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You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

Students who pursue a Master generally spend one to two years in the enhanced study of their chosen field. This program is taken after receiving a bachelor’s degree, and available areas of study include science, law, technology, finance, social sciences and the arts.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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University of California, Berkeley

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) provides a unique opportunity for visiting international students to take high-quality courses alongside UC Berkeley degre ... [+]

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) provides a unique opportunity for visiting international students to take high-quality courses alongside UC Berkeley degree students in a short-term study abroad program for one or two semesters. BISP provides sponsorship and the necessary letter of invitation to obtain a student visa for qualified students, who enroll in courses on a fee-paying basis. We also offer a robust program of activities and support to students who get the much sought-after “Berkeley Experience.”

Each semester, BISP sponsors over 350 visiting international students from all over the world, who enjoy the experience of taking classes at the world-famous UC Berkeley. They tend to do quite well here and have a fantastic experience both in and outside the classroom. BISP students often transfer these courses back to their home universities for their degree requirements. ... [-]

USA Berkeley
January 2020
English
Full time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
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Totino-Grace High School

The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute will intellectually engage and challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that includes coursework focused on engineering, as we ... [+]

Engineering Institute Totino-Grace Engineering Institute E3: Experiential Engineering Education

The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute will intellectually engage and challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that includes coursework focused on engineering, as well as exposure to the field of engineering through program components occurring outside of the classroom.

Institute Components College-Prep Curriculum with emphasis on Math and Science and will also include critical thinking, public speaking, and collaborative project-based learning skills. Required Courses in Math and Science as well as three semesters of Engineering-specific coursework. Seminars and Enrichment Activities including lectures, field trips and presentations outside the classroom. Mentorship Opportunities with professionals in Engineering careers. Internship/Field-Experience providing significant first-hand experience in various areas of Engineering. Co-Curricular Activity center around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunities. Capstone Project which culminates the student's experience within the Institute. Global Perspective through innovative international Engineering connections. ... [-]
USA Fridley
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English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Santiago Canyon College

The Santiago Canyon College (SCC) English Language Program (ELP) is an intensive English program designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced level international ... [+]

Accelerated English Language Program (ELP)

The Santiago Canyon College (SCC) English Language Program (ELP) is an intensive English program designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced level international (F-1) students looking to improve their English skills in preparation for study at U.S. colleges and universities. The program is designed for students who have some knowledge of English.

The ELP is both a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)-preparatory and academically oriented. These classes are offered through a 16-week semester (Fall & Spring semesters), and an 8-week session (Summer session). Each session consists of 20 hours of instruction per week.

International students are provided with opportunities to interact with SCC students by participating in Conversation Partners activities. Speech workshops are provided and integrated into the ELP curriculum.... [-]

USA Orange
February 2020
English
Full time
8 - 16 weeks
Campus
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Austin Community College

Austin Community College's Intensive English Program (IEP) is currently accepting applications. Students can apply to the program, and if accepted, be issued a Form I-20 ... [+]

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Austin Community College's Intensive English Program (IEP) is currently accepting applications. Students can apply to the program, and if accepted, be issued a Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa in their home country.

There are four levels of the Intensive English Program (IEP), held in eight-week sessions. There are two eight-week sessions each Fall and Spring semester, and one eight-week session in the Summer semester. Each session of the IEP costs $2,200 U.S. dollars.

Upon successful completion of the Intensive English Program, International students are eligible for admission to an academic program, once all other admissions requirements have been met.

Intensive English Program Application Deadlines Visa Type Fall 1st 8-week Fall 2nd 8-week Spring 1st 8-week Spring 2nd 8-week Summer F-1 New Students June 1 Aug 1 Oct 1 Dec 1 March 1 F-1 Transfer and All Other Visa Type Students July 15 Sept 15 Nov 1 Feb 1 April 15 ... [-]
USA Austin
September 2019
English
Full time
1 - 4 semesters
Campus
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Johnson & Wales University

Students requiring ESL courses will be registered by Student Academic & Financial Services until all ESL requirements are successfully completed. A schedule hold is i ... [+]

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Students requiring ESL courses will be registered by Student Academic & Financial Services until all ESL requirements are successfully completed. A schedule hold is in effect during this time which prevents students from making changes to their schedule. Students wishing to continue enrollment in ESL courses during the summer must notify Student Academic & Financial Services.

