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Saint Michael's College

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Colchester, Vermont]


  • Study at one of the oldest ESL programs in the United States
  • Participate in the Conversation Partners program and practice your English skills with American students
  • Experience living in historic New England and enjoy nearby Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Established in 1954, the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Saint Michael's College is the oldest ESL program in New England and one of the 12 oldest in the nation. The IEP's strong history demonstrates its commitment to academic excellence, intercultural understanding, and attention to students' individual needs and interests. Each year, over 200 students from around the world come to the university to receive the highest quality of English instruction in order to meet their personal, professional or academic goals. IEP students have full access to Saint Michael's facilities, including the library, the student health center, computer labs with Internet access, and sports facilities. The IEP is a proud member of UCIEP, a U.S. consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs known for its high professional standards and quality English language instruction. It is accredited by the Commission on English-language Accreditation (CEA).
    • DATA
    • Type : Private University
      Establishment : 1954
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP / CEA
      Enrollment : 40 - 125
      Average Class Size : 6 - 15
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Internet Access : On-Campus
      Tuition : High
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Plane
    • A Message from School
    • Hello from Vermont!
      Welcome to the English Language Programs (ELP) and Saint Michael's College. I invite you to learn more about our program through our profile on ApplyESL.com. We offer our students a well-rounded, academically challenging learning experience to help them achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. Founded in 1954, we offer the oldest English language program in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. Our faculty members are highly-qualified professionals and warm individuals who are committed to providing their students with an exceptional English language education. We are located in the scenic "Green Mountain" state of Vermont, and minutes from downtown Burlington, the city considered to be the state's cultural and performing arts center. Enjoy world-class skiing, hiking and mountain biking right outside your own back door. We would love to have you join us!
      Daniel W. Evans
      Director, English Language Programs
      Saint Michael's College
    • Saint Michael's College
      School of International Studies
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      One Winooski Park
      Colchester, Vermont  05439  U.S.A.
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Students from more than 44 different countries around the world have come to the Intensive English Program to study English. Recently, students have come to the IEP from Asia (52%), South America (22%), Europe (7%), Africa (6%), the South Pacific Rim (5%), the Middle East (5%), and North America (3%).
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • All Intensive English Program instructors hold either master's or doctoral degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages or Linguistics and are committed to teaching English to speakers of other languages. In addition to their extensive university teaching experience, many have personal as well as professional knowledge of other languages and cultures through experiences overseas.
    • Housing
    • While attending the IEP, students have the opportunity to live in on-campus dormitories where they can interact with native English speakers. Students living on campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students – both American and international. Students over 25 years of age have the opportunity to live in townhouses, if available, with private bedrooms and a common living area. Students are encouraged to arrange housing as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The IEP may introduce private off-campus apartments, however it is the students' responsibility to make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Saint Michael's campus is located minutes from downtown Burlington, a picturesque college town recognized as the performing arts and cultural center of Vermont. As the state's largest city and home to three other colleges, Burlington provides students and residents a vibrant, culturally rich living and learning environment. Recently ranked as the 2nd happiest place to live in the United States by Self magazine, Burlington possesses a natural beauty that attracts visitors nationwide, providing views of the majestic Green Mountains to the east and, just beyond the shores of Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains to the west. Burlington is located within 45 minutes from some of the East Coast's best downhill skiing, including the nationally-recognized ski resorts of Stowe and Smuggler's Notch. Outdoor enthusiasts have ample opportunity to explore New England's beauty right outside their backdoor with world-class mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and camping available year-round. Burlington is a 2-hour drive from Montreal, Canada, a four-hour drive from Boston, and a 6-hour drive from New York City.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1904 by the Society of Saint Edmund, Saint Michael's College has an outstanding academic reputation among colleges and universities throughout the United States. While offering master's degrees in 5 areas of specialization and several international programs, Saint Michael's mission focuses on undergraduate students, their personal development, and their liberal arts education, offering bachelor's degrees in 29 fields. Saint Michael's 440-acre campus sits on a residential hilltop, providing beautiful views of the Green and Adirondack Mountains for its 1,900 students from more than 25 American states and 20 of the world's nations, and 145 faculty members. More than 40 campus clubs and organizations meet students' wide variety of interests, from volunteer service organizations and the weekly campus newspaper to the Wilderness Program and 21 varsity sports teams.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Students in the Intensive English Program who successfully complete at least 16 weeks of study may qualify for 3 to 6 academic credits toward a Saint Michael's undergraduate degree. Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students who complete the ESL program and have the required TOEFL score (iBT: 78). (Undergraduate programs and some graduate programs)

  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Program offers 4, 6, 8 and 16-week sessions throughout the year. Students enrolled in the Program receive 25 hours of in-class instruction per week and use the computer and language laboratories for classroom and homework assignments as well as personal study.

      The Program offers 5 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. Upon students' arrival at the Intensive English Program, they are required to take an English proficiency test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each session, students who have completed all course requirements are awarded a certificate of completion. Additionally, IEP students take the TOEFL on the last day of each session.

      Students in all levels of instruction develop their oral skills, listening comprehension, as well as their vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar proficiency in order to succeed in an American university, in a professional setting or to comfortably function in American daily life. Students complement their in-class instruction by making use of the language and computer laboratories to refine their newly-acquired English language skills. Elective courses are also available to students and include topics such as TOEFL preparation, Conversation, American Culture, Academic Skills, Vocabulary and Idioms, and Introduction to Computers. There are opportunities for experiential learning through field trips as well as out-of-class assignments that encourage social interaction with native English speakers. In the past, IEP field trips included visiting the Shelburne Museum, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, and the Stowe Ski Resort.

      Small, interactive classes are emphasized to ensure full student participation. Class sizes range from 6 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 6, 8,16 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory or On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2017
      8 WEEKS:
      8/28 - 10/2010/23 - 12/15

      16 WEEKS:
      8/28 - 12/15

    • Fees
      US $50
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      4 WEEKS US$ 2,485
      6 WEEKS US$ 3,385
      8 WEEKS US$ 4,080
      16 WEEKS US$ 8,160
      4 WEEKS N/A US$ 1,115 N/A
      6 WEEKS N/A US$ 1,740 N/A
      8 WEEKS N/A US$ 2,308 N/A
      16 WEEKS N/A US$ 4,616 N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Included with Housing Fees
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing Fee includes meals.
  • Location
    • United States Colchester, Vermont
    • Location
      Saint Michael's College
      School of International Studies
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      One Winooski Park Colchester, Vermont  05439  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Burlington International Airport:
      School provides free airport pick-up service that brings students directly to campus. It takes approximately 10 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$15 and will arrive on campus in 10 minutes. The campus is also accessible by buses that run on a limited schedule.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 4.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 5.0
      Activities and Social Life: 4.0
      Accommodation: 4.0


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      Shih-Han Wang
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 26, Female ]  2009/3/6
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