International Student Summer Institute

Campus Life


Students reside in on-campus apartments with American roommates for the duration of the six-week program. Roommates are Hendrix College students on-campus for summer research or employment. The apartments have kitchens, communal living spaces, and bathroom facilities, and are fully furnished, with sheets, blanket, pillow, towel and shower curtain provided by the English Institute.


Students eat in the Dining Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center. On occasions when the Dining Hall is closed, students are given a stipend for food which can be stored and prepared in apartment kitchens. There is a grocery store located near campus.

FitnessAthletic Facilities and Activities

  • WAC (Wellness and Athletics Center): Features state-of-the-art pool, gym facilities, courts, climbing wall, and indoor and outdoor tracks.
  • Tennis Courts
  • Walking trails next to The Village (on the edge of campus)
  • Intramural sports (soccer, badminton, etc.)

Friendship Partners

Each student in the Institute will be assigned to a local “host family,” who will invite the student to participate in occasional family outings, meals, and activities. The host family provides students with a home environment and support as they transition to life in the United States as well as a means for learning about the Conway local community and American family life.