Students enrolled in ESL courses will be allowed no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete each course. Students who are unsuccessful after the second attempt of a course will be assigned an academic standing hold and be placed on academic probation. Students who are unsuccessful after the third attempt of a course will be academically dismissed.... [-]

USA Providence Miami
September 2019
English
Campus
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Henry Ford College

If you want to become more fluent in English, learn about American culture, or improve your TOEFL score, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) can help you. ... [+]

If you want to become more fluent in English, learn about American culture, or improve your TOEFL score, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) can help you.

High quality, affordable English Language classes

You can take English Language classes during the day, the evening, or on Saturday. Classes are offered in reading, speaking, listening, writing, grammar, study skills, American Culture, and TOEFL prep. Our Intensive English Program prepares you to take college-level courses, to hold a job where you will write and speak English, and to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. You will develop your English skills through small and large group interactions. Our friendly, caring instructors will help you meet your goals. For additional help, contact the ELI.... [-]

USA Detroit
September 2019
English
Full time
Campus
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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at NWTC is designed to prepare students for the academic language demands of college-level coursework. The IEP offers two levels of En ... [+]

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at NWTC is designed to prepare students for the academic language demands of college-level coursework. The IEP offers two levels of English instruction: Intermediate and Advanced. Students attend class 4 hours daily in Listening/Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Students also have access to the language lab for independent study and practice in the afternoon. The IEP instructors have many years of experience and have lived and/or taught extensively in other countries.

IEP Options

Short-term Cultural Immersion (3 weeks) This program is designed to give students an immersive language experience, and the daily schedule is the most structured. The cost includes the 3-credit English Program, Books, Housing, 2 Meals/Day, and Cultural Excursions. This program is tailored for lower-intermediate English speakers.... [-]

USA Green Bay
January 2020
English
Full time
3 - 15 weeks
Campus
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New America College

Different levels of English courses for students with zero English proficiency to advanced English language comprehension. ... [+]

Levels 1 and 2 – Low Beginner and High Beginner:

These courses are intended for students with little or no English Language proficiency. The instructional goal is to develop skills in all areas of language usage: reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar. The units focus on subject areas and skills that are essential for everyday situations, including a variety of activities and vocabulary building exercises.

Levels 3 and 4 – Low Intermediate and High Intermediate:

These courses are designed for students with an intermediate level of English comprehension who wish to expand their English Language proficiency in all areas. At this level, reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar will be reinforced. The units focus on subject areas and skills that are essential for social and academic purposes. Activities and vocabulary building exercises will incorporate relevant themes support these units.... [-]

USA Denver
Open Enrolment
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 36 months
Campus
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Parkland College

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive lea ... [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­ year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
2 semesters
Campus
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Felician University

Felician University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is a comprehensive ESL program with year-round intensive language instruction and cultural immersion. Our ... [+]

Felician University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is a comprehensive ESL program with year-round intensive language instruction and cultural immersion. Our program prepares you to enroll in a degree program, enter a competitive job market, or simply improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

In our ESL Program, full-time students study for 23 hours a week and must enroll for a minimum of four weeks. Classes are kept to an average of 10 students to ensure students receive a lot of personal attention. In addition to classroom learning, our University campus provides a total immersion experience – ESL students interact with American students, live in the residence halls, participate in clubs, sports, campus activities and explore New York City. We also offer short-term camps and programs.... [-]

USA Rutherford
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
9 - 12 months
Campus
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Brookdale Community College

Brookdale's English as a Second Language program serves non-native English speakers who want to improve their spoken and written English for academic, career-oriented, or ... [+]

Overview

Brookdale's English as a Second Language program serves non-native English speakers who want to improve their spoken and written English for academic, career-oriented, or personal development purposes. We provide students with an inviting and culturally diverse atmosphere where both the teachers and tutors are experts in second language acquisition.

We offer six levels (three semesters) of academic ESL courses. Required classes focus on the development of grammar and writing. Addditional courses are also available in conversation. Day, evening and online classes are available.

