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Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus Offers JumpStart Program for Incoming Students


Miami, July 24, 2013 - The JumpStart Summer Program at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus is successfully helping recent high school graduates transition to college by providing a strong academic foundation, individualized advisement and a supportive learning environment. This year’s inaugural program includes 25 incoming first-year students and culminates on August 2.

The JumpStart program emphasizes life skills and academic instruction in two classes:College Student Life Skills (SLS15010) and Fundamental Computer Applications (CGS1060). In addition to paying for seven in-state college credits, fees and books for the students, the program offers hands-on learning opportunities and social and recreational activities, such as a Money Management Workshop presented by South Florida Education Federal Credit Union, Florida International University's Team Ropes Adventure Course and a field trip to the Biscayne Nature Center.

“As a result of JumpStart, students become more accustomed and engaged socially to the college academic environment as well as more focused in their career goals,” said Kelly Hernandez, the campus director of recruitment.

To be eligible, students must be Florida residents, submit a JumpStart application, essay and recommendation form.  


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