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Academic English and American Culture Program

Brochure cover - link to PDFThe Academic English and American Culture program at California University of Pennsylvania is designed for international students who wish to enhance their English language ability and/or plan to study in the United States during their academic career.

The program also will serve as an introduction to the United States and its culture.   

Program dates

July 6 – August 1, 2014

Program cost

The program fee of $3,125 includes:

  • Tuition, room and board at California University of Pennsylvania
  • Pickup at Pittsburgh International Airport on July 6, 2014
  • Academic and cultural programming
  • Trip to Washington, D.C. (excluding some meals)
  • Return to Pittsburgh International Airport on August 1, 2014
Program fee does not include: insurance, spending money, campus recreation and fitness center fee, international flight.

Program schedule

  • July 6: Students arrive and move into residence halls
  • July 7: Orientation
  • July 8: Classes begin
  • July 31: Classes end
  • August 1: Program ends; students depart

Academic classes

Classes will meet for four hours per day, with a break for lunch. Classes are designed to enhance students’ ability in an academic setting. Subjects include:    

  • Academic Reading
  • Speaking & Listening
  • Academic Writing
  • American Culture

Program features

The Academic English and American Culture program features:

About California University

California University of Pennsylvania is located on 294 acres in the borough of California, Pa., just 35 miles south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River.

Cal U welcomes students from around the world, and it is our desire to assist you in making your educational experience with us as personally enriching for you as possible.

Related Links

Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Global Online Admissions (100% Online Programs)

International students

International student services

International club

Visiting students

Campus Map

Contact Us

Bessy Bennellick
Director of International Programming
Noss Hall, Room 108

John Watkins
Assistant Dean for Student Development
Carter Hall, Room G-32


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