Free tutoring is available face-to-face and online. For students on campus, we offer an active ESL club, and cultural, sport and entertainment events giving students additional opportunities to practice English outside of the classroom and to meet American students.... [-]

USA Middletown
January 2020
English
Full time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Online
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Fresno Pacific University

The Intensive English Language Program within the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences offers preparatory English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to equi ... [+]

Overview

The Intensive English Language Program within the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences offers preparatory English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to equip non-native English-speaking international students, scholars and professionals with language and culture skills needed to meet the rigor of university life at Fresno Pacific University. These programs provide academic training for international and American students, preparing them for academic success in the university. Students focus on the development and demonstration of competencies in academic research and writing, oral presentation and auditory and pronunciation skills.

Mission Statement

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is designed for second language learners, both international and domestic, seeking to improve their English abilities, particularly to meet language requirements for college and university admission. Along with English language development, the IELP seeks to assist students in their transition to life in the United States. Providing such services is an expression of the Fresno Pacific University Idea in “inviting persons from various cultural, national, ethnic, and religious settings and backgrounds to participate in the educational experience.” Whether these students come only to study English, or to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree, they are provided with numerous opportunities to be challenged academically by fellow students and faculty.... [-]

USA Fresno
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English
Full time
6 - 52 weeks
Campus
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Texas A&M University Texarkana

The Intensive English Program (IEP) prepares international students for success in academic programs or professional careers by offering academically challenging, engagin ... [+]

Intensive English Program (IEP) Our Mission

The mission of the Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT) Intensive English Program (IEP) is aligned with the university’s mission, which is to provide students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, abilities, and skills to become leaders in their chosen profession and to prepare for the opportunities of serving in a global environment. The TAMUT's IEP Program seeks to provide global, international experiences for TAMUT students and faculty as reflected in its mission. For international students and scholars, the program seeks to offer academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences by offering quality English as a Second Language(ESL) teaching and student support services. Through personal attention, our IEP administration and faculty strive to assist participant students in developing linguistic, academic, and professional skills, which will aid in their acquisition of the cultural adaptation skills necessary to function and succeed in a global society in which English is the primary language of communication. ... [-]

USA Texarkana
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English
Full time
16 weeks
Campus
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Lado International Institute

At LADO, many of us have done what you’re doing: living in a new country, trying to learn the language, etiquette, and customs all at once. We know it can be overwhelming ... [+]

LADO is most interested in you realizing your dreams that may not be as easy to achieve without knowledge of English. That is why we are committed to making sure you receive personal attention from Directors, Admissions Officers, and teachers.

We understand the importance of small class sizes - we want you to receive as much individual attention as possible, and be comfortably familiar with your classmates and teachers. That is why we do not have classes over 15 students, with rare exceptions, and our average class size in the Morning Intensive program is 8 students.

In the classroom, we aim to give you practical and functional English skills - we know that you will have to use English in many settings: in school; at your workplace; on the street; in a bar. Our lessons will give you the English skills to navigate these situations, and the critical-thinking skills needed to thrive in a foreign country.... [-]

USA Washington Arlington County Silver Spring Berea  + 1 More
October 2019
English
Full time
4 - 60 weeks
Campus
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MyStay ENGLISH

MyStay ENGLISH (MSE), a new way to fast track your English Language learning in the USA! ... [+]

Live and learn with a real local Attend an approved local English Language School MyStay ENGLISH (MSE) is a new English immersion package, available in multiple cities worldwide, which includes: Entry and Exit English assessment Pre-Arrival Orientation program on: City of choice MyStay ENGLISH package and resources access Airport Transfer to and from the accommodation Enrolment in General English course with MSI approved provider Hosted accommodation and 2 meals per day (Breakfast/Dinner) MyStay ENGLISH Mentor (Accommodation Host) Online English program Specific travel insurance

It has been designed to rapidly improve English language levels in just 5 weeks.

Benefits of MSE Local MSE trained Host Mentor – living and eating with someone every day, combined with local school and online support programs help fast track your English. Safety on arrival – being picked up at the airport by a professional driver and brought to your new Host Mentors home. Learning about your chosen city – pre-departure orientation combined with living with your MSE trained Host Mentor, providing local knowledge of the city, you can get to know the best things to do and the way to get around. Preparation for Further Education – start your next course or employment opportunity with more experience and better English. New networks – build your own personal networks through your school, classmates, and MSE Host Mentor. Accountability for results – MSE provides you with the opportunity for ‘Before and After Assessments’. You will be able to see your improvement over the 5 weeks. MyStay... [-]
USA New York Boston Miami
Open Enrolment
English
Full time
5 - 10 weeks
Campus
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