Programs for Learning Academic and Community English (PLACE)

Programs for Learning Academic and Community English (PLACE) at Colorado State University provides high-quality English language instruction and training in a safe and friendly academic environment. Please note: as of May 17, 2021, the INTO Center no longer runs these programs. The CSU’s Office of International Programs manages them now.

Colorado State University is a leading public research university in the United States. We are located in the award-winning city of Fort Collins, Colorado, just one hour from the major international airport in Denver, and right next to the world-famous Rocky Mountains.

We offer the following programs:

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is for students who want to enroll in a U.S. university, but need additional English language support and instruction. The IEP offers high-quality, student-centered instruction and advising that prepares international students for success at Colorado State University (CSU), or other universities in the United States. We strive to create a welcoming environment for both learning and living in a new culture, where all feel safe and supported.

The Bridge Programs are academic programs that combine English language coursework with degree-seeking coursework for graduate students in select degrees. Students in Bridge Programs often begin their studies in a non-degree status while improving their English and core academic discipline skills before continuing in degree-status to earn their master’s degree.

These innovative, customized language and cultural programs are designed in partnership with specific local and international communities. Workplace and community-based English programs are also available through PLACE. This program provides high-quality, non-credit language courses and special cultural activities near the beautiful Rocky Mountains, designed to meet the goals of program participants.


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