Long term USA programmes at Kaplan International, Portland

Key points

  • Cosmopolitan and dynamic city, very good quality of life
  • Language school building situated in the city centre
  • Quality school and experienced teachers
  • Wide choice of cultural and sports activities

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, etc..

Our partner school is located in a modern building in the town centre, close to the shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and museums that give life to this pleasant district. The school distinguishes itself by the quality of its learning facilities and high standards of its teaching. 78 large classrooms, a library (with books, course books, video and audio material) and a student lounge with comfortable sofas, TV, DVD player, refrigerator, microwave and vending machines for snacks and drinks are available to international students. Wi-Fi is free throughout the school. In the multimedia centre, you can use the many learning tools on the 15 computers. Take advantage of these extensive facilities to learn English and make friends with other students from the four corners of the world.

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Included in the price
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Semi-intensive course (Academic Semester)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 21/22/25/26 week(s)
21 weeks From 6306.- GBP
(7485.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
21/22/25/26 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
University Pointe at College Station residence, single room, no meals (18+)
21
7485 USD
13340 USD
15755 USD
25
8825 USD
15780 USD
18655 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Portland (pick-up) 130 USD
Airport transfer from/to Portland (pick-up and drop-off) 247 USD
Starting dates 21 wk
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 15.06 / 20.07 / 14.09 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates 22 wk
17.08.2020
Starting dates 25 wk
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 15.06 / 14.09 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates 26 wk
20.07 / 17.08.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Each semester/year period includes 1-2 weeks session break. Please contact us for further information.

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course (Academic Year)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 34 week(s)
34 weeks From 9322.- GBP
(11065.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
34 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
University Pointe at College Station residence, single room, no meals (18+)
34
11065 USD
20495 USD
24405 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Portland (pick-up) 130 USD
Airport transfer from/to Portland (pick-up and drop-off) 247 USD
Starting dates 34 wk
06.01 / 30.03 / 15.06 / 20.07 / 17.08 / 14.09.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Each semester/year period includes 1-2 weeks session break. Please contact us for further information.

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course (Academic Semester)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 21/22/25/26 week(s)
21 weeks From 6896.- GBP
(8185.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
21/22/25/26 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:45
Options (group): 12:15-13:45 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
University Pointe at College Station residence, single room, no meals (18+)
21
8185 USD
14040 USD
16455 USD
25
9665 USD
16620 USD
19495 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Portland (pick-up) 130 USD
Airport transfer from/to Portland (pick-up and drop-off) 247 USD
Starting dates 21 wk
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 15.06 / 20.07 / 14.09 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates 22 wk
17.08.2020
Starting dates 25 wk
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 15.06 / 14.09 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates 26 wk
20.07 / 17.08.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Each semester/year period includes 1-2 weeks session break. Please contact us for further information.

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course (Academic Year)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 34 week(s)
34 weeks From 9862.- GBP
(11705.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
34 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:45
Options (group): 12:15-13:45 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
University Pointe at College Station residence, single room, no meals (18+)
34
11705 USD
21135 USD
25045 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Portland (pick-up) 130 USD
Airport transfer from/to Portland (pick-up and drop-off) 247 USD
Starting dates 34 wk
06.01 / 30.03 / 15.06 / 20.07 / 17.08 / 14.09.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Each semester/year period includes 1-2 weeks session break. Please contact us for further information.

