PDPI - Brazil English Teachers Program

The purpose of this 6-week certificate program is to offer English language enrichment and professional training designed specifically for high school English teachers from Brazil to:

  • Strengthen teachers' English language proficiency, with emphasis on conversational fluency and pronunciation
  • Enhance teachers' English language teaching capabilities in the Brazilian high school context
  • Foster opportunities for the teachers to network with US ESL faculty members and education specialists
  • Offer the cultural experience of US campus life and opportunities for cultural and social activities in the US Midwest

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

This pre-academic program will help BSMP students prepare for their academic year in the U.S.  Program goals are:

  • Help students strengthen their English language ability for success in their academic program.
  • Help students become familiar with and comfortable in the American classroom culture.
  • Give students social and cultural opportunities to learn about the American Midwest.

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Fulbright Long-term Intensive English Program

Fulbright grantees attend over 60 Intensive English Programs (IEPs) throughout the U.S. IIE selects these programs, in coordination with ECA, based on academic excellence, student services and facilities, geographic distribution, and dedication to the Fulbright Program. IIE staff members closely monitor Fulbright students during their period of study, update their J-visa immigration status, and counsel them through any academic, physical or emotional issues.

Fulbright Pre-academic Program

  • This program will provide you with a variety of experiences and study opportunities to prepare you for the demands of your studies in the U.S.
  • Through structured and informal learning activities, you will enhance your English skills, deepen your understanding of American society and the parameters of research activities, and get to know the Americam Midwest and its citizens.
  • To assist you in your adjustment to the American cultural reality, cross-cultural awareness and an appreciation of the dimensions of cultural diversity in the U.S. will be a component of the program.
  • You will also have opportunities to meet a variety of members of the university faculty and local community in support of this intellectual and person adjustment.
  • This six-week English and orientation program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute for International Education.

Humphrey Fellowship Pre-academic Program

This eight‐week summer program for Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) fellows is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by IIE: the Institute of International Education. Humphrey Fellows are successful young and mid-career credentialed professionals, aged 30-50. The Fellows work in a broad range of academic and professional areas and come from a wide variety of countries. The primary purpose of the pre-academic program is to provide necessary English language training, and academic, professional and cultural orientation to ease the Fellows’ transition into U.S. academic and professional settings. After the pre-academic program, the Fellows will proceed to a designated U.S. university for a year-long program of non-degree, advanced study.

Kanagawa Program

The Applied English Center (AEC) of the University of Kansas welcomes students from Kanagawa University each year.  Students live in a residence hall on campus with American roommates.  They study English and U.S. culture in the classroom and in the community every week, and on weekends they go on field trips and have a short homestay with an American family.

Students are taught and supported by AEC teachers and AEC Ambassadors (KU students).  We love working with each year’s group of students from Kanagawa University.

Kansai Program

The Applied English Center of Kansas University (KU) offers a program of intensive English study, the possibility of university academic course work and cultural enrichment through campus and Lawrence community outreach.  This program is specifically designed for students from Kansai University.  It runs from mid-March through the end of December, which includes the last half of KU’s spring semester, the full summer session and the full fall semester.

Proyecta Program

The Applied English Center will provide a fall 2016 four-week program of intensive English study for Proyecta Program participants who are undergraduate students, teachers, and researchers. The goal of this intensive English program is to help participants enhance their English language skills for use in academic and professional settings. The 4-week program also provides the cultural experience of university academic and campus life in the United States. 

Vietnamese Teachers Program

The purpose of the program is to offer substantive English language enrichment courses and to offer workshop-type programming to:

  • Enhance the program participants' English language teaching capabilities.
  • Introduce them to the use of information technology in the EFL classroom.
  • Prepare them to train other English language teachers and to serve as resource contact points at the U.S. State Department's American Centers in Hanoi and HCMC.

One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
Earn university credits now! You can use 9 AEC credits as elective credits toward your KU degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Architecture.
Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kansas.
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