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ESL Summer Institute

Think Globally, Act Locally

July 8 - July 27, 2018

International Students

Learn English. Experience Excellence. Share Your World.

  • Up to 36 hours of intensive English language instruction
  • Guided field trips to iconic New York sites
  • On-campus housing* and meals provided at Fordham University's Manhattan campus
  • Certificates of completion awarded at the end of the program

The 2018 IALC Summer Institute “Think Globally, Act Locally” is a unique language immersion program that takes learning out of the classroom and into the real world. For three weeks, participants sharpen their language skills in an innovative learning model combining intensive language classes in the mornings with topical and exciting excursions and field trips in the afternoons and evenings. This model reinforces learning with hands-on experience while participants enjoy the unique perks of living in one of the world’s most dynamic and fascinating capital cities, New York.

*Registration for the Summer Institute is now closed. But mark your calendars! The 2019 Summer Institute will take place July 8th - July 27th. Registration for 2019 will open in the fall.



If you are not a United States citizen or legal resident and are in or will enter the United States as a non-immigrant, you may need a visa to join an IALC immersion program, including the IALC Summer and Winter Institute, the IALC Winter Holiday Institute, or the Fordham Academic Preparatory Institute. A student (F-1) visa is NOT required. Participants typically use a B-2 or B-1 visa depending on their particular interests, or, for qualified countries, the visa waiver program (ESTA). Please contact us for more information.