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