University of Mississippi English Language Pathway Program

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

About the Program

Founded in 1848 and fondly known as Ole Miss, the University of Mississippi delivers a world-class education on a 2,000-acre campus of expansive lawns, impressive Southern architecture, and beautiful wooded trails. Study here to experience exceptional teaching, one of America’s most active and exciting college football cultures, and the magic of the city of Oxford, dubbed the Cultural Mecca of the South.

A world-class public research uni producing leaders in public service

Get involved: Cheer on the Rebels and volunteer for a community project

2,000 acres of lawns, wooded trails, and historic Southern architecture

Try sweet tea, deep-fried food, listen to the Blues in the South's cities

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:
2.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Business, Economics & Finance, Computer Science, Engineering, Music, Film & Performing Arts
Housing:
On-campus dormitory
Visa Required:
Maybe

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY

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In English classes, the teachers are very considerate, so it is easy to understand the material, and as there are only about 10 students per class, it is easy to make friends.

University of Mississippi SAF Alumni

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About the University

University of Mississippi

In addition to stellar academics, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) sports are integral to life here, having one of America’s most active and exciting football cultures—campus is never as busy as it is on game day. There is little as thrilling as attending a game and tailgating. It is a uniquely American experience.

The small town of Oxford is the Cultural Mecca of the South and has been home to many authors, including literary legend William Faulkner and bestseller John Grisham. At the annual Oxford Conference for the Book, Ole Miss brings together authors, educators, and book lovers, and throughout the year, it hosts writers workshops and multiple cultural festivals.

Ole Miss is also famous for its magnificent 2,000-acre campus of expansive lawns, impressive Southern architecture, and beautiful wooded trails to retreat to after lectures.

Learn more at University of Mississippi's official website

Academics

University of Mississippi's Academic Approach

The top majors at Ole Miss are communications, accounting, psychology, marketing, and business. These programs have received national recognition for their academic excellence. However, you’ll be thrilled by the quality education you receive in any subject at Mississippi.

You have all the advantages of small class sizes and all the resources of a large university. This creates a supportive academic network that fosters personal growth and academic achievement. The staff and faculty at Ole Miss are known for their hospitality and attentiveness to student needs.

Courses

Pre-registration for courses is required before a student arrives. Due to state law, you will need to complete in-person tuberculosis testing after arriving on-campus in order to finish the registration process.

SAF scholars take between 12 – 18 credit hours per semester. You may register for up to 21 credit hours pending university approval and academic qualifications.

Some courses and departments have limited access. Therefore, you cannot enroll in the following courses prior to their arrival - however, if you choose, you can attend the course on your first day to obtain permission from the professor. This impacts the following subjects:

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Botany/Plant Science
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  • Zoology

Departments with limited seats or courses available to visiting students:

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Botany/Plant Science
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  • Zoology

 

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:

  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 69
  • *TOEFL PBT: 523+

*To progress to academic courses, you need a B average in the highest level English course, Advanced Plus. If your IELTs score is 6.0 or TOEFL is above 79, you need only maintain a 2.0 GPA to progress to Academic.

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 + Spring 2023 Concurrent

Program dates:
Late August - Early May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
27,660

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023 Academic

Program dates:
Late August - Early May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
28,040

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023 + Fall 2023 Concurrent

Program dates:
Mid March - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
30,930

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023 + Fall 2023 Academic

Program dates:
Mid March - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
31,330

Housing Information

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On-campus dormitory

While you study abroad at the University of Mississippi, you share a twin bedroom with its own bathroom in a contemporary co-ed dormitory on campus. You have a shared kitchen, common area, and access to laundry facilities for a home-from-home self-catering experience.

The SAF program fee does not include break-stay nor early arrival accommodation.

About Oxford

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Why Oxford

In the state of Mississippi, Oxford started life as a trading post, growing in stature as Ole Miss, its iconic university, took shape. This is a city with a strong community focus, where leafy streets take you through friendly neighborhoods, to quaint museums, and the home of William Faulkner, renowned American author, who took inspiration from the local surroundings. 

Learn more about Oxford

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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