Experience the summer life in a classic and safe American college town. Pullman is a community built around WSU and its students. Immerse yourself in American culture and spend the summer improving your English and getting ready for university study.
American Summer Program
July 8-19, 2024
WSU’s program, taught by highly qualified, skilled instructors, is among the top in the United States. We teach English and college preparation in a student-centered, interactive format. Students will attend 12 hours of class a week, and additional programming will be offered through the International Center including Friday Coffee Hours, Conversation Tables, and field trips when possible. Classes will begin on Monday, July 8, and end on Friday, July 19.
- Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
- Bear Research, Education & Conservation
- Entomology Museum
- Charles R. Conner Museum
- Ferdinand’s Creamery (ice cream! WSU’s famous – and delicious – cheese in a can!)
- Worthman-Johnson Veterinary Anatomy Teaching Museum
- Nuclear Reactor tour
- International Center
- Friday coffee hours
- Weekly conversation tables
- Additional programming
- Pullman Farmer’s Market
- Music on Main Street
- Entertainment (music and movies) in the Park
- Lawson Gardens
- Pullman walking tour
Possible optional program activities*
- Camp overnight or paddle a kayak at sunset with the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center
- Visit Appaloosa Horse Museum, Moscow Farmer’s Market, and Hamilton Lowe Aquatics Center
- Hike Kamiak Butte or Moscow Mountain
- Enjoy Boyer Park or Wawawai Park
- Ride a jet boat up Hell’s Canyon or go rafting
- Spend the day shopping in Spokane
*These activities are only possibilities and scheduling will be based on interest. Any optional excursions will cost extra
Tentative class schedule*
|Academic reading||9-11 a.m.||9-11 a.m.||Activities (all day)|
|Academic composition||9-11 a.m.||9-11 a.m.|
|Academic listening & discussion||1-3 p.m.||1-3 p.m.|
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 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 has lived in the Palouse for over 10 years. She has two dogs, Banjo and Steve, who she loves to take camping and hiking.
David started teaching English in 2010 in Spokane, Washington, and continued teaching for 10 years in South Korea. At WSU, he teaches Academic English and Undergraduate Foundation classes. He also ensures that WSU’s Academic English program complies with curriculum standards. David and his family are enjoying the beauty and comforts of the Palouse.
Lynn began teaching at WSU in 2014. She teaches in the Academic English program and is one of the primary instructors in the International Master’s program. Lynn also manages our team of English tutors and helps connect students with other academic services across the university.
Other qualified instructors may teach summer program classes.
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).
Also, you’ll hear many languages spoken in Pullman. Over a quarter of WSU undergraduates identify as multicultural. Nearly 10% are from countries other than the United States.
WSU requires some vaccinations and recommends several others for all WSU students receiving in-person instruction. More information about vaccine requirements can be found at Cougar Health Services – Required Immunizations.
We recommend flying into the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport because it is only 2 miles from the WSU campus. On July 6 and 7, we offer 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 on July 20 and 21.
There are other options, but you will need to find your own way from these airports to WSU in Pullman. Spokane International Airport is 78 miles from campus, and the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport is 35 miles from campus.
|Academic English tuition||$768|
|Medical insurance (iSHIP)||$130|
|Optional: Additional excursions2||$200-$300|
2Additional excursions fee covers off-campus extracurricular activities. For those who want to participate, the fee must be paid in advance of arrival. Insufficient interest may cause activities to be modified or canceled.
Please download, complete, and return the 2024 ASP Certificate of Finances (pdf) with your application.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.
The ASP Summer Program 2024 requires a minimum of 15 participants to run. If the minimum number is not met, deposits will be refunded.