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Portland State University

Portland State University

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 350students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +1 503-725-4088
  • Fax
  • +1 503-725-2311
  • Address
  • Portland State University Intensive English Language Program 527 SW Hall St., Suite 400 Portland, Oregon 97201

Why This School?

  • Suburban
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • University-based Program
  • Conditional Admission (0)


  • - PSU is Oregon's largest public universitiy located in Portland, one of America's most progressive cities.
    - Conditional Admission is available for students who are taking ESL program at PSU.
    - Up to 24 credits earned in Levels 4 and 5 of the Academic Preparation program options can be applied as general education credits towards an undergraduate degree at Portland State University.

About the  Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

  • Since 1964, Portland State University (PSU) has offered academic English language instruction to thousands of international students and non-native English speakers. PSU's English language program is the largest university-based, English-as-a-second-language (ESL) program in Oregon. We are also one of the oldest university-based ESL programs in the western United States. In any one term, PSU's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) enrolls between 350-500 students from over 35 countries. Students from over 92 countries have studied in our program. The IELP offers academic English language (ESL) courses for students seeking admission to PSU, and other U.S. universities and colleges, as well as for students, adults, and professionals of all levels of ability who are seeking to improve their general English skills for travel, work, or personal enrichment.

About the  Portland State University

  • Portland State University is Oregon's largest and most diverse public university located in the heart of one of America’s most progressive cities. It offers more than 60 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs in fine and performing arts, liberal arts and sciences, business administration, education, urban and public affairs, social work, engineering and computer science. PSU offers more than 226 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The 50-acre downtown campus—with the motto "Let Knowledge Serve the City"—places students in a vibrant center of culture, business and technology. This allows students to participate in internships and community-based projects in these fields as well as education, social services, and government. Portland State's award-winning University Studies curriculum provides small class sizes and peer mentoring for all first-year students and culminates in Senior Capstones, which take students out of the classroom and into the field, where they utilize their knowledge and skills to develop community projects. The University has taken aggressive steps to enhance the student experience and campus life, with new student housing and a comprehensive recreation complex and remodeled science and performing arts facilities. Portland State also has bolstered academic and career advising and orientation programs and created new programs to support students. Sustainability—initiatives that balance environmental, economic and social concerns—is incorporated throughout the curriculum and across the campus.

Course Information

  • Focus of Study and Benefits:
    The mission of the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is to assist non-native English learners in acquiring the knowledge and language skills necessary to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. The program provides a supportive learning environment that promotes intercultural understanding. The IELP upholds the mission of Portland State University.
    Curriculum :
    Portland State University's IELP offers intensive, academic-based English language classes for International students, Adults and professions, international visitors and members of Portland's international and immigrant commuities. Students who are admitted to PSU but are restricted to ESL courses, receive PSU academic credits for ESL courses taken in the IELP. Up to 24 credits earned in Levels 4 and 5 of the Academic Preparation program options can be applied as general education credits towards an undergraduate degree at Portland State University.Successful completion of IELP level 5 courses along with recommendation by the IELP Student Academic Advisor is recognized as proof of English language proficiency (equivalent to the TOEFL requirement) for admission to PSU undergraduate degree programs. Students must still meet PSU’s academic requirements for admission to PSU.
    Classroom Hour :
    Classes are held 18 hours per week, from Monday to Friday. Class schedule may vary for each level.

Course Information

Class size 16 Students Schedule 12 Weeks
Course Level 6 VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Minimum age 17 Accommodation On-Campus Dorm/residence


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Course Schedule

2020-03-30 ~ 2020-06-10
Apply by ( 2020-02-25 )
2020-06-22 ~ 2020-08-13
Apply by ( 2020-05-22 )



School's Admin fee
Course Schedule Fees
2020-03-30 ~ 2020-06-10(USD)$ 4,014
2020-06-22 ~ 2020-08-13(USD)$ 4,014


Housing Placement fee
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.



  • A variety of housing options are available for international students at Portland State University:
    On-Campus Housing at PSU
    PSU provides apartment-style housing in addition to traditional living learning communities. Twelve housing complexes are located on the PSU campus. Student housing at PSU is comfortable, convenient, and affordable.
    Near-campus Student Housing
    Housing located just blocks away from campus is available to PSU students through College Housing Northwest.
    Off-Campus Housing
    The PSU campus is surrounded by many different privately managed apartment complexes. In addition, there are numerous apartment buildings located within an easy walk or bicycle, bus, Streetcar, or MAX train ride from the PSU campus. Renting a room in someone's house is also a popular option for international students. Shared housing and rooms for rent are also available.
    Host Family
    Living with a host family is an excellent way to improve English and learn first-hand about American culture. Many families also offer "Rooms for Rent" to international students. Temporary Housing Emergency/temporary host families, youth hostels, and nearby hotels

Surrounding Area

  • -Portland is a major west coast city, a beautiful city — a safe city
    -PSU is a great university, with an open campus in the center of town
    -Access to everything you need-international flights, public transit, nearby housing, campus-wide facilities, and more
    -Great atmosphere: the perfect combination of university living and quality life in a clean, green, friendly, vibrant urban center


  • PSU student health center/ medical clinic, gym/sports facilities,library, computer labs, child care,disabled student sevices, PSU computer account, e-mail address, and access to the wireless network, studnet clubs and organizations,fitness classes and recreational activities,legal services, parking pass, discount bus/transit pass

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Q. I have several questions about your school below; 
1. Dorm 
(1) How many students in the dorm?? 
(2) Can the student cook?? 
2. Home Stay Where & who the students usually arrange for their Home Stay family?? 
3. Do you offer any outdoor activities?? 

A. Dorms 1) I do not know the exact number of students total living in our many on campus dorms. However, I can tell you that we have 11 buildings dedicated to student housing, and students have the option of living in either a single dorm by themselves, or in a shared dorm with up to 4 roommates. It depends on the students preference and availability at the time they apply. You can find more information about our student housing here: PSU student housing 2) Most (if not all) of the dorms come equipped with a kitchen/kitchenette. However, all in coming freshmen students who opt to live in a dorm must sign up for the meal plan, regardless of if their dorm comes with a kitchen. You can find more information about the first year meal plan here: First Year Meal Plan For homestays, PSU is partnered with 2 organizations: FOCUS and Andeo. Below you can find more information about the two organizations.

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Q: 想請問學校設施如何? A: 您好感謝您的詢問,關於學校設施的部分,以下為您做個說明。 PSU學生健康中心/診所,健身房/體育設施,圖書館,計算機/電腦實驗室,幼兒,殘疾學生服務,PSU計算機/電腦,電子郵件地址,無線網絡,學生社團和組織,健身課程和娛樂活動中心,法律服務,停車證,優惠公共汽車/過境通行證


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