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University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

Applied Language Institute (ALI) [Kansas City, Missouri]


  • The intensive English program is open to students for all levels of English, and the new pathway program, the Paseo Program, is for higher level students who want to begin taking courses towards their degree immediately.
  • The ALI was recently accredited with high praise for its learner-driven and highly experienced instructors
  • UMKC is located in the heart of Kansas City, host of the 2026 World Cup and the 2023 Super Bowl champions, with free public transportation
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1991
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP / CEA, HLC
      Enrollment : 60
      Average Class Size : 4 - 15
      Airport Pickup : Available Free of Charge
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Warm greetings from UMKC and Kansas City! I was very happy to become director of the Applied Language Institute because I always wanted to live in Kansas City. I’m originally from Wisconsin, but I’ve heard good things about Kansas City for many years. For example, the metro region is often ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Also, it has the conveniences of every major city in the United States, but it’s not as crowded with people. My family and I moved here in 2019 after living in Wisconsin, Maryland, Iowa, and Illinois, and we love our Kansas City home!

      UMKC is a lot like Kansas City in that it is a hidden gem. Not only is it part of the University of Missouri System but it’s in the middle of the city. Students can choose to enjoy the campus life in two distinct ways of Kansas City living—busy city or comfortable small town. International students from urban and rural backgrounds can find student life to match their preferences. And since UMKC is a large university, international students can easily find the majors they want. Most importantly, the ALI is a students’ home away from home. I, along with many of our faculty, know what it’s like to live and study abroad. We want to make sure that students’ time at the ALI is educational and comfortable.

      Jeremy D. Slagoski
      Assistant Dean of the Applied Language Institute
      University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
      213 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Road
      Kansas City, Missouri  64110  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (816) 235-5405
      FAX: +1 (816) 235-5405
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 4 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8,12,16 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      On-Campus Dormitory
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2024
      8 WEEKS:
      10/7 - 12/6
      Apply by 8/26

      12 WEEKS:
      9/16 - 12/6
      Apply by 7/29

      16 WEEKS:
      8/19 - 12/6
      Apply by 7/1

    • Costs
      US$ 75
      TUITION FEE (2024)
      8 WEEKS US$ 5,530
      12 WEEKS US$ 8,294
      16 WEEKS US$ 11,060
      8-16 WEEKS US$ 1000 Per Month US$ 1500-2000 Per Month US$ 600-2000 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      Available from School (Free of Charge)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Kansas City, Missouri
    • Location
      University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
      213 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Road Kansas City, Missouri  64110  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Kansas City International Airport (MCI):
      School provides a free pick up service that brings students directly to campus in approximately 30 minutes.
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