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Intensive English Program
This program is for individuals who wish to improve their language skills for academic, professional, or personal reasons. The program emphasizes the basic language skills, includes cultural components, and offers electives such as TOEFL preparation, and computer classes.
The University of San Francisco is a private Catholic, Jesuit University founded in 1855. It is located on a 55-acre hilltop campus. It overlooks Golden Gate Park, the Pacific Ocean, and downtown San Francisco. USF is located in a safe, residential neighborhood with easy access to public transportation.
Faculty hold advanced degrees (master's or doctorate) in TESL, linguistics, or related fields. They also have extensive teaching experience abroad and in the U.S.A.
General English: Yes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes
English for Business: Yes
Other Programs:TOEFL Preparation, Conversation Partner Program
Private Classes: No
Customised Groups: Yes
Maximum Class Size: 20
Average Class Size: 15
Beginner Levels: 0
Intermediate Levels: 1
Advanced Levels: 1
Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 25
Maximum Hours Per Week: 25
Part Time Available: Yes
Two 15-week semesters (August and January), two 6-week sessions (May and July).
Student Origins and Enrollments
Latin America: 5%
Middle East: 5%
On campus housing is available to IEP students during the summer . Students have the use of all USF facilities such as the library, computer and language laboratories. For a small fee, students may use the USF recreation center.
Fees based on a session length of 6 weeks.
Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.
Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.
Notes on Fees:
IEP students are required to purchase the USF sponsored health insurance.
On-campus housing is available to IEP students during the summer only. Students are responsible for finding off-campus accommodation.
Academic advising, international student and scholar services (visa and immigration issues), recreation center, health clinic, counseling and psychological services, and access to on-campus activities, events and facilities. Conditional admission is offered to undergraduate and graduate students who are academically qualified.
Educational Service Opportunities
Modern language learning laboratory, Conversation Partner Program, modern classrooms, computer labs, e-mail accounts for all students, access to USF facilities and events. The Institutional TOEFL is given regularly.
USF is 30 minutes from downtown and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The university is well served by public transportation.
Application forms are available on the IEP website or upon request. Individuals must be 18 and/or have completed high school. Applicants should apply 6 to 8 weeks before the session begins if they need an I-20.