Intensive Summer Program

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The KU Language Training Center offers intensive, two-week summer language programs for members of the U.S. military.  During these programs students will live on campus in an immersive environment where they are expected to speak the target language for the entirety of their program.  Structured classroom instruction is supplemented by daily language tables and extracurricular activities coordinated by native or advanced speakers of the language.  A library of popular films and music is available for students to use in their down time.

We offer language classes tailored to meet the specific needs of military linguists at the 1/1 and 2/2 proficiency levels.  Students are assigned to classes based upon current Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) scores and instructor recommendations.  Students receive certification of 150 hours of language training in addition to academic credit at the University of Kansas.

Dates for Summer 2017:

Registration for the June classes is closed. We are not able to accept any more registrations.

June 10 - 25 French, Spanish, Russian
July 8 - 23 Arabic, Persian

Note:  10 and 25 June, as well as 8 and 23 July, are travel days. Please schedule arrival and departure for those days.

The Language Training Center will cover all instructional costs for the program; however, units are responsible for travel to and from the University of Kansas, as well as the costs for room and board.

We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please contact Mike DeHaven at or 785-864-3447 for questions related to the KU Summer Intensive Language Program.

CLPM Registration Form

Once the form is complete, email it to We will contact you with further information upon receipt.

Click here to download the Summer 2017 Information Packet, which gives preliminary cost and schedule information: Information Packet

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a FAQ page including cost and housing information.

Campus Accommodations

Rooms are either 2- or 4-person suites with single occupancy, meaning that two people will be assigned to 4-person rooms, since the sleeping areas are separated by a common area.

Rates for summer 2017 will be posted when available. 

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Students will be segregated by language to facilitate immersion outside of the classroom.

Dining Plan

Breakfast and dinner will be taken at the Ekdahl Dining Center, more commonly known as “Mrs. E’s,” which is a short walk from the dorms. Lunch will be taken at the Underground, which is located in Wescoe Hall, the building where all classes will be held. Students may also opt to eat lunch at The Market in the Kansas Union or the brand new Courtside Cafe, both of which are a quick walk from Wescoe Hall.

Transportation and Parking

  • GTS (Ground Transportation Services) offers shuttle service between the KU campus and the airport:
  • The KCI Roadrunner also offers both shuttle and contract service between the airport and Lawrence: Note that the scheduled shuttle does not stop at the KU campus, but bus service is available, or transportation from the drop-off point can be arranged.
  • Several rental car companies are also available at the KC airport.
  • If you are driving to Lawrence, parking is available at the residence hall in designated spaces. You can find a map of parking at Summer school will be in session, so you should not park in Yellow, Red, Blue or Gold Lots. Also, avoid parking in the Oread Hotel’s parking areas or in apartment complex lots.  Make sure you look for any parking signage before parking to avoid ticketing or towing.  

About Lawrence

Lawrence is located in the far eastern part of the state, about 35 miles from the Missouri border. Located midway between Kansas City and Topeka, Lawrence serves as a bedroom community for both cities. With a population of about ninety thousand, Lawrence combines a small town atmosphere with the resources and cultural opportunities that a major university provides. There is both a walkable downtown and a large commercial district with major national retailers. There are restaurants for every budget and taste, art galleries, live music and theatre venues for the times when you are not busy studying. Sports fans will also want to find time to visit Allen Field House, home to 2008 Men's NCAA National Champion Jayhawks and James Naismith's original handwritten rules of Basket Ball.

Lawrence has an excellent public transit system which students will be able to use for free throughout their stay.  This includes both the KU on Wheels and the Lawrence Transit system.

For more information, see the Explore Lawrence website.

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