Global Accelerator Program Summer 2022

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Wake Forest University Program in China

Students can jump-start their college preparation by learning from Wake Forest University Professors. Course space is limited, so students enjoy the opportunity to work closely with Wake Forest University Professors.

Wake Forest University offers program options in collaboration with Soong Ching Ling School, Kunming No. 1 school, and Tsinglan School:

  • Academic writing course designed as an introduction to collegiate writing.
  • Academic inquiry course designed to develop students’ inquiry writing skills and instruct students on how to answer college-level research questions.
  • Content course(s) taught by Wake Forest University professors from different academic disciplines so that students experience introductions and in-depth learning.
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Photo: Soong Ching Ling School students participate in Dr. Ryan Shirey's class in Shanghai in August 2018.

Summer 2022 Course Descriptions

Academic Writing
In this course, students will be exposed to the expectations of university-level academic writing, focusing on the use of English in academic contexts. The Wake Forest University professor will guide students’ improvement in their knowledge of English and academic writing in the areas where non-native speakers and writers typically struggle. Past course instructors include:

  • Dr. Keri Epps Assistant Teaching Professor for the Department of English
  • Dr. Joshua Ziesel  Wake Forest University Coordinator of International Student Support
  • Professor Michaele Cook Masters in Business

Academic Inquiry
This course is designed to develop students’ abilities to develop and answer research questions in any academic discipline. Students will enhance their skills in designing a specific research question, locating and summarizing relevant academic source material, and crafting an answer to the research question through interaction with sources. Course instruction includes whole class, small group, and 1-to-1 interaction with the instructor. Past Instructors include:

  • Dr. Ryan Shirey Associate Teaching Professor English, Director of the Writing Center, Wright Family Fellow
  • Professor Porshe Chiles M.Ed. Associate Director for the RAISE Center

Academic Content Courses: Intro. to a Liberal Arts Education
A wide variety of content-based courses are offered as an opportunity to explore introductory-level collegiate courses.   The courses will involve readings,  assignments, class discussions, and written assignments, and class presentations.  Academic Writing and academic inquiry are the pre-requisites to taking GAP content courses. Past content courses include:

  • Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms: The Three “B’s” of Classical Music Dr. Peter Kairoff Chairman of the Department of Music
  • Developmental Psychology: The Psychology of Self Lisa Kiang Professor of Psychology
  • Moment Creation Cindy Gendrich Professor of Theatre
  • Leadership and Social Dynamics Holly Brower Associate Professor of Business Leadership
  • Developmental Psychology in Education Nelson Brunsting Director of RAISE Center & Part-Time Assistant Teaching Professor in Education
  • Global Competency for Education in the U.S. Professor Porshe Chiles M.Ed. Associate Director for the RAISE Center

Additional Programmatic Support
In addition Wake Forest University instructors, students benefit from joint department collaboration. These collaborations were put in place to provide additional programmatic support and instruction to ensure students receive the best preparation for research skills and academic writing at U.S. Universities. Engagement with the following offices gives students an opportunity to become acquainted with other institutional departments. We would like to thank the following departments for their continued support:

  • Global Programs and Studies
  • The Writing Center
  • The Center for Research on Abroad and Internationals Student Engagement (RAISE)
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Summer 2022 Program Details

Program Dates: TBA
Mandatory Orientation: June 30
Location: Students will receive a Zoom link from their instructor
Meeting Time: 8:00 am – 11:35 am
Tuition Fee: 3888 RMB Deposit 638 RMB
Tuition Due Date: June 20th

The application will open from April 2, 2022 –  May 3, 2022. 


If you have questions about the course, please contact Porshe Chiles, M.Ed., Associate Director of Global Research and Assessment (