The Program for Intensive English accepts International Students from around the world, who are interested in studying English in the United States.
To come to the U.S. with an F-1 visa, you must first be admitted to our program. Then we will send you a form I-20. With the form I-20, you can register with the U.S. government division called SEVIS and schedule a visa interview at a U.S. Embassy in your country. You should apply to PIE at least 3 months before you want to start studying.
The PIE has seven levels of English, from beginner to advanced academic English. Students take a placement test on the first day of orientation to find out their starting level.
Tuition is $2,850 for each session (two months). Students who are not sponsored by their government also pay a ~$50 international student fee and must have and pay for university health insurance, averaging ~$300 per session. You do not have to pay any tuition before you start.
A valid Passport, Bank Statement, and Sponsor Form should be added to your application. There is a $150 application fee, which you can pay by debit or credit card at the end of the application.
F-1 students are required to enroll full time, and maintain full time enrollment throughout their time in the U.S. F-1 students are not permitted to miss more than 25 hours per session at PIE, or they will lose their legal status in the United States. F-1 students are allowed to have a part-time job on campus but cannot work outside of the University. We will go over all requirements for F-1 students during orientation.