Choose a four or eight week experience
Improve your English and learn business skills in a real-world American office environment. On English in Action you will spend 4 or 8 weeks (depending on your visa) in a real American business environment after your English course. Placements are in a wide range of sectors including marketing, law, not-for-profit and hospitality.
Add English in Action to your course
Study 4+ weeks at EC New York, EC San Diego or EC San Francisco to prepare you for your placement. Study until you successfully reach the Upper-Intermediate level. New courses start every Monday.Get a quote
Possible duties on your English in Action placement include entry level tasks, small projects, participating in meetings. Remember to have fun and practice your English to help us track your experience.
You will finish your English in Action placement with a professional presentation about your experiences and the organisation you were placed with.
Is English In Action organised through my school or an external provider?
Everything is arranged through the EC English in Action co-ordinator.
Why not just do a general English course and get a part time job and get paid for it?
Students cannot legally work in the USA under this type of programme.
Can I do English lessons and EIA at same time?
No. You need to do EIA placement after at least 4 weeks of English coursework with EC.
Can I do EIA any time of the year?
Yes, EIA can take place at any time of the year, but please be aware that placements overlapping with national holidays will be more challenging and may have less hours overall during holiday periods.
Where will I stay during my placement?
You can stay in our EC accommodations or arrange your own.
Will I have to be present on weekends?
Who do I contact with concerns or issues during my placement?
You can contact your EIA co-ordinator at any time or your contact at the placement company.
What happens if I cancel or quit?
If you cancel your English in Action pre-arrival, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel your English in Action booking post arrival, then the standard EC English Terms and Conditions apply. Terms and Conditions can be found on our website.
Can I extend my stay?
Yes, you may extend your stay to the maximum your visa will allow you to stay in the country.