ESL for Medical Purposes Institute

Program Description

This two-week, short-term program is for students who wish to increase their knowledge and experience with American English and culture, with a special focus on English medical terminology, careers and practice. In addition to 50 hours of classroom instruction, students also will participate in various trips, activities and cultural events.


English for Medical Purposes52.59 to 11:30 a.m.25
English Conversation and Speaking52.512:30 to 3 p.m.25

Cultural Components

  • Hospital visits and tours
  • Guest speakers from the medical field
  • Shopping trips
  • American-style BBQ
  • Theater Night
  • Visit to local park
  • Kayaking trip
  • Riverboat cruise and dinner in Downtown Pittsburgh

Required Documents

  • Copy of passport
  • Writing sample

Cost of Program includes:

  • Airport transportation
  • All meals
  • Dormitory housing
  • Linens/laundry service
  • Transportation to and from planned events
  • 50 hours of ESL classroom instruction

About La Roche University

La Roche University provides a signature skills-driven education to prepare students for success in today’s global economy. With a commitment to international exchange and academic excellence, La Roche has been ranked:
  • A top 25 baccalaureate college hosting international students by the Institute of International Education, 2013
  • A recipient of the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Innovation in International Higher Education, 2010
  • A Best Regional College by U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • A Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review, 2005-2016
  • A College of Distinction, 2012-2016

Contact Us:

International Admissions
9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA USA 15237

412-536-1010 | 800-838-4572