Language Programs

Short-term English Programs Abroad 2019

Attending the theme-based English programs at the universities that İstanbul Bilgi University is partners with abroad, you can improve your English skills, have a pleasant time during the summer term and gain new perspectives experiencing different cultures and life styles.

Theme-based short-term English programs consist of Business English, Business Communication, Legal English for Business, TOEFL or IELTS preparation, Conversation & Culture, Medical English, English for Pharmaceutical Studies, English for Engineering and Technology, English for Effective Communication, Academic English programs which are a couple of weeks long.

Application requirements may change depending on the university and the program.

Our students who are interested in these programs can have detailed information from the shared links or Global Talent Management Center - International Relations Department, Bilateral Agreements Office.

All short-term English programs are paid programs and scholarships that you hold are not valid for these programs. Our students are going to have a certain extent discount for tuition fees depending on the partner agreements Istanbul Bilgi University has with host universities.

Since visa, travel and accommodation process will take place right after the application, we strongly recommend that you should check the deadlines and make your application on time.

Contact: bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr


United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Institute for Academic Studies

Period of Program: Jul 8 - Aug 2
Application Deadline: May 31
Requirements: You must be at least 18 years old and have a language proficiency at the CEFR level of A2 as demonstrated by TOEFL iBT of 40+, IELTS of 5.0+, or TOEIC of 400+.


Institute for Business Communication

Period of Program: Jul 8 - Aug 2
Application Deadline: May 31
Requirements: You must be at least 18 years old and have a language proficiency at the CEFR level of B1- as demonstrated by TOEFL iBT of 57+, IELTS of 5.5+, or TOEIC of 550+.



University of California, Irvine

Business English

Period of Program:

4-Week
Jul 3 - Jul 30
Aug 5 - Aug 30
Sep 4 - Sep 30

2-Week

(A) Jul 3 - Jul 17
(B) Jul 17 - Jul 30
(A) Aug 5 - Aug 19
(B) Aug 19 - Aug 30
(A) Sep 4 - Sep 17
(B) Sep 17 - Sep 30

Application Deadline: One month before the starting date of the program.
Requirements: Available to students 17 years and older with a minimum of intermediate English skill level determined by our placement test upon arrival.


Conversation & Culture

Period of Program:

4-Week
Jul 3 - Jul 30
Aug 5 - Aug 30
Sep 4 - Sep 30

2-Week
(A) Jul 3 - Jul 17
(B) Jul 17 - Jul 30
(A) Aug 5 - Aug 19
(B) Aug 19 - Aug 30
(A) Sep 4 - Sep 17
(B) Sep 17 - Sep 30

 


Application Deadline: One month before the starting date of the program.
Requirements: Available to students 17 years and older at all levels of English proficiency.



University of California San Diego

More information about 2, 4 and 8 weeks of various theme-based programs can be found clicking on the name of the university.



Boston University

Intensive English 4-week

Period of Program: Jul 18 - Aug 16
Application Deadline: Jun 13
Requirements: Minimum age 17 years, ability to speak, understand, write, and read simple English sentences.


Intensive English 6-week

Period of Program: Jul 3 - Aug 16
Application Deadline: May 29
Requirements: Beginner or above, min. 17 years old.



ELS Universities

Business English

Available at different universities on various dates.
You can take this course for 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 or 8 weeks.
You should be at min. 106 level in ELS leveling system.

You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for the dates and the prices.


Language Experience +3 (3 hours a day) ve Language Experience +6 (6 hours a day)

It’s a speaking based daily English course.
You can take it up to 12 weeks.

You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for the dates and the prices.


Centers

Boston-Downtown
New York- Manhattan
Orlando
San Diego
Santa Monica



United Kingdom

University of Liverpool


IELTS Preparation

Period of Program: You can start on any Monday. Can be taken for min. 2 weeks or a longer period. 
Application Deadline: You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr
Requirements: Min. mid- A2 level


English for Business

Period of Program: You can start on any Monday. Can be taken for min. 2 weeks or a longer period.
Application Deadline: You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr
Requirements: An English language level of B1 and B2.

Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University

Business English Program

Period of Program: Jul 22 to Aug16
Application Deadline: You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr
Requirements: High-intermediate to advanced level of English (CEFR B2, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 55)



University of Toronto

English for Effective Communication

Period of Program:

Jun 3 - Jun 28
Jul 8 - Aug 2
Aug 6 - Aug 30

Application Deadline: You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr

Requirements: This course is designed for English language learners with beginner to advanced proficiency in English. On the first day of the program, learners will take a placement test to determine their level of proficiency.


English for Business Communication

Period of Program:

Jun 3 - Jun 28
Jul 8 - Aug 2
Aug 6 - Aug 30

Application Deadline: : You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr

Requirements: This course is designed for English language learners with intermediate to advanced proficiency in English. On the first day of the program, learners will take a placement test to determine their level of proficiency.

Student Testimonials

Saltuk Buğra Karacan

Computer Engineering

University of Liverpool – English for Business


In my first year, I was exempted from English Preparatory School passing BILET 2 exam and started my major. I knew study abroad opportunities Bilgi offers. In summer period, I attended English for Business course at University of Liverpool. My English level was good enough and I started my language program in an advanced level class. The program was speaking-based. We don’t have so many opportunities to practise our speaking skills in Turkey. That’s why it was very helpful. We were very close and friendly with our teachers. Alongside with this language program, living in Liverpool was also important because people speak English in this city for 24 hours a day and you have to communicate with them in English. I met many people from different cultures. Liverpool is an important football city. I saw Liverpool FC and Everton’s stadiums. Also, Liverpool is the hometown of the Beatles. I had a chance to see Penny Lane and Strawberry Field mentioned in Beatles’ songs. I went to Wales twice. I saw old castles and visited Snowdonia National Park. After all, it was an amazing experience. I’d like to thank Istanbul Bilgi University for offering this opportunity to me.