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Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

American Language Institute (ALI) [Indiana, Pennsylvania]


  • The ALI offers students a supportive learning environment with 21-24 hours per week of intensive English classes, full access to university services, and the option of provisional admission to IUP academic programs.
  • Students experience a personalized learning-centered environment with highly qualified instructors and exceptional academic support programs to help them achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.
  • Excellent academics are offered at a reasonable price in the friendly community of Indiana, Pennsylvania.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • The American Language Institute (ALI) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) has been welcoming students from around the world since 1981. We offer intensive English programs for students to improve their language proficiency and cultural understanding. The full-time ALI program classes meet 21-24 hours per week in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

      The ALI provides a supportive environment and high quality individualized instruction for students who want to improve their English skills to achieve academic, professional, and personal goals. Individuals who want to study English in a supportive, friendly environment while building relationships with students from the U.S. and around the world will find the ALI an ideal setting.

      Our students are part of the IUP community and have full access to university resources. Students who are interested in pursuing a degree at IUP can apply for the ALI Undergraduate Provisional Program. This option gives students provisional admission to their academic degree program while they are enrolled at the ALI to meet the university’s English language requirements. Provisional admission is also available for select graduate programs. Advanced students at the ALI have the option to apply for the Bridge Program, which allows them to take IUP credit-bearing classes along with advanced-level ALI classes.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1981
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / Middle States
      Enrollment : 110
      Average Class Size : 10 -15
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Rural
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from the American Language Institute at Indiana University of Pennsylvania! The ALI has been welcoming students from around the world for more than 30 years. The ALI offers intensive English programs for students who want to improve their language proficiency and cultural understanding. We have worked with students from all over the world and have a long history of receiving exchange students from partner universities. The multilingual and multicultural diversity at the ALI enriches our classes and the university community. The ALI prides itself on academic excellence with highly qualified teachers, challenging courses and individual attention for our students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals!

      Dr. Michele Petrucci
      Director, American Language Institute
      Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
      American Language Institute (ALI)

      214 Eicher Hall, 860 Grant Street
      Indiana, Pennsylvania  15705  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (724)-357-2402
      FAX: +1 (724) 357-5640
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • While attending the ALI, students have the option to live in on-campus residence halls or off-campus housing. Students living on campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students – both American and international. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle or who come to the U.S. with their families, off-campus housing provides more privacy and offers opportunities to interact with people in the community. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as soon as possible due to the limited amount of space available. For more information, visit or contact the ALI with any questions.
    • Surrounding Area
    • IUP is located in the town of Indiana in western Pennsylvania, a safe livable area about fifty-five miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Indiana, which rests in the foothills of the beautiful Allegheny Mountains, offers a welcoming community for students. With a population of 35,000, Indiana and its neighboring small towns are quiet and picturesque. Several nearby natural areas and state parks provide opportunities for hiking, camping, boating, and having picnic barbecues, and students can enjoy 280 beautiful acres of woods and fields at the Co-op Park, a recreational area owned by IUP. Students can also enjoy a vibrant downtown area near campus with specialty shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. Nearby Pittsburgh offers students opportunities to enjoy all that a large U.S. city has to offer. Indiana is also within easy driving distance of several major points of interest, including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, and Niagara Falls.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community. IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college. Almost 14,000 students are enrolled in 132 undergraduate, 52 master’s and 12 doctoral programs. Students enjoy both traditional and nontraditional classroom experiences, engaging in research and service activities with teachers, preparing for rewarding careers and developing leadership skills for personal development. IUP students represent 44 states in the U.S. and more than 60 countries around the world. IUP is one of the top 100 public universities in the United States and is also well-regarded as one of the top public four-year schools in Pennsylvania for value education and return on investment. IUP students benefit from the leadership, professional, service and social opportunities offered by more than 250 exciting student organizations. IUP is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education and is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students. (Undergraduate programs and some graduate programs) Advanced students at the ALI have the option to apply for the Bridge Program, which allows them to take IUP credit-bearing classes along with advanced-level ALI classes.
  • Study Options
    • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

    • Overview
    • The American Language Institute (ALI) offers a supportive environment and excellent instruction for students who want to improve their English for academic, professional, or personal goals. Classes are offered for seven weeks in the summer and fourteen weeks in both the fall and spring semesters. Students are provided with 21-24 hours of instruction per week plus optional elective courses in areas such as testing preparation for IELTS, TOEFL, and GMAT as well as service learning and tutoring opportunities. Through the ALI Provisional program, students can gain provisional admission to degree programs at IUP while they study English at the ALI.

      When students arrive at the ALI, they complete placement testing to determine their proficiency level. The ALI typically offers five levels of study from beginner to advanced. Course topics include reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary, academic culture, and electronic literacy. Students in the first four levels also have a required tutoring class in which they are paired with a highly qualified IUP student for individualized language learning.

      In addition to classwork, the ALI and Office of International Education plan events that give students opportunities to learn about life in the United States, both on and off the university campus. Day trips and longer excursions are planned throughout the year. Students are also welcome and encouraged to participate in student clubs and activities to practice their language skills, build friendships, and learn more about the community and culture. ALI students have full access to IUP services including the library, athletic center, and campus events and organizations. International students at IUP also have access to exceptional academic support through the SkillZone program, a free drop-in tutoring center for international students and scholars.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 7,14 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Transcript
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: On-Campus Residence
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2021
      14 WEEKS:
      8/17 - 12/4

    • Costs
      US$ 100
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      7 WEEKS US$ 3,000
      14 WEEKS US$ 3,500
      7 WEEKS N/A US$2736-5115 Per Semester US$3273-5071 Per Semester
      14 WEEKS N/A US$2736-5115 Per Semester US$3273-5071 Per Semester
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 60 (Pittsburgh International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing fees listed do not include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Indiana, Pennsylvania
    • Location
      Indiana University of Pennsylvania
      American Language Institute (ALI)

      214 Eicher Hall, 860 Grant Street Indiana, Pennsylvania  15705  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Greater Pittsburgh International Airport:
      Pickup service is provided by the school and available from the airport and costs US$ 60 to take students to the campus. It takes approximately 90 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 3.7
      School Environment: 3.7
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.3
      Activities and Social Life: 4.3
      Accommodation: 5.0


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