Monroe Alert
Due to continuing water system issues, a boil water advisory has been issued which will affect the Monroe Campus through Wed., Feb. 28. "Do Not Drink Water" signs are posted at all water sources and bottled water will be available in Pocono Hall at the Food Court area at no charge.

Program Details

All program-related activities are conducted on NCC's Bethlehem Campus located 90 miles west of New York City and 60 miles north of Philadelphia in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Northampton offers on-campus housing for those taking at least six credits and participating in the program.

ESL Institute Details

  • The ESL Institute begins Thursday, July 5, 2018 with Mandatory Orientation.   Individual classes begin on Monday, July 9 and end on Friday, August 17, 2018.
  • Classes meet every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Cultural classes are held on Fridays.
  • Designed for individuals who want to expand their command of the English language.
  • Students must have already completed high school in their home country.
  • After taking an English language proficiency test, students are placed into appropriate level courses.

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Other Features

  • Course of study comprising English for Academic Purposes (EAP), TOEFL/IELTS-related skills, and American culture
  • Concentrated work on reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, giving presentations, and study skills
  • English-speaking instructors with extensive ESL teaching experience and related qualifications
  • Full F-1/J-1 Visa support provided 

***NOTE An I-901 Form included with new I-20/DS-2019s MUST be filed along with the appropriate fee before you can receive your Visa.

Cultural Programs

  • A full cultural program is available on Fridays.   Local and day-long trips are available.
  • Conversational English sessions and community service opportunities
  • Day long trips to interesting destinations locally and to NYC and Philadelphia
  • Access to NCC facilities, Fitness Center, Library
  • Public transportation available with on-campus bus stops