UM Academies | Two-week, Non-Credit

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The UM Academies provide immersive academic programs open to students who are currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors). Students select one course (non-credit) to study over the two-week session. Classes are held daily, Monday through Friday in an engaging, experiential academic setting. Morning session is from 9:30 - noon and afternoon session from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Program Dates
July 1 - July 14, 2023

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Please note, courses are subject to change. UM reserves the right to limit enrollment, and/or cancel any course.

UM Academies | Two-Week, Non-Credit Courses

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  • Business Academy – An Entrepreneurship Crash Course. (Non-Credit)

    Business Academy – An Entrepreneurship Crash Course (Non-Credit)

    SSA 103. Business Academy – An Entrepreneurship Crash Course. Non-Credit. 
    This course is designed to expose students to the world of entrepreneurship, understand the fundamentals of business, and explore the ideas around startups.

    Students will learn the core concepts of design thinking, problem identification, innovation, customer development and best practices for problem solving. Guided by in-house and community experts, students will engage in project-based, experiential learning. 

    Students will also be trained on project management and exposed to cutting-edge digital tools to help students organize their ventures, prototype solutions and market their ideas. Students will be able to walk away with a skillset and mindset that will benefit their critical thinking in any professional area or career.

    Instructor(s): Enrique Triay

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  • Hurricane Academy – An Introduction to Atmospheric Science and Research. (Non-Credit)

    SSA 106. Hurricane Academy – An Introduction to Atmospheric Science and Research. Non-Credit. 
    In partnership with the University of Miami’s Department of Atmospheric Science, the Hurricane Academy is an interactive program that takes an in-depth look at some of the most powerful storms on this planet – hurricanes.  

    This program will explore the fundamentals of Earth’s weather and climate system and how it impacts communities across the globe. Topics will include the basics of weather, weather forecasting, and extreme weather events. Participants will learn about the connections between weather and Earth’s changing climate system, and what these changes may mean for future weather patterns. The program will culminate with an application of these principles to hurricanes. Students will leave the program with an understanding of how hurricanes form and intensify, how meteorologists predict a hurricane’s behavior, and the research horizons that remain for these devastating systems.

    This course will be taught by atmospheric scientists at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and students will interact with hurricane scientists affiliated with a number of federal agencies and private companies. High-impact learning activities are built into the program, including hands-on lab and research experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to explore a number of world-class hurricane research facilities located in Miami. Ultimately, the Hurricane Academy will serve as a comprehensive introduction to atmospheric science and research.

    Instructor(s): Dr. Lisa Murphy Goes 

  • Spanish Immersion Academy: Español sin Pasaporte. (Non-Credit)

    SPA 107. Spanish Immersion Academy: Español sin Passaporte. Non-Credit.
    Do you want to improve your Spanish fluency? In partnership with the University of Miami Intensive Language Institute, this program is a unique opportunity to level up your Español and go on a study abroad adventure without traveling overseas! Based in the city of Miami—at the University of Miami—this program provides you with a chance to travel to one of the most diverse states in the U.S.       

    Combining intensive Spanish classes, cultural activities, and weekend tours, the Spanish Immersion Academy provides language practice and immerses students in the Hispanic/Latino culture and community.

    Program Highlights

    Gain Spanish fluency

    Meet and study with other students for around the U.S.

    Increase cultural understanding through authentic language use and instruction

    Participate in afternoon activities in Spanish with bilingual counselors

    Spend about 50% of each day immersed in their target language

    Instructor(s): Dr. Nicholas Sheets

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