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Intensive English Language at Brown (IEP)

2015 Program Dates

Three-Week Sessions
(students may apply for one or both)
June 21 - July 10, 2015
July 12 – July 31, 2015


Residential: $5,799
Commuter: $4,162

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Develop your English Skills at Brown this Summer

Want to perfect your English skills in an immersive summer program, and prepare yourself for the experience of attending college at an American Ivy League university? Brown’s pre-college Intensive English Language Program (IEP) allows secondary students to accomplish both of these goals during three-week class sessions on campus at Brown University. Students can also explore American and global culture, history, economics, and the arts. Small class sizes, events, and workshops maximize student participation and student-instructor interaction.

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Who should apply?

This program is designed for high-achieving students who wish to attend university and for whom English is not their native language. Students must have at least 2 years of previous English Language instruction reflected on their academic transcript.

TOEFL test scores are not required, but a minimum score of 80 is recommended to ensure that students are able to engage in all aspects of the program.

Why choose Brown?

Preparation for the Ivy League Experience
Students in the Intensive English Program will experience life on an Ivy League campus, learning to balance rigorous coursework with social activities and recreation. Students will also gain a better understanding of American higher education and will learn about the college application process, leaving the program with a draft of his or her college application essay.

A Focus on Language Development
Brown’s fully-immersive English Program develops each student’s higher-level English language skills by focusing on listening, reading, speaking, and academic writing. These language skills are emphasized through a range of courses, such as Read, Think, Write: Approaching the College Essay, or English on Stage: Building Language Skills Through Performance.

Students may choose to apply for one or both sessions, each three weeks in length, and will choose one course from each session (1-3 hours of homework per day).

Intellectually Engaging Discussion
In each class, students have the opportunity to engage in active discussion with instructors and fellow students, exploring cultural and social similarities and differences, all in English. Participants in this program come from around the globe, helping students to work well in diverse groups.  

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Take the next step!

The first session of IEP starts June 21, 2015. Classes are filling fast. Apply now to reserve your spot!

If you’re interested, but still have questions, arrange a time to speak with the IEP Program Director, Rosario Navarro, by emailing us at