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Registration for the 2015 Summer Intensive English Program is closed.  Please check back in March 2016 for Summer 2016 registration.

About the program

Our Summer Intensive English Program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as exchange students and working professionals who want to develop and improve their English language skills. At the start of the program, students will be given an institutional TOEFL, oral and a written exam to determine proficiency levels. Based upon test results, students will be placed in beginner, intermediate, or advanced level classes. Each class will meet for four hours each weekday and coursework will focus on listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, grammar and writing. Students will be given daily homework assignments, quizzes and finals.

Students may participate in optional tutoring sessions scheduled in the afternoons as well as a conversation hour in the evening. Students are encouraged to participate as a campus and community member to further enhance learning opportunities. The program also includes travel within New York State. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be awarded college credit and a certificate of completion.

Download and print a copy of the tentative 2015 calendar

Students will stay in a campus residence hall. The residence hall has a game room, coin operated laundry and vending machines. Each room is designed for two students and is furnished with beds, mattresses, pillows, bedsheets, pillowcases, towels, hand towels, washcloths, bureaus, study desks, chairs, floor lamps, closets, and a room refrigerator to share. Students will be served their meals in the campus dining hall.

Program trips

New York City:

There will be one weekend trip to New York City. Students will stay in quad accommodations in hotels and will be accompanied by staff. Students will receive information on the attractions in NYC and will make their own itineraries.  Students may request that staff accompany them.

In New York City, students can choose from dozens of places to visit such as the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Chinatown, Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Times Square. The closest subway is less than half a block from the hotel in downtown Manhattan.

Niagara Falls and Thousand Islands:

There will be two Saturday day-trips; one to Niagara Falls State Park in the United States and another to The Thousand Islands in northern New York state to experience the natural beauty of North America. Students can purchase tickets to local attractions upon arrival to each location.


Program dates:

Six-week program: June 18-August 1, 2015
International students are expected to arrive on campus by June 18, but not earlier than June 17.

Three-week program: July 8-August 1, 2015
International students are expected to arrive on campus on July 8, but not earlier than July 7.

Program Cost:

  • Six-week program: $4,500
  • Three-week program: $3,100

*Program costs are subject to change

$150 non-refundable deposit and balance of program costs are payable to SUNY Oswego. The balance of the program costs are due to SUNY Oswego no later than Friday, June 5, 2015. 

Program benefits include tuition, college fees, test fees, college transcript, health insurance, certificate of completion, accommodations in a residence hall with linen, pillow, blanket, towel, and refrigerator, campus meals, welcome gifts, transportation for scheduled trips, quad accommodations in a hotel for scheduled trip to New York City, graduation banquet, and transportation on a reserved bus to and from the Syracuse Hancock International Airport for the following specified dates and times.  Please plan your incoming and outgoing flights accordingly.

  • For all flights arriving on June 18, the bus will depart from Syracuse airport at 3 p.m. 
  • For all flights arriving on July 8, the bus will depart from Syracuse airport at 4 p.m. 
  • The bus will depart from SUNY Oswego on August 1 at 6:30 a.m.

The program cost does not include airfare, textbooks, personal expenses, off-campus meals, sight seeing expenses, surcharges incurred by advising organizations, and the cost of travel between the airport and Oswego if you are not taking the reserved bus at the designated times from or to the airport on June 18, July 8 and August 1.

Program registration:


  • Pay online by using a credit card or debit card
  • Pay by check or money order (payable to SUNY Oswego) 

Contact us:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail:, call 1.315.312.2270, or write to us at the address above.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations in order to successfully complete this program will be assisted by the Disability Support Services office.  Call 1.315.312.3358 for more details.

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