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Internatinal Study Centre Merrimack College

Address: 315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Internatinal Study Centre Merrimack College

  • Year of foundation: 1947
  • Location: North Andover (North Andover), Massachusetts, United States
  • Age of students: 19 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: about 4000
  • Programs: Pre-Master's Program
  • Accommodation type: residence.

Internatinal Study Center Merrimack College offers pre-Master's Program. The duration of the programs is 2, 3 or 4 semesters. The choice of duration depends on the level of English - the lower the level, the longer the program.

The program includes academic English, academic courses and adaptation to the educational system. Thanks to the professionalism of the teachers and staff of the center, students successfully join the life of the college and the American cultural environment. Successful graduates come to Merrimack College in one of the four Master's programs.

The educational center is located in a small and cozy town North Andover, 40 kilometers from Boston. There are only about 30,000 people in the city. Many parks and trees, rivers and lakes, which makes the city undoubtedly attractive for study and life.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Internatinal Study Centre Merrimack College

Program name
from 21 339 $ / semester

Pre-Master's Program

  • Duration: 1, 2 or 3 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: August, January, May.

The program provides 1, 2 or 3 semester course of preparation for entering the magistracy of Merrimack College. The length of the program depends on the level of knowledge of English - the higher it is, the shorter the program. In the 3-semester program, the semester is almost entirely devoted to the development of language skills. Successful mastering of the material every semester raises the level of the student's language.

The program includes:

  • Intensive English lessons
  • Academic courses
  • Integration into the Merrimack College Educational System
  • Adaptation to cultural and business life in the United States.

During the studying the students study the following disciplines:

Academic English:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Letter
  • Grammar
  • Critical thinking.

Academic courses:

  • Mathematics
  • Economy
  • Financial system
  • Management
  • History
  • The science
  • Equipment.

The direction and intensity of the academic course is determined individually with each student and depending on the choice of the future profession.

After successful completion of the program, students are enrolled in the first year of the Master's program at Merrimack College.

Master programs available at Merrimack College are the following:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Accommodation, housing and food

The Center offers its students accommodation in the Royal Crest University apartment. These are very comfortable low-rise houses with an unusually beautiful surrounding nature. The apartments are within walking distance of other college buildings. Students are accommodated in rooms for two people.

Apartment characteristics:

  • 2 bathrooms in each room
  • Living room with a sofa in each room
  • The kitchen in each room with furniture and appliances
  • Large bed, table, chair
  • Wardrobe for clothes and things
  • High-speed internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry.

Students also purchase a subscription to the food system college.
IMPORTANT! Since the number of places in the residence of the college is limited, accommodation must be booked in advance. For all questions related to accommodation in the residence / alternative accommodation (in the absence of places in the residence), please contact our specialists.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, civil engineering, economics, financial system, history, management, maths, Mechanical engineering

Events Internatinal Study Centre Merrimack College

Boston is one of the best and most beautiful cities in the United States, the largest city in New England. The economic and cultural life of the region is concentrated here. The proximity of Merrimack College to Boston makes the life of students interesting and diverse. Students have the opportunity to visit museums, memorable places, recreational activities. During the studying, students make a kind of "pilgrimage" and attend excursions.

Activities and locations include:

  • Walking along the Freedom Trail, a historical quest for the places where the heroes of the American Revolution passed
  • Visit to the Presidential Library of John F. Kennedy
  • Excursions to the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Visiting the world-famous performances Orchestra of the Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Restaurants with local cuisine (for example, lobsters and shellfish)
  • Stores and boutiques
  • Visit to the Boston Early Music Festival
  • Walking through Andover
  • For baseball fans, its Boston Red Sox team
  • For fans of basketball "Boston Celtics"
  • For hockey fans "Boston Bruins".

Students also have the opportunity to travel around the United States by plane, bus, train and the machine during the holidays and weekends.

During the studying, students benefit camping all college sports complexes. In college are available:

  • Fitness center
  • Simulators
  • The swimming pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Running and walking paths.

Available sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Ice Hockey
  • Dancing and others.


  • Top 10 regional colleges (according to US NEWS & WORLD REPORT)
  • One of the best colleges in the United States (by Forbes version)
  • Included in 15% of educational institutions that recoup investment in education (PAYSCALE 2013 REPORT)
  • Among the best (Northeast Princeton Review)
  • Professional teaching staff
  • A small number of people in the group
  • Accommodation in an ecologically clean area.

Equipment Internatinal Study Centre Merrimack College

Merrimack College has at its disposal:

  • Library with more than 200 thousand books, photos and video documents
  • Sports Complex
  • "Writers' House", an innovative talent development center
  • 47 lounge recreation and leisure center
  • O'BRIEN CENTER, Center for career development and student support
  • Church.

All the rooms are equipped with the latest word techniques. Audiences for college are spacious and bright, they always have fresh air. There are rooms for rest and independent work, computer classes. All sports sections and mugs are equipped with the necessary equipment.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Beginning of classes: August, January, May.

Academic year is divided into semesters:

  • Autumn: from August 29 to 16 December (vacation from 23 to 27 November)
  • Winter: from 19 January to 12 May (vacation from 6 to 17 April )
  • Summer: from May 22 to August 11 (weekends - Memorial Day, US Independence Day).

Additional charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit (refundable)
  • University fee
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Transfer to / from the airport
  • Shipping costs.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Pre-Master's Program:

  • For entering the 1-semester program you need language level: 6.0 IETLS, 74 TOEFL, 6.0 Password, Pearson 50, Embassy English B2 +
  • For entering the 2-semester program, the language level is 5.5 IETLS, 64 TOEFL, 5.5 Password, Pearson 45, Embassy English B2
  • To enter the 3-semester program, you need the language level 5.0 IETLS, 55 TOEFL, 5.0 Password, Pearson 42, Embassy English B1
  • GPA 2.3
  • Interview with the employee of the center
  • A test to identify the level of knowledge.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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