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    Has anyone here attended the Agnese Haury Institute? I am making future plans in going there, but would like to get some information from someone who has already attended.

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    Hi!

    I've never heard from these institute... where is it?

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    It's at the University of Arizona and seems to have a great reputation as one of the best and longest running instruction centers in T & I.

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    Hi Ecuanime,
    Ive never heard about the Institute you mention, but I know that the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California excels in the Translation/Interpreting field. I hope this tip helps!

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    Why, thank you Sabrina.

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    Thumbs up Agnese alumni

    I attended in 2003. It's expensive, and it's a very intensive, fast paced three week program (for court interpreters; medical interpreters only get a week), that covers a large amount of information, so be ready to study, study, study. Tucson is desert and lovely, but it is very hot in July, which is also the monsoon season in Arizona, so take your bathing suit AND an umbrella. If you know nothing about interpreting, don't go because you will be frustrated, as it is geared to those that are already studying to be, or are in the profession and have some kind of experience. On the other hand, you will learn a great deal in a very short time, from some very good instructors (who are also highly experienced interpreters). They test you in the beginning and again at the end, to give you experience in interpreter exams and so that you can see what kind of progress you make. It's a very popular training for those that seek to take and pass the federal court interpreter exam. Good luck.

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    That's good advise vivayoyis, I was looking at the same program as well. Do you think it prepared you well for interpretation? Ecuanime, did you decide on a program yet?

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    Thank you vivayoyis and sarahb for your response.

    To sarahb, I will take introductory courses in T & I in the fall at Durham Tech in North Carolina and receive a certificate. And I was thinking of following up with that by taking courses at the Agnese Haury Institute.

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    It may be too late now but I just saw your posting. I attended this summer. Other posters are right in that it is intense and fast paced,but it's a wonderful program. I didnt' find that one had to study at all. You will be exhausted when the day is over (in a good way; from being challenged by professors and classmates), and in fact, our teacher recommended we take the evenings off to rest our brains. I also took a weekend course prep for the FCICE and though i didn't care for the isntructor, it was VERY helpful in preparing me. I passed the written FCICE so it worked. I highly recommend this program.

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