Summer Programs

Spend a summer preparing learning English in beautiful Vermont

For students 17 and older, who wish to improve their English, academic skills, and test scores before applying to university. The Saint Michael’s College program provides language training, test preparation, academic skills development, and content-based classes that are taught by university professors.

  • Reading, vocabulary, writing, and grammar
  • Oral training and American culture
  • Authentic introduction to university learning
  • TOEFL preparation
  • Extra-curricular and weekend activities
  • Academic advising and university admission counseling
  • 24 hours/week of classroom hours
  • Average class size:12

The daily schedule of a summer student is as follows:

“Core” Classes (Mornings Monday-Friday)
Core classes comprise Reading, Vocabulary, Writing, and Grammar. Students choose from a variety of topics that are widely explored in university, including Exploring Social Justice, “This I believe”, Comparative Religions, Cultural Intelligence, English Through Literature, Movers, Shakers, and Headline Makers, What is Utopia?

Oral Skills (Afternoons Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Oral Skills classes focus on a popular movie for each half of the program, which is used as listening material as well as a catalyst for discussion, and pronunciation work. Students come away speaking more precisely and confidently with knowledge of American culture which will help navigate their future university life. Oral work includes our state-of-the-art Learning Resource Center.

Special Topics (Afternoons Tuesday and Thursday)
Students choose courses with an “academic skills” orientation, courses with practical outcomes, or courses that are just plain fun. Special Topics courses are designed to provide an authentic introduction to university study. Based on students’ preferences, topics may include:

  • TOEFL preparation
  • World Politics and Current Events — discuss local and world events
  • Creative Writing
  • U.S. Culture — explore social and historical aspects of the United States
  • Vocabulary and Idioms — understand U.S. “slang” phrases and colloquial speech

For more information contact Christine Bauer-Ramazani at

More Information

Students experience the program as full-fledged university students with access to campus facilities, including the library, technology centers, maker’s space, Adventure Sports Center, dining hall, student center and much more. Numerous evening and weekend activities are organized. Accommodations are typically in one of our premium residences.

July 1 to August 9 (6 weeks): $5,820
Includes: Tuition, Accommodations, Orientation, English language activities, access to university facilities and activities, Airport transfer, Academic and Career Counseling, Health insurance and access to college health center, 3 meals/day, Linen and bedding

  • Designed for students with high intermediate or intermediate English.
  • Complete the application for the Intensive English Program
  • Must be 17 or older (16 allowed with permission)
  • No TOEFL/IELTS scores are required
  • International students will study on F1 student visa