Drake University offers an Summer Institute for Language and Culture.  More information on this intensive English program for Summer 2016 will be available on this site by April 2016. The 2015 Summer Institute of Language and Culture outlined below will serve as a sample of what program has included in the past.

2015 Schedule (to be revised for 2016)

July 5              Arrival and Check-In

July 6              Placement Test and Orientation              Evening Activity

July 7 – 9        Classes and *Evening Activities

July 10                        **Afternoon Activity

July 11                        ***Excursion          

July 12                        Freetime and Homework


July 13 – 16    Classes and  Evening Activities       

July 17                        Activity

July 18                        Excursion

July 19                        Freetime and Homework


July 20-23       Classes and Evening Activities       

July 24                        Activity

July 25                        Excursion

July 26                        Freetime and Homework                          


July 27-30       Classes and Evening Activities

July 31                        Check out and Depart                    

*Evening activities include on campus entertainment and games.

**Friday activities include local attractions that offer opportunities for language use.

***Saturday excursions are social outings that allow students to interact with each other and explore local attractions.  

All activities are directed by the activities coordinators.  

Requirements:  All students must be between 18 and 24 years of age and have an intermediate langauge ability (Test at 390/30 or above on the TOEFL).  Students will live in the residence halls and particpate fully in all classes.  The cost of the program for four weeks is $4200 which includes room, insurance, materials, tuition and activities, and the cost of meals.  Students need to come on an F1 visa and will be responsible for the cost of the visa and airfare in addition to the program costs. 

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