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Cornell Program for International Undergraduates

Summer 2019

Overview

We invite high-achieving and motivated international undergraduate students to Ithaca, New York, during the summer for an unparalleled academic, cultural, and social introduction to life at Cornell University.

In the Cornell Program for International Undergraduates (CPIU), qualified undergraduate students

  • Enroll in classes for Cornell credit alongside other Summer Session students,
  • Study with leading Cornell faculty members, and
  • Participate fully in cultural and social events on campus at one of the top universities in the world.

As a CPIU student, you have four program options. You may take:

Two courses during the six-week session (June 24-August 6)

  • Option 1:
    You will enroll in a specially designed 3-credit English course (WRIT 1101) to help you improve both your written and spoken English.
    In addition, you will enroll in a second class of your choice for credit and, if granted permission, may visit (attend but not earn credit for) a third class.
    Visit the Courses page to review your six-week class options.
  • Option 2:
    Instead of enrolling in WRIT 1101, you will enroll in two courses of your own choosing and earn 6 to 8 Cornell credits.
    This option requires the permission of the admissions committee, which will determine your eligibility based on your personal essay, English-language class grades, and TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    Visit the Courses page to review your six-week class options.

One course during the first three-week session (June 24-July 12)

You will enroll in one class and earn 3 Cornell credits.

Visit the Courses page to review your class options for the first three-week session.

One course during the second three-week session (July 15-August 2)

You will enroll in one class and earn 3 to 4 Cornell credits.

Visit the Courses page to review your class options for the second three-week session.

A course from the first three-week session followed by a course from the second three-week session, for a six-week dual program (June 24-August 2)

You will select one class from the first three-week session, which runs June 24-July 12. You also will select one class from the second three-week session, which runs July 15-August 2.

This dual program will allow you to earn 6 to 7 Cornell credits during your six-week stay on campus.

Visit the Courses page to review your class options for the first and second three-week sessions.

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