Center for International Education

Academic Intensive English Program

At the AIEP, we offer three semesters of intensive English language preparation. The primary goal of the program is to prepare students with the linguistic and cultural skills to be successful and fully participate in university classes at Nazareth or elsewhere in the United States.

Outside of the classroom, U.S. culture is introduced through our Conversation Partner Program, as well as extracurricular cultural programs including trips to Niagara Falls, local museums, historical landmarks, and other off-site locations.

Students actively participate in a variety of on-campus student-run clubs and organizations, and take organized trips to area attractions including New York City, Hershey Park, Montreal, and more. Additionally, AIEP students are engaged locally, regionally, and globally in community service and service-learning opportunities.

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Program Details

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Summer: May 18 - August 7, 2015

23.5 hours/week

Fall: August 31 - December 10, 2015

20 hours/week

Spring: January 11 - April 22, 2016

20 hours/week

"Studying at the American Language Institute gave me a solid foundation for my academic studies and life in America...and has enabled me to challenge myself and improve my English."

Maiqi Jin, China - 2014

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To apply, please submit the online application. Remember, if someone else is sponsoring you, you must upload their bank statement, as well as a Declaration of Finances form signed by them.