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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Intensive English Program
Lafayette, USA



School Introduction

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located in the center of Lafayette, Louisiana, a small city of about 100, 000. It is located about 120 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana, and about 160 miles east of Houston, Texas, only 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. There is an airport which is only 10 minutes from the University, and there are bus services from downtown to points around the United States.

Lafayette is the center of “Cajun Country”, which is an area of Louisiana with a strong French influence. Lafayette has the best of both worlds: it is both a typical American city and a center of its own special culture. The area is known for its fun festivals, delicious food, and special music (Cajun and Zydeco). Lafayette hosts the largest free festival in the United States, called the Festival International.Musical groups and craftspeople come from all over the world to perform here.

ESL Program Introduction

We are a small American English language and culture program located in Lafayette, Louisiana. The goal of the Intensive English Program (IEP) is to improve the English language and cultural skills of non-native English speakers and offer the preparation needed to meet the basic requirements for most universities.

The IEP organizes special activities each session such as pot luck dinners, holiday parties and activities, and trips to interesting places near Lafayette. Other services offered include free pick-up from the Lafayette Regional Airport upon arrival (requests must be made in advance); a two-day orientation to the program, the University, and the city of Lafayette; Academic, personal, and immigration counseling; campus facilities including the new sports complex which has a weight room, jogging track, tennis courts, raquetball courts, basketball courts, aerobics, swimming pool, etc.; equipment can be used free of charge.

You can find Cajun food as well as American, Chinese, Thai, Middle Eastern, South American, Mexican, Japanese, French, and Italian restaurants. We hope you’ll try some of the specialties of the area including crawfish, shrimp, red beans and rice, gumbo, and po-boys.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Spring I: January 6, 2005 - March 11, 2005 (8 weeks)
Spring II: March 17, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (8 weeks)
Summer: June 9, 2005 - August 5, 2005 (8 weeks)
Fall I: August 18, 2005 - October 14, 2005 (8 weeks)
Fall II: October 20, 2005 - December 16, 2005 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $1, 700.00 (8 weeks)
Application Fee: $35.00
Housing: $1000.00 (8 weeks)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

Intensive English Program
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 43932
Lafayette, 70504

(337) 482-6819
(337) 482-6820