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Intensive English at Mission College

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Intensive English

Email: iis@missioncollege.edu
Intensive English Brochure

Welcome to our Intensive English program!

The Institute for International Studies (IIS) has been providing top-quality intensive English instruction in Silicon Valley (IEP) to international students since 1997. We have welcomed students from over 50 countries since IIS opened its doors 19 years ago. All IIS classes are held on the College's campus, and students enjoy the same privileges as all Mission College students.

We are here to teach you ESL for your life in the Santa Clara, San Jose and Silicon Valley communities.

The Intensive English Programs at Mission College is perfect for students who plan to attend college in the United States or simply want to improve their English language skills for their daily life and their career.

About the Program

Program Highlights
  • 5 admission dates per year (January, March, May, August and October),
  • 8-week or 16-week sessions, 10-week summer session
  • 20 hours a week of instruction with all skill areas taught,
  • 9 hours a week of lab work in the state-of-the art language laboratory,
  • Instructors who hold Master's Degrees and have many years of experience,
  • 4-proficiency levels focusing on college preparation,
  • Dual admission to the intensive program and the degree program, so students are assured they can begin college studies after meeting the language requirement,
  • A no-TOEFL Mission College admission option available to students who successfully complete our highest level,
  • Small classes with personal attention from instructors,
  • Orientation to and preparation for the transition to full-time college studies,
  • Full-time, full-service office that offers all admissions, advising and counseling support,
  • Cross-cultural activities, field trips, clubs and more,
  • Immigration and transfer assistance.
Program Dates
Program Dates

Spring 2 Session (8-week session), starts February 28, 2018
(Deadline: passed (outside US); Feb 26, 2018 (inside US))

Summer Session (10-week session), starts May 9, 2018
(Deadline: Mar 9, 2018 (outside US); May 1, 2018 (inside US))

Fall 1 Session (16-week session), starts August 8, 2018
(Deadline: June 8, 2018 (outside US); Aug 1, 2018 (inside US))

Fall 2 Session (8-week session), starts October, 3, 2018
(Deadline: Aug 3, 2018 (outside US); Sept 24, 2018 (inside US))

"Start Date" above means "the day program activities start." We highly recommend that you look carefully at our application for details or contact our office.

Students interested in applying for "IIS Only" to study in our intensive English program may apply for one single session or multiple sessions.

Tuition and Fees (F1 Visa)

Tuition and Fees for Intensive English Program (F-1 International Students)

Fee Breakdown - F1

Duration 8 weeks* 16 weeks* 10 weeks
(summer term)*
1 Academic Year
Tutition $2,600 $4,600 $3,000 $9,200 (2 16-week sessions)
Application Fee $100** $100** $100** $100**
Health Insurance, housing, books, etc estimated
$3,300
estimated $6,000 estimated
$3,685
estimated
$12,300
Estimated Total $5,900 $10,640 $6,685 $21,500
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Notes:

Estimated Total and the amount required on financial statements in order to receive admission and travel documents.

*Students may register for 8, 10 or 16 weeks. If a student will be enrolling for more than one session, the amount on the financial statement must reflect the total amount of the session(s) added together. If a student wishes to enroll for one academic year, then the financial statement must show a total of $21,500.00.

**$100 is a non-refundable application fee.

***F-1 students are required to purchase health insurance that meets or exceeds limits recommended by the U.S. Government. Mission College IIS students are required to purchase the insurance provided by Mission College International Student Center. Health insurance fees for Spring/Fall (16 weeks) must be purchased for 6 month period. Insurance for Spring/Fall (8 weeks) sessions must be purchased for 4 month period. Summer (10 weeks) sessions is purchased for 3 month period.

Tuition & Fees ( US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Visa E, H and L)

Tuition and Fees for Intensive English Program (US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Visa Types E, H and L)

You may take part-time or full-time courses (depending on your visa status). The rates quoted below are for full-time study, which is 20 hours per week. If you only take part-time courses you will be charged accordingly. The program includes courses in Listening/Speaking (4 hours), Reading/Writing (6 hours), Grammar (6 hours), Pronunciation (2 hours). Students will also have access to the program's dedicated computer lab.

To apply online, click here.

Fee Breakdown - US Citizens, Residents, E,H,L Visas

Duration 8 weeks* 16 weeks* 10 weeks
(summer term)*
Tutition $1,800 $3,500 $2,400
Textbooks/Fees $200 $200 $200
Estimated Total $2,000 $3,700 $2,600
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Tuition & Fees (B1/B2 Visa)

Tuition and Fees for Intensive English Program (B1/B2 Visitors)

B1/B2 visitors can take part-time courses (no more than 12 clock hours per week) in our not-for-credit intensive English program. The program includes courses in Listening/Speaking (4 hours), Reading/Writing (6 hours), Grammar (6 hours), Pronunciation (2 hours). Students will also have access to the program's dedicated computer lab and program activities.

To apply online, click here.

Fee Breakdown - B1/B2 Visa

Duration 8 weeks* 16 weeks* 10 weeks*
(summer term)
Tutition $16.25/hr
up to 12 hours per week
$14.38/hr
up to 12 hours per week
$15.00/hr
up to 12 hours per week
Textbooks/Fees $150 $150 $150
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Tuition & Fees (F2, J2 Visa, and ESTA)

F2 visa holders and ESTA can take part-time courses (no more than 16 clock hours per week) in our not-for-credit intensive English program. The program includes courses in Listening/Speaking (4 hours), Reading/Writing (6 hours), Grammar (6 hours), Pronunciation (2 hours) and others. Students will also have access to the program's dedicated computer lab and program activities.

J2 visa holders can take full-time courses (up to 20 clock hours per week) in our not-for-credit intensive English program. The program includes courses in Listening/Speaking (4 hours), Reading/Writing (6 hours), Grammar (6 hours), Pronunciation (2 hours) and others. Students will also have access to the program's dedicated computer lab and program activities.

To apply online, click here.

Fee Breakdown - F2 and J2 Visa

Duration 8 weeks 16 weeks 10 weeks
Tuition $16.25/hr $14.38/hr $15.00/hr
Textbook/Fees (part-time) $150 $150 $150
Textbook/Fees (full-time) $200 $200 $200
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IIS Mission Statement

The Institute for International Studies (IIS) provides high quality ESL instruction, cross-cultural activities, and support services for international students who would like to improve their English for college preparation or other personal and professional goals. IIS offers an innovative learning environment conducive to building academic, cultural, and language skills necessary for success in American college and professional settings.

Admission Requirements
New students should:
  1. Be at least 17½ years old and graduate from high school before they attend,
  2. No TOEFL or IELTS score required