The mission of Program in American Language Studies, New Brunswick (PALS-NB) is to provide high quality English language instruction to non-native English speakers for academic, professional, business, and social/acculturation purposes.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • PALS-NB strives to foster students' language competency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Rutgers PALS strives also to develop students' cultural understanding of the world at large and in particular, of the United States.
  • The PALS Intensive English Program provides full-time and part-time English language and cultural instruction at four (CEFR) proficiency levels.



Many students that come to PALS want to be excellent students that leave PALS with stronger English language proficiency. According to our experience working with students, students that have the following habits tend to be more successful at PALS.

There are two goals the PALS curriculum aims for:

  • To prepare students to face the academic challenges of undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States.
  • To advance the English ability of those that are seeking to develop their English for professional purposes.


At PALS, we believe that our role goes beyond teaching English to our students. As an institution, we actively put into action the Rutgers values of cherishing diversity, bridging cultures as well as fostering a collaborative learning environment.

Through the advancement of English language proficiency, teachers at PALS are not only instructors of English but active agents of change that assist our students in achieving their personal goals. Instructors are encouraged to introduce academic content in various subject areas and blend them into English language instruction in the classroom.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (50)
Humanities (43)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (38)
Arts, Design & Architecture (23)
Medicine & Health (19)
Business & Management (18)
Engineering & Technology (17)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (15)
Computer Science & IT (13)
Law (8)
Agriculture & Forestry (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Education & Training (2)
Journalism & Media (2)


Housing services

Housing arrangements should be made before you arrive in the US. To reserve an on-campus dormitory room, please contact the PALS office by phone or email well in advance.

Medical services

F-1 Visa students and their F-2 dependents are required to buy Rutgers International Student Health Insurance. This includes access to health centers on campus, major medical, and hospitalization. Students are also required to provide proof of certain immunizations and health testing before arriving in the US.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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