Camp Pillsbury
315 S. Grove Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55060

Camp Pillsbury is a summer camp in Owatonna, Minnesota with plenty of exciting programs and activities to immerse international students into the American cultural experience.  Camp Pillsbury can help international campers prepare for living in the U.S or just improve their English skills for future success.  Our American Summer Camp adventures will lead campers to finding new interests, develop existing talents, and improve their confidence in an English environment while making lifelong friendships with other American and other international students.

Summer Camp | Ages 6-17                                                      
American Cultural Experience • English Language
Length: 1-2 Weeks
Cost: $1,100 for 1 Week, $2,200 for 2 Weeks
2016 Dates: June 12-26,  June 26-July 10,  July 10-24,  July 24-August 7,  August 7-August 21

Concordia Language Villages
901 8th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56562

Young people from around the world come to Collegetown and Collegetown Prep to learn English together. From basic to advanced speakers, participants engage in fun and creative activities designed to deepen their understanding of the culture of the United States. Excursions to local attractions and celebrations provide opportunities to try out newly-acquired language skills.  For 40 years, Concordia has offered intensive, credit-bearing language learning sessions at Collegetown. These month-long sessions are proven to help students achieve one high school year of language instruction or one college-semester of language instruction.

English Collegetown Prep | Ages 13-18
American Cultural Experience • English Language
Length: 2 Weeks
Cost: $2,400
2016 Dates: July 4-16

Collegetown | Ages 18-24
American Cultural Experience • English Language
Length: 4 Weeks
Cost: $5,050
Credit: 4
2016 Dates: July 4-16

Global Language Institute
340 Cedar Street, Suite 25
St. Paul, MN 55101

Since 1990, GLI has provided world-class instruction in a warm, friendly environment through our intensive English, professional training, and special group and youth programs.  Together with our highly-qualified and caring faculty and staff, we have helped students to gain confidence in their English, prepare for their future, learn about life in the United States and the world, and make life-long friendships

Intensive English Program | Ages 16+*
English Language
GLI’s Intensive English language program is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed academically, professionally, and socially.  A challenging, academically-focused curriculum, small classes + a strong connection with faculty = a winning combination as you live and learn in the US!

Length: 4-52 weeks
Cost: $1,590 for 4 weeks (Discounts for 4 or 6 sessions), plus additional expenses
Lodging:  Family Homestay or Apartment (4 month stay required)
2016 Dates: June 20-July 15,  July 18-August 12,  August 15-September 9,  Septemper 12-October 7,  October 11-November 4,  November 7-December 2,  December 5-December 23

Youth Program in Minnesota | Ages 12-17*
Join GLI’s Youth Program in Minnesota (ages 12-17) as the first step in your preparation for a better American high school experience! Do you wonder what it would be like to attend high school in the United States? Are you already planning to attend a high school in the U.S.? Are you currently attending a high school but need more help with your English or adjustment to the American system? GLI’s program can help you!
 *Younger students may be considered for acceptance on a case-by-case basis

Length: 4 weeks (shorter programs available)
Cost: $2,995
Lodging:  Family Homestay
2016 Dates: July 18-August 12

Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104,

Founded in 1854, Hamline is Minnesota’s first university and among the first coeducational institutions in the USA. Today Hamline is home to 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers more than 50 areas of study, 80 student organizations, and 19 athletic teams, as well as internships, collaborative research, and study abroad opportunities. And, it’s the top-ranked Minnesota University of its class, according to U.S. News & World Report.

English and Culture Program | Ages 13-18
English Language • American Cultural Experience
The English and American Culture Program explores the rich diversity that exists within the United States.  Founded by immigrants from all over the world, what does it mean to truly be “American”?  The seminar will have themes surrounding American identity and culture as presented in the media.   Through these themes students will learn more about the complexities of American identity and society.   Additionally, this seminar will examine ways in which students can engage with Americans in their future academics.  This will be accomplished by introducing students to members of the community-at-large.

Length: 4 weeks
Cost: $3,950 (Student is responsible for international airfare to Washington D.C. and from Minnesota to his/her home country)
Room & Board: Students will be housed on campus, typically in the Residence Hall, with a fellow attendee of the English and Culture Program
2016 Dates: July 9-August 6

The International School of Minnesota
6385 Beach Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

English Language and Culture Camp | Ages 11-17
American Cultural Experience • English Language
ISM’s ELL Summer Camp is designed for English Language Learners to learn English or improve their English as they enjoy everything Minnesota has to offer. Students in grades 6 – 12 will participate in exercises and activities that will stretch and solidify their written and spoken English beginning with classroom activities in the morning followed by afternoon cultural activities organized to practice emerging English skills.

Students will reside in ISM’s three-story, 20,000-square-foot residence hall which provides housing for up to 32 students and includes a theater, recreation center, laundry, study areas, and fitness center.

