UW-Whitewater Proyecta Program
The goal of the one-month program is for Proyecta students to learn about the United States and American universities while concurrently developing their English language skills. Our Proyecta students integrate with American and international students on campus by living with them in Wells Hall and by participating in cultural and co-curricular activities during their program. Students study intensive English for Academic Purposes and American culture twenty-five hours per week and engage in co-curricular programming in addition to classes.
Proyecta Student Interview with Jamie Lara
Country of Origin: Mexico
Current Job: Information Technology Teacher
Time spent studying at the English Language Academy: One month
How did you originally hear about the UW-Whitewater English Language Academy?
I heard about the UW-Whitewater because of a scholarship program called "Proyecta 100,000." I was fortunate to receive the scholarship and to study in this great university.
What did you like best about the experience of studying in the ELA?
The university and the English Language Academy have all the facilities to work and learn, but what I liked most was the people that work in ELA, the attention was spectacular and despite being away from home many of us found a second home in UW-Whitewater.
In what ways did the program prepare you to use English?
The program prepares you to face real life situations while improving your academic training in English.
Our most recent group from Proyecta was here in Fall 2016. Below they are pictured with UW-Whitewater staff and Mr. Julian Adem, Head Consul of the Consulate of Mexico located in Milwaukee, Wi, USA.
Here is a video of the most recent Proyecta group: