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2021 Virtual Summer English Institute

Prepare yourself for a successful first year as a DePauw student.

COVID-19 Update: We continue to periodically review this program for any adjustments needed due to COVID-19. Registered participants will be notified of any changes to the instructional format via email.

DePauw's Virtual Summer English Institute is a comprehensive academic and cultural program tailored for international students. Students will work intensively on their academic writing, speaking and reading skills in English. Additionally, through activities and interactions with professors and student leaders, English Institute participants will learn more about the United States and local community where they will study for the next four years. This program will be held virtually from July 31 - August 14, 2021. The fee of 300 USD for this academic program includes instruction and books. Students who successfully complete the institute receive DePauw extended studies credit.

All new DePauw students are required to take a writing-intensive First-Year Seminar. The English Institute is designed to give First Year international students the following advantages as they prepare for their first year of student life:

  • First-hand experience in the DePauw virtual classroom;

  • Intensive preparation for an all-English academic environment, with a focus on writing;

  • Individualized English language and academic support;

  • The opportunity to establish friendships with other first year students in advance.

The DePauw Virtual Summer English Institute is a unique opportunity for students to start their DePauw experience early and prepare for academic success. Spaces are limited in order to ensure personal attention for each participating student. We strongly encourage you to complete the Virtual Summer English Institute online application by the deadline of June 1, 2021. Do not miss this opportunity to gain an advantage before the academic year begins!  

English Institute Teaching Assistants

One of the most beneficial features of the English Institute is building relationships with the upper-level DePauw student who serve as Teaching Assistants. Teaching Assistants support students adjustment to life at DePauw both inside and outside the classroom. These skilled student leaders become valuable resources and first friends for new international students who participate in the English Institute. Meet the 2021 Virtual English Institute Teaching Assistants here.