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Intensive English Program at Brown (IEP)

Program Dates

Three-Week Sessions
(students may apply for one or both)
June 19 – July 7, 2017
July 10 – July 28, 2017


For students completing grades 9-12 by June 2017, with a minimum age of 15 by the start of the program. TOEFL minimum of 85 and two years of English instruction noted on an academic transcript.


Residential: $6,068

Commuter: $4,352

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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 university? Brown Pre-College Intensive English 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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Why Brown?

Preparation for the Ivy League Experience
Students in the Intensive English Program will experience college life on an Ivy League campus, learning to balance rigorous coursework with social and recreational activities. 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.

Intellectually Engaging Discussion
In class, students engage in active discussion with instructors and fellow students, exploring cultural and social similarities and differences. Participants in this program come from around the world.

Students may choose to apply for one or two sessions, each three weeks in length, and will choose one course from each session.

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