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July 6–AUGUST 2, 2014

The Smith College American College Immersion Program (ACIP) helps international students—for whom English is not a first language—succeed in an American college or university.

Smith College has contracted with the International Language Institute of Massachusetts to bring English language instruction to the Smith campus. During the four-week program, students receive 15 hours of language instruction weekly and will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in life on an American campus.

To ensure that the program is equally rigorous for all ability levels, students are divided into groups of 10, each group with its own instructors. Language instruction is accompanied by intensive work in reading and writing comprehension. Strong writing skills in particular are required for success in American colleges and universities. ACIP writing classes are taught by Smith faculty and staff.