2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

International Affairs and the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Office

The International Affairs Office offers immigration advisement and counseling for international degree-seeking, ESL, and exchange students. International Affairs provides leadership for international recruitment, retention support and policy creation to ensure academic success through graduation for international students. In conjunction with academic offices, the director consults in areas such as curriculum development and international education. It also collaborates with other IIC units to provide intercultural training and positive campus climate creation and support.

The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) offers intensive English courses to non-native speakers of English to improve their language skills, primarily for academic reasons. There are five, eight-week long sessions per year beginning in January, Spring Block 2, June, August and Fall Block 2. The program offers small classes that are designed to prepare students to enter a full-time course of study at Northwest.