚‚ Converged Media ‚‚ Cultural Communication ‚‚ Digital Video and Cinema ‚‚ Integrated Advertising and Communications ‚‚ Journalism ‚‚ Public Relations School of Liberal Arts Offering a wealth of outstanding programs in the traditional liberal arts, the School includes the departments of: ‚‚ Anthropology ‚‚ English ‚‚ Foreign Language and Literature ‚‚ History ‚‚ Philosophy and Religion ‚‚ Sociology School of Public and International Affairs The School of Public and International Affairs provides excellent preparation for those considering careers in government, politics, diplomacy, international business, non- governmental organizations, global media, and academia. These high-quality programs challenge students, promote research and foster scholarships locally and globally: ‚‚ International Affairs ‚‚ Justice Studies ‚‚ Political Science ‚‚ Public Policy and Administration “Students in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication develop skills in writing, editing, analysis, and use of communication technologies. It prepares students for success in business, education, law, journalism, health care, publishing, web development, government work, and intercultural translation and editing. This versatile major is a good choice for the 21st century.“ Dr. Lucy Bednar, Assistant Professor, School of Writing, Rhetoric Technical Communication COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
  12. 12. 11 COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Explore the human experience. Bursting with creativity, the College of Visual and Performing Arts is founded on the belief that artistic expression reveals the essential nature and diversity of human experience. SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT School of Art, Design and Art History With our mission to cultivate excellence in the making and understanding of visual art, the school is an inspiring, nurturing space where artists, designers, and art historians develop and thrive. Boasting excellent facilities and more than 50 talented faculty staff, the school offers you fully-accredited programs in: ‚‚ Art History ‚‚ Art Education ‚‚ Industrial Design ‚‚ Interior Design ‚‚ Graphic Design ‚‚ Studio Art School of Music Inspired by a deep love of music and a mission to provide the highest level of training, the School has an extraordinary range of programs to help you explore and develop as a musician. Areas of study include: ‚‚ ●Brass ‚‚ Ensembles ‚‚ Jazz ‚‚ Music Education ‚‚ Musicology/Ethnomusicology ‚‚ Percussion ‚‚ Piano ‚‚ Strings ‚‚ Theory/Composition Voice ‚‚ Woodwinds From professional pianists to film scoring and concert production, our graduates are highly sought after in all areas of the music business. School of Theatre and Dance With so many JMU alumni making their mark on Broadway or in Hollywood, the School rightly prides itself on the attention it gives to undergraduates. Discover an exciting range of programs that not only help you grow as a performer, but give you the opportunity to write, produce, direct, design and choreograph productions. Theatre areas of study: ‚‚ Design and Theatre Technology ‚‚ Performance ‚‚ Theatre Studies ‚‚ Theatre Education Dance areas of study: ‚‚ Ballroom Dance ‚‚ Dance Improvisation ‚‚ Elementary Modern Dance ‚‚ Elementary Ballet ‚‚ International Folk Dance ‚‚ Jazz Dance JMU.EDU/CAL COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Professional performance venues The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts serves as a support space and performance venue for students in the School of Music. Featuring five remarkable venues, the Forbes Center hosts dance, theatre and music performances by critically acclaimed guest artists as well as JMU faculty members, students and alumni.
  13. 13. 12 COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS Learn by doing. With its emphasis on learning science by doing science, the College is renowned for providing students with exceptional and exciting research experiences. Here, you will receive the highest quality instruction within state-of-the-art facilities. These include the beautiful Bioscience Building and the John C. Wells Planetarium, a $2 million hybrid facility that is the only one of its kind in the world. Each of our departments offers a range of outstanding, student-centered programs renowned for preparing students for responsible positions in research, industry, education, medicine, and government. DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT Biology Home to more than 800 undergraduate biology students including: ‚‚ Advanced Human Anatomy ‚‚ Animal Physiology ‚‚ Biomechanics ‚‚ Environmental Toxicology ‚‚ Field Botany ‚‚ Freshwater Ecology ‚‚ Genomics ‚‚ Immunology ‚‚ Microbiology ‚‚ Microscopy ‚‚ Neurobiology ‚‚ Plant Physiology Chemistry and Biochemistry Degree programs in this department include: ‚‚ Biochemistry ‚‚ Biophysical chemistry ‚‚ Chemistry ‚‚ Chemical Education ‚‚ Chemistry/Business ‚‚ Materials Science Geology and Environmental Science The department offers a B.A. in Earth Science, or a B.S. in Geology. Mathematics and Statistics Here, students can study range of major and minor programs in mathematics and statistics: ‚‚ Applied Mathematics ‚‚ Mathematics Education ‚‚ Pure Mathematics ‚‚ Statistics Physics and Astronomy The department offers both major and minor programs in Physics, and a minor in Astronomy, for students interested in a challenging program in pure and applied sciences. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