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

92% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

13 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Germany
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Germany
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
School highlights
« Das Klima in der Klasse war super und ich habe sehr nette Leute kennengelernt. Die Lehrkraft war außerordentlich gut und hat es geschafft jeden zu motivieren. Allgemein war die Stimmung in der Klasse sehr freundschaftlich und vertraut. »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Portland ist eine wundervolle Stadt und ich werde sicher wieder dahin gehen. In meiner Klasse hatte es zuerst vielen Asiaten und dann viele Saudis. Das machte den Nationalitätenmix etwas einseitig.
8 weeks, December 2016 – January 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich konnte mich gut auf den TOEFL Test vorbereiten und diesen auch durchführen am Ende des Aufenthaltes. »
Top tips
« Powell's City of Books, Cannon Beach/Seaside, TILT Restaurant (gleich neben der Schule) »
39 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Das Essen in dieser Gastfamilie war hervorragend Vegetarisch!
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, May – July 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
School highlights
« Die Mitarbeiter und Lehrer von der Schule sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Es ist wie eine Familie. Jeden Tag wurde gefragt wie es geht und alles okay ist. »
43 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, September 2013
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
37 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2012
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.6 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2012
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Die lehrer waren alle sehr nett und hilfsbereit. »
43 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
9 weeks, January – March 2012
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Testimonials
Marie Mayor
Marie Mayor

I choose Kaplan International Colleges because it is the school that was proposed to me and everyone said to me it is a good school. I enjoy the course because it is a mix of all English subjects. The staff is really kind, welcoming and helpful. In class, we did one subject every week that is good to learn. I liked the school because all the people are really kind and you can meet people from all around the world. You can learn about all different cultures. I recommend to visit all of the downtown in the City, walking in there to discover all the good bard and restaurants. The Kaplan experience was a really good experience. My English has improved and I am happy about that.

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Host family
This is your dream opportunity to live like a Portland local by experiencing the daily life of an American family! Accommodation in a host family is ideal for students who wish to immerse themselves in a different culture. Communicating on a daily basis with your host family will help you to develop your oral expression in a warm, friendly environment. The host families in Portland are carefully selected by our partner school in order to offer you a safe, welcoming environment to stay in. You will stay in a single or double room with half board provided (breakfast only also available) and you will need to allow between 30 and 60 minutes to get to the school.

Take advantage of our discounted package prices including course and homestay for the whole length of the programme!

Shared apartments University Pointe (ages 18 and over)
Do you want to live with another roommate while enjoying some independence? These 2-bedroom apartments offer single rooms with en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a TV lounge where you can relax after a busy day. Bed linen and towels are provided, and the laundry room is coin-operated. A study area, a gym and a cafeteria are also available on site! To reach the school, it’s a 20-minute walk, a 10-minute bike/bus ride, or a 7-minute tram ride.

Using language in a sporting or social context is an excellent opportunity to put the new language knowledge from your English course in Portland into practice 'on the field'. With its numerous open green spaces, its pleasant parks along the banks of the Willamette and a dynamic cultural and sports scene, Portland is a choice destination for enjoying 100% of your free time. Our partner school offers different activities and outings, some of which are free or at a reduced price, during the week or at weekends. In the afternoons, you can enjoy a visit to the beach or to the city, basketball, football, walks, cycling, cultural outings, shopping trips (tax free in Oregon!) or cultural outings...you won't have time to get bored in Portland! Lovers of snow sports will be more than satisfied, being near the ski resorts of the famous Mount Hood which are known for having the longest period of snow cover in the north of the United States. Exciting excursions will also be proposed during the weekends to allow you to discover one of the most beautiful regions of the United States. Portland is waiting for you!

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Special offers
Save on your online and on-site courses in the USA and Canada
Save on your online and on-site courses in the USA and Canada
Book a course at one of our Kaplan partner schools and take advantage of this special offer:

- Book 2 weeks or more of online courses and benefit from the same weekly price for both online and on-site courses
+
- The enrolment fee and the high-season tuition supplement are waived
 
  Standard course Intensive course
USA USD 200 per week USD 275 per week
Canada CAD 200 per week CAD 275 per week

Valid for the following destinations:
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Conditions:
- Valid for new bookings received before 01.08.2020 
- The online and the on-site courses must be booked at the same time but the courses don’t need to take place consecutively
- Minimum of 2 weeks of online lessons before beginning the on-site course
- The online lessons must start before 24.08.2020 and the on-site course must start in 2020, unless this is delayed due to coronavirus-related reasons
- This offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 12.05.2020
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