• Short Term Summer Programs at Hamline

    Short Term Summer Programs at Hamline

    Welcome to the Summer Language Institute! Hamline University is dedicated to preparing compassionate citizens of the world by helping students maximize their intellectual, creative, and leadership potential. To that end, Hamline is preparing a new generation of “globalists” -- leaders who will bridge the differences between people and nations in an effort to build a more peaceful and sustainable world. Explore our programs below or contact us with questions.

    Academic English and Cultural Immersion for Admitted Students

    Have you completed a Michigan, IELTS or TOEFL exam and want to experience and better understand life as a college student in the United States? This course is perfect for you.

    July 1 – August 22, 2014
    Monday through Thursday
    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

    Evenings and Weekends

    This time will be filled with guided local and regional excursions with other international students.


    Students will reside in Hamline residence halls in rooms of 2 - 4 students with assigned roommate. Restrooms are on each floor. Laundry rooms with washers and dryers are on-site and free to use. Activity Leaders for the Summer Language Institute will live in the residence halls with students. There is also a Resident Hall Director that lives on site along with a 24/7 Safety and Security office on campus. Students will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner (Monday - Friday). Brunch and dinner will be served on Saturday and Sundays.


    USD $5,795
    Includes courses, books, accommodations, meals, on-site 24/7 advisers and excursions.
    Airfare, SEVIS and visa fees not included.

    Upon registration and acceptance into the program, visa and immigration materials will be provided to you should they be required.

    Global Business Across Cultures

    Take a business class, improve your English language skills, earn credit for your college degree at Hamline University this summer. You will also develop cultural understanding by participating in a variety of evening and weekend activities.

    July 14 – July 24, 2014
    Monday through Friday
    9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Overview of the Program

    The course explores the world of business in a globalized setting. It will specifically look at the role that culture plays in the global business environment of today. How does it show up? How does it affect business strategies and planning? What are the challenges that today’s businesses are facing in serving numerous cultures? The course will look at companies that have successfully and unsuccessfully dealt with the cultural context in their business. It will explore different cultural models and theories that attempt to describe and help bridge the gaps between cultures. This will be achieved through reading texts, studying current trends and class discussion. Students will also partake in a supplemental English course developed to strengthen their English skills.

    Students will be able to participate in a variety of evening and weekend activities such as a Mississippi River tour (Mississippi National River and Recreation Area), Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota History Center, Mall of America, Minnesota State Capitol Building, Saint Paul Basilica, Saint Paul Saints Baseball game, Shopping at Albertville Outlet Mall, Bowling, Lake Calhoun visit, and the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. If there is ever inclement weather then other trips or activities will be substituted. We also have on-campus activities (BBQ, volleyball, etc.).


    Students will stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton - West End, St. Louis Park location.


    USD $4,995
    Includes courses, guest speakers, site visits, instructional materials, private suite, breakfast, transportation to/from all sites, cultural activities, welcome and farewell dinners. Airfare, SEVIS and visa fees not included.

    Upon registration and acceptance into the programs, visa and immigration materials will be provided should they be required.

    Program Eligibility Requirements:

    • Students must be a minimum of 18 years old
    • English Required: Minimum TOEFL 460 or IELTS 5.0

    Find more information on the Admissions page.

    We are able to accommodate groups of students from overseas universities and create special courses if requested, if you would like additional information please contact the International and Off Campus (IOCP) office.