International Summer Institute

International Summer Institute

Washburn University, established in 1865, has 150-year tradition of providing a private school education at a public school price. By balancing challenging academics with a rich menu of educational and social activities, you’ll have a learning experience that’s truly transformative.

Program Dates: Monday, June 25, 2017 – Saturday, August 5, 2017

About the International Summer Institute

Students from around the world are invited to spend seven weeks living and learning in the heart of them Midwest. Participate in summer courses that feature smaller class size, accessible instructors, and a diverse student body. The International Summer Institute features combined English language instruction as well as the introduction to American culture. Basic program components include:

  • Orientation/enrollment/registration and cultural/linguistic activities
  • Seven weeks of English as a second language instruction and study skills instruction offered by Intensive English Program
  • WU program assistants to coordinate the orientation/enrollment/registration, cultural/language activities, study sessions, and other special events/activities
  • Access to campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, student union, and the student recreation center
  • Daily tutorial sessions
  • Housing and Food services for all students
  • Optional activities, excursions and programs for students

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Application Information

NO Application Fee! NO TOEFL or IELTS Required!

The Summer Session application is open from January 1, 2017  to May 15, 2017. Admission is a selective process, and students are admitted on a rolling basis. To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • International ON-LINE Application for Admission
  • Original Financial supporting documents, such as a current bank statement
  • Signed Signature Page (The page will automatically appear after you submit the online application.)
  • Signed and Completed Financial Disclaimer Form
  • A copy of your current passport I.D. page.

Fostering Global Partnerships

Students who attend the Washburn International Summer Institute build connections with peers from across the United States and around the world. Courses during the summer are smaller, allowing you to get to know your professors and classmates. It is truly a global community, with students from over 35 different countries sharing the campus.