Learn English in the United States

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The USA has it all - bustling metropolitan cities, open countryside and breathtaking natural wonders - whatever kind of English-learning experience you’re looking for, you can find it in the USA.

Whether you choose an iconic city like New York, or the beachside paradises of Santa Barbara, wherever you study you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Practice your English with your new friends from around the world while you explore the USA and enjoy a diverse social program which truly has something for everyone.

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Why study English in the United States?


Of our students would recommend Kaplan schools in the USA. Data from student surveys covering all KIL schools from Jan 2017 until present.

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Varied English programs

Study English in the USA for as little as one week or as much as a year, starting at the level that’s right for you. Our English language programs for international students include Intensive English courses, Business English courses, exam preparation courses and more.

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Dedicated 30+ English schools

Our 30+ English school in New York Central Park offers stunning views of the park and the city’s iconic skyline. Learn English in the heart of Manhattan with likeminded students, following our bespoke curriculum designed for career-driven learners with ambitious goals.

World-class cities

We have schools in some of the USA’s most dynamic cities including New York and Chicago, as well as locations in more peaceful seaside destinations such as Santa Barbara. With so much variety, you can be sure to find the right language experience for you.

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Frequently asked questions about studying English in United States

Why learn English in the USA?

With the largest population of English-speakers in one country, learning English in America allows you to immerse yourself in the language and practice your skills in real-life situations outside of class. As a nation, the country is full of captivating cities, friendly locals, and stunning landscapes that include forests, glaciers, sandy beaches, mountain ranges and deserts – so you’ll be spoilt for choice with weekend breaks and city escapes. If you’re looking to improve your English skills and explore this unique country, then our Kaplan courses in the USA could be perfect for you. 

Why study with Kaplan?

With more than 80 years of experience in education, Kaplan is an expert at ensuring students reach their language goals. We offer a range of courses to suit your language needs, including Exam Preparation courses, Semi-Intensive and Intensive programs, and Business English – all of which follows our unique curriculum designed to keep students engaged. On select courses, we also offer Guaranteed Progress, which means we promise you’ll advance one level for every 10 weeks of study or your money back. Choosing to study with Kaplan means choosing to set yourself up for success.  

Where can I study English in the USA?

Kaplan has seven outstanding schools in the US for you to choose from depending on your preference and needs. Learn from the sandy beaches of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, or the vibrant cosmopolitan cities of New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. If you want to study somewhere with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, we also have schools in Boston and Seattle.   

We also offer a dedicated 30+ school exclusively for students aged 30 and over, based in New York

What is the best program to study English in the USA?

Kaplan offers a variety of courses for you to choose from depending on your language goals. For a good balance between study and travel, there’s the General English course, or for something more intense that will help your English skills advance quicker, there’s the Semi-Intensive and Intensive courses. To help you prepare for a specific goal, we also offer Exam Preparation courses for TOEFL® as well as Business English. To find out more about what each US school offers, please visit the individual destination pages.