Length: 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Cost: 2 weeks: $1,995
3 weeks: $2,895
4 weeks: $3,795
Housing: Dormitory
2016 Dates:
Two week option: July 2-15, July 17-03
Three week option: July 2-22
Four week option: July 2-30

Luther Seminary
2481 Como Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

KAIROS Classes | Clergy and Church Leaders
Luther Seminary’s KAIROS continuing education courses offer a wealth of learning opportunities designed for clergy and church leaders of all denominations. All are welcome. Each year, a fresh array of courses are made available in ministry areas of preaching, Bible, theology, leadership, vocation and congregational care.

Length: Varies
Cost: Varies
Housing: Home (Webcasts), Hotels, On-Campus Guest Housing
Credit: Some Graduate Credit Available

St. Croix Lutheran
1200 Oakdale Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55118

Summer English Language Experience | Ages 11-17
American Cultural Experience • English Language
English classes are held in the morning, and each afternoon students use what they learn while interacting with American students on trips to the Mall of America, a professional baseball game, swimming, the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Capitol building, and many others.

Within walking distance of the campus are shops of over fifty varieties, including several ethnic restaurants and four major department and electronic stores.

The St. Croix complex includes a lake, park, spacious athletic fields, a gymnasium, computer lab, 152-bed dormitory, entertainment room, and cooking staff.

Length: 3 weeks
Cost: $2,100
Housing: Lakeside Dorm
2016 Dates: July 18-August 5

University of Minnesota, Crookston
2900 University Ave.
Crookston, MN 56716

University of Minnesota Crookston offers summer ESL program!  In the program students study English to improve classroom communication skills.  Students also become accustomed to American teaching style and techniques, learn study skills for success in an American university classroom, and through various activities and excursions become more familiar with American culture.

ESL Program | Undergraduate students
English Language
Our program focuses on ESL, but includes elements of American classroom culture and tips for success as well as overall university readiness.  Primarily participants are students joining American university in the fall, either at UMC or at other schools, who wish to improve English communications skills and build confidence before starting.

Length:  2 consecutive 4 week sessions – students can study for 4 weeks in either session, or stay for 8 weeks total.
Cost: $4,415 for four weeks, $8,547 for 8 weeks.  Includes tuition, fees, room and board, and health insurance
Housing: On Campus, dorms
2016 Dates: June 20-July 19, July 20-August 16

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
1901 University Ave SE, St. 300
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the top public research universities in the United States. We offer more than 135 undergraduate majors, 195 graduate and professional programs, award-winning faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities—all in a major metropolitan location. We rank 16th as a destination for international students in the U.S., offering outstanding support services to our 5,500 international students whom we welcome from 142 countries.

GO Minnesota | Undergraduate Students with at least 1 year of university study
Study abroad this summer at the University of Minnesota! GO Minnesota offers international students the opportunity to directly enroll in University summer session classes.  Study alongside American students. Participate in social and cultural events designed just for you. Benefit from state-of-the-art learning facilities at one of the nation’s top public research universities.

Length: 8 weeks
Cost: $6,333 (tuition), $3,000-$4,000 for insurance, housing, living expenses
Credit: Varies
Housing: Dormitory or Apartment

Innovations in Environmental Sustainable Enrichment Seminar | Undergraduate students
In this 3-week seminar, you’ll discuss environmental sustainability and climate change issues with scholars from the world-renowned Institute on the Environment and Climate Generation. You’ll visit the University’s campus in Morris, where a biomass gasifier heats and cools campus buildings. Participants will also spend time with and learn from American Indian leaders.

Length: 3 weeks
Cost: $4,800
Housing: Dormitory
2016 Dates: July 5-25

Intensive English Program | Age 17+, High school graduates
English Language

The University of Minnesota has been offering high-quality English as a Second Language (ESL) courses since 1968. Our Intensive English Program combines language skills development, experiential learning, and the use of technology to help you reach your goals.

Length: 7 week
Cost: Tuition: $3,975
*Fees: $279
*Insurance: $575
*Books: $150
*Living expenses: $3,000
Housing: Students are responsible for finding their own housing arrangement. For information about housing options at the University of Minnesota, please visit the Housing website.
2016 Dates: June-August 5

Global Transit Innovations Summer Training Program: Transportation and Urban Planning | Undergraduate Students, Chinese only
English Language • American Cultural Experience
Hannah Grune, Program Coordinator,
Zhengyang Gao, Training Program Manager,
Yingling Fan, Associate Professor or Public Affairs,

“Global Transit Innovations Summer Training Program: Transportation and Urban Planning” is a program co-hosted by University of Minnesota Global Transit Innovations, UMN Center for Transportation Studies, and UMN China Center Mingda Institute for Leadership Training. This program created a platform for Chinese students so that they could be able to study overseas and experience American culture. Students will also have chance to listen to workshops presented by UMN well-known professors and visit transportation/urban planning related places.

Length: 6 weeks
Cost: Varies
Credit: Varies
Housing: Dormitory