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The Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership at Saint Mary's College provides an intensive English Language School to non-native speakers ranging from beginner to advanced levels. The year-round program offers continuous 4-week sessions and focuses on preparing students for higher education and life in the U.S.

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Application Process

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  • Choose dates of study (indicate on application)
  • Submit complete application, supplement materials and application fee
  • Certification of finances -- Click here! 
  • Complete online proficiency exam for placement in appropriate level
  • Submit online housing and health forms (sent via email)
  • Arrive on campus for orientation and begin classes
  •  Pay tuition and fees

Program Highlights

  • Small classes with expert faculty designed for individual attention and success
  • Close-knit, all women's college with the University of Notre Dame across the street
  • Full immersion experience of U.S. college life
  • Four residence halls to choose from with spacious rooms and free Wi-Fi
  • Easy access to on-campus dining services, Women's Health Center, library resources, computer labs and free printing
  • Monthly outings and activities (trips to Chicago and nearby cities, restuarants, museums, parks, music and art events, ice skating, cultural events, and much more)
  • Conversation partners
  • Preparation for the TOEFL and IELTS exams
  • Immigration and Visa advising for international students  

Please visit our YouTube site for wonderful videos about our program and community!

Schedule/Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar  for specific session dates.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar (includes daily schedule)


 Available Courses

Full-time students choose 5 classes for a total of 25 instructional hours a week.


  • Beginning through advanced levels
  • Reading, Writing, Listening and Oral Skills
  • Electives: Topics
  • Independent Study
  • Intensive Academic preparation


Course details can be found HERE


Program Costs

2016-2017 Program costs

Conditional Admission

Saint Mary's College does offer conditional admission for qualifed applicants. For more information, please visit the Saint Mary's College International Admissions site.

For more general information about Saint Mary's College, please visit the main site at


Contact Information

For more information or questions on the English Language School contact:

Arnie Chuah-Skwarcan
Saint Mary's College
121 Spes Unica Hall 
achuahsk [at] saintmarys [dot] edu 
or els [at] saintmarys [dot] edu

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