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 only, or easily transition to the semester-long Intensive English Program afterwards.

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)