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Intercultural Communication Center Academic Culture and Communication
Intercultural Communication Center Academic Culture and Communication
Developing Linguistic and Cultural Readiness for CMU Graduate Programs
An intensive five-week summer program designed for nonnative English speakers entering Carnegie Mellon University graduate programs each fall.
Summer Program
Program Overview
Admission and Registration
Class Descriptions
Program Costs and Housing
Attendance and Certification
Outside Activities
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Warner Hall 308
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
Office: (412) 268-4979

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ACC is a full-time program. Students have classes everyday from approximately 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, with additional opportunities for training and practice in the late afternoon. Students have about 20 hours of classroom work as well as an additional 10-12 hours of outside work each week. Because second language learning requires sustained, on-going practice, students need to make a commitment to attend all of the sessions and to participate actively in all class sessions.


A certificate is awarded after successful completion of the program. In order to complete the program, students must participate in a videotaped presentation for Academic Speaking, compile a portfolio for Academic Writing, and fulfill the attendance requirements for each class.