Study USA at the University of AZ!

Study USA at the University of AZ!

Study in the USA at the University of Arizona!


My name is Luis Castillo, marketing coordinator at the University of Arizona's Center for English as a Second Language (CESL). I received your inquiry from and I am very happy to hear from you and your interest in studying in the USA. I have prepared some information to guide you:

The University of Arizona

  • Arizona’s Top 100 university in the world
  • Established in 1885
  • Arizona’s premier research university, ranked among the top 20 public research universities in the United States
  • Comprised of a diverse student body of 45,000 students
  • Students from 119 countries around the world
  • Over 110 degree programs
  • Renowned programs in optical sciences, astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences, earth sciences, business, hydrogeology, linguistics, philosophy, sociology, architecture, engineering, and anthropology

The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)

  • Established in 1968
  • Students receive superior English language instruction in grammar, reading, and oral and written communication
  • The curriculum provides a rich and engaging learning environment, which prepares students for university academic study, social settings and professional success
  • CESL is the only English program in Arizona with center-wide accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)

Intensive English Program (IEP)

  • Only program in Arizona accredited by the Commission on English programs Accreditation (CEA)
  • ·8-week sessions
  • Sessions begin in August, October, January, March, and June
  • 7 levels of instruction, from beginning to advanced
  • The program includes 20-22 hours of instruction per week
  • Total of 180 hours per 8-week session (per level)
  • Class size: 18-20
  • Upon arrival students take a placement test
  • Initial application fee: $110 USD
  • Cost for 8-week session $3255 tuition and fees
  • The estimated cost of living for 8 week is an extra $3500 for food, housing, transportation, and books
  • Learn more about the IEP:
  • Apply online to the IEP:

Faculty and Staff

  • Our experienced, creative, and culturally sensitive faculty have at least a master's and/or doctorate degree in foreign and second language education
  • Innovative curriculum based on research and student needs
  • Aside from admission and recruitment specialists, CESL has full-time immigration and student advisors ready to assist you and answer your questions about everything from housing and orientation to campus services and the surrounding community


  • Surrounded by majestic saguaro forests and dramatic mountain peaks, Tucson blends the beauty of nature with the excitement and amenities of a thriving city
  • 350 sunny days a year and average winter temperature highs of 64 - 75 °F / 18 - 24 °C, you can enjoy outdoor adventures, unique Southwest cuisine and much more
  • Tucson celebrates diversity, and its friendly, informal atmosphere provides an ideal setting for an institution of higher learning
  • Our students benefit from a blend of cultures, both on and off campus

Support, Student Life & Recreation

  • Full-time immigration and student advisor available
  • Campus activities and excursions to local points of interest such as the Grand Canyon, sports games, and University of
  • Arizona activities and events
  • State-of-the-art labs
  • Access to University of Arizona services and facilities

Other Programs

  • University Track Programs: earn university credit and transfer without TOEFL or IELTS (undergraduate bridge program)
  • Teen English Program: 1-month intensive English program for teens ages 13-17 offered every summer from middle of July to middle of August
  • TEFL/TESOL certificates: for English teachers or people looking to teach English outside the United States. Professional development for experienced English teachers also available
  • Customized programs: we can build programs to fit personalized needs for groups of students or teachers

Study with us!

We are eager to help you pursue your academic and career goals through our professional English instruction and services.

We are ready to assist you and we look forward at meeting you soon at the University of Arizona CESL!

Luis Castillo