SPEAC 2019 Program Details

Program dates

July 12 to August 9, 2019

English Immersion summer program student reception


Incoming international students accepted into all Cornell M.Eng. programs as well as Atmospheric Science M.S., Biological and Environmental Engineering M.S., Chemical Engineering M.S, Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S., Computer Science M.S, Geological Sciences M.S., Materials Science and Engineering M.S, Mechanical Engineering M.S.,  Agriculture and Life Science M.P.S., Applied Statistics M.P.S., and Information Science M.P.S..

If you are not entering one of these programs and are still interested in SPEAC, write to SPEAC Director Dr. Nathan Lindberg (nathanlindberg@cornell.edu) to see if there are any openings. 

Visa information

Participants will be issued an I-20 with a summer start date so that you can apply for your visa and arrive early.

Program fee

The standard SPEAC program program fee is $3,950 USD. Register by April 15 and the program fee will be $3,850. Register from May 16 to May 31 and the program fee will be $4,050. The program fee does not include room and board or student health insurance; click here to learn more about housing, meals, and student health insurance)

Registration Deadlines

April 15, 2019 – Early Registration Deadline. Register by April 15, 2019 and get a $100 discount. 
May 15, 2019 – Standard Registration Deadline. 
May 31, 2019 – Extended Registration Deadline. If you wait and register from May 16 to May 31, an extra $100 will be added to your program fee, and you may have more difficulty obtaining a visa on time.  

Refund Policy

 Refunds can be provided under the following conditions: If you cannot obtain a visa in time, you will be refunded all of your SPEAC program program fees except for a $100 processing fee. If you decide not to join the program for other reasons, you will be refunded all but $400 of your program fees. The deadline for applying for a refund is August 9, 2019. 

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