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Arizona State University (ASU)

Global Launch Intensive English Program and ASU-USA Pathways [Tempe, Arizona]


  • Learn English at Arizona State University, the largest public research university in the U.S.
  • Ranked the most innovative university in the U.S., and the number one public university choice for international students. ASU offers more than 800 degrees and certificates programs at four unique campuses across the metropolitan Phoenix area, the sixth-largest city in the U.S.
  • ASU’s Intensive English Program is one of the top language programs in the U.S.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1974
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 400
      Average Class Size : 15
      Airport Pickup : Available on Special Arrival Days
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Lightrail, Bus, Taxi
    • Global Launch
      Arizona State University

      P.O. Box 873504
      Tempe, Arizona  85287-35041  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (480) 965-2376
      FAX: +1 (480) 965-8529
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels (Basic to Advanced)
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,16,24 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 15 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: Passport Copy and Financial Guarantee Statement
      VISA INFORMATION: F-1 Student Visa Required (I-20 Form Issued Upon Request)
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2023
      8 WEEKS:
      1/3 - 3/3
      Apply by 12/3
      3/6 - 5/2
      Apply by 2/6
      5/9 - 7/7
      Apply by 4/9

    • Costs
      US$ 125
      TUITION FEE (2022 - 2023)
      4 WEEKS US$ 2,100
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,800
      16 WEEKS US$ 5,600
      24 WEEKS US$ 8,400
      US$ 180-320 (Homestay ONLY)
      4 WEEKS US$ 560-690 Per Month US$ 635 - 800 US$ 529-1249 Per Month
      8 WEEKS US$ 560-690 Per Month US$ 1,270 - 1,310 US$ 529-1249 Per Month
      16 WEEKS US$ 560-690 Per Month US$ 2,540 - 2,620 US$ 529-1249 Per Month
      24 WEEKS US$ 560-690 Per Month US$ 3,810 - 3,930 US$ 529-1249 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged
      Student Insurance
      US$ 109.44 (4 Weeks); US$ 201.78 (8 Weeks)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • ASU - USA Pathways Program (Kaplan)

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 1 Level
      COURSE LENGTH: 16, 32, 48 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma; GPA 2.5+; TOEFL 55+ (iBT), IELTS 5.5
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Admission
      HOUSING: Dormitory and On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2023
      16 WEEKS:
      1/4 - 5/118/18 - 12/2

    • Costs
      TUITION FEE (2022 - 2023)
      16 WEEKS US$ 13,787 - 15,030
      32 WEEKS US$ 27,574 - 30,060
      48 WEEKS US$ 40,627 - 41,870
      16 WEEKS N/A US$ 2,565 - 4,990 N/A
      32 WEEKS N/A US$ 5,130 - 9,980 N/A
      48 WEEKS N/A US$ 7,695 - 14,970 N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged
      Health Insurance
      US$ 797.88 (16w); US$ 2,065.43 (32w); US$ 2,065.43 (48w)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Tempe, Arizona
    • Location
      Global Launch
      Arizona State University

      1021 South Palm Walk Tempe, Arizona  85287-3504  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport:
      Global Launch is located at ASU’s Tempe Campus, just a short ten-minute drive from the airport. Students arrange their own transportation from the airport. Shuttle services can be scheduled ahead of arrival, and taxis are available at the airport. For information about transportation options from the airport, visit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.4
      School Environment: 4.5
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.4
      Activities and Social Life: 4.5
      Accommodation: 3.7


