Summer Program at Homewood

July 2–August 3, 2018

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 American Culture, 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.

Residential Information

Limited housing is available for students 18 and older 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.

Pre-College Residential Information

Secondary school students ages 15–17: If you are 15–17 years of age attending the ESL summer program, you must also enroll in the Hopkins Summer Pre-college residential program unless staying with a parent or guardian. In the combined ESL/Pre-college program, you join students from across the USA and around the world for the residential and activity portion of your summer experience.

The Summer 2018 residential fee for pre-college ESL students is $4,550 plus a $50 non-refundable application fee. Cost is in addition to the course tuition of $2,500, making the total $7,100. This includes 33 nights of housing in Wolman Hall (apartment-style); full meal plan beginning with dinner on Sunday, July 2, and ending with breakfast on Saturday, August 5; residential assistant support; all trips/activities; and linen service. Students MUST check out of residential dorms by noon on Saturday, August 5.

Enroll through the ESL office and visit Visa Information for required documentation and instructions for the pre-college residential program.

Credit Course Option

ESL participants with appropriate TOEFL scores and academic qualifications may also take Johns Hopkins credit courses during their summer stay. Additional costs per credit may apply. For information on credit courses, visit JHU Summer Programs.

Accepting applications January 1 until June 15.
F-1 Visa Application deadline is April 30.

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