All courses are taught in English except the Entrepreneurs Course. The Entrepreneurs Course will be taught in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.
ESL 110 Expanding your vocabulary: practice with American university students
This three-week course will give you an opportunity to practice and expand your vocabulary working with university students from Cornell University,,University of Michigan, University of Mary Washington, and Troy University. Each week, you will have a different teacher. Activities such as role-playing, debates, and games will challenge you to use words meaningfully, accurately, and appropriately. Outside the classroom, there will be extracurricular activities every afternoon in which you can practice English with your classmates and your instructors. In addition to expanding your vocabulary, this course will help you build confidence in your English-speaking skills.
Twelve classes, 1.5 hours each Instructors: Instructors: Jonathan Hill (Cornell University), Arti Dhar (Cornell University), Katie Klaric (University of Michigan), Mary Wright (Troy University), and Stacey Peros (University of Mary Washington)
ESL 102 Practicing English Idioms
Would you like to strike when the iron is hot, cross the Rubicon, hold your feet to the fire, face the music, and commit to learning some of the most commonly used idioms in the English language? Would you like to play “idioms tennis”? There is no need to walk on eggshells, we will not clip your wings, steal your thunder nor pull the rug out from underneath you. In this workshop, you can hit the ground running and learn the ropes in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. If you are on the ball (pay attention), mind your P’s and Q’s (attend class), and cut the mustard (pass the test), you will receive a certificate showing you can use over 60 idioms in an accurate, appropriate and meaningful manner
Four classes, 1.5 hours each Instructors: Arti Dhar (Cornell University) and Jonathan Hill (Cornell University)
ESL 103 The Art of Debate
Learn how to improve your speaking and debate skills with university students from the United States. In this workshop, you will learn how to form a strong argument and how to differentiate between a good argument and a weak one. You will learn about the various roles of formal and informal debate through role playing activities and mock debates. By the end of the course, students will have gained greater experience with public speaking, forming an argument logically, and gaining confidence in presentation skills. This course will be offered to high school students.
Four classes, 1.5 hours each Instructor: Mary Wright (Troy University)
CIV 101 Facebook, Youtube, Twitter: Social Media for Social Change
Websites such as Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter are now part of every major organization’s management and marketing strategy. In this four-day workshop, you will explore various social media tools that can be used to help organize and promote social and civic causes. In addition, you will review emerging online trends, including some recently popularized websites and blogs. You will learn the basics of operating these powerful tools to find and mobilize other young people with common interests and be agents of change in your society.
Four classes, 1.5 hours each Instructor: Arti Dhar (Cornell University)
CIV 202 Case Studies in Management
A Cornell University Master’s student will direct this two-week discussion-based course. Examining both successes and failures from real-world examples will provide insight into how the principles of management can be applied. Designed for University students with some training in management, this course will be a great opportunity to practice your English, express your opinions, and apply critical thinking to common management challenges. The course content will be designed to address the needs and interests of students.
Eight classes, 1.5 hours each Instructor: Jonathan Hill (Cornell University)
COMP 102 Introduction to HTML, COMP 202 HTML5
This course will teach you how to build a website using HTML. HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is a formatting language that programmers and developers use to create documents on the Web. In each class, you will learn HTML and then practice, practice, practice with instructors who will help you with step-by-step assistance. After this two-week course, you will have learned enough skills to continue to teach yourself HTML and evolve as a website designer.
Four classes, 1.5 hours each; Eight classes, 1.5 hours each.
COMP 103 Introduction to PHP and Web Programming
Using the PHP programming language, this four-day workshop will introduce you to basic concepts of web programming. PHP is one of the most widely used languages for web programming and is both simple and powerful. With skills in HTML, CSS and PHP, you will be able to build the front and back end of websites suitable for both personal and professional use. This course is for beginners who have little or no knowledge of HTML or PHP. After completing this workshop, participants can continue to teach themselves as well as attend our more advanced course “COMP 204 Fundamentals of Web Programming using PHP.”
