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Summer English Immersion Institute

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

DePauw's Summer English Immersion 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, students will begin to adapt to their new cultural environment through excursions, activities and interactions with professors and upperclass DePauw students. This program will be held on DePauw’s campus from August 1-13, 2017. Students are required to report to campus on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. DePauw staff will pick students up at the Indianapolis International Airport on August 1st. The fee of $1,250 USD for this academic program includes instruction, materials, transportation, excursions and meals.


                                                                                           All new DePauw students are required to take a writing-intensive First-Year Seminar. So that you can be ready for the demands of this seminar and for our academic expectations in general, we have designed this program to give First Year international students the following advantages:

    • First-hand experience in the DePauw classroom;
    • Intensive preparation for an all-English academic environment, with a focus on writing;
    • Individualized English language and academic support;
    • Cultural activities and excursions;
    • Early access to dormitories;
    • The opportunity to establish friendships and become familiar with campus in advance.

The DePauw Summer English Immersion Institute is a unique opportunity for students to start their DePauw experience early and prepare themselves for academic success. Spaces are limited in order to ensure personal attention for each participating student. We strongly encourage you to complete the online application by the deadline of May 1, 2017. 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 upperclass 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 English Institute Teaching Assistants here.

Transportation to campus

International Student Services will pick new international students up at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) on the first day of the Summer English Immersion Institute. Students should reserve a seat on their desired airport shuttle in advance through the online New International Student Checklist (not yet available). Airport shuttles will depart from the Indianapolis International Airport for DePauw's campus on August 1st at 12:00pm & 6:00pm (18:00).

ISS staff will arrive approximately 20 minutes before each shuttle departs to greet students and assist with questions or concerns. DePauw's shuttle bus will be parked outside the Ground Transportation area (where rental car companies and other buses are stationed).  Students who experience travel delays should contact ISS staff as early as possible to provide updated arrival time and flight information, and staff will make arrangements for delayed students to be picked up at the new arrival time. Cell phone numbers for ISS staff will be provided to students before the English Institute begins.

Check-in with DePauw ISS staff on arrival day

Upon arrival to campus, students will meet ISS staff at the Memorial Student Union Building (408 South Locust Street, Greencastle, IN 46135) to check in for the Summer English Immersion Institute, get keys to their living unit, receive instructions for their first days of the Institute, and have the chance to ask questions.

Who to contact if problems or delays occur during travel to Indianapolis or DePauw

International Student Services DePauw Public Safety office (open 8:00am - 5:00pm)               413 South Locust Street, Reese Hall                                                                             Greencastle, IN 46135                                                                                                               765-658-4850

DePauw Public Safety office (open all days and hours; will contact ISS staff)                           101 East Seminary Street                                                                                                             Greencastle, IN 46135                                                                                                                 765-658-5555

DePauw Summer English Immersion Institute Application (Due May 1, 2017)

DePauw Summer English Immersion Institute Schedule 2015 (Program details for 2017 coming soon)