Spring International Language Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Program Type: Proprietary/Independent
1 University of Arkansas
Gregson Hall 40B
Fayetteville, AR  72701- 

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Host Institution: Spring International Language Center, University Of Arkansas

Host City Size: 50,001 to 200,000

Year Established: 1992

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA
Phone #: (479) 575-7600

Fax #: (479) 575-7673



Application Contact Info: Phillip Nguyen,
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk

* Other Course Type: Pronunciation, grammar, and reading and grammar clinics, and TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT test preparation workshops

Additional Course Info: CAI, reading lab available, advanced academic preparation.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Graduate Study25
Teacher Training150
University Preparation25

ESP Additional Info: The Intensive English Program is available to design and conduct workshops, short courses, and special programs in conjunction with a variety of academic departments. SILC also offers an Accredited Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Lang

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month

Terms Additional Info: Students may enter any 9-week term for 4-5 weeks by special arrangement. The 3 to 6-week short-term Pre-Academic programs for graduate students are held annually in late July and early August.

Program Size: 60

Program Size, Summer: 80

Average Class Size: 12

Minimum Class Size: 6

Maximum Class Size: 15

Middle East/North Africa25.00

Full-time Instructors: 12

Part-time Instructors: 2

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 20

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 12

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 2

Full-time Admin: 8

Part-time Admin: 1

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Anyone not on an F-1 Student visa or J-1 Exchange Scholar: Citizens, Permanent Residents, F-2, J-2, R-1, and B-2 Visa holders if incidental to primary purpose of being in the US.

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: MELAB, Other

Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: All students must submit a completed application, a financial guarantee for the length of study, a $125 application fee, and a copy of the identification page of their passport. Students must have completed high school and/or be 18 years of age.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20, DS-2019

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Maximum Credits Eligible: 12

Courses that can be Replaced: Matricaulated students may take For-Credit ELAC (English and American Culture) advanced ESL support courses.

Conditions: Non-Degree visiting students & degree seeking students may also take ELAC courses. Most ELAC coures carry credit. Other academic courses may be arranged. Approval of the director of International Admissions and the director of the IEP.

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 0

Degree Levels: undergraduate or graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: Students who meet the academic and financial requirements of admission, but who have not met the language proficiency requirement, will be offered conditional admissions and issued an I-20 or DS 2019. Upon arrival students enter the IEP. can be taken in t

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or English Proficiency TEST Alternative Waiver conferred upon successful completion of the advanced levels of the IEP.

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or English Proficiency Test Alternative Waiver conferred upon successful completion of level 600 of the IEP.

Articulation Agreement(s): yes

Articulation Agreement Details: NO TOEFL required of Spring International students who have successfully completed the IEP in order to meet the English Proficiency requirement for the University of Arkansas or Norhtwest Arkansas Community College for students that have completed the IE


Fees: $300

Insurance Cost: $250

Insurance Details: Students must show proof of insurance that meets a specified minimum criteria OR they must purchase the SILC or UA Health Insurance Policy

Other Costs: Books, room, board, and personal expenses

Financial Aid Available: Scholarships for ESL after attendance of at least one term based on financial need and excellent academic performance; undergraduate studies; graduate assistantships for qualified graduate students

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $2300

Housing Weeks: 18

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: Off campus Graduate Student housing includes WIFI, TV, phone, laundry room, & kitchen furnishings for cooking. Meal plans may also be purchased. Homestays including 1/2 board are also available as are traditional campus residnce halls for new freshm

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: yes

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $1200

Board Plan Weeks: 9

Board Plan Additional Info: Both partial and full board plans are available. Off campus students may also purchase partial meal plans.

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Airport Meeting, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, Host Family, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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