  14. 14. 13 COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES Active learning. With a mission to promote excellence in scholarship and professional development, we offer you an exciting range of high-quality programs. DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT ‚‚ Communication Sciences and Disorders ‚‚ Psychology ‚‚ Health Sciences ‚‚ Kinesiology ‚‚ Social Work Expert faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, partnerships with local agencies and numerous international study experiences are hallmarks of our active learning environment. “Psychology is a fascinating science that explores how people and animals think, feel, and act. The study of psychology develops problem-solving, critical thinking skills and oral and written communication. Students of psychology learn how to use scientific methods to develop a better understanding of behavior.” Dr. Claire Lyons, Professor, Department of Psychology CHBS.JMU.EDU COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES
  15. 15. 14 THE JMU INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER Ready, set, go… We understand that studying in a foreign country can be challenging, so from your first day at JMU, the International Study Center (ISC) is here for you. The JMU ISC is a dedicated facility just for international students. It is a place that welcomes you, supports you, and helps you to gain the skills, knowledge and perspectives you need to make the most of your new university life. Studying at the ISC means that you will get the best of both worlds: the full JMU/all- American campus experience, plus the care of a supportive community that will help you adapt and thrive as an international student. And when you’re ready, you’ll join your chosen mainstream degree program, confident, capable and fully prepared for the challenges of a JMU education.
  16. 16. 15 WHAT IS AN ISC PATHWAY PROGRAM? Do I study English language? Yes. Depending on your language level, you may take the 2-, 3-, or 4-semester International Year One (IY1) program at the ISC, which will include academic and - academic and English courses. Do I study academic courses? Yes. You will take specialized academic courses that fully prepare you to enter the second year of your degree program. Do I get academic credits for my degree? Yes. You will get a minimum of 24 academic credits for your degree upon successful completion of the credit-bearing courses offered at the ISC. Do I get extra academic support and learn study skills? Yes. The ISC provides additional support to help you succeed academically. After the ISC, do I continue into the second year of my degree program? Yes. Upon completion of the ISC, you will move into the second year of your degree program. Will I graduate in four years? Yes. Depending on your program type, you will spend 8-16 months at the ISC and then the remaining three years (of your four- year program) completely integrated into the University. Do I lose time at the ISC? No. You are able to graduate within four years, similar to direct entry students. Unlike studying an English-only program and then starting your first year of university studies, you can save both time and money at the ISC. Do I pay more to get an American degree? No. You save money by studying at the ISC since you will study both English and academic courses within the standard suggested duration to complete the given degree program. Is there an application fee? No. There is no JMU application fee for ISC applicants. Do I get a university issued I-20? Yes, JMU issues the I-20 for visa purposes. Do I take classes with American students? You will take cohort classes with other international students in the ISC, offering you dedicated attention and academic help. You will always take regular classes with American students once you finish the ISC and matriculate to full-time degree study at JMU.
  17. 17. 16 PATHWAY PROGRAMS Prepare for university study. The JMU International Study Center (ISC) is a place that welcomes you, supports you and helps you to gain the skills, knowledge and perspectives you need to make the most of your university life. INTERNATIONAL YEAR ONE The International Year One includes specialized courses in American culture, English for Academic Purposes and study skills to help you adjust to U.S. teaching methods and resources. You’ll also take courses from year one of your chosen degree programs, allowing you to earn 24 credits, or more. Benefits of the International Year One ‚‚ Dedicated academic support to prepare you for university ‚‚ Progress to the second year of your chosen degree program ‚‚ Graduate in four years, similar to direct entry students ‚‚ Be a part of the spirit of JMU on campus from day one Programs at the International Study Center are delivered by Study Group, in partnership with JMU. The ISC delivers the English for Academic Purposes courses and programs, and James Madison University delivers the academic, credit-bearing courses. DIRECT ADMISSION - NEW FOR FALL 2016! If you meet the appropriate language and academic requirements, you can apply directly to any of our academic programs at JMU. This is an excellent opportunity for students from English speaking countries or with high scores on the IELTS and TOEFL to attend JMU. The ISC can also help you with your application. Please see the Study Plan Options on page 17 or contact our admissions office at for details. 96% OF ISC STUDENTS PROGRESSED INTO SECOND YEAR DEGREE STUDY IN 2015
