IELP Student Life

Congratulations to all of our students preparing to join us! We look forward to meeting you in person. 

Meanwhile, we want to help you get ready for your transition to the Intensive English Language Program. In this section you will find helpful information about:

  • Getting to Portland and the PSU campus
  • Finding a place to live
  • Estimating your living expenses
  • Student resources on campus
  • Some important dates

Pre-Arrival Guide

The purpose of the pre-arrival guide is to provide your with useful information as you prepare to come to the United States and to answer as many questions as possible. 

Important Date for Current Students

Important term dates
Important event Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
IELP classes begin September 28 January 7 March 29 June 21
Last day to drop classes with 100% refund October 4 January 9 April 2 June 25
Last day of the term December 9 March 16 June 9 August 12
Break dates December 10 - January 6 March 18 - March 28 June 10 - June 20 August 13 - September 27