Upcoming Opportunities

While many of our programs are customized, we offer a modest selection of open enrollment programs.

Non-Degree Summer School Programs

Our short-term, intensive summer courses for undergraduate and graduate students. These programs provide participants with rigorous and engaging courses, so they can study specific subjects in greater detail. Participants also acquire a solid foundation for their future studies in the United States. We cooperate with faculty, researchers, and advisors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to develop these programs. More information will be coming soon.

Summer 2023

Explore the programs we are offering this summer:

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Foundation Year at Illinois

This pre-college foundation program is designed to prepare international high school and graduates students for applying to academic programs in the United States. Participanting students will take a wide array of courses that will better prepare them academically and socially for college in the United States, including TOEFL and SAT/GRE preparation, academic success, introduction to university life, academic reading and writing, calculus, computer programming, and major specific courses (as applicable). Additional seminars and workshops will help students learn effective stress and conflict managment skills as well as leadership skills. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in cultural travel, research observations, and social programming. View the program flyer PDF.

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There is a $100 non-refundable application fee to be paid upon submission.

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Intensive English Programs

Our Intensive English Institute offers a full-time, in-person intensive English program that begins three times a year, following the semester schedule of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The intensive English program has 6 levels of proficiency from basic to advanced with courses focused on reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, pronunciation, TOEFL preparation, and more. Visit the IEI website for program and application information.