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International Programs Office

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Phone: 208-885-8984

Fax: 208-885-2859

Email: ipo@uidaho.edu

Intensive English

The University of Idaho American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is an intensive English language program.

The ALCP offers 21 hours per week of instruction. Students may begin a 16-week course of study in August, January or March.

Step 1: Application

Step 2: CFR Form

Step 3: Financials

  • Submit Original Bank Statement or Financial Guarantee
  • Funds must cover all tuition and living expenses expressed in CFR

Step 4: Passport

  • Copy picture and information pages from Passport
  • Submit copy of passport

Step 5: I-20

  • After receiving all documents, ALCP will FedEx the I-20

Step 1: Application

Step 2: Transfer

  • Fill out and submit Transfer Form
  • Top half filled out by student
  • Lower half filled out by current International Student Advisor

Step 3: CFR Form

Step 4: Financials

  • Submit original bank statement or financial guarantee
  • Funds must cover all tuition and living expenses expressed in CFR

Step 5: Passport

  • Copy picture and information pages from Passport
  • Email a scanned copy of passport

Step 6: I-20

  • After receiving all documents, ALCP will issue an I-20 upon student arrival

  • Step 1: Documents
    • Complete Application Requirements
    • Make visa appointment after receiving I-20
    • Notify ALCP of visa appointment results
  • Step 2: Housing 
  • Step 3: Planning
    • Make travel arrangements: submit the Airport Pick-up Form online
    • Buy traveler's checks to cover costs on the way to the University and during your first month in the U.S. Keep the receipt separate from the traveler's checks.
    • Get copies of medical records, x-rays, and prescriptions. Also, have prescriptions written in English and in generic terms.
    • Read more information regarding conditional admissions information, information for families and other next steps. 
  • Step 4: Travel
    • Label your luggage with the ALCP office address.
    • Carry all legal and immigration documents: Passport, visa and I-20

Tuition and Fees

ALCP students should bring enough money to cover the cost of tuition and fees, health insurance, housing expenses, books and enough cash to cover incidental expenditures. We recommend that students bring money in traveler's checks rather than cash. Students should carry all documentation of financial support for immigration purposes, as well as for registration with the ALCP.

Costs for One Semester:

All tuition and fees are due the first day of classes. Students can pay online via VandalWeb or at the U of I Students Accounts Office.

(16-week semester prices are estimates and are subject to change without notice)

ALCP Tuition $6,066
Registration/Program Fees $220
Orientation (one-time fee) $100
 Housing (room and board)  $4,440
Books and Supplies $578
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $786
Required Insurance
(We will accept other insurance plans if they meet U of I minimum requirements.)
$899
Total Estimated Cost $13,089

ALCP students should bring enough money to cover the cost of tuition and fees, health insurance, housing expenses, books and enough cash to cover incidental expenditures. We recommend that students bring money in traveler's checks rather than cash. Students should carry all documentation of financial support for immigration purposes, as well as for registration with the ALCP.

Costs for One Summer Session (10 weeks):

(Prices are estimates and are subject to change without notice)

All tuition and fees are due the first day of classes. Students can pay online via VandalWeb or at the U of I Students Accounts Office.

ALCP Tuition $6,066
Registration/Program Fees $220
Orientation (one-time fee) $100
Housing (room and board) $2,054
Books and Supplies $578
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $476
Required Insurance
(We will accept other insurance plans if they meet U of I minimum requirements.)
$450
Total Estimated Cost $9,944

ALCP students should bring enough money to cover the cost of tuition and fees, health insurance, housing expenses, books and enough cash to cover incidental expenditures. We recommend that students bring money in traveler's checks rather than cash. Students should carry all documentation of financial support for immigration purposes, as well as for registration with the ALCP.

Costs for One Full Academic Year:

All tuition and fees are due the first day of classes. Students can pay online via VandalWeb or at the U of I Students Accounts Office.

(Prices are estimates and are subject to change without notice)

ALCP Tuition $18,198
Registration/Program Fees $660
Orientation (one-time fee) $100
Housing (room and board) $10,934
Books and Supplies $1,734
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $2,048
Required Insurance
(We will accept other insurance plans if they meet U of I minimum requirements.)
$1,798
Total Estimated Cost $35,472

You must be prepared to provide proof to the consular officials of sufficient funding for each accompanying dependent. Estimated costs (including mandatory health insurance) for dependents are as follows:

For each semester:

  • $4,200 for spouse
  • $3,080 for each child

Future Session Dates


2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Semester Dates Placement Testing Dates
Fall 2019: August 26 - December 21 August 22 - 23
Spring 2020: January 15 - May 16 January 13 - 14
Summer 2020: *May 26 - July 31  *May 22
Fall 2020: August 24 - December 18 August 20 - 21

*subject to change


New Student Orientation is required of all new students. Students take an English placement exam to assess their English proficiency. This exam determines the level a student will be placed.

New student orientation is an opportunity for new students to learn about ALCP policies and procedures, set up their University of Idaho email (called VandalMail), get a student identification card, and learn more about how to stay in F-1 student visa status. Make sure to arrive 1-3 days early so your mind is fresh and ready to meet students, staff and faculty.

International Programs Office

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Phone: 208-885-8984

Fax: 208-885-2859

Email: ipo@uidaho.edu