Program Description

Seminar teaching

By participating in the Wake Forest Explorer program, students at international high schools are able to take university-level seminar courses led by Wake Forest University (WFU) faculty.

Seminar classes

  • 95% of 4-year universities in the US offer first-year seminars; first-year seminars are often mandatory.
  • Most seminar courses require students to write research papers, which prepares them for future academic writing assignments throughout university
  • Seminar classes are typically capped at 20 students in order to preserve anĀ atmosphere of discussion, class participation, and group-work.
  • The seminar environment allows students to experience close faculty-student interaction and prepare for seminars at international universities, which are often the most challenging courses for international students.


Course Availability

Courses are available in the following disciplines:

  • Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Global Trade and Commerce
  • Humanities
  • Language and Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
Seminar Teaching2

Example Course

Seeking Sustainable Energy

Help solve a global challenge.

This course explores current issues in sustainability and environmental science, including the development of sustainable energy sources and projections of future global energy needs. Students can receive a three-hour course credit.

Length: 3 weeks


Example Course

American Culture and US University Life

Want to be prepared for the social and academic challenges of US universities?

Take this course focused on interacting with your professors, managing conflicts with roommates, making friends, and understanding cultural and social norms in the US. Students can receive a one-hour course credit.

Length: 5 days