  18. 18. YEAR 1 YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 1 YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 1 YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 17 † List of Math Electives (choose none or one): MATH 105 Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning MATH 155 College Algebra MATH 205 Introductory Calculus I MATH 220 Elementary Statistics ‡ List of Academic Electives (choose five or six): PSYC 160 Lifespan Human Development ECON 200 Introduction to Macroeconomics ISAT 160 Problem Solving Approaches in Science and Technology HTH 100 Personal Wellness BIO 114 Organisms COB 204 Computer Information Systems REL 101 Religions of the World GEOL 102 Environment: Earth GEOL 211 Oceanography * Summer semester is a modified program with shorter duration and reduced number of courses offered. Transfer credits are not acceptable for WRTC 100, WRTC 103, SCOM 123 or equivalent, and ISAT 160 or equivalent. This chart serves as a guide only. Depending on her/his English level, academic background and intended major, the student may take a different curriculum than this sample. 1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER 3RD SEMESTER 4TH SEMESTER 2-SEMESTER PROGRAM EAP COURSES Thematic Dialogs 2 American College Life 1 Advising ACADEMIC COURSES WRTC 100: Reading and Writing Workshop Math or Academic Elective† Academic Elective‡ Academic Elective‡ EAP COURSES American College Life 2 ACADEMIC COURSES WRTC 103: Critical Reading and Writing SCOM 123: Group Presentations Math or Academic Elective† Academic Elective‡ Academic Elective‡ 3-SEMESTER PROGRAM EAP COURSES Reading and Writing 2 Speaking and Pronunciation Listening and Notetaking Academic Syntax and Vocabulary American Culture 2 Advising ACADEMIC COURSES Math or Academic Elective† EAP COURSES Thematic Dialogs 2 American College Life 1 Advising ACADEMIC COURSES WRTC 100: Reading and Writing Workshop Math or Academic Elective† Academic Elective‡ Academic Elective‡ EAP COURSES American College Life 2 ACADEMIC COURSES WRTC 103: Critical Reading and Writing SCOM 123: Group Presentations Math or Academic Elective† Academic Elective‡ Academic Elective‡ 4-SEMESTER PROGRAM EAP COURSES Reading 1 Writing 1 Listening/Speaking 1 Grammar 1 American Culture 1 Thematic Dialogs 1 Advising EAP COURSES Reading and Writing 2 Speaking and Pronunciation Listening and Notetaking Academic Syntax Vocabulary American Culture 2 Advising ACADEMIC COURSE Math or Academic Elective* EAP COURSES Thematic Dialogs 2 American College Life 1 Advising ACADEMIC COURSES WRTC 100: Reading and Writing Workshop Math or Academic Elective† Academic Elective‡ Academic Elective‡ EAP COURSES American College Life 2 ACADEMIC COURSES WRTC 103: Critical Reading and Writing SCOM 123: Group Presentations Math or Academic Elective† Academic Elective‡ Academic Elective‡ Study Plan Options GRADUATION UNIVERSITY DEGREE TIMELINE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS English: IELTS6.0|Password6.0|TOEFL70|B2* ENTRY REQUIREMENTS English:IELTS5.5 |Password5.5|TOEFL60 SEM 2 SEM 3 SEM 4SEM 1 IY1EAP† ENTRY REQUIREMENTS English: IELTS4.5|Password4.5|TOEFL45 4-SEMESTER 16MONTHS PATHWAY DIRECT ADMISSION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS English: IELTS6.5 |TOEFL81 Academic: GPA3.0+ INTAKE: August|January SEM 1 SEM 2 IY12-SEMESTER 8MONTHS SEM 1 SEM 2 SEM 3 IY13-SEMESTER 12MONTHS WHATISYOURENGLISHLEVEL? YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 Progression guide* INTAKE STUDY PLAN MATRICULATION TO DEGREE PROGRAM AUGUST 2016 2-semester August 2017+ 3-semester August 2017 4-semester January 2018 JANUARY 2017 2-semester August 2017 3-semester January 2018 4-semester` August 2018+ MAY 2017 2-semester January 2018 3-semester August 2018+ 4-semester August 2018 *A student’s ISC study plan is determined by her/his arrival English placement test, and can be longer or shorter than her/his original study plan in the offer letter. +Summer breaks before matriculation. Students are required to complete their study plans at the ISC consecutively without semester breaks. Students who have completed their ISC program are eligible to take summer break. Sample International Year One Curriculum* *Studentswhohavecompleteda12-weekorlongerEmbassyEnglishprogramandareatlevelB2orhigherarealsoqualifiedforthe2-semesterIY1 †EnglishforAcademicPurposes ENTRY REQUIREMENTS English:Specificforeachpathway.Seeabove. Academic: GPA3.0 INTAKE: August|January|May
  19. 19. 18 CAREER AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT “I always wanted to go here. I knew I wanted to work in hospitality. I saw how the service worked in Europe and Russia, but everyone would agree that the US has the friendliest people and the best service so I decided to study in this country. I had a choice between two universities but I decided JMU because it’s highly ranked. Virginia is so beautiful. This is the place I’d like to be.” Dana Eleusizova, Russia Hospitality Management Helping you to achieve success. There is a wealth of support for international students at JMU, from the moment you apply, all the way through your university education and career beyond. STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER Opened in September 2014, the center is the newest addition to JMU’s many resources that are dedicated to student success. It houses more than 20 support facilities including the University Health Center, the Office of Academic and Career Planning, and Learning Centers focused on helping students overcome challenges they may face. LIBRARIES The JMU Libraries include the Carrier Library, the Music Library and Rose Library. JMU librarians work with academic departments to provide subject-specific library instruction, research consultation, and to develop collections. The award-winning Information Literacy program provides students with skills for lifelong learning.
