Begin your experience as a Wake Forest University student in Shanghai, where you can get connected academically and socially without jet-lag!
Connect@Wake allows you experience a Wake Forest University classroom, sharpen your academic writing, and to be connected with faculty, staff, and students before you arrive on campus. Students who completed the Connect@Wake course content reported much higher connectedness and belonging than other students at Wake Forest.
We will be updating more about the program below, as we set the schedule, location of the program, and the Wake Forest University Faculty, Staff, and Students who you will work with during Connect@Wake.
Eligibility: Rising, first-year international undergraduate students accepted to Wake Forest University
Dates: July 22-28, 2018
Location: Shanghai, PRC
Applications open March 18, 2018
Yes. In fact, we expect you to arrive at Wake Forest University campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on International Student Arrival Day.
On International Student Arrival Days, students are welcomed to Wake Forest University, complete their immigration paperwork, set up a bank account, and register for a cell phone.
After students complete International Student Arrival Days, they participate in a pre-orientation program and Wake Forest University Orientation. More details can be found here.
Research shows that students have better academic adjustment at college when they participate in academically-focused bridge or pre-orientation programs. Additionally, students have better social experiences when they build relationships prior to arriving on campus.
Through Connect@Wake: Shanghai, you will enhance your already strong academic writing and presentation skills so that you are better able to deepen the relationships you form with faculty, staff, and students at Wake Forest University. You will also receive important insider information about the academic norms and expectations at Wake Forest University, which differ from those at other colleges or universities in the US.
As you continue in Global Connections during your first year at Wake Forest University, you will further hone these skills while engaging with student-run organizations and other campus leaders.