July 15–August 9, 2019
Application deadline is May 15, 2019
Register for classes by June 28, 2019
The application is now closed.
The ESL Summer Institute is a four-week intensive English program for International students to improve their English skills and American cultural knowledge.
The Summer Institute includes classes on EMU's beautiful campus four days a week. Students can choose to live on campus for the full American college experience, or they can find their own housing. All Summer Institute students have access to all university resources. Students also have the option to attend weekend events and day trips with EMU ESL staff members (see Program Events option).
|Option 1*||Option 2*||Option 3*||Option 4*|
|Registration Fee (non-refundable)||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00|
|New Student Fee (one time)||$200.00||$200.00||$200.00||$200.00|
*Students seeking an F1 visa must submit financial documentation of $6,378.00 USD for I-20 issuance.
All costs subject to change.
$4,743 for the full program, or $1,300 per class + $50 nonrefundable registration fee + $200 one-time new student fee (new students only).
$500 per student includes transportation, admission, and two to three staff guides for all Friday and Saturday events each week. See Program Calendar below for specific events and dates.
Health insurance is required for all international students.
Housing includes furniture, bedding and towels. Move-in is on July 11, 2019 and move-out is on August 11, 2019. For additional days, add $20 per day (the latest move-out day is August 15).
Pots and pans can be checked out at the front desk.
The rooms are in the Village residence hall on campus. They are single bedrooms with a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom between four students.
Dining includes approximately $10 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 32 days ($30 per day). Students can purchase Flex dollars for on-campus dining when signing up for housing. We recommend purchasing $500 in Flex dollars to start. More can be added later if needed. Flex dollars can not be refunded.
$6,878 ($6,378 without events)
Summer Institute Calendar
* The International Lounge will be open during the evening break. EMU students will be invited to hang out with ESL Program Summer Students. Practice your conversation skills and make friends with EMU students from the US and other countries!
Students explore themes in American society and pop culture. Using reading, media, and oral assignments, international students develop American cultural capital to help them better understand America’s people and society. The focus is on building the four linguistic communicative competencies through practice and application.
The purpose of this course is to provide international students with the information and skills that help make the transition to an American college more successful. Students learn how to effectively use their syllabus, determine their own learning styles and study techniques, how to manage their time and prioritize tasks based on individual goals, and to live and learn in a multicultural environment.
This course provides students with practice in the English listening/speaking skills necessary to succeed in the American university. It also will provide students with the chance to combine critical thinking with practical experience as they make an active contribution with community-based projects. Students will learn about themselves and their community.
You must register for classes by June 28, 2019 to register for summer housing.
Note: If you did not activate your emich.edu account, you must do so before registering. Here are the instructions to set up your emich.edu account:
There is a $50 registration fee. After you register, you must pay this fee, even if you withdraw later.
Living in EMU’s campus housing is very convenient. You won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot, and you will have more opportunities to practice English!
Summer Institute students will live in the Village residence hall. They are single bedrooms with a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom between four students. You can read more about the Village here.
Housing includes furniture, bedding and towels. Pots and pans can be checked out at the front desk. Move-in is on July 11, 2019 and move-out is on August 11, 2019. For additional days, add $20 per day (the latest move-out day is August 15).
Please read the Housing contract details HERE before you apply for housing. You are responsible for reading the terms and conditions of the contract. Know what you are agreeing to.
If you are not 18 years old when you start the application, you must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign the contract agreement. You will download and submit this in the application portal.
There is no release from the contract after a student moves into their assigned space.
Please read about these policies for living in campus housing. Please note that there is no alcohol allowed in the residence halls.
Here’s how to apply for on-campus housing. The deadline to register for summer housing is July 1, 2019. You must register for classes by June 28, 2019 before you can register for housing and dining.
Visit the Housing FAQ page HERE for answers to common questions.
You can also read the Guide to Campus Living HERE.
You can also email [email protected] for help with Housing questions.
Arrive at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The airport is located in Romulus, Michigan, only an 18-minute car ride away from Ypsilanti and EMU. Shuttle, taxi and car rentals are available at the airport. Taxis cost about $60 plus tip. We recommend you have cash to pay the taxi.
Staying for Fall 2019
Note for F1 visa holders planning to continue studies in the Intensive English Program (IEP) for Fall 2019: the information below must be on submitted to our office (email us at [email protected]) for processing before you can register for Fall 2019 IEP classes.
To complete your IEP admission materials, please submit the following:
Note, course by course evaluation: All international, post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of the following four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.
Additional finances of $1,635 per spouse and/or child are required.