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Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)

Welcome to the ISSS website for Center for ESL students.  Please see the links below to help you find the information you need:

Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) Website – Please see the CESL website for:

  • Intensive English Program Information and Cost
  • Semi-Intensive English Program Information and Cost
  • Application Information
  • CESL Events

New CESL Students – Students who have been admitted to CESL should see this link for important arrival and immigration information.

Current CESL Students Current CESL students should use this website for information about maintaining their F-1 or J-1 immigration status and any services that ISSS provides.

Health Insurance – All international students on F-1, J-1, and J-2 status are required by the University of Kentucky to have health insurance.  CESL students are required to complete the UK Health Insurance Survey every fall and spring term.  Please see the website for more information about the UK Health Insurance and the Health Insurance Survey Process.

If you have any questions, please contact the ISSS Office at or at (859) 323-2121.