When should I plan to leave Newport?
Students should make their travel arrangements to leave Newport on Tuesday, August 12th, the final day of the 2014 program. They will need to check out of their residence hall room by 12 noon. If you plan to stay in Newport beyond this date, you can make a reservation at a local hotel. Visit this link for more information: http://www.gonewport.com/hotels-and-motels
When should I arrive in Newport?
Students should make their travel arrangements to arrive on campus at Salve Regina University the day before their program begins. Our arrivals center will be open for check-in from 11 am - 6 pm on the day before the program starts. Students will not be able to check in prior to this time. If you will be arriving after 6 pm, we will make late check-in arrangements with you.
It's important for all students to be on campus the day before the program begins to allow check-in before orientation begins.
What airport should I fly to?
We recommend that program participants fly to either Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) or Providence Green Airport (PVD)
Students who are flying internationally may prefer to fly to Boston, which is about 120 kilometers from the Salve Regina University campus. Frequent bus service is available from the airport to Newport with Peter Pan Bus Lines, and the cost for a one-way ticket is $31.00. For schedules and reservations, visit http://www.peterpanbus.com/.
For students who are already in the United States, you may also consider flying directly to T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) in Providence, Rhode Island. This airport is approximately 50 kilometers from Salve Regina University. Shuttle service from the airport to Newport is available through Cozy Cab, and the cost of a one-way trip is $25.00. For schedules and reservations, visit http://www.cozytrans.com/.
Where is the program located?
Our Summer Intensive College English program is located on the campus of our partner school, Salve Regina University. The campus is beautifully situated in the coastal town of Newport, Rhode Island. Students will enjoy access to all campus facilities, including recreational areas, the famous "Cliff Walk" along the Atlantic Ocean, as well as nearby beaches. Newport is an ideal location for summer fun and learning. For more information about Newport, follow this link.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Yes, the minimum age to participate in the Summer Intensive College English Program is 15. We have designed this program for students who are currently enrolled at or plan to attend either high school or a college/university in the United States. Due to the specialized focus of the program, we can only accept students between 15 and 19 years of age. If you are older than 19 years old, please consider joining our West Coast program in Monterey, California.
Why is there a minimum TOEFL/IELTS requirement?
The Summer Intensive College English has been designed to address the specific needs of students who plan to attend a high school or an undergraduate program in the United States. In order for students to get the most out of the program, they need to have a minimum English language proficiency that will enable them to do the work expected of high school and college students. Students who cannot meet the language proficiency requirement will not be able to follow the English for Academic Purposes curriculum necessary to successfully complete the program.
What if I don't have a TOEFL or IELTS score?
Students who want to attend the six-week Summer Intensive College English program must demonstrate their English language proficiency by submitting results from a recognized English language proficiency test. If you have a score from a test other than the TOEFL or IELTS, please contact us to determine if you meet the proficiency requirements. If you have no test scores, please consider joining our four-week program. This four-week program does not require a TOEFL score for admission.
Do you offer scholarships?
Scholarships are available for this summer 2014. Please refer to the scholarship page for further information and updates.