  20. 20. 19 LIBRARY FACTS 500,000 BOOK VOLUMES 165,000 E-BOOK TITLES 110,000 E-JOURNAL TITLES 43,000 AUDIO-VISUAL VOLUMES OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS (OIP) The OIP offers a wealth of services, courses, and excursions aimed at helping international students adapt and excel at JMU. Programs such as Conversation Partner and International Week create enjoyable and inspiring opportunities for you to make friends and network with students from other cultures. “LIFE” is a program that connects international students with local families, so that you can experience real American home life. CAREER PLANNING Career and Academic Planning Resource Center From writing resumes and cover letters to searching for internships and jobs, the Career and Academic Planning Resource Center is here to help. It also sponsors a number of career fair events each year to provide students in all majors with the opportunity to interact with employers and find out about career options. More than 250 companies attended in recent years. Career Guide to JMU Majors A guide to introduce you to some of the career options for each of the majors offered at JMU. It includes internship opportunities, characteristics of successful students, and websites for further guidance on potential careers. Recruit-A-Duke JMU’s online platform, Recruit-a-Duke, enables you to register for internships, full-time jobs, career fairs, workshops, information sessions, and more. Practice Interview Program Gain valuable experience interviewing with actual employers, without leaving the campus. International Student Career Day (ISCD) ISCD is a one-day program specifically designed to help international students who are considering pursuing internships or jobs in the U.S. after graduation. Interview Stream Students can practice their interview techniques with Interview Stream, a web-based application that conducts free, online interviews with a webcam.
  21. 21. 20 ALL-AMERICAN CAMPUS LIFE So many ways to get involved. If you’re looking for the ultimate American college experience, welcome to JMU! The JMU spirit is all about getting you involved, making you welcome, and becoming part of our exciting and vibrant campus life. Our beautiful campus has state-of-the-art facilities for sports, arts and entertainment, plus many other interests – there’s even a planetarium! From basketball, botany and drama to religion, rock climbing and rock music, you’re bound to find something for you. SPORTS UREC and University Park The popular University Recreation Center (UREC) and University Park provide everything you need for fitness and fun, including a gym, swimming pool, climbing wall, yoga studio, and indoor and outdoor sports courts. NCAA 1 athletic programs include: ‚‚ American Football (M) ‚‚ Baseball (M) ‚‚ Basketball (M/F) ‚‚ Cross Country (F) ‚‚ Field Hockey (F) ‚‚ Golf (M/F) ‚‚ Lacrosse (F) ‚‚ Soccer (M/F) ‚‚ Softball (F) ‚‚ Swimming and Diving (F) ‚‚ Tennis (M/F) ‚‚ Track Field (F) ‚‚ Volleyball (F) Male (M), Female (F)
  22. 22. 21 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS JMU students are known for being both academically and socially engaged. With more than 350 clubs and organizations on campus, there truly is something for everyone. Here’s a small sample of what you can be part of: Academic: Financial Management Association, Madison Marketing Association, Engineers Without Borders, Madison Historians Diversity: African Student Association, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Latino Student Alliance, Muslim Student Association Interests: Anime Club, Astronomy Club, Cinemuse Film Club, Latin Dance Club Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Ski and Snowboard Racing, Soccer, Table Tennis ART, MUSIC AND MOVIES For those with a passion for movies and art, JMU’s state-of-the-art facilities host on-campus movies, concerts, dance and theatrical performances, and art exhibitions throughout the year. Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Critically acclaimed performances and concerts by JMU students and guest artists are hosted in five spectacular venues: ‚‚ Mainstage Theatre (450 seats) ‚‚ Concert Hall (600 seats) ‚‚ Recital Hall (196 seats) ‚‚ Studio Theatre (200 seats) ‚‚ Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre (200 seats) Grafton-Stovall Theatre Recently released and classic films are shown twice a day for about $3 per ticket. Sawhill Gallery, artWorks Gallery, and New Image Gallery Exhibitions of internationally important professional art pieces and the creative works of JMU students are on show in these galleries. OUTDOOR VENUES Newman Lake The quiet lake surrounded by sleepy willow trees is an ideal place to spend outdoor time on campus. There’s always a spot for a group study session or an afternoon