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Who is this program for?

Students with regular or provisional admission to MSU or another U.S. university; and/or a TOEFL score of 520 (190 on the computer-based TOEFL; 68 ON INTERNET-BASED TOEFL) or permission of the English Language Center

What is this program like?

  • is designed for academically bound undergraduate and graduate level students.
  • helps students who may have concerns about studying in the USA.
  • has topics which include Integrating into campus life, Classroom culture, Understanding spoken English, Essay writing and written communication, Formal oral presentation and pronunciation, and Campus and community resources.

This course does not apply towards eliminating 'Provisional' Admission Status at MSU.

Dates: Monday, July 31- Friday, August 18, 2017 (75 hours of classes)

Costs: $1,600 (Includes tuition, mandatory insurance, and fees) Books and housing are not included.

Housing: You may arrange on-campus housing at Owen Hall through us. The cost will be $36 per day which includes a single room with a shared bath. The cost of this will be billed directly to you through your MSU account.

See flyer for more details and student comments. 

To Apply

Download the application form

No-Show or Withdrawal from PAL

Should the course participant fail to show up for the language course once it has begun or withdraw from the course, he/she shall not be entitled to claim any reimbursement of payments already effected.