INTERLINK International Institute at Montana State University (MSU)
- Upon successful completion of the INTERLINK advanced level, students may enter Montana State University without the TOEFL
- Level 6 students can join American students and study in university classes
- Online English courses offered in 5-week terms or on-campus courses offered in 5- and 9-week terms
- About the ESL School
- Since its inception in 1979, INTERLINK International Institutes has been providing language training, academic preparation, and cultural orientation to help students achieve their professional, personal, and academic goals. Through INTERLINK, academically qualified applicants may receive conditional admission to its US partner universities. After successfully completing the INTERLINK advanced level, students may enter partner universities with no TOEFL or IELTS required. Outside of the classroom, INTERLINK staff organizes frequent activities for students to practice their English outside of the classroom and experience American culture.
All INTERLINK Institutes offer the following:
● Accredited programs meeting national and international standards
● Academically qualified, motivated, and serious students
● Highly qualified, sensitive faculty, meeting the highest, professional standards
● Project-based curricula focusing on critical thinking, independent learning, and experiential learning
● Small classes (average: 9 students/class; maximum 12-15 students/class)
● Opportunity to audit or take regular university courses for credit
● Academic and personal support in safe and supportive environments
● Admission assistance at select colleges and universities
● 2-hour classes
● Monday through Friday
● 4 hours per day for full-time attendance (2 classes)
● 2 hours per day for part-time attendance (1 class)
● Progress reports on students’ strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement
● Certificates of attendance and program completion
Upon successful completion of the INTERLINK program, students are able to:
● Speak English more fluently
● Write effective essays
● Understand spoken and written English
● Understand different cultures
● Apply and improve their critical thinking skills
● Conduct research and report findings in English
● Engage in group work and in team activities
- Fast Facts
Affiliation : Private English School
Establishment : 1994
Membership/Accreditation : CEA Accredited
Enrollment : 100
Average Class Size : 9
Airport Pickup : Available from School
Tuition : Low
Community Type : Rural
Transportation : Bus, Taxi
- A Message from School
- Greetings from Montana!
Thank you for visiting our profile at ApplyESL.com. Since 1994, INTERLINK International Institute at Montana State University has offered high-quality English language programs, academic programs and professional training programs to students from many different countries. We specialize in college transfer programs leading to either a degree or professional certificate, as well as summer vacation programs for students of all ages. We look forward to welcoming you to the peaceful town, Bozeman in Montana!
INTERLINK International Institute at Montana State University
- CONTACT INFORMATION
- More Details
- Students at the INTERLINK International Institute at MSU may choose to live in on-campus dormitories or a homestay experience (when available). Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students – both American and international.Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments may also be available near campus; INTERLINK staff will help students find reasonably priced, safe apartments. For more information, see interlink.edu/msu or use the contact address to ask the school directly.
- Surrounding Area
- The INTERLINK International Institute at Montana State University is nestled in the stunning university town of Bozeman, Montana, an intimate community of over 38,000 residents. Situated in the heart of the magnificent Rocky Mountain range, Bozeman is home to an eclectic breed of people who appreciate an unmatched quality of life. From ranchers, artists and professors to ski enthusiasts, high-tech engineers and entrepreneurs, the Bozeman community consists of people from backgrounds and cultures as diverse as the Montana landscape. Downtown Bozeman is outfitted with rows of historic turn-of-the-century buildings while more than 100 boutiques and restaurants line Historic Main Street, the city’s charming retailing corridor. Surrounded by four mountain ranges, thousands of acres of the Gallatin National Forest and hundreds of miles of world-class fly-fishing streams, the area is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Within minutes of downtown Bozeman, there are endless opportunities to go camping, hiking, mountain climbing, snowmobiling, ice-skating, boating, swimming and waterskiing. During the winter months, the area surrounding Bozeman is especially popular among ski and snowboarding enthusiasts as three challenging ski resorts - Big Sky, Moonlight Basin and Bridger Bowl – are located nearby. The phenomenally breathtaking Yellowstone National Park is a 90 minute drive from downtown Bozeman, offering its visitors more than 2.2 million acres to explore its panoramic vistas, steaming geysers, crystal-blue lakes and impressive waterfalls. Yellowstone is the greatest wildlife sanctuary in the United States and was designated as the world’s first National Park.
- About the College/University
- Founded in 1893, Montana State University (MSU) is a unique public institution home to 12,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students from the United States and more than 59 countries around the world. It is among the top 3% of universities in the U.S. for research expenditures. Ranked #5 in Outside magazine’s list of “40 Best College Towns” in 2003, MSU offers an impressive range of academic programs for students to study in one of the nation’s most spectacular outdoor environments. Students have the opportunity to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees among MSU’s eight academic colleges: Agriculture; Arts and Architecture; Business; Education; Health and Human Development; Engineering; Letters and Science; and Nursing. Students undecided of their academic specialization can explore the university’s newest college, University College. This academic college offers students an opportunity to study from a broad curriculum in the arts, humanities and sciences to help them pursue their own interdisciplinary interests, including international or environmental studies. Bearing the campus slogan “Mountains and Minds,” MSU is nestled in the stunning ranges and wilderness areas of the Rocky Mountains. Students are quick to appreciate the campus environment providing clean mountain air, uncrowded classes and wide-open spaces, creating a collegiate atmosphere unrivaled in most of the United States. Life outside of classrooms is active among MSU students as the surrounding environment promotes activity and involvement. With over 138 student-run organizations available, students can expand their interests by joining volunteer and public service organizations.
- Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
- Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students who complete the ESL program. No TOEFL score is required.
- Study Options
Intensive English Program
- The INTERLINK intensive English program at Montana State University offers a unique, project-based curriculum that prepares students and professionals for success at American universities and in their careers. Students receive 20 hours of class instruction per week in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, coupled with a special three-hour weekly module. In-person classes are offered in 9-week terms and online classes are offered in 5-week terms.
Upon their arrival at the institute, students’ English abilities are tested in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking to guarantee their proper placement into an ability level. Students receive 20 hours of class instruction per week in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, coupled with a special three-hour module. Classroom sizes average 10 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction. This program is ideal for those students who want to achieve maximum progress in their English skills and/or gain admission to an American college or university.
While the in-class instruction focuses on the development of academic language skills such as essay writing and formal presentation, the module allows students to explore their community, participate in special activities, and report to their teachers on their observations, findings, and learning. The in-person program arranges opportunities for students to use their newly learned language skills through sharing their cultures at local schools, community organizations, and in classes on campus. Through their active involvement in authentic communicative activities, students develop the linguistic skills necessary for professional, personal, and academic success.
Students studying at the top Level 6 are able to complement their studies by attending classes with American students on campus and experience studying in a true academic environment at a U.S. university. After successfully completing the INTERLINK advanced level, students may enter partner universities with no TOEFL required.
Outside of the classroom, INTERLINK organizes plenty of opportunities for students to practice their English in a natural environment, including hiking and camping trips, lunch and dinner parties and on-campus sports competitions. Students can independently participate in local festivals and enjoy abundant outdoor activities in all seasons.
Accredited by the Commission on English Language Programs Accreditation (CEA), INTERLINK supports the standards for intensive English programs established by TESOL, NAFSA, and EnglishUSA (formerly the American Association of Intensive English Programs).
CLASS SIZE: 10 Students Max CLASS LEVELS: 6 -12 Levels COURSE LENGTH: 9,18,27 Weeks MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old REQUIREMENT: N/A VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request HOUSING: On-Campus Residence
5 WEEKS: 6/1 - 7/30 9 WEEKS: 8/16 - 10/15 10/18 - 12/17
- APPLICATION FEE
- US$ 100
- TUITION FEE (2021)
9 WEEKS US$ 3,150 18 WEEKS US$ 6,300 27 WEEKS US$ 9,450
- US$ 300
- HOUSING FEE
LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE 9-27 WEEKS Contact Program US$ 1,800 - 2,500 Contact Program
- Airport Pickup Service
- Health Insurance
- US$ 290 (For F1 visa holders)
- Student Services
- US$ 405 (In-person program)
- Express Mailing of I-20
- US$ 65
- Remarks / Other Information
- United States Bozeman, Montana
INTERLINK International Institute at Montana State University
330 Culbertson Hall Bozeman, Montana 59717 U.S.A.
- Getting To Your School
- Student Reviews
Academic Quality: 4.6 School Environment: 4.8 Helpfulness of Staff: 4.4 Activities and Social Life: 4.2 Accommodation: 4.3
- There are 5 reviews for this school
Academic Quality: School Environment: Helpfulness of Staff: Activities and Social Life: Accommodation:
[ Nagoya, Japan, Female ]
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.Big Sky CountryWhat I learned at A.C.E. is the practical English. Before I went there, I was not good at speaking and listening. Through A.C.E. classes, communications with teachers and friends there, I've learned many necessary skills. I'm very satisfied that I chose A.C.E. at MSU in Bozeman, since I could get the useful skills, meet wonderful teachers and friends, and spend some time in such a gorgeous, natural area-- as the Big Sky Country.
After coming back to Japan, I returned to the university and graduated. After that, I worked for 3 years for the U.S. branch of a machinery company and went over to the States a few times to help manufacturing transfer, as a interpreter. Then, I finally decided to study translation, especially dubbing and subtitles for films. Now I work for a dubbing and subtitles production company. I'm very thankful to A.C.E. for helping me learn useful and practical ways to use my English skills and especially, to get confidence. Thanks to them, now I could find my dream, and bring it to a reality!
- Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
Students Who Viewed This School Also Viewed
ApplyESL.com is a free "Do-It-Yourself" Study Abroad school search and application service with over 200 schools and 500 English courses which has been used by students from over 100 countries. Here you can find the program best for you and learn about schools with video introductions, application rankings and detailed student reviews. By creating an ApplyESL.com account, you can go a step further and access more important study abroad information including school discount offers.