Who's eligible?

EISS is open to anyone

  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Who has at least intermediate knowledge of English

Admission to EISS is not the same as admission to Cornell's undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. (For information about degree programs, visit Cornell University Admissions.)

Program cost

The full program charge for 2022, due at the time of registration, is $2,160.

What's included in the cost?

The program fee includes core instruction, networking, workshops, intensive language instruction, and cultural orientation.

Cancellation policy

  • Persons whose cancellations are received in writing by November 15, 2021, will receive a full refund, minus a $200 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received after November 15, 2021, and before December 15, 2021, are subject to a $500 cancellation fee.
  • No refunds will be given on or after December 15, 2021.