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Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University

Pacific International Academy (PIA)
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 100students
  • Airport Pickup
  • No
  • Telephone
  • 503-699-6310
  • Fax
  • 503-697-7188
  • Address
  • 17600 Pacific Highway 43, Marylhurst, Oregon 97036-0267


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

Why This School?

  • - Accredited by ACCET, PIA in Marylhurst University offers experienced and highly qualified staff as well as fantastic homestay program.
    - PIA has highly motivated students studying Intensive English and doing academic preparation.
    - Finishing PIA successfully could mean Conditional admission to Marylhurst University.
    - It is perfectly located to explore the Northwest , just 10 minutes from Portland.

About the  Pacific International Academy (PIA)

  • Through its partnership with Marylhurst University, Pacific International Academy (PIA) offers an engaging English language and culture training program for international students whose first language is not English. PIA also offers language assessment through in-house standardized testing. In addition to orienting students toward the demands of academic life in English as a second language, PIA provides students with a variety of services including conversation partner and homestay programs. PIA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). PIA is a member of Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ORTESOL); the Association of International Educators (NAFSA); and the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).

About the  Marylhurst University

  • Marylhurst University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university just south of Portland, Oregon, dedicated to excellence in educating adult learners with diverse backgrounds. It offers nearly 50 accredited undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, all designed for students who balance school with work, family and other responsibilities.

Conditional admission

  • PIA offers Academic English courses designed to help international students be successful in undergraduate and graduate programs at Marylhurst University.

Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    PIA has six core levels of ESL classes. Within these classes, students will not only improve their English but also have a chance to study cultural topics, computer skills, and other points of special interest.

    Benefit, Goal of this course :
    PIA tailors the delivery of this program to the students' needs. That means the school goes beyond offering classes during the day; some of the students take many classes in the evenings and on weekends. Its innovative Prior Learning Assessment program also gives students the opportunity to earn credit for college-level learning.

    Curriculum :
     In each level, students will attend classes in reading, writing, grammar and speaking/listening. 

    Classroom Hour :
    Classes are held Monday through Thursday with a total of 20 hours of class per week.

Course Information

Class size 8 Students Schedule 10, 20, 30, 40 Weeks
Course Level 6 VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Minimum age 18 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence, Off-campus Residence


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Course Schedule

2025-01-08 2024-09-18
※ From the Course Starting Dates 10, 20, 30, 40Weeks(month) Choose



School's Admin fee (USD)$ 50
10 Week 20 Week 30 Week 40 Week Week
(USD)$ 3,000 (USD)$ 6,000 (USD)$ 9,000 (USD)$ 12,000
Week Week Week Week Week


Housing Placement fee (USD)$ 250
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 weeks (USD)$ 650

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 50
Other Charges (USD)$ 180    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

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



  • All the PIA students can apply for homestay which can be a real American experience in top 5 greenest village Marylhurst. Other accommodation options are available.

Surrounding Area

  • Located next to the small city of Lake Oswego 10 miles south of Portland, Marylhurst is in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by the natural splendor of Oregon. A main city bus line runs from downtown Portland directly to campus. Mount Hood is one hour east and provides year-round skiing and snowboarding, and the beautiful Oregon coast and beaches are one hour to the west. Situated between urban and rural, mountains and the ocean, Marylhurst is an ideal place to experience the Pacific Northwest.


  • The university hosts an array of musical, literary and other cultural events in St. Anne's Chapel, Wiegand Lecture & Recital Hall, Flavia Salon and Clark Commons. The Lajos Balogh Performance Shell is a wonderful venue for outdoor theatrical and musical performances. The Marylhurst Bookstore also offers an inviting meeting space that hosts small events. The Art Gym, recipient of the 2005 Governor's Arts Award, is a showcase for Pacific Northwest artists. More than a dozen student organizations operate on campus.


  • PIA provides frequent trips to scenic areas around Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. These excursions include skiing or sledding trips in the winter, hiking in the spring, camping or day trips to ocean beaches in the summer, and river rafting trips in the fall. All students are encouraged to join these activities.


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