English Cultural Immersion USA
Looking for a short-term program for your classroom or group? Our ECI program for international student groups is the perfect program for your students to improve their language skills while integrating with an American host family and school community!
Integrate into American culture
IQ USA is a division of ICES
Students participate in 8 to 10 hours of English and Cultural studies per week and can fully immerse while shadowing with American students in a typical school day. Evenings and weekends are spent with the host family, giving students a chance to practice their English skills and integrate into American culture.
Our host families are waiting to share their American customs while they learn about their student and culture. Host families are screened with criminal background checks and in-home interviews. A full immersion program as students practice their English, live and breathe the American way of life!
The English & Cultural Immersion Program is an exciting alternative to traditional exchange programs during the academic school year.
- Ages – Students 10 to 18 years old
- Group Sizes – 15 to 40
- Program Length – Customizable: 3 weeks to 6 weeks
- Accommodation – Host Family Stay
- Visa Required – Tourist
- Start Dates Available – Flexible start-dates in October, November, January, February, March, April, and May.
- Summer Program Available – June, July, August- includes ESL and Excursions, does not include school shadowing component.
- Airport Arrival and Departure Transportation
- Welcome Orientation
- Host Family Accommodation
- Three Meals per Day
- ESL and Cultural Studies Classes
- Ground Transportation
- Two Off-Campus Field Trips per Week
- Support from IQ Staff
- 24-Hour Emergency Line
- Health Insurance
- Certificate of Completion
The ECI Program gives participants a taste of student life in the U.S without requiring a long-term commitment. Those who successfully complete the program are encouraged to apply to our semester or year-long F-1 High School Exchange Program.
ECI Program Student Benefits
The tools necessary to advance their English speaking, reading and writing abilities
Taste of American Life
A full immersion experience while living with an American Family
An opportunity to experience local surroundings and visit tourist destinations
A genuine experience of studying in an American school alongside American classmates
Guidance and material necessary to attain a deeper insight into American culture, politics, and history
Optional Disney Trip
A trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios in LA! The add- on package includes the Hotel Stay, Breakfast, all Ground Transportation, and all Park Entrances. Package excludes airfare.