Program status

Due to COVID-19, the on-campus version of this program unfortunately has been cancelled. We are optimistic that this course will be offered online, but a final determination has not yet been made. Please check back for updates and contact us if you have questions.

In the meantime, you might want to review our roster of more than 40 online Summer College courses, including the three-credit College Success program as well as the non-credit program English for International Students and Scholars.

Visit our online learning pages to read about course formats, academics, tuition, registration deadlines, and more.

Read about Summer College and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Improve your writing & speaking skills

Designed for international students whose first language is not English, Cornell's six-week English Immersion program will help you hone your English language skills while experiencing college life at an Ivy League university.

You'll enroll in two Cornell classes—one on academic writing and a second course of your choice—and earn an official Cornell transcript and six college credits. Through your classes and during one-on-one sessions with instructors, you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing style.

If you're interested in applying to a U.S. college, you'll benefit from our college fair, admissions workshops, and individual counseling sessions. In addition, the grades and credits you earn at Summer College, along with your familiarity with American teaching and learning styles, can become important factors in your college admissions process.

Beyond your studies, you'll enjoy cultural activities, explore outstanding campus facilities, converse with native English speakers in day-to-day situations, and build friendships with students from across the world.