Summer Institute of Language and Culture

Drake's English as a Second Language Department can design short-term summer programs for special groups.  Programs may allow participants to:

  • Practice English skills in the "Heartland" of the United States
  • Exchange ideas with American university students and others
  • Learn American business practices
  • Visit several prominent U.S. businesses
  • Understand American cultural values
  • Learn and live in a safe, friendly environment!

Features:

  • Housing in a Drake residence hall with access to university computer labs, library, & recreation facilities.
  • English conversation groups lead by American Students
  • A weekend home stay with an American family
  • Small class-size and customized courses designed for the needs and interests of the group.  For example:
  • Doing Business--American Style
  • A Look at the Business World
  • The American University Experience
  • American Values and Traditions
  • Seeing America Through Word Pictures
  • The U.S. Educational System
  • Current Events
  • American Frontier
  • American Life and Institutions

For more information contact Davee Matlock at the International Center, davee.matlock@drake.edu or 515-271-2084.

 

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