AEPP Calendar

AEPP Schedule and Calendars

AEPP 1 2019 runs from Aug 9 - 30 (Students arrive on Aug 7 or 8) >>

AEPP 2 2019 runs from Aug 30 - Sep 20 (Students arrive on Aug 28 or 29) >>


The AEPP schedule is divided into the following activities:

Student Arrival: Check-in with AEPP staff, and (i) get class assignment, (ii) meet instructors, and (iii) receive weekend assignments

Welcome Presentation: Students get a brief orientation to UChicago and to how to make the most out of the AEPP

Language-Infused Cultural Orientation: UChicago Campus: Students independently explore local areas and complete structured tasks to build confidence and develop cultural knowledge about Chicago

Intensive Academic English Course: Students build oral proficiency and improve listening comprehension as they synthesize, analyze, and integrate the linguistic and cultural information acquired out of class (3-hour session in the morning or afternoon)

Language-Infused Cultural Programming: Chicago as Classroom: Through structured activities, students build confidence and cultural knowledge. Students research and explore a Chicago neighborhood in preparations for their presentations. Students also interact with Chicagoans in formal and informal settings to strengthen listening skills, build confidence, and learn about the local varieties of English and cultural diversity of the city

At-Home Activities: Students prepare for UChicago academic culture

Friday Workshop: Various Topics: The AEPP instructors lead short workshops on a variety of linguistic and cultural topics

Friday Workshop: Civic Engagement: Students learn how to become civically engaged with the Chicago community

Picnic Lunch: Students eat lunch catered by a local Hyde Park business and network with other AEPP students, AEPP staff, and UChicago affiliates.