ECU Summer English Program

Come Study With Us!

July 9 – August 10, 2018

Sponsored by the ECU Office of Global Affairs


The ECU Summer English Program is a non-credit program that gives you valuable classroom instruction on academic English, paired with recreational social and cultural activities to deepen your understanding of American culture, all to help you succeed in your academic and professional career.

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  • Classes held on the beautiful ECU Campus in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Coursework in critical areas of grammar, writing, and speaking
  • Instruction from experienced, professional ESL teachers
  • Fun afternoon cultural and social activities
  • Interaction with American professors & students
  • Live with an American host family

Tuition & Fees: $2,425


  • Tuition and books
  • All campus-based activities
  • Excursions to North Carolina sites
  • All fees and health insurance
  • Certificates provided upon completion
  • Optional weekend trip to Washington, DC*
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*For an additional fee –see below.

Housing & Meals: $1,565

  • Stay with local Greenville host families.
  • Provided with up to 3 meals per day.
  • For the occasional of campus activities and excursions, students will be responsible for purchasing their own meals.


What You Need To Know

Eligibility and Levels of English: Applicants must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for the program. Students will be assigned to English language classes according to level of proficiency.

The Institution: East Carolina University is an academic leader in the Southeast U.S., with several nationally recognized programs. ECU offers more than 100 undergraduate and 75 graduate programs, including schools of business, medicine, nursing, and engineering.

The ECU Language Academy is an accredited English as a Second Language (ESL) academy associated with East Carolina University. In addition to the Summer English program, the academy offers an intensive program of academic English for degree-seeking students.

Visa: Students will need to apply for an F-1 student visa to attend ECU’s Summer English Program. ECU’s Office of Global Affairs will assist students in obtaining their student visa.

Courses of Instruction: Students spend a minimum of 18 hours per week in the classroom, with intensive instruction in the areas of grammar, writing, and oral communication. The 90 contact hours is the equivalent of 6 U.S. credit hours of instruction.

Cultural Immersion: During an additional 4-10 hours per week, students are engaged in a variety of academic, cultural and social activities in the ECU-Greenville area.

Excursions: Students will visit:

  • an American baseball game
  • New Bern, North Carolina’s colonial capital
  • Atlantic Beach and historic Beaufort
  • the North Carolina Estuarium
  • local ECU and Greenville attractions
  • option overnight visit to Washington, D.C. for an additional $350

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