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Whatcom Community College

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
Bellingham, Washington USA



School Introduction

Whatcom Community College is located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington, which is within easy driving distance of two major cities: Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, Canada. The nearby mountains and ocean provide many recreational activities such as skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and boating. The college campus is relaxed and friendly, with a new library, computer lab, sports complex, and student center. Students can stay with local families in homestays, or in apartments located near campus. Public transportation is available to and from campus. Bellingham is a safe and friendly community, which welcomes visitors from all over the world.

ESL Program Introduction

Whatcom Community College is well known for its excellent ESL programs at a low cost. Class sizes are small (5-15 students), and students have many opportunities to practice English both in the classroom and in the local community. There is a full-time international program staff which provides a wide variety of services free of charge, including airport pick up, academic advising, English tutoring, and a full activities program.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Winter A: 1/6/2003-2/10/2003 (5 weeks)
Winter B: 2/13/2003-3/20/2003 (5 weeks)
Spring A: 3/31/2003-5/1/2003 (5 weeks)
Spring B: 5/8/2003-6/12/2003 (5 weeks)
Summer A: 6/23/2003-7/18/2003 (4 weeks)
Summer B: 7/21/2003-8/15/2003 (4 weeks)
Fall A: 9/17/2003-10/23/2003 (5 weeks)
Fall B: 10/29/2003-12/5/2003 (5 weeks)

Tuition: $2, 000 (10 weeks), $1, 000 (5 weeks)
Application Fee: $35
Housing: $1, 000 (10 weeks), $500 (5 weeks)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
Whatcom Community College
237 W. Kellogg Road
Bellingham, Washington 98226

(360) 676-2170
(360) 752-6767