    • There are 24 reviews for this school

    • Salih Tuncer
      [ Eskisehir City, Turkey, Male ]
      7 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      Gave me a chance to start a new life
      Actually, I had had worries about coming here and starting a new life, but I am so glad I didn’t change my mind because I got my best experiences in just two months. Now, I feel like I am free more than in Turkey. I have friends from all over the world. They brought me new experiences. Some of them have culture clashes, but they taught me their culture. I really love to be in ASU. Arizona State University gave me a chance to start a new life in a place that I don't know. This is what I wish is to be here. Being here is being in all the world.
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      Kieu Truong
      [ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Female ]
      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      I have made a lot of friends here
      Honestly, studying in ASU will be the most wonderful memories I shall never forget. I have made a lot of friends here. The teachers are also considerate. They all are amazing, warm-hearted and I really enjoy the time I spent with them. Global launch program is extremely intensive; it’s worth learning because the skills I learned at this program will actually help me with my future career. One thing I know for sure is that I really love being an ASU student!
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      Vi Nguyen
      [ Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Age 23, Female ]
      Huge Campus! So Beautiful!
      Great experience everrrrrr! This English program was really helpful. All the staff and teachers here were totally supportive. Besides class time, they provided many activities, such as: Reading theater, reading circle, conversation club which help to enhance your English in the fastest way. They also had some cool outdoor activities: ice-cream social day, movie day, football match, Sedona and Grand Canyon trips. I took tons of pictures with so many new friends. It was so much fun! And you have to come here to see this huge campus. So beautiful! You will love it! This program is worth it for me to fly so far to here.
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      Catherine Jiang
      [ Beijing, China, Age 23, Female ]
      Learn a lot about Arizona Culture and Civilization
      Trust me!!!! This is an awesome intensive English program. I really love it here. They have very lovely teachers and staff help you to solve any problems or questions that you have. The teachers are also very patient and will take the time to listen about your problems. In Global launch, you will not only improve your English, but also to learn a lot about the Arizona culture and civilization. Best place ever!!!
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      Juliana Vendramini
      [ Sao Paulo, Brazil, Age 24, Female ]
      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Best Experience of My Life
      The Global Launch program has been the best experience of my life, I came to the U.S. to improve my English. Here I study with people from different countries. What is amazing I’m learning a lot about other cultures, and we have so many activities. Being on campus is awesome, it’s a huge campus with many places to go and I’m loving being here at ASU.
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      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 30, Female ]
      1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      If you're looking to experience American culture for a short term study plan then you must sign up for the AECP at ASU. They have the best English learning program on the West coast of the U.S. and I enjoyed the cultural activities off-campus as well. I definitely recommended this school.
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      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 31, Female ]
      52 of 66 people found the following review helpful.
      Arizona State University - AECP
      This is a good place to study English. The teachers are good, and you can make some good friends from other countries.
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      Former Student
      [ Bahia, Brazil, Age 34, Female ]
      21 of 27 people found the following review helpful.
      ASU - AECP is a Very Good School
      I studied during one session at AECP. I had a great time there. The university environment is excellent. You have the opportunity to attend many events. The classes were good. The writing and reading classes are focused intensely on academics. I could notice my improvement in a variety of areas. I particularly enjoyed listening and speaking classes. Activities are included in the price that you pay for the English course. Tempe is a good city to live in. It is safe and full of life. I really miss everything and the good friends that I could make there.
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      [ Taichung, Taiwan, Age 24, Male ]
      75 of 94 people found the following review helpful.
      Nice School
      I like this school!!
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      [ Kaoshiung, Taiwan, Age 26, Male ]
      22 of 26 people found the following review helpful.
      English Class
      ASU provides a wonderful environment for beginners to improve their English. Besides, AECP provides many good outdoor activities for their students and a channel to continue to study at ASU.
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      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Age 18, Male ]

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      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 25, Female ]
      1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.

      [ 高雄, 台灣, Age 33, Female ]
      36 of 39 people found the following review helpful.
      ASU AECP Program
      我在07年8月-08年3月參加ASU AECP(American English & Culture Program)三期的英語課程。選擇她是因為有朋友已在ASU唸書,彼此有個照應,加上AECP風評不錯,都是英語教學領域碩士級以上的師資。參加後,發現跟印象中上課跟玩樂各佔一半的遊學團很不一樣,除了一週至少21小時的正式課程,滿滿的作業練習及測驗,得額外花更多時間複習與準備。另外,正如AECP中的"C:culture"所言,學校安排許多與美國文化接觸的機會,包括讀書會由主任親自帶領我們閱讀與美國精神相關的歷史或人物的文學作品、ASU與AECP學生一對一夥伴計畫,球賽現場觀賞(NBA,MLB,美式足球等),特色節日解說與活動,當地特色景觀介紹與景點參觀等,讓我在全英文的環境裡不僅學習到課本裡的學問,更可以與當地學生老師和居民有直接的接觸,經過七個月的洗禮,不僅提升了英文能力,更重要的是增加了表達英文的自信,這經歷實在難忘也很有收穫。

      [ taipei, taiwan, Age 26, Female ]
      15 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
      ASU 是個好環境
      Arizona是個很好的地方, 空氣好, 天氣好, 交通又方便......
      ASU學校環境好, 設備好, 學生互相都很好.......
      宿舍有多種選擇, 公寓也有多種選擇, ......
      若真的要學英文, 來這真的不錯唷!

      放寒假時, 我去加州, 紐約....等地玩,
      若真要學英文, 我一定不會選加州, 紐約....來AZ真的不錯

      [ seoul, korea, Age 25, Male ]
      6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      결론부터 얘기하면 수업은 8주가 아니고 6주반 입니다. 내용은 좋은데 아무래도 ASU 진학을위한 수업이다보니 회화는 약간 아쉽습니다. 기숙사나 홈스테이는 경험항 바로는 좋고 개인 아파트는 잘 모르겠네요.

      [ 千葉, 日本, Age 23, Female ]
      11 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
      ASU - AECP

      [ 福岡県, 日本, Age 58, Male ]
      28 of 33 people found the following review helpful.

      [ 日本, 日本 ]
      14 of 17 people found the following review helpful.


      [ 東京都, 日本, Age 21, Female ]
      19 of 21 people found the following review helpful.

      [ Taipei, Taiwan ]

      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 28, Female ]

      [ 花蓮, 台灣, Age 26, Female ]

      [ 台北, 台灣 ]

      [ 北海道, 日本, Age 39, Female ]
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