Welcome to the Center for International Education/ESL

Salem State University students come from 70 different countries to improve their English through our English as a Second Language program, and to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university provides a friendly and welcoming environment for the over 400 international students who call our campus home. The Center for International Education offers a variety of services including:

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ESL Program    

Small classes incorporate a whole language approach where students work simultaneously on all areas of language, reading, writing, speaking, and listening. »

Study Abroad    

Experience another culture by studying at a foreign institution for a semester, year or summer. Life in another country and culture will broaden your understanding of the language, people and the educational and social systems »



Featured Courses

English as a Second Language Classes    

View the courses available for the academic year. »