Language Programs

Short-term English Programs Abroad 2020

Attending the theme-based short term English programs at the universities that Istanbul Bilgi University has partnership 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, IELTS or TOEIC 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 mentioned programs are paid programs. Scholarships that you hold are not valid for these programs. Our students are going to have a certain amount of discount for tuition fees depending on the partner agreements Istanbul Bilgi University has with the 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 13 - Aug 7
Application Deadline: May 29
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 13 - Aug 7
Application Deadline: May 29
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 6 - Jul 30
Aug 3 - Aug 28
Sep 2 - Sep 29

2-Week

(A) Jul 6 - Jul 17
(B) Jul 17 - Jul 30
(A) Aug 3 - Aug 17
(B) Aug 17 - Aug 28
(A) Sep 2 - Sep 16
(B) Sep 16 - Sep 29

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 the institution's placement test upon arrival.


Conversation & Culture

Period of Program:

4-Week
Jul 6 - Jul 30
Aug 3 - Aug 28
Sep 2 - Sep 29

2-Week
(A) Jul 6 - Jul 17
(B) Jul 17 - Jul 30
(A) Aug 3 - Aug 17
(B) Aug 17 - Aug 28
(A) Sep 2 - Sep 16
(B) Sep 16 - Sep 29

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 17 - Aug 14
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 2 - Aug 14
Application Deadline: May 29
Requirements: Beginner or above, min. 17 years old.



ELS Universities

Vacation English
Business Communication English
TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC Preparation

You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for the dates, tuition fees and terms of attendance.


Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University

Business English Program

Period of Program: Jul 27 - Aug 21
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 1 - Jun 26
Jul 6 - Jul 31
Aug 4 - Aug 28

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 1 - Jun 26
Jul 6 - Jul 31
Aug 4 - Aug 28

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.


University of Guelph

Business English Program

You can contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for the dates, tuition fees and terms of attendance. 
Minimum intermediate level of English is required for attendance.


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.