English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication

Available in summer.

This course in English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication will meet for 18 hours per week for six weeks, prior to the start of the Master’s of Science in Strategic Communication program.

Please note: This course is open only to Master’s of Science in Strategic Communication students.

ENGL Z4000. English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication. Noncredit.
You will learn to read critically, and to write succinctly and persuasively, using compelling language. This course will place special emphasis on improving your spoken interaction in both formal and informal settings.

If you have questions about this course please email: alp@columbia.edu

Dates & Prices

English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication

All dates and prices subject to change and approval of the Columbia Board of Trustees.

Application Deadline June 11
 
Course Dates July 10 – August 18
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Student Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $150
Living Expenses* $3,982
Housing** $1,932
Total*** $9,859

* Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. 
** ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: CP students. This information is given for financial planning purposes.
*** Total amount required on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: CP.

Requirement

The program is open only to incoming Strategic Communication students at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies.

Student Visa

You will be enrolled as a student of Columbia’s American Language Program (ALP) for the summer intensive English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication course. The ALP Visa Office will process your student visa application.

If you are already holding an F-1 visa and attending another school you must also transfer your SEVIS record from your current school to the ALP. Please speak with your advisor at your current school on how to transfer your SEVIS record to the ALP.

For all I-20 requests, please send the following items along with your completed application and application fee:

  1. Bank statement. This document must be in English and dated within the last three months. It must be from a checking or savings account and must show sufficient available funds to pay the estimated tuition, fees and living expenses.

    • English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication is a six-week intensive course and requires a 6 week I-20. The required amount (in your account) for the I-20 for this course is $9,859.

  2. Sponsor letter. The letter must be in English and dated within the last three months. It must also be signed by the sponsor. If you are sending your own bank statement you are not required to submit a sponsor letter. The sponsor letter is necessary only if a bank statement will be submitted on your behalf by another person. The person whose bank statement you will submit is your sponsor.

    Your sponsor must submit a letter (sponsor letter) stating that s/he will provide you with full financial support during the period of your study in the ALP. The sponsor letter must be in English and dated within the last three months. It must also be signed by the sponsor.

  3. Photocopy of your passport’s identification page. This is the page in your passport that shows your photograph, your name, and your date of birth.

Once your completed application and accompanying materials have been received and processed, you will receive a U.S. government I-20 form. Bring the I-20 form, along with your letter of acceptance and original financial documents, to a U.S. embassy or consulate in your country to apply for a student (F-1) visa.

Students must apply online. Please select English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication as your program. When prompted for an application identification code, please use the code COPRACI. This will allow you to submit the application without an additional fee. If you have any questions regarding your I-20, SEVIS, transfers, or immigration in general, please contact ALPvisa@columbia.edu.

At the completion of the English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication course, you will work with the ALP Visa Office to transfer your I-20 to Columbia’s International Students and Scholar’s Office (ISSO) for the completion of the degree program.