Summer Orientation for Academic Excellence and Retention
SOAR is designed for students who value inclusiveness and cultural diversity, and who want to ensure their first year in college is rewarding and successful. It is a great introduction to college life in Vermont. This is an opportunity to spend time with diverse, international and multilingual people. Facilitated by professors, staff and former SOAR participants, the program offers a unique mixture of social and academic orientation. If you are looking for an amazing orientation program with an international flair, SOAR is for you.
You will spend SOAR enjoying the outdoors, having international dinners and fun-filled evenings making new friends around bonfires. Our day on the island of Isle La Motte has always been breathtaking. SOAR is real. We will answer all of your questions about the do's and don'ts of college life, and best approach to having a great first year on our campus. You can expect honest answers and discussions about first semester transitions and college life.
Who goes to SOAR?
All new students are eligible for SOAR. Those interested in having a wonderful multicultural experience and meeting a diverse group of students are encouraged to apply. There are at least 16 faculty/staff and students who will also be with you.
What else do you need to know?
The week will be spent exploring Vermont, getting to know campus and spending time on an island. All meals are provided. You will receive information about signing up for the program mid-May.
What is the cost?
SOAR is $250 per student.
For questions and more information contact:
Moise St. Louis
Associate Dean of Students/
Director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services