UMass Dartmouth International Students

‌Intensive English Program

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's ALCI intensive English program offers courses at all levels of English. We prepare you to communicate in English-speaking academic, social, and professional settings.

Your preparation for classroom success includes intensive English/ESL study with a personalized academic plan.

Your ALCI peers come from across the United States and the world. We encourage you to participate in UMass Dartmouth clubs, organizations, and student life.

  • Study

    Our intensive English program includes levels for beginner, intermediate, and advanced speakers of English.

    Sample courses

  • Live

    710 acres on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts, between Providence, RI & Cape Cod—just 1 hour from Boston.


    Fast facts about UMass Dartmouth

  • Travel

    Exciting student excursions, community involvement, and travel in New England with guided English/ESL instruction.

Program highlights

  • a variety of courses and instructors 
  • exciting student excursions, community involvement, and travel in New England with guided English/ESL instruction.
  • community involvement and travel in New England
  • close work with instructors to create a personalized study plan
  • 20-24 hours of classes per week, Monday through Friday
  • intensive English study in the areas of writing, pronunciation, academic analysis
  • technology-enhanced learning

About our faculty

ALCI faculty teach in the Department of English.

Our goal is to help you achieve your academic goals, and provide you with a rewarding international experience.

ALCI Mission