Arizona State University Concurrent Program

Concurrent
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

Established in 1885, Arizona State University is one of the friendliest and most prestigious universities in the US. It's also one of the most innovative, with strong links to NASA and an impressive history of advancing research, developing new generations of leaders, and preparing students like you to step into renowned global corporations. Away from the classroom, campus life is thrilling, with college sports driving the university’s vibrant culture.

ASU: alma mater to innovative entrepreneurs and pioneering researchers

Individualized learning thanks to the 18 to 1 student to faculty ratio

Step just off campus to discover the buzzing city of Tempe

Recognized globally for excellence in teaching, research, and innovation

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Intermediate
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Education & Child Development, Engineering, Music, Film & Performing Arts
Housing:
Off-campus apartment
Visa Required:
Maybe
Credits:
12 units

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Dahyun Kim

My English improved a lot while living with my American roommates, and I have many happy memories of going out and having great fun together.

Former SAF Scholar

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About the University

Arizona State University

Established in 1885, Arizona State University (ASU) is one of the friendliest and most welcoming universities to attend.

ASU is also one of the country’s most innovative, forward-looking institutions, with strong links to NASA and an impressive history of advancing research, crafting a new generation of leaders, and preparing excellent graduates to step into renowned global corporations. Away from the classroom, campus life is thrilling, with college sports driving its vibrant culture—and there’s little as exciting as attending school games alongside 400-plus ‘prestigious faculty’ and 20,000 likeminded learners.

Learn more at Arizona State University's official website.

Academics

Arizona State University's Academic Approach

With ASU’s language classes having a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, you get considerable personalized attention from faculty—more than is typical at most large universities.

ASU’s language program is the largest intensive English program in the United States, with more than 100 staff and faculty who teach effectively and encourage you in your language learning so you can meet your goals as you take on academic coursework at ASU. 

The ASU English language program also offers an extensive thematic elective.

Courses


Concurrent enrollment option is for language classes plus one ASU credit course.

*SAF program fee tuition rate is based upon enrollment in 3 undergraduate credits + 21 hours per week of language instruction.

Classroom Hours Per Week 
21 hours per week

  • Listening/Speaking (9 hours per week)
  • Reading/Writing (9 hours per week)
  • Specialization/Elective (3 hours per week)
    *SAF program fee tuition rate is based upon enrollment in 21 hours of language instruction per week.

There are five 8-week sessions throughout the year. There are six levels of English, from basic to college ready.  It takes one full session (8-weeks) to complete a level.

There are four specializations you can take for three hours per week, with over 25 elective courses to suit your proficiency level and interest. Each elective track introduces subjects appropriate for each learning level and you progress at your own pace.  

Elective tracks include:

  • Business
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Hospitality
  • General Studies

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • iBT TOEFL: 57
  • IELTS: 5.5 
  • ITP: 490

Students are also eligible if they reach Advanced 1 or 2 level by the second semester of study and get at least an 80% in ALL of the most recent classes. Concurrent enrollment option is for language classes plus one ASU credit course.

Successfully completing Advanced 2 with final grades above 80% or reaching Academic language proficiency scores allows scholars to move on to ASU if they have been conditionally admitted. 

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Mid August - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
22,475

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid August - Early May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
42,120

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023 Academic

Program dates:
Mid August - Early May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
49,400

Housing Information

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Off-campus apartment

SAF housing for this program is an off-campus apartment with a private bedroom, shared living space and shared bathroom. It’s a 10-minute walk from the campus. Enjoy the convenience of an on-site fitness center and swimming pool, shared laundry facilities, a dedicated front desk, and the flexibility of self-catering.

About Tempe

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Why Tempe

Tempe has warm weather all the time, opening up the full all-American experience—think  football games and jumping into outdoor activities year-round. The biking, hiking, and picnicking mecca of South Mountain Park, and the urban retreat of Papago Park are just two of the myriad places to relax and explore in Tempe.

Learn more about Tempe

The Student Experience

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

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Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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