picnic. Edith J. Carrier Arboretum At JMU, you can take a break from the hustle and bustle of student life without leaving the campus. Explore the natural beauty of the woodland and botanical gardens on the east side of the university. John C. Wells Planetarium You can even explore the universe from right here at JMU! The $2 million planetarium offers free screenings of movies and projections of the night sky. The Quad Listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a national treasure, the Quadrangle (Quad) has always been considered the heart of JMU’s beautiful campus. It’s the place to study, socialize, or play sports on a warm, sunny day. “I was an exchange student two years ago in Michigan and I liked the American culture so much. It is the main reason why I decided to study in the U.S. I chose JMU because it is a good university with modern facilities.” Avtandil, Russia Hospitality Management 350 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND 40 SPORTS CLUBS ON CAMPUS
  23. 23. 22 AT HOME IN HARRISONBURG Welcome to the neighborhood. Convenient and comfortable accommodation is available on campus, and we advise all students at the International Study Center (ISC) to apply for a room. On-campus accommodation is limited, so if you are not assigned a room, or prefer to live off- campus, you can choose from a selection of luxurious but affordable housing nearby. Off-campus housing North 38 Apartments are a great off-campus living option. The luxurious apartments are just 4km from campus on a bus route that JMU students can use for free. Shops, restaurants, parks and cinemas are all close by and the ISC can help you arrange your accommodation here. ‚‚ Three and four bedroom apartments ‚‚ Furnished, private bedroom and bathroom ‚‚ Private balcony or terrace ‚‚ Shared living room with a large flat-screen TV ‚‚ Fully-equipped kitchen with washer/dryer ‚‚ On-site fitness center ‚‚ 24-hour student clubhouse ‚‚ Computer lounge with study space and free printing ‚‚ Game room with pool table ‚‚ Swimming pool and hot tub ‚‚ Water volleyball and basketball ‚‚ Sand volleyball court Rent is approximately $495 per month, per person. Students can also choose from one of the many other accommodation options available in Harrisonburg. Most off-campus housing options offer individual leases and can be arranged online before you arrive.
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  25. 25. 24 A DINING EXPERIENCE Cuisines from around the world. JMU has the #6 best campus food in the U.S. (Princeton Review, 2016) and with so much choice it’s easy to see why. From world-class coffee, desserts and snacks, to halal, kosher, vegetarian, American and Korean dishes, JMU’s 20 on-campus dining facilities offer something for every taste. D-HUB Known by the student population as D-Hub, JMU’s original buffet-style dining hall is an essential visit. The menu has a wide selection of savory and sweet options from different cuisines and cooking styles, including vegetarian and vegan alternatives. E-HALL The East Campus Dining Hall, or E-Hall, is a 700-seat modern buffet-style dining area that serves a variety of food from around the world: bakery, bistro, deli, grill, hearth oven, produce market and Tandoori International. TOP DOG CAFÉ Top Dog Café, a food-court style eatery, is a favorite with international students. Four unique venues – Mongolian Grill, Sushi, Madison Bread Company, and Grille Works – offer an international mix of traditional stir-fry Asian dishes, sushi and sashimi, signature Italian-style Panini, and a wide variety of American dishes. FESTIVAL Found on JMU’s east-campus, Festival offers not only an impressive menu but also a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Students can find traditional American food as well as Mediterranean and Chinese dishes in this food-court-style dining option. RESTAURANTS AND CAFÉS In addition to the selection of restaurants and food courts unique to the JMU campus, students can also find popular American restaurants and cafés such as Starbucks, Java City, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Quizno’s. “I want to learn a new culture because I am shy. The university has just a few Chinese students so there is a good chance for me to practice my English, and the restaurants are very good here.” Jingwen Wang, China Business Administration, Management
