Intensive English Program

About the Mercyhurst Programs

The Mercyhurst Intensive English programs prepare students to continue in a degree program at either Mercyhurst University or another American college or university of their choice.  Through a combination of English language study, personal counseling, and immersion in the American culture, students learn the skills needed to succeed in higher education.   The University enrolls over 200 international students and has an excellent academic reputation as well as a beautiful and safe campus.  Students who complete the Mercyhurst Intensive English program will be well-qualified for any future plans.

Mercyhurst University offers two Intensive English Programs:

Summer Program

This is an 8 week session that prepares students for fall enrollment at Mercyhurst or another American college or University.  The goal is to help students meet university admissions requirements.

Academic Year Program

This program ranges in length from 8 weeks (one session) to 32 weeks (four sessions), depending on the student’s language proficiency at the time of admission.  The goal is to help students meet university admissions requirements.

During every session, courses are offered in English grammar and pronunciation, English reading and writing, and English listening and speaking.  Students are not rushed or hurried through any level – students move to the next level only when they feel comfortable and confident in their English skills.


Lecture: Not Just a Pretty Face

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Walker Recital Hall

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center