CESL Students Posing for Picture

Special Programs

CESL offers special programs and services to groups who have specific English instruction needs. Some of these programs recur annually, and recent groups have included Ritsumeikan University from Japan and Proyecta 100,000 from Mexico. We have hosted a joint partnership program of Oklahoma University and Beijing Normal University with a focus on English proficiency and American Literature.  

OU Center for English as a Second Language can work with your organization to create a custom program that works for your students. Below are some programs we have conducted in the past. For more information about a custom program, please contact Cory Northern at bladenorthen@ou.edu or (405) 325-2351.

Ritsumeikan University

OU-CESL has been honored to host students from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan every year for more than 25 years. Each February, approximately 25 students travel from Japan to Norman to learn English and experience American family and campus life.

BSMP (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program)

The University of Oklahoma and CESL welcome students from Brazil's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This program is funded by the Brazilian government and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE.) BSMP students will study English for one semester before moving on to the unversity to complete their exchange year in their chosen STEM field. 

WAMS (West Africa Management Services)

CESL is pleased to welcome Angolan students who have been awarded the prestigious Sonangol scholarship. After finishing their English studies, they will pursue majors in the energy sector. 

Proyecta 100,000

CESL is delighted to participate in a new initiative between the governments of Mexico and the United States which will bring 100,000 Mexican learners to study in the United States. This program will bring 25 students to Oklahoma to study English full time for one month. 

Fulbright Program

CESL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit fulbright.state.gov.

This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).