ECU Summer English Program

Come Study With Us!

July 22 – August 14, 2019

Sponsored by the ECU Office of Global Affairs


The ECU Summer English Program is a short-term, non-credit program that helps you to improve your English while enjoying your summer holiday in beautiful Eastern North Carolina. You’ll learn more about American culture while taking part in engaging, experiential activities both inside and outside the classroom. academic English, paired with recreational, social, and cultural activities to deepen your understanding of American culture.

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  • Classes held on the beautiful ECU Campus in Greenville, North Carolina
  • English instruction from experienced, professional teachers
  • Fun cultural and social activities
  • Interaction with American professors and 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
  • Trip to Washington, DC
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Housing & Meals: $1,565

  • Stay with local Greenville host families.
  • Provided with up to 3 meals per day.
  • For off-campus activities and excursions, students are responsible for purchasing their own meals.


What You Need To Know

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for the program and should have at least a basic understanding of both written and spoken English.

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 those offered in the Colleges of business, medicine, nursing and engineering.

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

Visa: Participants will need to apply for an B-1 visitor visa to attend ECU’s Summer English Program. ECU’s Office of Global Affairs will assist participants in obtaining their visitor visa.

English Language: Participants will be able to practice their English both inside and outside the classroom and will receive a certificate upon completing the Summer English Program.

Cultural Immersion: During their time in the program, students will be engaged in a variety of academic, cultural and social activities in the ECU-Greenville area and beyond.

Excursions*: Students will visit:

  • Washington, D.C., the Nation’s capital
  • an American baseball game
  • New Bern, North Carolina’s colonial capital
  • Atlantic Beach and historic Beaufort
  • the North Carolina Estuarium
  • local sites of interest

* Excursions will vary based on group interest, weather, availability, and other factors.


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