Summer Program at Homewood

Applications for Summer 2020 accepted beginning January 1. The F-1 Visa Application deadline is April 1.

The ESL Summer Program provides complete language immersion. The full-time program provides at least 22 hours of classroom instruction per week. Morning core courses in Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing help you to “fit in” at the lab, office, or college classroom. Specialized morning and afternoon courses enable you to “stand out” when taking the TOEFL, discussing American culture, or making medical presentations. Testing before and advising throughout the five-week term guarantee placement in classes that meet your needs and interests.

For part-time study, you may select one or two courses to polish your skills and enhance your career, or just enjoy yourself.

See the course descriptions.

Learning at Hopkins doesn’t end in the classroom. There are many activities planned after class to further sharpen your skills, including: conversation groups, movie nights, a Baltimore Orioles’ baseball game, outing at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and other social gatherings on and near the beautiful Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus.


Full immersion program: $2,500
The full program consists of three courses:

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading and Writing
  • Choice of TOEFL Preparation/Grammar or Accent Reduction

Part-time: $895 per course

Students unable to attend the full program may select one or two courses. See complete details of course offerings.

Tuition Remission information and other forms of payment can be find under Application Instructions.

Residential Information

Limited housing is available for students in university residence halls. Meal plans can also be arranged. If you would like to stay in university residence halls, please inform the ESL office when registering. For more information visit the Department of Housing and Dining. Please note that housing costs are not included in tuition.

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JHU EducationUSA Academy for Pre-College Students

If you are interested in our Summer ESL Program but cannot meet the age requirement, the JHU EducationUSA Academy may be a great opportunity for you!

The JHU EducationUSA Academy introduces pre-college students to all aspects of academic life. Students will improve their academic English, get university admission process guidance, tour colleges and universities in the area, and engage in cultural, community and sports activities.

Students have the option of enrolling in either a 2 week or 4 week program. Only international students are eligible to apply. The application deadline for Summer 2019 is May 31, 2019.

To learn more, please visit their website here