The Passport to the University Program offers 15-to 17-year-old high school students from around the world the opportunity to study English, learn about the American university admissions process, and live on the University of North Texas’ beautiful campus in the vibrant city of Denton, Texas. This exciting summer program will give them an edge on being accepted at competitive universities in the United States.

Program Highlights
Students will participate in:

  • English classes taught by UNT faculty
  • American university admissions seminars taught by UNT faculty and advisors
  • Four Texas university campus tours
  • Exploration of the North Texas region
  • Fun social and cultural activities in the evening and on weekends

English Classes
Students will attend English classes four hours each day, Monday-Thursday. 

  • Academic Reading and Writing
  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Pronunciation skills
  • TOEFL iBT Preparation

All classes are interactive and taught by highly-qualified IELI faculty.
Students will have access to IELI’s state-of-the-art multimedia lab, where they may use language software, movies, and books to help improve their grammar, reading, listening, and speaking skills outside the classroom.

University Admissions Process, University Culture, and Campus Tours
Students will attend daily sessions to understand the American university admissions process, create a successful application, and adapt to university culture. They will learn, for example, how to choose a major, apply for scholarships, write a strong application essay, prepare for a university interviews, avoid plagiarism, and make friends with American students.

In addition to UNT, which is ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™, participants will visit three other institutions of higher education in Texas: a two-year community college, a private university, and a highly ranked research university.

Social and Cultural Activities
Students will enjoy many evening activities on campus and around Denton, including concerts, frisbee, American dance lessons, sports, and scavenger hunts.
On the weekends, students will have off-campus cultural field trips. 

Accommodations and Meals
Students will live in a dormitory on the UNT campus and be served three meals each day in a dining hall.

Certificate of Participation
Students in good standing will be given a UNT-IELI certificate indicating that they have completed the program.

A tourist visa (B1/B2) is required.

Cost: $3,750
This includes tuition, accommodations, meals, UNT fees, activities, campus tours, field trips, certificate of participation, and transportation to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Students are responsible for plane tickets to DFW International Airport and mandatory health insurance. for more information