Florida Atlantic University
Intensive English Institute

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  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Engineering

  • Setting

    City, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

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Study at Florida Atlantic University's Intensive English Institute in picturesque Boca Raton, Florida.

The Intensive English Institute provides:

  • Two study tracks: Program for Academic Readiness (PAR) track and Intensive English track
  • PAR track: Conditional Admission to FAU for Qualified Students
    • Two levels of instruction; qualified students may enter in the second level
    • 18-23 hours of English instruction each week during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    • Classes in grammar, reading, writing, listening, conversation, university presentation, culture
    • Classes taught by highly-qualified, experienced instructors
    • Students in the second level take a 3-credit course which applies to their degree program
    • Successful completion of the program allows qualified students to enter directly into their degree program at FAU
    • Integration into university life at FAU
    • Students may live in on-campus housing
    • Contact the IEI for specific requirements for potential graduate-level students
  • Intensive English track: academic and professional English for students who are not interested in conditional admission to FAU
    • 23 hours of instruction each week during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    • Up to 12 hours of instruction per term in English for Specific Purposes electives
    • High beginner to Advanced levels of academic/professional English with the possibility of split-level placement (beginner levels not offered in mini-sessions)
    • Courses in grammar, reading, writing, listening, and conversation
    • Classes taught by highly-qualified, experienced instructors
    • TOEFL and IELTS preparation options for qualified students
    • Free tutoring in the Learning Lab
    • Simple transfer to PAR track for qualified students who decide to apply to FAU
  • Friendly, stimulating learning environment
  • Extra-curricular activities such as volleyball, soccer, and lunchtime seminar
  • Field trips to places of special interest
  • Use of library and all recreational facilities at the University
  • Contact with university admission staff for those interested in continuing their education at Florida Atlantic University

Year-Round Schedule

Fall 2017
August 25 – December 1

Spring 2018
January 12 – April 27

Summer 2018
May 11 – August 3

Fall 2018
August 24 – November 30

Admission Requirements

PAR track applicants must apply to and be accepted by FAU and the PAR Program in addition to being at least 18 years of age and completing high school.

Intensive English track applicants must be at least 18 years old before class begins and must have completed high school or its equivalent

Housing Accommodations

  • Apartments within walking and bicycling distance of the campus.
  • Limited homestay opportunities available.
  • Residence Hall (on-campus) options available to PAR track students

Florida Atlantic University

  • One of eleven universities in the Florida State University System
  • Degrees offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
  • Located halfway between West Palm Beach to the north and Fort Lauderdale to the south and only three miles from the warm beaches of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Surrounded by lush, natural beauty, unparalleled recreational resources, theatres, art galleries and elegant shopping.
Florida Atlantic University
Intensive English Institute

777 Glades Road, Bldg. 31D
Boca Raton FL 33431-0991
P: 561-297-0179
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Intensive English Institute