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  27. 27. 26 26 The Commons The Quad Duke Dog Alley Pedestrian Viaduct Exit 245 Exit 245 81 81 81 Bluestone Drive Bluestone Drive Bluestone Dr. BluestoneDrive Champions Drive MadisonDrive Carrier Drive Carrier Drive Duke Drive Driver Drive NewmanDrive MadisonDr. Alumnae Drive Warsaw Avenue Warsaw Ave. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Martin Luther King, Jr. Way OttSt Grace St. Grace Street Grace StreetWalnutLane SouthMason Street SouthMasonStreet HarrisonStreet SouthMainStreet–USRoute11 SouthMainStreet SouthMainStreet–USRoute11 Forest Hill Road University Boulevard UniversityBoulevard University Boulevard UniversityBoulevard PortRepublicRoad PortRepublicRoad PortRepublicRoad Hillside Avenue Chesapeake SouthWillowStreet SouthHighStreet South High Street Cantrell Avenue GraceStreet Grace Street Avenue C15 Martin Luther King Hillside Bell McGraw-Long Hillside Area Shorts Eagle Lake Area Newman Lake Greek Row Kappa Alpha Theta Delta Gamma Tri-Delta Sigma Kappa AST Alpha Phi Tri-Sigma ZTA ASA Willow Oak Kappa Alpha Dogwood Gamma Phi Beta Maple Phi Mu ADPi Cleveland Spotswood Wampler Ashby Converse Gifford Logan Bluestone Area Hoffman Wayland Garber Huffman Frederikson Dingledine Ikenberry White Weaver Chappelear Hanson Village Area Phillips Chandler Gibbons Mr. Chips UREC Softball Field Long Field at Mauck Stadium UREC Upper Turf Basketball Court Rec Area Golf Practice Facility Rec Area University Recreation Center Tennis Courts Hockey Courts Tennis Courts Veterans Memorial Park Zane Showker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium NeffAvenue PdaoRcilbupeRtro Devon Lane University Park UTC UBC USVC TTA UMT University Park Stadium UPLPG UPAPG UPUPG UPUPG – University Park Upper Practice Grass TTA – Track Throws Area UPAPG – University Park Athletics Practice Grass UPLPG – University Park Lower Practice Grass UBC – UREC Basketball Courts UMT – UREC Multipurpose Turf USVC – UREC Sand Volleyball Courts UTC – UREC Tennis Courts U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 R7 R2 R1R6 R3 S Q North Q East Q West T J A W V B Y X Z K E G P P Convo C D8 Convo G Convo F Convo A Convo BConvo E C9 C4 C7 C8 C6C14 C13 R9 C3 Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck Grace Street Parking Deck Cantrell Avenue Parking Deck Service Vehicle Parking N3 C16 Champions Drive Parking Deck C15 N3 C18 Service Vehicle Parking U1 U2 U3 U4 M N4 N5 U5 R12 C1, C2, C17, C19 L R10, R11 R13 R14 C5 Convo D Anthony Seeger Duke Music Miller Johnston Sheldon Burruss Carrier Library Keezell Wilson Maury Moody Roop Jackson Harrison Showker Godwin Convocation Center Memorial Studio Design Center 131 W. Grace St. Campus Police Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Art Complex International Student Center John C. Wells Planetarium Lakeview Mason Street Parking Deck (under construction) Grace Street Modular University Services Grace Street House JMAC 1 JMAC 2 JMAC 4 JMAC 6 Massanutten JMAC 5 1077 S. Main Street Alumnae Hillcrest House Grafton Stovall Theatre Varner Frye Plecker Athletic Center Bookstore Sonner Admissions Office Madison Union Wine-Price North Campus Steam Plant Power Plant Ridge Area Madison Hall (under construction) Health Center Apartments on Grace Apartments on Grace Student Success Center Health and Behavioral Studies (under construction) North Campus Taylor Warren S.LibertyStreet W. Bruce Street Ice House S.MainStreet A B C D E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Godwin Transit Center Parking Services Three blocks to downtown International Study Center College of Business Bridgeforth Stadium D-Hub Dining Facility D-Hall The Quad UREC Forbes Center for Visual and the Performing Arts Office of International Programs
  28. 28. 27 27 Exit 247 81 Carrier Drive Carrier Drive virDinmulAe Duke Drive DriverDrive ReservoirStreet ReservoirStreeteseRrvteertSrio MedicalAvenue Evelyn Byrd Avenue PaulStreet Cardinal Drive Eastover Drive Eastover Dr. University Boulevard University Boulevard DeyerleAvenue EastMarketStreet–USRoute33 Chesapeake Potomac Skyline Area Shenandoah Festival Conference and Student Center East Campus Dining Hall m Football Practice Fields UREC East Campus Field Field Hockey and Track and Field Complex Small Wind Training and Testing Facility R5 D3 D6 D2 D3 IHHS C10 C11 o R8 C12 R4 ISAT/CS Health and Human Services Physics and Chemistry Rose Library Bioscience Leeolou Alumni Center Blue Ridge Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Pavilion Frances Plecker Arboretum Education Building 220 University Boulevard Cardinal House 380 University Boulevard F G H I J Bluestone Area Hillside Area Lake Area Skyline Area Village Area Athletics and Recreation Dining Services Student Services Academic Buildings Administrative Buildings Parking Primary Bus Stops Handicap parking is available throughout campus and is designated by signs. Visitors Parking Permits are available at Parking Services on the ground level of the Champions Drive Parking Deck. Key Revised: December 2015 N WMRA/WXJM Building Key Bioscience Building E-Hall 131 W. Grace Street D-2 220 University Boulevard J-9 380 University Boulevard I-9 1077 S. Main Street A-3 Alumnae Hall B-3 