SMILE provides intensive instruction in English language and American culture, and prepares international students for further course work in Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL), undergraduate, or graduate study. Students receive rigorous classroom and laboratory instruction, and an introduction to local community and culture. All new international students who want to improve their English are encouraged to participate in SMILE before taking courses in the fall.
Apply early—enrollment is limited!
Applicants must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score to be considered.
Intensive English as a Second Language Instruction
- Reading and Vocabulary
- Listening and Speaking
- Communicative Grammar
American Culture Experiences
- Tour a copper mine and museum
- Tour other local museums
- Tour local historical sites
- Attend local cultural festivals
- Picnic on the beach at Lake Superior
Additional Recreational Activities
- And more!
To apply to SMILE, go to the International Admissions page, and click on your student type in the left navigation menu. Then do the following:
|Step 1||Complete your the free online application.|
|Step 2||Send the required application documents to:|
International Programs and Services
I-20 forms and related information are provided by International Programs and Services upon acceptance into the program.
(based on number of students)
|$130 - $180|
|Michigan Tech Student Fees||$350|
|IPS Service Fee||$100|
|Mandatory Medical Insurance||$125|
|Room and Board|
(double occupancy, 7 weeks)*
*Other living arrangements available upon request —costs may vary.
**All costs are subject to change.
|Most Undergraduates||March 10, 2014|
|U.S. Transfers, Graduates Students, and Students from Canada & Mexico||May 9, 2014|
|Transportation from Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX) to campus (Wadsworth Hall)||July 1-3, 2014|
|Placement Test Registration||July 6, 2014|
|Classes Begin||July 7, 2014|
|Classes End||August 21, 2014|