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.