English Language and American Culture

English as a Second Language

This short-term program is offered for international students who want to improve their English language communication skills, while also learning about American culture. Students can choose to study in this program , or easily transition to the semester-long Intensive English Program afterwards (Summer options only).

Please note: The Winter Boost option requires concurrent enrollment in the Spring Intensive English Program (IEP). Students enrolling in this option will continue to the Spring IEP.

Individuals interested in:

  • Learning a lot of English in a short time
  • Experiencing American culture
  • Improving conversation and presentation skills
  • Practicing English with conversation partners
  • Joining an English program before the start of a new semester
  • Reviewing English skills before entering a university classroom with native English speakers
  • 1-day orientation
  • Experienced and engaging teachers
  • Multiple social activities (kayaking, student mixer, aquarium, etc.)
  • Experiential learning opportunities (learning in and out of the classroom)
  • Conversation partners (university students with native-like proficiency)
  • Certificate ceremony
  • Housing recommendations including homestays
  • On-campus housing (July only)