Pre-College Programs

IEP Students Engaged in the Classroom

Intensive English Language at Brown:
Life on Campus

Find out what life is like on an American college campus.

The Intensive English Language Program at Brown University offers a true residential college experience. You live and study like a college student, and learn to balance an active campus life, full of academic and social activities. Students live in Brown University residence halls and eat their meals in campus dining halls with other pre-college students from America and around the world.

Monday – Friday
9:00am - 11:30am: Coursework
12:00pm - 1pm: Lunch
1:00 - 3:00pm: Language Lab (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday)
3:00 - 5:00pm: Homework, workshops, presentations
5:00 - 6:00pm: Dinner
6:00- 11:00pm: Campus Activities


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in one of Brown’s dining halls. There are a variety of choices at every meal.


Students live in Brown residence halls within walking distance of academic buildings and campus resources. Students will share a room with another student in the program of the same gender.


A team of carefully selected and trained Residence Directors (RDs) and Residential Advisors (RAs) live in the residence halls. These skilled and caring live-in professionals and Brown undergraduates help students balance the competing demands of academic and social life. Pre-College staff will support and guide students through their adjustment to campus life and during their stay on campus.

Evenings and Weekends

Brown's Pre-College Summer Program experience goes far beyond the classroom. Students live on campus with IEP peers and with students participating in other Brown summer programs. Every afternoon, evening, and weekend, students will participate in co-curricular activities on and off campus. There is an extensive calendar of events— including recreational activities, educational workshops, and presentations which are designed to better prepare students for the college application process as well as the transition to college-level academics.

Events and Activities Outside the Classroom »