Summer Institute : ESL + the Arts

This dynamic curriculum gives you the opportunity to study English while pursuing your passion in a creative and engaging atmosphere.

The Goods
If you are passionate about the arts and wish to learn or improve your English language skills, specifically as it relates to arts, culture and conversation, then this is the right ESL program for you.

Each morning study English as a second language, and in the afternoon delve into Art, Media + Design, Dance, or Music with your American peers and our renowned University faculty. Gain invaluable knowledge and experience with American culture by living with American students in Philadelphia, one of America’s largest and most culturally vibrant cities.

Pre-College ESL Art, Media + Design

Art, Media + Design

Study English while pursuing your art passion.

Pre-College ESL Dance


Study English while pursuing your Dance passion.

Pre-College ESL Music


Study English while pursuing your Music passion.

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ESL Tuition, Dates + Policies

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Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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