• Application Deadline
  • 21 days


Enjoy the opportunity to visit a variety of American university campuses in the northeastern part of the United States. All students in the program will be housed together with other pre-college students attending Yale Summer Session. This University Preparation for International High School Students course is offered by Yale English Language Institute.

The Classes
Academic Listening and Speaking

Develop the confidence and skills you need to be an active learner in American university classes. This class is designed to be eclectic, broad, interesting, provocative, and interactive. Learn to analyze, synthesize, and produce facts and information, while also improving your critical thinking skills.

  • Develop listening skills and improve your academic note-taking abilities
  • Enhance your ability to interact, discuss, argue, debate and give oral reports
  • Expand your vocabulary and review grammatical structures
  • Practice interview skills for university admissions
Academic Reading and Writing

Improve your reading and critical thinking skills to prepare for study in the U.S. This class also polishes your writing skills with daily, intensive practice. Writing exercises will emphasize grammatical accuracy, clarity of content, and fluency, while focusing on well-organized and effectively developed paragraphs and essays. In addition, learn about the research process –including paraphrasing, summary, and proper citation—in the context of writing longer papers.

  • Expand your vocabulary and ability to use new words and word forms
  • Improve your reading comprehension and speed and gain confidence in your ability to master difficult texts
  • Write essays for college applications
Academic Coaching

Learn about the American university system and admissions process while improving your academic skills. Academic coaching will help you understand how you study and learn best, how you exercise their personal brand of leadership, and how to be more proactive in your life.

  • Explore the different types of academic institutions
  • Learn about the college application process
  • Improve your study skills
Critical and Creative Thinking

Explore the nature and technique of critical thought—a process used to establish a reliable basis for our claims, beliefs, and attitudes about the world. Learn to use strategies, materials, and interventions in your own educational setting. This class also seeks to deepen the your understanding of creativity by improving your creative problem-solving skills and enhancing your ability to promote these skills in others.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Elective Classes

Choose one evening elective class in an area that interests you. Evening electives meet two evenings per week. Elective class offerings vary, but offerings may include:

  • English Pronunciation
  • TOEFL Practice
  • SAT Practice
  • Art Appreciation
  • American Music

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Course Details
  • IELTS band: Accepted, no minimum score required
  • TOELF iBT ® test: Accepted, no minimum score required
  • CAE Score: not accepted
  • FCE score: not accepted
Application Requirements

Students wishing to apply to the University Preparation program must currently be in their junior or senior year of high school. Sophomores (students who will be juniors in the fall) are not eligible to apply.

The following materials are required to complete a University Preparation application:

  • Online application
  • Application fee and Visa Processing fee
  • Financial documents
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • High school transcript

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3085 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3085 USD per module and a duration of 21 days.
  • National Applies to you

    3085 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3085 USD per module and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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