Summer English Language Study Program
The Summer English Language Study (SELS) program provides opportunities for undergraduate students from selected universities in Iraq the opportunity to engage in intensive English language study at U.S. universities during the summers of 2012 and 2013.
Security concerns have severely limited opportunities for Iraqi students to interact with native English speakers. The capacity of Iraqi universities to adequately develop students’ capabilities in English language for employment or graduate study has been severely limited by years of conflict, preceded by decades of isolation. More broadly, Iraqi universities have been thwarted in their ability to contribute to social, political, and economic development. The SELS program provides an opportunity to build the English speaking capacity of students and contribute more generally to their skills for employment.
While participating in the program, Iraqi undergraduate students:
Application MaterialsSELS Application Instructions
SELS Application Form
SELS Academic Reference Form
SELS English Language Reference Form