Welcome International Students to MITY!
MITY welcomes students from all over the world. MITY classes are held on the campus of Macalester College located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The campus is conveniently located a short distance from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). International students have an opportunity to engage with students from the United States and other countries. You will discover academic challenges, experience college campus life, improve your English language skills, and immerse yourself in American culture.
MITY offers a residential program for students who are currently in grades 9 – 11. MITY is a two week program beginning on Monday and ending on a Friday. We have two sessions, Session A: June 20 – July 1, 2016 and Session B: July11 – July 22, 2016. International students should arrive on Saturday before the session begins between noon - 5:00 p.m. or Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - noon. (Central Standard Time). The session ends on Friday and students leaving on an international flight should plan on departing between 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Below are some details to help make your arrival smooth and your stay memorable.
Tuition for international students is $1,900 for the two weeks. This includes tuition, room and meals, evening and weekend events and pickup and transportation to and from the airport. Students should bring their own spending money. One of the evening trips is to the Mall of America. Tuition can be paid via a wire transfer or credit card (Tuition & Aid).
Students will live in a campus dorm in double rooms. Roommates are assigned according to roommate information sent with the acceptance packets. We do our best to pair international students with students from the United States.
Residential students are carefully supervised by specially trained and selected resident interns who look after their safety and well-being and coordinate and lead all activities. International students who come as a school group must have at least one chaperone accompanying them on their flight. The MITY staff will help with accommodations for the chaperone if needed. Please contact Robbie Seum, 651-696-6591 for details about the cost for chaperones.
A MITY staff member will meet you at the MSP airport and make arrangements for transportation to and from the campus.
Because MITY does not award credit for their courses students need to enter the United States on a visitor status instead of F-1 student status. For citizens of countries requiring a visa, students should obtain a B-2 visa. Students should submit a copy of their visa and passport with their health information. For students traveling alone it might be wise to have a letter from MITY stating the reason for the student's visit (summer camp) in case there are any questions going through customs. Please contact me, Robbie Seum, if you need a letter.
International students have the same application process as US students. Transcripts and teacher recommendations should be translated into English. If there are any concerns about our process please contact Robbie Seum, MITY Director, at 651-696-6591. (How To Apply)
Students will need proof of health insurance – this is part of our health form. For students traveling with a chaperon please include a copy of a letter giving the chaperon permission to make health decisions for the student. (Residential Students)
If you have any concerns about the student’s English language skills please contact Robbie Seum, MITY Director at 651-696-6591.
International students enrich our program and can make life-long friendships with other students. We want to welcome you to the United States and to MITY!
Please contact me if you have any questions.