Overview

The Intensive English Program is an academic preparation course designed to help international students make the transition to American academic life in a relatively short time through full-time instruction in English as a second language.

The Intensive English Program prepares students for the TOEFL® examination. Students are tested prior to the first day of class. Based on test results, each student is placed in one of eight levels of study.

In each level, students receive grades for written examinations, oral presentations, class participation, and out-of-class work. After completing Level 6, most of our students are ready to pass the TOEFL® and enter American universities or professional schools.

Tuition & Fees: Intensive English Program

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Fall 2018

Application: $150

  • Total Full-term tuition and fees: $4,949
    • Full-term tuition: $4,499
    • Activity Fee: $150
    • Technology Fee: $175
    • Facilities Fee: $125
  • Total Half-term tuition and fees: $3,052
    • Half-term tuition: $2,602
    • Activity Fee: $150
    • Technology Fee: $175
    • Facilities Fee: $125

Spring 2019

Application: $150

  • Total Full-term tuition and fees (14 weeks): $5,499
    • Full-term tuition: $5,049
    • Activity Fee: $150
    • Technology Fee: $175
    • Facilities Fee: $125
  • Total Half-term tuition and fees (7 weeks): $3,322
    • Half-term tuition: $2,872
    • Activity Fee: $150
    • Technology Fee: $175
    • Facilities Fee: $125

Summer 2019

Application: $150

  • Total Full-term tuition and fees (14 weeks): $5,499
    • Full-term tuition: $5,049
    • Activity Fee: $150
    • Technology Fee: $175
    • Facilities Fee: $125
  • Total Half-term tuition and fees (7 weeks): $3,322
    • Half-term tuition: $2,872
    • Activity Fee: $150
    • Technology Fee: $175
    • Facilities Fee: $125

Fall 2019

Application: $150

  • Total Full-term tuition and fees (14 weeks): $5,499
    • Full-term tuition: $5,049
    • Activity Fee: $150
    • Technology Fee: $175
    • Facilities Fee: $125
  • Total Half-term tuition and fees (7 weeks): $3,322
    • Half-term tuition: $2,872
    • Activity Fee: $150
    • Technology Fee: $175
    • Facilities Fee: $125

Schedule & Classes

Dates

Fall 2018 (October to December)

Testing date: October 1, 2018
First day of class: October 8, 2018
80% refund date: October 12, 2018
Last day of class (half-term): November 9, 2018
Last day of class (full-term): December 14, 2018

Spring 2019

FULL TERM (14 weeks)

Testing date: January 7, 2019
First day of class: January 14, 2019
80% refund date: January 18, 2019
Last day of class (full-term): April 19, 2019

Half-term 1 (7 weeks)

Testing date: January 7, 2019
First day of class: January 14, 2019
80% refund date: January 18, 2019
Last day of class (half-term 1): March 1, 2019

Half-term 2* (7 weeks)

Testing date: March 1, 2019
First day of class: March 4, 2019
80% refund date: March 8, 2019
Last day of class (half-term 2): April 19, 2019

*Available for students in levels 3 (intermediate) or higher. Students enrolled in the second half will join the course in progress.

Summer 2019

FULL TERM (12 weeks)

Testing date: April 29, 2019
First day of class: May 6, 2019
80% refund date: May 10, 2019
Last day of class (full-term): July 26, 2019

Half-term 1 (6 weeks)

Testing date: April 29, 2019
First day of class: May 6, 2019
80% refund date: May 10, 2019
Last day of class (half-term 1): June 14, 2019

Half-term 2* (6 weeks)

Testing date: June 14, 2019
First day of class: June 17, 2019
80% refund date: June 21, 2019
Last day of class (half-term 2): July 26, 2019

*Available for students in levels 3 (intermediate) or higher. Students enrolled in the second half will join the course in progress. 

Fall 2019

FULL TERM (14 weeks)

Testing date: September 2, 2019
First day of class: September 9, 2019
80% refund date: September 13, 2019
Last day of class (full-term): December 13, 2019

Half-term 1 (7 weeks)

Testing date: September 2, 2019
First day of class: September 9, 2019
80% refund date: September 13, 2019
Last day of class (half-term 1): October 25, 2019

Half-term 2* (7 weeks)

Testing date: October 25, 2019
First day of class: October 28, 2019
80% refund date: November 1, 2019
Last day of class (half-term 2): December 13, 2019

*Available for students in levels 3 (intermediate) or higher. Students enrolled in the second half will join the course in progress. 

I-20 Requirements:

  1. A completed registration form with photo (digital JPG picture required)
  2. A bank letter in the amount of $13,000 USD (Bank letter must be in English)
  3. A letter of support if the above account belongs to a sponsor
  4. A copy of a valid passport (information page and/or U.S. visa page)
  5. A $150 application fee
  6. An express mail fee of $65 (only if requested).
World Scholarship Award

The ELI is proud to offer a one-term scholarship to a deserving ELI student. Eligible students will apply the scholarship to levels 6 or UBP.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the ELI’s World Scholarship students must meet the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in the ELI’s Intensive English Program (levels 5 or 6) for one ten-week prior to applying for the scholarship;
  • maintain an “A” average in all ELI class;
  • show proof of academic excellence (3.5 GPA) from previous schools, colleges and/or universities, and
  • apply to one of FIU’s undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate programs.
Notes:
  • Students are not required to pay their tuition in full before coming to the ELI. Their full payment is expected when they register in person when they arrive.
  • This program is available to all citizens, residents, and persons with US work visas.
  • Foreign students must apply for an I-20 form in order to obtain an F1 student visa.
  • Citizens and U.S. permanent residents of the United States may request a 20% discount on the tuition.
  • Dates, tuition, and fees subject to change without notice.
  • Application fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • A minimum level 5 is required for TOEFL preparation classes.
  • Immunization is required: MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella)
  • The application fee includes the handling and processing of all immigration forms and registration documents.
  • The technology fee provides for the maintenance of all laboratory computers, equipment and software, as well as all classroom technical equipment. It also entitles students to have unlimited access to the computer lab for educational purposes during posted hours of operation.
  • The activity fee provides funding for any student activity held on campus. This may include holiday celebrations, welcome breakfasts, and end-of-term celebrations.
  • The facilities fee provides funding for any ELI current or future building improvement projects, including expansion, painting, paving, landscaping, or others. It also provides funding for the ELI’s day-to-day maintenance.

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