International Programs

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English Language Program The Institute of Intensive English

We have been teaching English as a second language for more than 25 years. We have small classes, professional teachers, strong community interaction, and an excellent homestay program.

Join us for Summer 1, 2015 Orientation on May 7, 2015

Our Mission

The mission of the Institute of Intensive English (IIE) at Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) is to offer non-native speakers of English intensive English-language instruction and American cultural immersion in preparation for academic success at U.S. colleges and universities; or for students seeking to improve their English-language proficiency for personal or professional reasons. The IIE serves students who do not meet English-proficiency levels for entry into academic programs at the college, or those who elect to take a semester of academic English-preparation before beginning their academic studies. We achieve this purpose by offering a comprehensive and intensive English-language program for academic and specific purposes.  Students are offered the option of placement in a homestay with native host families. The IIE also enhances the diversity and internationalization of the LCSC campus and greater community through social, recreational and cultural activities, including service learning opportunities.

Our Program

We offer four levels: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Bridge. Each level is usually two terms, with the exception of Bridge, which is a semester-long program.

See Bridge Program for more information.


Homestay provides a unique opportunity to live with an American Family. Our students who take advantage of homestay excel in their English studies, gain cultural understanding and have a family support group. See Housing Options for more information. 

Health Insurance

All international students are required to have LCSC-approved health insurance.


*See the Academic Calendar for scheduled breaks and important term dates.




Spring 1 Orientation

Jan. 9

Jan. 8

Spring 1

Jan. 12-Feb. 27

Jan 11-Feb. 26

Spring 2 Orientation

March 6

March 4

Spring 2

March 9-May 1

March 7-April 29

Summer 1 Orientation

May 7-8

May 5-6

Summer 1

May 11-June 19

May 9-June 17

Summer 2 Orientation

June 25-26

June 23-24

Summer 2

June 29-August 7

June 27-August 5

Fall 1 Orientation

August 20-21

August 18-19

Fall 1

August 24-Oct. 9

August 22-Oct. 7

Fall 2 Orientation

Oct. 15-16

Oct. 13-14

Fall 2

Oct. 19-Dec. 11

Oct. 17-Dec. 9


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