Language + Academics

Language + Academics

This program of language and academic study is designed as a study-abroad option for international students enrolled at foreign institutions of higher learning. It offers such students a unique opportunity to develop English language skills that allow them to do coursework in the College of Arts and Science in various thematic concentrations capable of enhancing a wide range of degrees.

  • 10 - 15 month program of study, depending on proficiency.
  • 15-16 credit hours of coursework in a thematic concentration in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Letter of Completion, recognizing a thematic concentration with credit hours and passing grades.

Program details

Spring and Summer

  • Intensive English Program (IEP): Academic preparation
  • TOEFL iBT of 79 or equivalent to joing the College of Arts and Sciences full time.


Depending on Proficiency:

  • Choice of SLST-T135 American Experience or SLST-T125 U.S. Academic Culture and one course in Thematic Concentration (selected with permission of instructor.)
  • iBT of 79 : 4 - 5 classes in your chosen Thematic Concentration.


  • Academics with iBT of 79 or equivalent: 4-5 classes in your chosen Thematic Concentration.