Programs for International High School Students

Session 1 - July 12th-July 25th

Academic Foundations for Non-Native English Speakers (AFNNES) is a unique program for high school students who wish to improve their academic English ability and learn what it's like to be a university student in the US. It is an immersive experience that is designed to prepare students to study and work in the US and other English-speaking regions. Our hand-picked instructors are experts in teaching non-native English speakers. AFNNES students will also interact with US students in a seminar called "Front Page," which is built around discussion of current events. Please contact us if you would like to know more about this special program.

AFNNES students who complete the first two weeks may also stay an additional two weeks to take an intensive subject-based course.
If you are a student at a bilingual school or have otherwise developed proficient academic English skill, we invite you to choose from our selection of one- and two-week pre-college programs for high school students. More information can be found here.

Programs for Incoming International UMass Students

June 28th-July 25th

"UMass Jump! International Edition" is specially designed for international students who have been accepted to UMass Amherst. UMass Jump! IE students spend 4 weeks on the UMass Amherst campus while taking 5 credits of coursework and satisfying an "I" gen ed requirement. There are many advantages to participating in the Jump! program: you will be on campus fofor the New Student Orientation, so you can select courses and housing along with domestic UMass students; we will introduce you to the campus and the surrounding areas of Western Massachusetts; you will have individual, specialized advising; there will also be many social programs so you can get to know other students before matriculating in the fall! If you are interested in this special program, please drop us a line at

Special Scheduling

If you're availability over the summer doesn't match with the dates above, we may be able to accommodate you anyway. Please contact us directly at

Programs for International Undergraduates

Variable dates between June 28th and August 22nd

If you are enrolled in University outside the US and would like to experience life at a research university in the states while earning college credit, please consider joining us on campus this summer. You will take two courses taught in English. The first is called "Ideas That Change the World," which challenges students to think critically about our world and the profound ideas that shaped it. A close connection is maintained in the course between the concept of the historical innovator and the concept of the student as potential creator. The second course is called "Front Page," which revolves around discussions of current events and their implications. We also offer reading, writing, and college skills support from our hand-picked instructors.


If you're interested in any of our programs, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

Program Fees


Application Fee $35 - All Applicants

Academic Foundations for Non-Native English Speakers

  • Program fee: $1,450
  • One time Registration fee: $45
  • Housing and full meal plan: $871
  • Total for AFNNES: $2,366

UMass Jump! IE

  • Program fee (with five graded academic credits): $1,855
  • One time Registration fee: $45
  • Housing and full meal plan: $1,717
  • Total for UMass Jump!: $3,617

UMass Critical Thinking Series
Fees vary according to length of program.

VISA Fees for non-immigrant, non-US residents/passport holders

I-20, SEVIS & Delivery: $350

Questions? Contact the Summer Programs office at 001-413-577-2112. 

Contact us

Please don't hesistate to get in touch! We are easily reachable by email at and by phone at 413-577-2112.