International students interested in spending some time in one of the business and cultural centers of the world will not be disappointed with Fordham University’s lively New York City location. Welcoming a diverse student body, ranging from foreign expats to law students to aspiring undergraduates, Fordham’s Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC) is located just steps from Central Park and offers an ideal setting to learn English and meet interesting people.
The full-time intensive program and part-time English classes allow students to study general academic English (from low-intermediate to advanced levels) or focus on a specialization of their interest, such as pronunciation or professional English for business or law. Weekend and evening classes are available, and private groups may request customized English programs to meet their group’s specific needs.
Academic Coordinator, Institute of American Language and Culture at Fordham University
Manhattan has no shortage of opportunities for international students to enjoy while practicing their English at the same time. Programs at the IALC include numerous excursions, such as trips to restaurants and museums through the university’s Culture Club. A language exchange program pairs IALC students with American Fordham students, opening doors to new friendships and helping students become more comfortable speaking English in casual social settings.
Outside of regular class time, students may participate in topical language workshops and use the center’s state-of-the-art Language Laboratory.
“What’s exciting about our program here at the IALC is that it really reflects New York, the city we proudly call home, in all of its diversity. Students from as far away as Latin America, Asia, and West Africa come together in our program and form this dynamic global community,” IALC Academic Coordinator Amy Evans explained.
Fordham hopes to see an increase in the number of students from Latin America in the future. Ms. Evans elaborated, “I’m always thrilled to meet students coming from Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, and see them not only thrive and excel but really bring the place alive and enrich everybody’s experience.”
Information on how to register for an English program at the IALC is available here.