WSU International

American Summer Program 2023

July 10-28, 2023

Learn English

WSU’s Academic English program, taught by highly qualified, skilled instructors, is among the top 5 in the U.S. We teach READING, WRITING, LISTENING, SPEAKING, and GRAMMAR using college textbooks, novels, newspapers, journals, internet, and current videos. ASP will help you get ready to pursue your college education in the U.S. 

2 concurrent sessions by age. Sessions may be combined based on enrollment.

Get ready for university!

For ages 16-18

Prepare for your post-secondary education at this 3-week special session. Learn how to write your most impactful college application and much more.

Improve your English!

For ages 19+

Join with other high-achieving students as you improve your English and learn the customs and skills needed to succeed in academic and social settings.


Experience the summer life in a classic and safe American college town. Pullman is a community built around WSU and its students.

Program activities for all 

  • 4th of July parade & fireworks
  • WSU Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum
  • WSU Bear Research, Education & Conservation
  • WSU Entomology Museum
  • WSU CAHNRS Museum
  • Visits to WSU classes

Optional program activities (extra fee)* 

  • Camp overnight or paddle a kayak at sunset with the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center
  • Visit Moscow Farmer’s Market and Hamilton Lowe Aquatics Center
  • Hike Kamiak Butte or enjoy Boyer Park
  • Ride a jet boat up Hell’s Canyon or go rafting

*Activity fee covers extracurricular activities off campus. The fee must be paid in advance of arrival. Insufficient interest may cause modification or cancellation of activities.

Class schedule*

Reading & writing8-9:45 a.m.8-9:45 a.m.8-9:45 a.m.8-9:45 a.m.8-10 a.m.
Grammar10-11:30 a.m.10-11:30 a.m.
Listening & speaking1:30-2:30 p.m.1:30-2:30 p.m.1:30-2:30 p.m.1:30-2:30 p.m.1:30-3:30 p.m.
*Example. Actual days and times are to be determined.

Your instructors


Sharon Fraser-Allen

Advisor, Curriculum Coordinator and Teaching Associate Professor

Sharon has been teaching at WSU for over 15 years and has taught all levels of English from beginner to graduate.  She has lived in Pullman for 20 years, but is originally from Toronto, Canada.  Sharon has taught and lived in the USA, Canada, and the UAE.  She loves cats, horses, and hiking. 


Emily Harmon

Assistant Director and Teaching Associate Professor

Emily began teaching at WSU in 2013. Along with teaching, she also serves as the Assistant Director of the Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Masters Programs. She is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but she has been living on the Palouse for over 10 years. She has two dogs, Banjo and Steve, who she loves to take camping and hiking.

Program costs (USD)

Academic English tuition$1,327
Mandatory fees$380
WSU housing$798
Medical insurance (iSHIP)$182
Activities (optional)2$350
1Costs are estimates; actual costs may vary. 2Activity fee covers extracurricular activities off campus listed above under Programs. The fee must be paid in advance of arrival. Insufficient interest may cause modification or cancellation of activities.

Please download, complete, and return the 2023 ASP Certificate of Finances (pdf) with your application.

Protecting your health

Although WSU does not currently require a COVID-19 vaccination, we highly recommend being up to date on your vaccinations based on WHO recommendations. Students will be responsible for meeting the requirements for COVID vaccination and testing in force by all entities, including airlines, the U.S., and WSU, at the time of your program.

About WSU Pullman

Expect an extra helping of small-town kindness. “Friendly beyond belief,” said a former grad student.

Sunset magazine describes Pullman as “a town with nice folks and a virtually non-existent crime rate.” It’s not surprising that Sunset ranked Pullman among the top 10 college towns in the West (2019).

A medley of cultures

international students smile while taking a selfie

You’ll hear many languages spoken in Pullman. Over a quarter of WSU undergraduates identify themselves as multicultural. Nearly 10% are from countries other than the United States.

Low crime rate

Relax! The crime rate in Pullman is a small fraction of state and national averages.

Places to play

people riding bicycles on a rural paved trail

There’s no shortage of family-friendly recreational activities in Pullman and nearby.

Gay, lesbian-, bisexual, and transgender-friendly

The Pullman community flies the rainbow flag of welcome. The LGBTQ+ Center offers many resources for students and staff.

Easy drive to major cities

Eager to travel? It’s less than a day’s drive to any major city in the Pacific Northwest.

Getting here


We provide free transportation from the Pullman airport to where you’ll be staying on campus and will return you to the Pullman airport at the end of your program.

By plane

Pullman is a significant distance from other regional cities. We recommend flying into Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.


Spokane International Airport 

78 miles from campus

Services at Spokane International Airport

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport 

35 miles from campus

Services as Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport