Intensive English & Academic Preparation Program
INTERLINK International Institute at Montana State University offers intensive English classes for all proficiency levels. INTERLINK is currently offering online English courses only. However, you can continue or start your classes online now and switch to on-campus class in Spring 2021. In INTERLINK classes, you improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English by studying with highly qualified instructors and students from around the world. For more detailed information about online and in-person classes, please see below or go to the INTERLINK website.
Due to COVID-19, courses with Interlink International Institutes will be held online only through December 2020. For more information about dates and the cost of these online programs, please visit the INTERLINK webpage.
The benefits of INTERLINK International Institute at MSU
"Conditional Admission" to MSU is granted to undergraduate students that do not meet the English proficiency requirement but are academically admissible to MSU. This means that students will study English at INTERLINK before attending MSU. When a student completes INTERLINK's Program, they will be fully admitted to attend MSU, without having to provide additional Proof of English Proficiency.
Learn how to write academic papers, be prepared to participate in discussions, and understand expectations for a U.S. university class
- Master's degree-level instructors who love to teach
- Enjoyable and challenging classes with an average size of 8-12 students
- Intercultural presentations with your international classmates
- See 10 Reasons for Studying at INTERLINK
INTERLINK Online English Classes
INTERLINK’s online English classes are designed for academically bound students who need or want to study from home. Students planning on eventual matriculation at MSU can begin their studies online with INTERLINK and then transfer for their final INTERLINK term to in-person English classes at MSU.
5-week terms are offered throughout the year. There are no application deadlines.
Features of the online English classes:
- 2-hour classes
- 5 days a week
- Monday through Friday
- 4 hours per day for full-time attendance (2 classes)
- 2 hours per day for part-time attendance (1 class)
- Progress reports on students’ strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement
- Certificates of attendance and program completion
Online Term Schedule
|2020 Sessions||Session Dates|
|Fall I||August 24 - September 30|
|Fall II||October 5 - November 6|
|Fall III||November 11 - December 18|
|2021 Sessions||Session Dates|
|Winter I||January 11 - February 12|
|Winter II||February 17 - March 23|
|Spring I||April 7 - May 11|
|Spring II||May 17 - June 18|
|Summer||July 12 - August 13|
|Fall I||August 18 - September 28|
|Fall II||October 4 - November 5|
|Fall III||November 10 - December 17|
Online Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021
Full-time Tuition 5 weeks/20 hours of class per week
|Part-time Tuition - 5 weeks/10 hours of class per week||$750|
|*Health insurance coverage is required for students located in the U.S. Students can sign up for coverage through INTERLINK for $165 per 5-week term, or provide proof of other coverage in English.|
INTERLINK On-Campus English Classes
Located on the MSU campus, INTERLINK offers a rigorous and learning-centered curriculum and provides students with full access to university facilities, academic lectures, social activities, and special programs. At advanced levels, INTERLINK students may take one or two concurrent university classes for audit or credit. Academically qualified students appreciate the convenience of receiving conditional admission prior to starting their language program at INTERLINK.
- Bachelor's degree programs in over 120 fields of study, master's degrees in 50 and doctoral degrees in 27 fields.
- Library, campus restaurants, and shops in the Student Union Building
- Complete sports facilities including swimming pool, gym, soccer fields, tennis courts, weight room, fitness classes and more
- Student Recreation Centers: bowling, billiards, video games, sports equipment rental, outdoor adventure trips, and classes in outdoor skills like rock climbing and boating
- Computer labs with over 600 computers and free internet access
- Campus events such as movies, concerts, athletic games, and the annual International Food Bazaar
- Immigration advising
The City of Bozeman
Bozeman is a lively, young city located in a beautiful valley surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, with many rivers, clean air, and starry skies. Our town is a safe and friendly place with an easy-going lifestyle.
Students enjoy many outdoor activities such as snowboarding, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and biking. Visiting art galleries, museums, and many excellent restaurants is also popular.
There are around 75,000 people living in Bozeman and the suurounding area. Bozeman's sunny climate reflects its mountain valley location. Summers are pleasant, with warm days, cool nights and an abundance of sunshine. The dry weather makes both summer and winter an enjoyable experience.
Bozeman is the gateway to parks and recreational areas where natural features, outstanding scenery, and abundant wildlife await. Free buses will take you from the campus to anywhere downtown and to the nearby ski resorts:
- Yellowstone National Park, 150 km
- Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski Resorts, 73km
- Bridger Bowl Ski Area, 25km
On-Campus Levels at INTERLINK International Institute
|Level 1||Low Intermediate||9 Weeks|
|Level 2||Intermediate||9 Weeks|
|Level 3||High Intermediate||9 Weeks|
|Level 4||Low Advanced||9 Weeks|
|Level 5||Advanced - last level for undergraduate admission||9 Weeks|
On-Campus INTERLINK Session Schedule
|Spring 2021 Term 1||January 11 - March 12|
|Spring 2021 Term 2||March 22 - May 21|
|Summer 2021||June 1 - July 30|
|Fall 2021 Term 1||August 16 - October 15|
|Fall 2021 Term 2||October 18 - December 17|
On-Campus Tuition & Fees for 2020-2021
Full-time Tuition 9 weeks/20 hours of class per week
|Student Service and Facilities Fee||$405|
|Application to INTERLINK (includes cost of placement test)||$100|
|Expedited Delivery of I-20 (optional)||$65|
|*Health Insurance is required for all MSU students unless students already have insurance and can provide proof of coverage in English|
Montana State University Residence Life Fees
Housing Application and Deposit
|*Prices vary depending on room size and availability. Visit the Residence Life website to view the rates for all options and to apply.|
If you wish to apply for conditional admission as an undergraduate student at MSU, please contact the MSU International Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our application instructions webpage.
Office Hours & Location
Director: Valley Peters