Eight classes, 1.5 hours each Instructor: Dejan Radeljić (State University of New York)
COMP 203 Fundamentals of Web Programming using PHP
Using the PhP programming language, this two-week course will introduce you to the fundamentals of web programming. You will spend 30% of your class time listening to presentations and 70% actually practicing using PHP. PHP is one of the most widely used languages for web programming and recognized as both simple and powerful. With skills in HTML, CSS and PHP, you will be able to build the front and back end of websites suitable for both personal and professional use. This course is for those who already have some knowledge of HTML or who have taken our introductory workshop “COMP 103 Introduction to PHP and Web Programming”. < br / > Eight classes, 1.5 hours each Instructor: Instructor: Dejan Radeljić (State University of New York)
ENG 201 TOEFL Preparation
Are you considering attending an American or other English-speaking university? This class will prepare you for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the standardized exam that English-speaking universities use to evaluate foreign students’ English skills. In this course, you will learn testing strategies and participate in reading, listening, and speaking exercises similar to those you will find on the exam. Additionally, you will learn how to master the writing section by creating sample essays, and you will be given a comprehensive vocabulary list of words that you may find on the test.
Four or Eight classes, 1.5 hours each Instructors: Arti Dhar (Cornell University) and Katie Klaric (University of Michigan
ENG 202 Creative Writing
This introductory course to creative writing is for people who love to read and write. In a discussion-based setting, we will experiment with different styles and genres of literature. We’ll look closely at dialogue, image, metaphor, point of view, structure, character, and story, and how we might help our imagination take distinct and effective form in the written word. A variety of fun, in-class writing exercises will help us revise and improve our work. We will read and draw inspiration from a wide array of writers ranging from Shakespeare to E.E. Cummings, exploring both traditional and modern forms of poetry and prose. This class is meant for students who are eager to discuss their creative ideas openly with one another. Students can choose to focus on whichever form they prefer (poetry, short stories, screenplays, etc.).
Eight classes, 1.5 hours each Instructor: Katie Klaric (University of Michigan)
BUS 101 Customer Service Skills
How many times have you been disappointed in the way you were treated at a store, a restaurant, or café? Maybe you had to wait to be served for a long time, or perhaps the person serving you did not smile at all. Perhaps you received an unapologetic response to something that went wrong. You were probably so disappointed that you have not used those services since. That shows how important customer service is. In this workshop, you learn the principles of customer service and practice customer service skills through role-playing and exercises. In addition to speaking skills, you will also learn proper phone and email etiquette in a professional working environment.
Four classes, 1.5 hours each Instructor: Jonathan Hill (Cornell University)
BUS 102 Presentation Skills
Have you ever been at a presentation and felt confused or bored? When you give a presentation, how do you want your audience to feel? Would you like to be confident, enthusiastic and effective when giving a presentation? Having strong presentation skills will help you succeed in your career. Effective presentation skills will help you represent a business or an organization someday in the future. In this one-week workshop, you will learn the basic principles of an effective presentation and get daily practice giving presentations on any topic that interests you.
Four classes, 1.5 hours each Instructor: Stacey Peros (University of Mary Washington)
BUS 301 Entrepreneurship: starting your own business
This five-day hands-on course is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and skills to start and run a business. Some essentials in management, strategy, and marketing are covered. The seminars will be very engaging, making extensive use of group work, case studies, exercises, and classroom discussion. At the end of the course, each participant will have the opportunity to present his/her business proposal to a committee of three representatives from the Business Innovation Technology Park (BIT), the Tuzla Summer Institute, and the Širbegović Grupa. The highest-ranked business proposal will receive an award. The highest-ranked proposal that has been pre-approved by BIT will receive an office and on-going support from BIT. All participants who show a strong commitment to their business idea will receive on-going consulting for the following year. The course is free; however, participants must commit to 100% attendance.
5 days, 6 hours per day Instructor: Mirza Tihić (Whitman School of Management) Course taught in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian