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What Will You Do This Summer?

What if you could become a stronger English speaker? What if you could gain insight into the American college admissions process and experience what life is really like on the campus of a celebrated U.S. university? What if you could explore one of the country’s most exciting cities and form friendships with students from around the world?

At the CIEE English Language Academy, you can do it all!

Students looking at a statue of Paul RevereBased on the campus of the prestigious Brandeis University located just outside the city of Boston, Massachusetts—the CIEE English Language Academy will help you develop the knowledge and skills you will need to succeed in college and beyond. Through team-building projects, interaction with university staff, and language classes that are paired with exciting cultural activities, you’ll discover a new confidence in your language skills and yourself that will prepare you for the next stage of your academic career.

New in 2014

Spend an optional third week taking part in a variety of activities and outings focused on hands-on learning and college preparation. First, you’ll spend an extra few days at Brandeis, offering more time to explore the city of Boston. Next, you’ll hit the road to visit some of the most prestigious universities located on the East Coast such as Brown University, Yale University, and Columbia University. Finally, you’ll travel to New York City, where you’ll visit famous sites like the Empire State Building, Central Park, and Times Square.

Program Dates and Pricing for 2014:

July 20 – August 2 (2 week option) – $3700
July 20 – August 8 (3 week option) – $5500

Begin Your Journey

English Language Development

Find your voice this summer.

Whether it’s being able to express yourself confidently in a college interview or a college classroom, outstanding English skills are key to success in the world of American higher education. At the heart of the CIEE English Language Academy is a dynamic language learning program designed to help you become a better English-speaking student. Because the curriculum is customized by Brandeis University faculty to meet your particular strengths and needs, the program can accommodate students with a range of English-speaking abilities.

You’ll spend each morning in intensive English classes before heading out into the real world to apply what you’ve learned. From taking on fun team-building projects with your peers, to exploring cultural landmarks like Boston’s famous Faneuil Hall, structured, interactive activities help you strengthen your skills the best way possible: by communicating with native English speakers.

American University Experience

See what it’s really like to live like an American university student.

At Brandeis University—a school consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report—you’ll familiarize yourself with both the college admissions process and the campus experience. You’ll live in a dormitory at the university, eat in a dining hall, use the athletic facilities, and interact with other students from around the world that are on campus for the summer. Your time at Brandeis will give you more than a new found sense of independence; it will give you a sense of the U.S. college experience and an idea of what you can expect to find at universities across the country.

With the CIEE English Language Academy, you’ll also have the chance to meet with, and ask questions of, current university admissions officers. It’s an incredible opportunity to discover what American universities are looking for in prospective students, from the very people who make the decisions in the admissions process!

Cultural Exploration

One of America’s oldest cities, Boston is rich in American history and culture. It’s also a center of education, home to a number of the most prestigious universities in the world. And with the CIEE English Language Academy, you’ll get a taste of everything it has to offer!

During your time in the U.S., Brandeis staff will organize cultural activities and field trips for you in and around the greater Boston area. All of the activities are included in your program fee.

You might start with a tour of Boston, following the famous Freedom Trail past a number of fascinating historical sites. Then, join the crowds shopping at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market before heading across the Charles River to visit the Harvard University campus. One weekend you could be enjoying the attractions at Six Flags Amusement Park, and the next, cheering on the home team at a minor league baseball game.

Wherever your exploration takes you this summer, you’ll have a great time developing your English while truly experiencing American culture.

About CIEE

Since 1947, CIEE has been the world leader in international education and exchange. Our mission is to help students who participate in our programs gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

In addition to 65 years of experience, we boast a worldwide network of universities, institutions, and expert staff that are driven to offer programs that are challenging, safe, and deliver the very best in academics and cultural exchange.

Our programs are all-inclusive and offer unparalleled support. All participants receive comprehensive medical insurance and access to our support team—headquartered in Portland, Maine—which is available 24/7 to answer any questions or solve any problems students and their families might have.