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Flexible Study Program

Flexible Study Plans for International Visiting/Exchange Students

Academic Study + Improve English Proficiency

Want to study abroad at ESU but your English proficiency is not high enough? Don’t want to spend your study abroad experience only taking English classes? No problem! ESU offers you a new approach: The Flexible Study Program.

The program allows you to earn credit for advanced Intensive English classes and complete 1-3 additional academic classes, during either the summer session, or your first semester at ESU. If you wish to spend the entire year, you can complete an additional 4-5 academic classes in your second semester.


Proficiency Scores

Pathway Level # of required English classes # of academic classes Target proficiency scores
Corky 1 4 TOEFL: 65
Duolingo: 90
Hornet 2 3 TOEFL: 60
Duolingo: 85
Stinger 3 2 TOEFL: 55
Duolingo: 80

Admitted students will take an online placement exam which will determine their final enrollment. This will take place before they travel to the US.


Sample Class Schedules

Takashi, TOEFL 55, Summer + Fall

Summer (July-Aug.)

Intensive English: Advanced Writing
Intensive English: Advanced Speaking/Listening
Intensive English: Advanced Reading
Academic Class

Fall (Aug.-Dec.)

Academic Class
Academic Class
Academic Class
Academic Class


Dahyun, TOEFL 60, Fall + Spring

Fall (Aug.-Dec.)

Intensive English: Advanced Writing
Intensive English: Advanced Speaking/Listening
Academic Class
Academic Class

Spring (Jan.-May)

Academic Class
Academic Class
Academic Class
Academic Class


Sufei, Duolingo 90, Spring (Jan.-May)

Intensive English: Advanced Writing
Academic Class

Academic Class
Academic Class


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