Mar 20, 2018  

Action America

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Program Description

Action America, on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, will enhance your English skills through short-term intensive language study, cultural and professional experiences, travel, and interaction with native English speakers.

A four-week intensive is offered in June/July of each year. Students will be given English placement tests on arrival and assigned to appropriate courses.

All students participate in 30 hours a week of intensive language instruction, including:

  • TOEFL preparation
  • Grammar, reading and writing
  • Listening, pronunciation and idioms
  • Interaction with native English speakers
  • Instructional videos and games
  • Field trips
  • Institutional TOEFL

Certificate of Completion

All students who fulfill program requirements will receive a certificate of completion.

Experience The Culture

Experiencing the American culture is also an integral part of the program. Out-of-class activities—designed for professionals as well as students—include:

Trips to Chicago
Opportunities to meet people from America and around the world
Sporting events such as baseball and basketball
Theater attendance and dining out
Shopping locally and in Chicago
Conversational training in everyday situations
Seasonal sports such as skiing & beach volleyball

Options for Professionals

Action America also offers a variety of activities specifically designed for professionals. These include:

  • Lectures on diverse topics
  • Tours of American organizations
  • Interviews with professionals
  • Visits to university classes (as available)
  • In-class, career-related assignments

Customized Sessions

In addition to the regular schedule, Action America will design sessions at any time throughout the year based on the scheduling and curriculum needs of an organization. The group sessions must include 12 or more participants.

Those interested in tailor-made sessions should contact regarding session costs.

Professional Options

The Professional option includes classes and activities which promote language learning in the general professional area of the participants (business, medicine, religious institutions, etc.). Communication skills will be enhanced through in-class assignments, interaction with American professionals, tours of local organizations and other career-related field trips.

Cultural Experience

The Cultural option is for groups of students and professionals who wish to experience the American culture in addition to improving language skills. Groups may select the activities they prefer.


Fees for Action America are based on individual or group rates.

Contact Information

Additional information regarding Action America can be obtained by contacting the Center for Intensive English Programs (CIEP) at

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