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ESL Summer Programs

American Culture Camp

  • Dates: TBD in 2021
    • Deadline to register: TBD
    • Minimum 10 participants


In addition to authentic listening and speaking opportunities, the objectives of this camp include an appreciation of nature and giving international students an American college experience. Students will have ample access to the natural beauty and environment of Crookston and surrounding area; activities are planned to take advantage of the beautiful natural resources of the state of Minnesota. Students will also be able to connect with and provide service to the community during their stay here. This is an especially important component to a student's personal development, as we want all our young students to become responsible and caring global citizens

2020 COST: $3,250 (U.S. Currency) 2021 COST (TBD)

All inclusive- instruction, lodging, meals, excursions, in state transportation. 

*Spending money and flight not included


  • Outlet Mall Shopping
  • Indoor Water park
  • Itasca State Park
  • Canoe/Pontoon
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fire Department Tours
  • County Fair
  • Trampoline Park/Laser Tag
  • Go-Karting
  • Baking/Cooking
  • Movie Theatre Experience


"This trip was very fun and educational. My favorite part was hiking to the headwaters and boating on the Mississippi River. I really felt like I received an American culture experience during my time there. My favorite food was the sweet corn. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The staff was warm-hearted, kind, and excellent. I will miss them. I can't wait to return to the United States some day!"  -  Zixian Zeng, July 2018

Language, Technology, & American Teacher Training

The University of Minnesota Crookston is offering a program to Chinese instructors, faculty and staff who want to improve their English language teaching, engage in technology and further explore American Culture.

Dates: TBD

Cost: choose between two options

  • $3,250 for two weeks (Summer 2020)
  • $4,875 for three weeks (Summer 2020)

The cost includes instruction, housing, food, training transportation and excursions along with pick up and drop of at the airport. Dates are fluid pending arrival. There must be a minimum of 10 participants for the program. An instructor who understands and speaks Chinese will be on staff.


Contact Global Programs, Sok Leng Tan at 218-281-8442