Who Should Attend?

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Who Should Attend?


PCS alumni tell us, “Everyone needs PCS!” Students from around the world with a wide range of English skills have found PCS to be very valu­able in getting a jump on the year ahead and in helping them pre­pare for the intense pace of studies at the Harvard Chan School. Those who have never attended university in the U.S. or lived or worked in an English-speaking environment may find the program particularly useful.

The program begins on Sunday, August 16. Classes meet most days for approxi­mately seven hours. The program ends on Saturday, August 22, coordinating with the start of orientation and registration.

Program Faculty


Donald Halstead
Stockholm University, Political Economy; BA, Franconia College

Donald is the Instructor and the Director of Writing Programs. He teaches numerous writing courses, leads several peer review writ­ing groups, mentors students and postdoctoral research fellows, and has extensive experience working with interna­tional students and researchers.

Joyce LaTulippe
MEd, Harvard Graduate School of Education; BA, Wheaton College

A leader in educational IT innovation, Joyce works with international students to improve their communication and academic skills by developing interactive technologies to enhance cross-cultural communications. An experienced educator, researcher, and graduate thesis advisor, Joyce designs and directs the professional development of edu­cators throughout New England with support from the National Science Foundation.