Anthony-Seeger Hall B-1 Apartments on Grace A-1, E-2 Ashby Hall B-3 Bell Hall D-3 Bioscience G-6 Blue Ridge Hall G-8 Bookstore, University C-4 Bridgeforth Stadium B-5 Burruss Hall C-2 Cardinal House F-4 Cantrell Avenue Parking Deck D-3 Carrier Library C-3 Champions Drive Parking Deck B-5 Chandler Hall B-6 Chappelear Hall D-5 Chesapeake Hall F-7 Cleveland Hall B-2 Commons, The C-4 Converse Hall B-3 Convocation Center D-7 D-Hub Dining Facility E-4 Dingledine Hall D-4 Duke Hall B-2 Eagle Hall C-6 East Campus Dining Hall F-8 Festival Conference Student Center G-7 Field Hockey and Track and Field Complex H-6 Francis Plecker Arboretum Ed Building F-9 Frederikson Hall D-5 Forbes Center , Performing Arts A-2 Frye Building B-4 Garber Hall D-4 Gibbons Hall C-4 Gifford Hall B-3 Godwin Hall C-5 Golf Practice Facility A-9 Grace Street House B-1 Grace Street Modular A-1 Grace Street Parking Deck C-3 Grafton-Stovall Theatre C-3 Greek Row B-5-6 Hanson Hall D-5 Harrison Hall B-3 Health Human Services F-6 Health and Behavioral Studies C-2 Health Center , University C-2 Hillcrest House C-3 Hillside Hall D-3 Hoffman Hall B-4 Huffman Hall D-4 Ice House A-1 Ikenberry Hall E-4 International Student Center D-2 ISAT/CS F-6 Jackson Hall B-3 JMAC 1-6 A-2- 3 John C. Wells Planetarium C-2 Johnston Hall B-2 Keezell Hall C-3 Lakeview Hall B- 7 Leeolou Alumni Center G-6 Logan Hall B-4 Long Field/Mauck Stadium E-4 Madison Hall C-2 Madison Union C-3 Mason Street Parking Deck C-1 Massanutten Hall A-3 Maury Hall B-4 McGraw-Long Hall D-3 Memorial Hall D-2 Memorial Hall Art Complex D-1 Miller Hall C-2 Moody Hall B-4 Mr. Chips Convenience Store D-4 Music Building B-2 North Campus Steam Plant C-3 Parking Services B-6 Phillips Hall C-3 Physics/Chemistry F-6 Plecker Athletic Center C-6 Police, Campus B-2 Potomac Hall G-7 Power Plant B-4 Quad, The B-3 Roop Hall B-4 Rose Library G-6 Sheldon Hall B-3 Shenandoah Hall F-8 Shorts Hall B-6 Showker Hall C-6 Sonner Hall B-7 Spotswood Hall B-2 Student Success Center C-2 Studio Center D-2 Tree Houses A-7 University Park C-D-9 University Recreation Center D-6 University Services Building A-1 UREC East Campus Fields G-H-8 Varner House B-4 Veterans Memorial Park D-1 Wampler Hall B-3 Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck A-2 Wayland Hall B-4 Weaver Hall D-5 White Hall E-5 Wilson Hall B-3 Wind Energy Training and Testing Facility H-5 Wine-Price Hall D-3 WMRA/WXJM H-2
  29. 29. 28 CONNECT WITH THE ISC Our Student Enrollment Advisors are happy to answer your questions and help with your application. They speak a variety of languages and will do their best to work with you in your preferred language. Apply by email Apply online Apply via an agent Ask your agent about the JMU International Year One program or direct entry. Submit completed application form and supplemental documents to your local agent. JOIN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY CONFIRM ‚‚ Sign Acceptance of Offer documents and pay enrollment deposit ‚‚ Receive I-20, pay SEVIS fee and schedule your visa appointment BEFORE YOU ARRIVE ‚‚ Notify us when you receive your visa ‚‚ Submit JMU Immunization form ‚‚ Submit flight arrival form ‚‚ Submit accommodation request and documents ‚‚ Complete MyMadison account activation online (direct admit students only) ‚‚ Request original or official academic records for previous institutions (must be presented upon arrival at orientation) ‚‚ Review arrival information WHEN YOU ARRIVE ‚‚ Bring your original official academic records, including previous university academic records, in sealed envelopes with the school stamp or seal ‚‚ Check-in with James Madison University APPLICATION CHECKLIST AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Official scanned documents accepted for the application process. Original or official academic records required prior to or upon arrival at JMU. · A complete and accurate application form including your intended degree program, email address and telephone number · Official score from English language proficiency test: IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Password and Embassy English tests accepted* · Certified, full transcripts of all academic qualifications, translated with translation authenticated · Certified, proof of graduation, translated, with translation authenticated if available, at the time of application · Personal Statement · Letter of Recommendation · Identification pages of your passport · Copy of your current I-20 and visa, if applicable · Certified bank statement (issued within 3 months) translated into English; statement must demonstrate sufficient funds to cover minimum of one year of academic study RECEIVE YOUR UNIVERSITY OFFER. CONGRATULATIONS! HOW TO APPLY * Password and Embassy English test scores not accepted for Direct Admission.
