University of Oregon Summer English Language Standalone Program

Summer Language Standalone
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
Single Term

About the Program

A thriving liberal arts institution, University of Oregon encourages free thinking and the pursuit of fresh ideas. Founded in 1876 in the city of Eugene, the UO campus is a lush 295-acre arboretum of over 3,000 trees and home to over 23,000 students. As a top tier research institution, an outstanding education in the classroom and beyond awaits. Become a Duck and dive into a brighter future.


Athletics are an integral part of the UO, winning 24 national championships

UO's incredible school spirit with welcome you into the campus community

By the Pacific and the Cascades, Eugene is great for outdoor adventures

Alum: Phil Knight, Guggenheim Fellows, and Pulitzer/Nobel Prize winners

Program Advisor

Student Counselor 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:
Language Prerequisite Level:
Academic Level:
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Law, Music, Film & Performing Arts
On-campus dormitory
Visa Required:

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

Junyeop Kim

Former SAF Scholar

The time I spent at a university abroad really helped me personally. My three goals before departure were to improve my English, make new foreign friends, and travel—and I achieve all three, without a doubt. 

University of Oregon SAF Alumni


About the University

University of Oregon

Established in 1876, the University of Oregon has “intellectual curiosity every bit as vibrant as our trees”—and it truly is a vibrant, green, lush campus with a community that celebrates differences and lives exceptional experiences. 

From the very beginning, community has been at the very heart of UO, bringing together winners and leaders from all walks of life to learn from each other to make the future brighter. 
And UO made a bright future for its impressive alumni, which includes the founders of Nike, Oregon governors, US Senators and Representatives, thought leaders, actors, and unstoppable business minds who all discovered who they are on the university’s beautiful, tree-lined campus.

Learn more at University of Oregon's official website


University of Oregon's Academic Approach

University of Oregon offers unique course term lengths and a summer program.  As an English language student, you have every facility you need in one location. This allows you to make a home away from home as you study and learn alongside the other students and professors.


Your program has seven levels, from ePrep (true beginner) to Level 6, designed for students interested in general English and academic English preparation. If you’re a new student, you take the 3-part ACCUPLACER test to determine your level.

The test has three parts:

  • Writing on a Prompt (30 minutes)
  • ESL Listening Skills (20 questions, untimed)
  • Non-timed ESL Sentence Meaning (20 questions, untimed)

In your first 2 days of class, instructors check your proficiency and may move you up or down to give you the best experience. You may also be eligible to take electives in grammar, phonics and pronunciation, academic writing, and reading fluency. You can expect 18 classroom hours per week and up to an additional 6 elective hours in:

  • Grammar
  • Phonics & Pronunciation
  • Academic Writing
  • Reading Fluency

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

There are no requirements to join this program. A language test when you arrive determines your skill level. No prior test is necessary to participate.

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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.

Summer 2024

Program dates:
Early July - Mid September
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Housing Information


On-Campus Dormitory

During your time at the University of Oregon, you will have a shared accommodation with roommates. 

*Housing is subject to availability. For specific questions regarding housing please contact SAF.

About Eugene

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Why Eugene

Eugene is a great city for the arts and outdoors and home to the Nike sports brand. Cycling, hiking, and running up Spencer’s Butte, a local peak, and adventuring on the Willamette River define life in this friendly, sporty city of runners. There's a strong arts scene with a plethora of annual cultural events, including the Oregon Festival of Music and Asian Celebration, and Portland is a couple of hours away through vineyards, countryside, and pretty music and art towns.

Learn more about Eugene

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


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.

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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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