Jump to Footer

A Rich Immersive Experience

Get an early start on classroom success.

Summer English Program

Registration in this program is by invitation only. Invited students have been accepted for enrollment in a bachelor's degree program at SUNY Plattsburgh for the upcoming fall semester. For more information about applying for admission to a bachelor's degree program, please visit the "Apply Now" page on the International Admissions website.

Program Dates (tentative)

  • July - August, 2018 (six weeks)


Program Features

  • Excellent teachers with degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and related fields
  • Program assistants who serve as tutors and conversation partners
  • Cross-cultural instruction focused on adapting to university life
  • Emphasis on building advanced-level academic writing and speaking ability
  • Cultural, social and recreational activities
  • Extra-curricular activities such as mini golf, bowling and movies
  • Transportation for shopping and errands
  • Modern computer lab



  • English language skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening.
  • Classes are designed for intermediate and advanced students with results on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as follows:
    • TOEFL paper-based test: >= 450
    • TOEFL internet-based test: >= 45
    • Institutional TOEFL: >= 460
    • IELTS: >=5.0
  • Small classes allow a lot of interaction with teachers
  • More than 20 hours of class time each week
  • Emphasis on developing language and academic study skills
  • Free tutoring with trained and experienced peer tutors


Program Fees


Housing – single room


Health Insurance




Additional costs – food and personal expenses

$1,000 - $1,500

Back to top