International Student Services & ESL

tripInternational Student Services
The International Student Organization (ISO) provides educational and social opportunities to all students from, or interested in, different cultures. The organization has recently co-sponsored trips to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Florida. In addition, members enjoy day trips to adventure parks and professional athletic events. ISO provides the ability for both American and international students to experience the advantages of cross-cultures. It welcomes ideas for on-campus programs which promote increased awareness of cultural diversity. Ethnic meals, cultural entertainment and dress are featured throughout the semester.

The Center for International Education provides guidance for issues such as immigration services and problems, health concerns and cultural adaptation.

English As A Second Language
Northampton offers a full-time English as a Second Language Program for credit every semester. This will help you to master English skills essential to academic work and day-to-day conversation. There are four skill levels with components in Speaking, Reading, and Writing. You will learn and practice computer literacy as well and receive help in developing study skills and test-taking strategies. The ESL Center, a facility for non-native English speakers, provides you with a chance to practice your English with friendly professional and student assistants. You will be required to take an ESL placement test to help us determine your English skill level.

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