Fall EISS: September 5 - December 5, 2019

Want to improve your English-language skills this fall? See the Fall EISS program.

Enhance your English skills & explore U.S. culture

Cornell's summer English for International Students and Scholars (EISS) program prepares students, scholars, and visitors for working and studying at a university in the United States or for using English professionally.

As an EISS student, you'll receive

  • Full-time intensive English instruction
  • Academic, social, and cultural orientation to the United States and its institutions

We offer instruction at all levels, from low intermediate through advanced, and emphasize speaking, reading, writing, listening, comprehension, and grammar skills.

Morning classes focus on academic writing, listening, and speaking as well as exploring U.S. culture through readings and discussions.

Afternoon workshops and activities are tailored to students' needs and may include TOEFL prep, pronunciation workshops, presentation skills sessions, or individual consultations on writing skills.

To improve your communication skills and learn about U.S. culture, you're invited to attend concerts, plays, lectures, picnics, and field trips on campus and around the Finger Lakes Region.