English Immersion Program

 This 8-week summer program(June 8 through August 8, 2011) includes academic English Language instruction and community interaction.  The courses are taught by graduate instructors currently enrolled in the Master's for Second Language Teaching at Utah State University.  

The program incorporates seminars, local cultural visits, and field experiences focused on special topics. Participants will enhance their English language competency in classes, through interaction with the community, and opportunities to experience U.S. life and culture. 

A TOEFL or IELTS test score is not required but is preferred if available.  Instructors will evaluate the students's English skills during the first days of the program and will divide them into classroom groups based on general proficiency (this is contingent on the number of students participating in the program).  


Our housing arrangement provides a safe, comfortable place for our students. Participants will stay in an apartment shared with students from other countries.  This provides the opportunity for participants to practice their English skills and to learn about other cultures.  Basic kitchen supplies and linens and a meal allowance will be provided as part of the cost of the program.


The cost of the program works on a sliding scale based on the number of participants (the program is contingent on a minimum of 10 total participants from various institutions).  

  • 10 participants: US$3,550 per person
  • 15 participants: US$3,300 per person

Costs include:

  • The cost for the DS2019 document issued by USU to solicit the J-1 visa.                                     As part of the process to obtain the visa, participants will need to pay an online SEVIS fee of US$180.00, which is not included in the cost of the program.
  • Transportation between the university and Salt Lake City International Airport.                           The cost of travel from a participant's home country to Salt Lake City International is not part of the program costs and it is the participant's responsibility to make and pay for these travel arrangements.
  • Medical Insurance Policy
  • Shared room and specific meal allowance  for the duration of the program                                   Basic kitchen items and linens will be provided.
  • Instruction and materials
  • Cultural excursions
  • Access to the university's library and recreational facilities
  • Program administration fees


  1.  Monday, March 28, 2011
  • A completed and signed USU Short Term Program application along with a 1 page essay, signed copies of the USU liability waiver, hazardous activity waiver, copy of the student's passport page, and the financial certification letter from the home institution must be submitted to USU.
  • The students must make a payment in the amount of half the cost of the program to the home institution, who in turn will wire it to USU.                                                                                            If a student chooses to rescind from the program before the start date a fee of US$150.00 will be forfeited  to USU while the remaining monies paid will be returned to the student.  USU reserves the right to retain all  the monies paid should a student choose to rescind from the program after the star date.

2 .  On or before Friday, May 6, 2011

  • USU will issue the DS2019 documents and letters of invitation.  These will be mailed only to one contact identified by the home institution.

3.    Monday, May 30, 2011

  • Payment for the remaining half of the cost of the program will be wired to USU by the home institution.


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