Montana State University


English for Scientific Purposes (ESP)


This exciting and intensive 3 week program provides University students with an opportunity to improve their English, advance their academic skill sets in science, technology, engineering and math fields, (STEM), and improve their vocabulary and English communication skills. The students will have an opportunity to engage with specialists in the field to learn about up to date scientific activities in the United States, and have the option to enjoy some of the American West’s finest outdoor activities.



Institute participants will receive 15 days of workshop instruction, panel   discussions, laboratory tours, site visits to various organizations and intensive English language classes. The Office of International Programs will work with and use MSU faculty and graduate students within the College of Letters and Science and Engineering, as well as local non-profits and area experts, to set up and develop learning opportunities in and around the Bozeman area. Many potential Field trips will be planned such as; Visiting Yellowstone, Travelling to Butte, Diatom collection in high mountain lakes, and many other cultural excursions.


Learning opportunities for this program may involve discussion around the following exciting topics, exploring the unique research that is going on around MSU campus:

  • biofilms & other types of engineering
  • climate history
  • earth sciences
  • impact from wildfires, etc.
  • math and real world application
  • paleontology
  • solar science
  • sustainability
  • wolf & grizzly bear management


For more information, please contact MSU's Director, International Training and Special Programs, Janelle Rasmussen at or 1.406.994.7602