Saint Martin's University welcomes your interest in the Summer Institute, short-term programs that span computer science, global business skills, teaching English as a second language (TESL), and creative writing. Priority registration deadline is April 10, 2017; registrations received after this date will be considered, subject to space availability. Participation will be confirmed within two weeks of registration.

Summer courses

  • I. Microsoft Technology Associates (MTA) Workshop

    The program is structured through two weeks of deep engagement, concluding with the MTA certification examination. A visit to the Microsoft Corporation is also included. Earning the Certificate validates understanding of basic technology concepts in software development and information technology, provides knowledge of foundations in specific technology and validates a capability to do entry-level IT jobs. The Certificate provides a basis for further learning in the field of IT.

    • This program prepares participants for Networking Fundamentals covering understanding of Network Infrastructures, Network Hardware, and Protocols and Services.
    • An SMU Certificate of Completion will be awarded at a concluding ceremony
    • Students who pass the MTA Certificate exam will also receive the Microsoft Technology Certificate reflecting proficiency equivalent to industry standards.
    • Admission to the program is competitive and based on students’ GPA, academic performance, demonstrated competency in college algebra and prior exposure to the field of Computer Science.

    Dates: June 10-25, 2017

    Costs: $3475 per participant, includes an Examination fee set by the Microsoft Corporation of $175.00.

    Program Director: Dr. Radana Dvorak, Dean of Extended Learning Division and Professor of Computer Science, at RDvorak@stmartin.edu or by phone at 00-1-360-412-6141.

  • II. Global Business Skills Development

    Global Business Skills Development offers students an opportunity to learn about global businesses headquartered in the USA to develop critical global business skills, and to network with the local business community. The program provides hands-on learning experiences, job shadowing, business visits, and business communication training. Students will develop leadership skills, gain knowledge in international business, and learn best practices.

    Dates: June 10-25, 2017

    Costs: $3100 per participant.

    Program Director: Marco Tulluck, Associate Dean of International Programs and Development, at MTulluck@stmartin.edu or by phone at 00-1-360-438-4598.

  • III. Teaching English as a Second Language

    The Teaching English as a Second Language Program fosters the development of effective instructional skills and strategies using a framework of second language acquisition theory, current teaching methodologies and theories of teaching and learning. The program offers experiential learning through practice teaching, cultural excursions, and opportunities to engage with ESL faculty.

    Dates: June 10-25, 2017

    Costs: $2950 per participant.

    Program Director: Marco Tulluck, Associate Dean of International Programs and Development, at MTulluck@stmartin.edu or by phone at 00-1-360-438-4598.

  • IV. Creative Writing Institute

    This institute on Creative Writing, focusing on writing fiction, is led by nationallyrenowned novelist Jim Lynch, author of The Highest Tide and Before the Wind. Other published authors join Jim in discussions about the art and craft of writing short fiction. A day-long retreat at the Monks Lodge in West Olympia, set on the pristine shores of the Puget Sound, allows participants to reach their fullest potential as writers through reflection and immersion in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

    • Students must submit 3 to 5 pages of their fiction with their application.
    • Space is limited to three international participants.

    Dates: June 4-10, 2017

    Costs: $1950 per participant.

    Program Director: Dr. Olivia Archibald, Professor of English, at OArchibald@stmartin.edu or by phone at 00-1-360-438-4357.

Deadlines and deposits

Deadlines: Priority registration deadline is April 10, 2017. Registrations received after this date will be considered, subject to space availability. Participation will be confirmed within two weeks of registration.

Deposit: A deposit of $250 will hold your spot in the program. The deposit, payable by credit card, will be credited to participants’ program costs.

Program costs

Program Costs: Include tuition (varies by program), airport pick-up and drop-off, housing in the halls of residence for the duration of the program, meals provided by our award-winning caterer Bon Appetit, welcome and concluding receptions, and one/two excursions per program.

Full Payment: Should be remitted by May 8, 2017. Payments are made to Saint Martin’s University Summer Institute, Office of International Programs and Development. Credit card payments are accepted.

Location

All programs are offered on the campus of Saint Martin’s in Lacey, Washington. Lacey, a few miles from the state capital of Olympia, boasts a temperate summer climate ranging between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 26°C). Amtrak train services connect Lacey with Portland (OR) to the south, Seattle (WA) and Vancouver (BC) to the north. The pastoral landscape, mild weather, and easy access to major cities add to the effectiveness of the learning environment and provide myriad opportunities for cultural immersion.

Medical insurance

Medical insurance is mandatory and is not included in the program cost. Students who cannot provide proof of insurance coverage are required to purchase medical insurance through Saint Martin’s University. For more information contact Marco Tulluck at MTulluck@stmartin.edu.