  30. 30. 29 FEES1 INTERNATIONAL YEAR ONE DIRECT ADMISSION 2-SEMESTER 3-SEMESTER 4-SEMESTER2 Tuition $21,478* $21,478 $30,278 $37,178 Comprehensive student services fee $2,236 per semester $2,236 per semester International student and administration fee $120 per semester $120 per semester Orientation fee (fall only) $120 per semester $120 per semester Internet connection fee $96 per semester $96 per semester JMU student insurance $1,268 (12 months) $1,268 (12 months) $1,902 (18 months) On-campus accommodation and resident meal plan3 $4,644 per semester $4,644 per semester Airport transfer (optional)4 $350 (private taxi); $160 (JMU shuttle) $350 (private taxi); $160 (JMU shuttle) SEMESTER DATES5 SEMESTER CLASSES START VACATIONS END OF SEMESTER FALL 2016 August 29 Thanksgiving: November 24-25 December 16 SPRING 2017 January 9 MLK: January 16 Spring Break: March 6-10 May 4 SUMMER 2017 May 15 Memorial Day: May 29 Independence Day: July 4 August 4 1 Fees are based on 2015-2016 rates, and are subject to change without notice. 2 English for Academic Purposes + 3-Semester. 3 Students living on-campus are required to participate in a meal plan. Students living off-campus can choose to buy a meal plan or not to. 4 Transfer directly to JMU, one-way, on initial arrival. Applicants must reserve transportation prior to arrival by completing the Flight Arrival Form. 5 Students should prepare to arrive a few days before classes start to attend a mandatory orientation. Contact the ISC Admissions Manager at for details. Class schedules are tentative and subject to slight change. * Estimate only. JMU sets Direct Admission Tuition and fees in Spring for the upcoming academic year.
  31. 31. JMU International Study Center MSC 6926, 396 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA 22807 USA T: +1-540-568-4981 E: 20824:01.16 This brochure is issued for the general guidance of students considering entry to James Madison University International Study Center beginning in 2016. The information is correct at the time of going to press, and the programs and services described herein are those which Study Group is planning to offer. However, Study Group reserves the right to amend, add or remove any program and/ or services set out in this brochure and/or the timetable, delivery, content syllabi, and assessment of such programs. The University (where applicable) also reserves the right to amend the regulations governing those programs without prior notice. Study Group therefore strongly recommends that immediately prior to making any application to Study Group or accepting any offer from Study Group, students should refer to the most up-to-date version of the program descriptions and specifications and the regulations on the James Madison University website. Study Group also reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of the programs and services, to discontinue programs and services and/ or to combine and merge programs, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by Study Group. Applicants to Study Group programs will be notified as soon as practicable of any material changes likely to have a bearing on their applications, such as cancellation of, or major modification to programs offered, changes to accommodation provision, or fees and charges to be levied where applicable. Neither the University nor Study Group shall be liable for any errors or omissions that may be contained. * 2 0 8 2 4 * James Madison International Study Center is part of Study Group, a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a life-changing learning experience. We offer customised programmes across higher, language and online education starting from high school to life-long learning. Study Group taught more than 73,000 students from 145 countries across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2015. To learn more, please visit 34TH BEST COLLEGE VALUES IN THE U.S. PUBLIC COLLEGES Kiplinger, 2015