The Indonesia English Language Study Program (IELSP) is a scholarship program that grants undergraduate students across Indonesia the opportunity to attend an eight-week intensive English program at a University located in the United States. Participants will live on campus and attend a full summer semester of English language classes. They will also have the opportunity to learn about American culture, meet and interact with native- speaker conversation leaders, and participate in an all-day field trip to Kansas City designed just for them! The Indonesia English Language Study Program is sponsored by the US Department of State and administered by the Institute for International Education.

U.S. Department of State | Institute of International Education (IIE)

 

Travel Information
Arrival
The Kansas City airport is a one-hour drive from Lawrence, Kansas where the University of Kansas is located. Staff from the AEC will meet you at the airport and assist you in finding your luggage and catching the bus to Lawrence. The staff will welcome you and will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you have a delay at any point on your journey, please contact Geri Lamer. She will reschedule your shuttle. There will also be an AEC staff member at the dormitory where you will be living to help you get checked in when you arrive in Lawrence.

Departure
The AEC will make arrangements for your transportation back to the airport. AEC staff will accompany you to the airport and fly with you to your port of exit. There they will make sure you get checked onto your flight and through security smoothly. We hope your journey is a safe one and we look forward to meeting you.

Housing and Meals
Hashinger Hall is a center for the creative arts. "Hash" is located atop Daisy Hill and provides a small theater, a dance studio, design lab, a painting and pottery room, a darkroom, a gourmet kitchen, and various practice rooms for residents' use. Hashinger is coed by wing and has two wings. In KU's coed facilities, men and women live on separate wings with a central floor lobby. Fulbright summer pre-academic program participants will be housed together on one floor of Hashinger and each will share a room with another Fulbright program participant. Dorm room Each room contains: A hinged-door closet with storage unit above, built-in dresser with mirror, two beds, two extra long twin mattresses, two desks, two desk chairs, trash cans, and venetian blinds. Each room also features an active cable and telephone connection, and ethternet data connection capability. The AEC will provide sheets, a pillow and pillowcase for each participant. Every residence hall at KU has an Academic Resource Center (ARC) which provides computers and study aids as well as a location for tutoring services. The Academic Resource Center in Hashinger also houses a sheet music and script collection. All residence halls have KU Card or coin-operated laundry facilities. Telecommunications services include telephone and data connectivity. Telephone service is active at move-in; long distance service is available separately.

Mrs. E's Dining
The Ekdahl Dining Commons, or "Mrs. E's," is located atop Daisy Hill, adjacent to Lewis Hall. This food-court specializes in items such as pasta, salads and sandwiches, a pizzaria, and a grill. Choose from 8-10 entrees at each meal! Extended serving hours accommodate your busy class and work schedules. With 700 seats on three levels, wrap-around windows and a spectacular view of campus, it's an ideal place for meeting friends.

Courses
In your AEC classes, you will meet other international students who are working to improve their English language skills. You will also interact with American teachers and students to learn about American customs and culture. You will practice speaking in small groups, read books and articles, and write short essays and papers. You will master new strategies to learn English and to improve your pronunciation. The Applied English Center offers five levels of instruction (beginning through advanced) in the following areas:

Speaking and Listening for Academic Purposes
Course Objective: To increase accuracy of pronunciation, to develop spoken fluency, to expand everyday everyday and content-specific vocabulary, and to improve listening comprehension.

Grammar for Communication
Course Objective: To increase grammatical accuracy to allow better expression in both spoken and written English.

Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes
Course Objective: To improve academic reading and writing skills, by refining core academic skills, such as note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, and integrating ideas from several sources.

Field Trip
A Day in Kansas City

We will begin our day in Kansas City at the College Basketball Experience. The College Basketball Experience, a world class entertainment facility, is two floors and 41,500 square feet of basketball exuberance. The word “experience” is in the title because that’s exactly what fans can do – experience the game of college basketball. At “Beat the Clock,” fans try to make a game-winning shot before the buzzer sounds, mirroring some of college basketball’s greatest moments. At “Step to the Line,” fans face the pressure of a hostile arena while attempting to make as many consecutive free throws as possible in a set amount of time. Or they can play like the big boys on one of the Slam Dunk courts with rims at six different heights. Virtually every skill of the game has an activity station – rebounding, passing, three-point shooting, free throw shooting and more. For a change of pace, visitors can sit down at the ESPNU desk and call the highlights of actual NCAA basketball action. There are also numerous kiosks with fascinating insight from coaches and players about college basketball. The atmosphere – the energetic sights and sounds of college basketball – penetrates the entire facility with a constant supply of audio, video and larger-than-life visual graphics.

We will continue the day at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best in the country, offering visitors the opportunity to explore civilization through the eyes of painters, sculptors, craftsmen, and many other artists.

Our final destination for the day will be the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza's popularity and reputation has been recognized around the country. The entire 15-block district, with more than 150 shops and dozens of fine restaurants, makes The Country Club Plaza Kansas City's premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Contact Information
Geri Lamer
Office: (785) 864-1321
Home: (785) 312-9734
Mobile: (785) 766-7237

Margaret Coffey
Office: (785) 864-1307
Home: (785) 842-7702

Optional Activities

 


Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises three units: the Intensive English Program, Short-term Programs, and KU Outreach Programs.
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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