Kaplan’s English School in Portland, Oregon, is located in the center of this urban city, which is itself surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests and a ski resort that has the longest season in the USA. Portland is a trendy and cosmopolitan city with a bustling music scene, loads of clubs and bars and one of the lowest costs of living in the USA. For more information check the school website.
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  • 1271 - 2270 USD
    Living Costs per Month
  • About
  • Programmes
  • Facility & Services
  • Social life


Why choose the Portland school?
  • The English school in Portland is located downtown, in the Pearl District, which is known for its art galleries, restaurants and a number of Portland icons
  • Take an English exam preparation course for the GMAT®, GRE® or TOEFL®, or choose a flexible length English course
  • The student residence offers fully-furnished apartments with a full kitchen and an on-site light rail stop
  • Thinking of studying at a university in the US? Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) uses an extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses


  • 7 well-equipped classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards
  • Interactive whiteboards are able to incorporate various media forms like video and audio
  • 15 workstations are available for students' use
  • Resource library with movies, fiction and grammar books, test prep materials. Students also have access to the local library
  • Wireless access is available for free throughout the school


  • Equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, vending machines and comfortable couches
  • Though the school has no cafeteria, there are many cafes and restaurants near the school
  • Buses, trains and street cars to most areas of Portland are available within walking distance of the school. There are also trains and buses available to Seattle or Vancouver, Canada


Student residence

  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Socialize and have fun with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations


  • Live with a local family specially chosen by the school
  • Enjoy breakfasts & dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture

Social Programme

  • Shopping: Shop for Vintage and Designer Clothing at a Variety of Well-known Shopping Areas
  • History: Discover the City's History at a Range of Museums and Landmarks


  • Sports: Ski Mount Hood, Which Has the Longest Ski Season in the Us
  • Nightlife: Catch a Live Band Playing Late and Take Advantage of One of the Best Bar Scenes in the Us
  • Food & Drink: Go Beer Tasting at One of Many Top-quality Microbreweries
  • Arts & Theatre: Watch Countless Live Bands at Venues Across the City or Catch a Film at One of Portland’s Famed Movie Brewpubs


  • Outdoor Activities: Take a Trip to the Oregon Coast and See the Pacific Ocean
  • Wildlife: Hike in Forest Park, the Biggest Urban Park in the Us