Johns Hopkins University Summer English Language Pathway Program

Language Pathway
Times Top 100
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term

About the Program

Founded in 1876, the tree-lined Johns Hopkins University campus of traditional architecture belies the cutting-edge research that takes place at this historic, world-famous institution. In the heart of Baltimore, Maryland, the private university is perfectly positioned for you to delve into an enviable routine of exploration and rigorous academics. Take advantage of the university’s active lifestyle, and be inspired by its longstanding dedication to teaching and research excellence.

Walk among the greats who are Johns Hopkins’ celebrated alumni

Jump into student life at the 400-plus clubs and organizations

Be part of a historical institution with roots in the 19th century

Best attractions: the Science Center, Museum of Art, National Aquarium

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, Graduate
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Engineering, Music, Film & Performing Arts
Housing:
On-campus dormitory
Visa Required:
Maybe

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY

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I have become more confident, patient and independent. I’m glad that I could study at Johns Hopkins and collaborate with people from different countries.

Johns Hopkins University SAF Alumni

Chloe Teoh

About the University

Johns Hopkins University

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins’ beautifully tree-lined campus with traditional architecture belies the cutting-edge work that takes place here and leads the way in research, internationally. In the heart of Baltimore, Maryland, a major metropolitan city, JHU is perfectly positioned for you to delve into an enviable routine of exploration, relaxation, and study and to integrate the diverse city life into your everyday.

Take advantage of the university’s and community’s active lifestyle, and share in the experiences of the study clubs and intramural sports.

Learn more at Johns Hopkins University's official website

Academics

Johns Hopkins University Academic Approach

This course is great if you want to attend a highly ranked institution but need a little boost to your language scores. In taking this five-week summer English course, you can practice your English skills in a comfortable yet rigorous setting. It gives you a great introduction to English-speaking classwork before progressing to your academic program.

Courses

Classroom Hours

You take 22 hours of class per week for five weeks. The number of hours spent on each activity is:

  • Listening and Speaking (7.5 hours per week)
  • Reading and Writing (7.5 hours per week)
  • Elective (7 hours per week)

*SAF program fee tuition rate is based upon 22 hours of language instruction per week.

Language Levels

You’re placed in the course level necessary to achieve the English requirement to take academic courses in the fall semester. Typically, this means you are in the most advanced courses available as those courses closely match the academic level necessary for success at Johns Hopkins.

Elective Courses

You can take any of the three following electives during your five-week pre-sessional course:

  • American Culture
  • Accent Reduction
  • English Grammar

 

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:

  • Cambridge C1/ C2: 185
  • Duolingo: 120 (125 in literacy, 120 in conversation, 135 in comprehension, 105 in production)
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 100 (22 in writing, 26 in reading, 26 in listening, 25 in speaking) 
  • *TOEFL iBT Home Edition not accepted
  • TOEFL PBT: 600

 

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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.

Housing Information

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Off-campus apartment

The SAF program fee covers a fully furnished single room with a shared bathroom in the popular 9 East 33rd Street Apartments, a university-managed off-campus building. You have a fitness center and communal study areas with fast Wi-Fi—and all an easy stroll from campus. You can stay over the break if you’re continuing, too.

About Baltimore

Why Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland, is a major metropolitan city with a feast of must-see sights. Inner Harbor and Fells Point are high on the list, and both are hotspots for local food, shopping, and culture. Be sure to try a famous crab cake while in town. For a history-rich experience, visit Fort McHenry, a former military fort where the USA’s national anthem was written during a battle.

Find out more about Baltimore

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

Why Travel With SAF?

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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