Experience Language & Culture

Session 1: May 6 - June 14, Session 2: July 1 - August 9

Program Highlightsclick or touch to open


Considerably improve your speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar.

Twelve different levels available at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level.


25 hours of English language instruction per week.

Small class sizes (average 6 students per class) for more personalized attention.


Learn about and be immersed in the American culture and English language and share your own culture.

Community engagement through service opportunities.

Use your English skills in a real-world setting.


Customized programs for groups of 10 or more students available by request.

5 hours/week are elective course choices that either have an academic or cultural focus,


Enjoy the beautiful East Tennessee nature and landscape, summer sports, activities and cultural events.

Make new friends from around the world.

Dates & Costclick or touch to open

Two start dates: May 6 or July 1, 2019 

May 6 - June 14, 2019

Arrival May 4-5
Orientation May 6
Classes Start May 7
Classes End  June 14
Departure June 15
Application Deadline We will admit students as long as there is time to get a visa

July 1 - August 9, 2019 

Arrival June 29 - 30
Orientation July 1
Classes Start July 2
Classes End  August 9
Departure August 10
Application Deadline We will admit students as long as there is time to get a visa


Cost per Session

Tuition: $1650
On-Campus Housing: $950

Summer program does not have a meal plan, but cafeteria is open and meals are available for purchase (estimated cost between $500 - $700). In addition, summer housing gives students access to a kitchen

Activity Fee: $200 

Activity fee covers weekly summer service and cultural activities and excursions. Please browse our media gallery below for some recent summer program activities)

Total Cost: $2800

Before issuing an I-20, F-1 students will need to submit proof of funds for a total estimated cost that includes estimated cost of meals, health insurance, books and personal expenses.

Please CLICK HERE for a breakdown of the total estimated cost per session.  

Academicsclick or touch to open

We offer two start dates for our Summer ESL Program (includes Service and Culture) at Maryville College.  Students are tested upon arrival. Our program places students into a group with others close to their own language ability, to help them learn faster and more easily! 

6 week summer program

25 hours/week

Courses include English language instruction at Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced levels.  There are 12 different levels available. Courses are 5 hours each day.  One day each week will offer cultural excursions and activities to help students use their English skills in a real-world setting and explore East Tennessee.

General Daily Schedule

9:00 - 11:00am           Grammar & Integrative Skills

11:00am  -12:00pm    Elective Classes (offerings vary each 5 weeks)

1:00 - 2:00pm             Listening & Speaking Skills

2:00 - 3:00pm             Reading & Writing Skills

 Each week includes one cultural excursion or event!

Locationclick or touch to open

Anderson HallMaryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city.  

In addition to all the new things you’ll learn in class from teachers and other students, there are numerous ways to explore the local area and culture, join in group activities, and have fun, all while practicing your English and sharing your culture with others. Most of our students simply enjoy living in the residence halls, making friends with American and other international students, and joining in various activities with them.

East Tennessee is known for its' lakes and rivers.  Knoxville and Maryville are both known for the extensive miles of paved greenway trails, which makes this area perfect for outdoor adventurers. Less than an 30-minutes away is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with over 800 miles of maintained trails.  

The city of Knoxville is right up the road, and offers plenty of shopping, an outdoor farmers’ market,  theatres, art and history galleries, and museums.  We have the best of both worlds when it comes to city and outdoor life!

Housingclick or touch to open

Students will live on campus in Gibson Hall.

Gibson Hall

Gibson Hall, (named after former MC President, Gerald Gibson and his wife, Rachel) opened its doors in the Fall of 2008. The four-story hall features 39 suites (some with kitchens) that provide homes to nearly 150 MC students. Each four-person suite includes carpeted rooms, a love seat, chair, coffee table, dining table with chairs, double- or single-occupancy rooms, and two bathrooms per suite. Each floor has a lounge with a television and kitchen and a study room where students can gather.

Learn more about life as an international student in our International Student Services section and on our Blog