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University of San Francisco (USFCA)

Intensive English Program (IEP) [San Francisco, California]


  • Summer intensive English classes for students and professionals >>> https://goo.gl/erDMA8
  • Located in the center of world-famous San Francisco, close to the Golden Gate Bridge, parks, beaches, museums, shopping, and outstanding restaurants and cafes >>> https://goo.gl/erDMA8
  • Excellent academic environment with supportive and caring teachers >>> https://goo.gl/erDMA8
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • The University of San Francisco’s summer Intensive English program (IEP) offers non-credit, non-degree coursework in English as a second language. The program is designed to help non-native English speakers improve their language skills for academic and professional activity. The program has excellent faculty who teach small classes 25 hours per week, give individual instruction, and organize TOEFL workshops and cultural events. >>> https://goo.gl/erDMA8
    • DATA
    • Type : Private University
      Establishment : 1974
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / WASC
      Enrollment : 50-75
      Average Class Size : 15
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Internet Access : Available On-Campus
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the Intensive English Program at the University of San Francisco. Our summer program is perfect for international students and professionals who desire a challenging and rewarding learning experience. We have excellent teachers and staff who are ready to help you meet your language goals. Our program prepares you for academic study and the professional environment. With our location in the middle of beautiful San Francisco, students enjoy many extra-curricular activities like field trips, study days in Golden Gate Park, Giants baseball games, and tours of the City by the Bay. Please look through the information on ApplyESL.com and see why the IEP at University of San Francisco is right for you. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! >>> https://goo.gl/erDMA8

      David Masterson
      IEP Coordinator
      University of San Francisco
    • University of San Francisco
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      2130 Fulton Street, KA 2014
      San Francisco, California  94117-1080  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (415) 422-2120
      FAX: +1 (415) 422-2353
      E-mail: iep@usfca.edu
      Website: https://www.usfca.edu/academics/intensive-english-program
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The University of San Francisco hosts students from countries all around the world.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • IEP instructors are trained and certified professionals with Master and PhD degrees. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make them uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • While attending the IEP, students have the opportunity to live in on-campus university dormitories. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students – both American and international. Students must apply for housing through the IEP as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The IEP will provide students with information about available private off-campus apartments however it is the student’s responsibility to make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The University of San Francisco is a reflection of the world-famous city that surrounds it — progressive, entrepreneurial, diverse, passionate — a 7x7 mile living laboratory that inspires students to set the world on fire. From Fortune 500 companies to seven-person startups, San Francisco’s economy is booming. Employers see the value of opening an office in the city, amid a culture of entrepreneurialism and innovation that attracts the best and brightest. It’s a collaborative and challenging environment that provides our students with unique professional and personal opportunities. In San Francisco, entrepreneurialism goes beyond technology and trade. It’s a culture that makes things better, easier, faster, more impactful, and more accessible — asking, “What’s next” not “What now?” Learning side by side with classmates from more than 90 countries, from the center of a city enriched by its multicultural communities, our students mature socially and intellectually by exploring a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, values, and beliefs.
    • About the College/University
    • At the University of San Francisco, there’s a place for everyone. USF is diverse. It’s USF’s job as an inclusive community to find common ground and then move to higher ground. Therefore, USF has a unique vision and set of values. The USF style of education is deeply challenging and personal, where students and faculty work together to create an experiential academic environment. USF has a passion for justice and a commitment to a calling greater than personal achievement. USF students graduate as broadly educated individuals with the professional skills and cultural competencies to succeed in their first career and their next. The university is anchored in the place where it grew up. It’s a mutually complementary relationship — the USF campus as platform for citywide conversations and San Francisco as living laboratory for USF students. This is the San Francisco Advantage. At USF, “here” means more than physical location. Transformative learning experiences inspire students to change the world for themselves and others. >>> https://goo.gl/erDMA8
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • No conditional admission to the university is available.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Program at University of San Francisco is offered in the summers. There are two sessions available: a 4-week and a 6-week. Both sessions begin in July each year. Students can apply in the spring (February) of each year.

      USF offers a serious intensive English language-training program that stresses academic English and university preparation. IEP courses are taught by USF faculty in the Department of Rhetoric & Language. After an initial placement exam, students are put into 1 of 4 levels – high-beginner to advanced. Students learn in small classes for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

      Morning classes start at 9:30am with integrated skills, focusing on reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary. Students break for lunch at 12:30pm, where they can eat on campus in the cafeteria. Afternoon classes begin at 1:30pm with oral communication skills, focusing on listening, speaking, fluency and pronunciation. Students finish classes at 3:30pm and they can take the afternoon to explore all that San Francisco has to offer.

      Each week there are afternoon coffee hours, where students meet with teachers and classmates to chat about their experiences and make friends. Weekly TOEFL workshops are offered for students interested in taking the TOEFL test at the end of the program.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15-20 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 4 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 6 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Admission
      HOUSING: On-Campus Dormitory
    • Dates
    • 2019
      4 WEEKS:
      7/15 - 8/9

      6 WEEKS:
      7/1 - 8/9

    • Fees
      US$ 100
      TUITION FEE (2018-2019)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,692
      6 WEEKS US$ 2,538
      4 WEEKS N/A US$ 1,442 N/A
      6 WEEKS N/A US$ 2,163 N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 75 (San Francisco International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States San Francisco, California
    • Location
      University of San Francisco
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      2130 Fulton Street, KA 2014 San Francisco, California  94117-1080  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From San Francisco International Airport:
      The University of San Francisco (IEP) arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$75 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 30 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport.
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