INTERLINK provides intensive English instruction, academic preparation, and cross-cultural training to empower students to succeed in academic, professional, and personal realms. As a member of the American Consortium of Universities (ACU), INTERLINK facilitates international student admission to graduate and undergraduate programs at member institutions, which offer a wide range of excellent academic programs and services. ACU is comprised of the following institutions: INTERLINK Language Centers, Indiana State University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, St. Ambrose University, and Valparaiso University.
Why Study with Us?
Intensive English, academic preparation, and cultural orientation (offered by the INTERLINK Language Center on each campus)
Conditional admission in most fields of study to each university
Assistance with academic placement at member institutions
Full access to university facilities and services
Small classes (average size: 9 students; maximum range: 12-15 students)
Full-time faculty, all with an MA or PhD in TESOL
Project-based (not text-driven) curriculum, focused on independent learning
Holistic and continuous student assessment based on linguistic performance, class participation, daily preparation, and out-of-class, independent work
Special Admission Information for International Students
Conditional Admission: Academically qualified students may be admitted conditionally to ACU universities. Upon meeting the conditions as specified in the university’s conditional admission letter, a student may be admitted as a regular student. Some universities require that students submit application forms, official transcripts from previous study, documentation on finances, and perhaps letters of recommendation while others only need to review official transcripts to decide on conditional admissibility of students. In all cases, one of the conditions will be to achieve a certain TOEFL score or complete the INTERLINK program successfully. Assistance in applying to ACU universities is available free of charge to all students.
To apply to INTERLINK, you need all of the following:
A completed application form
An official copy of your high school or university grades (with a GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0)
An official financial support statement from your bank, sponsor or guardian
$100.00 non-refundable application fee
If you plan to stay in a university residence hall, a security deposit may be required
Host family accommodations are also available and may require a security deposit
INTERLINK Language Centers
Since its inception in 1980, INTERLINK has been offering intensive English language training, academic preparation, cultural orientation, and placement assistance in secure learning environments at carefully selected U.S. universities:
Consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive universities in the Midwest, Valpo offers more than sixty graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
St. Ambrose University, founded in 1882, is a coeducational, liberal arts university rated among the top in the region by two national ranking publications.
Founded in 1891, UNCG is a large and diverse university , serving more than 18,000 students across more than 100 areas of study in seven academic schools.
Indiana State University is a public doctoral research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 majors.