INTERLINK International Institute at Montana State University offers intensive English classes for all proficiency levels. Since its inception in 1980, INTERLINK  has helped thousands of international students achieve academic and personal goals and develop professional skills. With a focus on intensive English instruction, academic preparation, cross-cultural orientation, and professional development, its rigorous, project-based and experiential curriculum cultivates skills essential for academic and professional success. For more detailed information about online and in-person classes, please see below or go to the INTERLINK website.

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 English Classes

INTERLINK's online and in-person courses are fully aligned; that is, the curricula for both programs have the same goals, learning activities, course projects, and specific in- and out-of-class assignments — all focused on improving students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

INTERLINK at MSU currently offers only online instruction. MSU-bound, conditionally admitted students may start their studies online at home and then transition to campus studies for hybrid classes; or they may complete their English training fully online at home and then begin their on-campus, academic studies at MSU. For students wishing to study in-person, they should apply and take a placement test within two months of starting their studies. Hybrid instruction will be available for students starting January 2022. INTERLINK will issue I-20s for students to come to Bozeman to study and classes will be online with some in-person components. Students who have no English knowledge cannot join the hybrid program; they must study online to increase their proficiency first.  For more detailed information about online and in-person classes, please visit the INTERLINK website. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

5-week terms are offered throughout the year. Please visit INTERLINK's Dates and Fees page for deadlines and other dates.

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

If you wish to apply to INTERLINK directly, please contact INTERLINK International Institute Enrollment Services at [email protected] or fill out the online INTERLINK Application Form.

Levels at INTERLINK International Institutes

Level 1 High Beginner 10 Weeks*
Level 2 Low Intermediate 10 Weeks*
Level 3 Intermediate 10 Weeks*
Level 4 High Intermediate 10 Weeks*
Level 5 Low Advanced 10 Weeks*
Level 6 Advanced - last level for undergraduate admission 10 Weeks*

*Each level is split into two five-week terms.

Term Dates

2021 Sessions Session Dates
Fall III

November 4 - December 15


2022 Sessions Session Dates
Winter I January 7 - February 15
Winter II February 17 - March 25

Spring I

April 4 - May 11

Spring II

May 13 - June 21


June 23 - July 29

Fall I

August 18 - September 26

Fall II

September 28 - November 3

Fall III

November 7 - December 16

Tuition and Fees for 2021-2022

Full-time Tuition* 5 weeks/20 hours of class per week

Part-time Tuition* 5 weeks/10 hours of class per week $825
Application Fee $100
Expedited Delivery of I-20 (Optional)
*Tuition rate based is per 5 week term.

MSU Offers

  • 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

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

Montana State University On-Campus Fees for 2021-2022

Student Service and Facilities Fee


Health Insurance*

Cost Varies

Housing Application and Deposit


Housing Cost per session**

Cost Varies

*Health Insurance is required for all MSU students unless students already have insurance and can provide proof of coverage in English, but the cost will vary based on company.

**Actual cost of housing will vary depending on room size and availability. Visit the University Housing 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 [email protected] or go to our application instructions webpage.

If you wish to apply to INTERLINK directly, please contact INTERLINK International Institute Enrollment Services at [email protected] or fill out the online INTERLINK Application Form.

Office Hours & Location

9 am - 5 pm MST, Monday-Friday
330 Culbertson Hall
P.O. Box 170550
Bozeman, MT 59717-0550 USA
Phone: +1 (406) 994-3889

Director: Valley Peters
[email protected]

Admission Director of the Online Program: Ana Valdivia