Future Entrepreneurs

This Program Is For

  • Students interested in developing English language skills for business and entrepreneurship
  • Students who want to experience the innovative start-up environment of Boston

Program Features

  • Visit Boston-area innovation centers like the Cambridge Innovation Center, Boston University’s BUild Lab, District Hall, etc.
  • Learn from expert guest speakers including real-life entrepreneurs connected to innovative businesses and professors from BU’s Questrom School of Business
  • Develop language skills to present a 1-minute elevator pitch for a new product or service
  • Collaborate with a team to present your product or service as part of a Capstone Project


  • Business Study: Learn about business concepts (i.e. researching markets and competitors, developing and presenting a SWOT analysis, preparing an elevator pitch)
  • Language Study: Develop business language and communication skills (i.e. collaborative brainstorming, presenting and selling a product or service, expressing and defending your ideas)

I was required to do a lot of presentations and I was very comfortable presenting because this skill was acquired at CELOP. It was a great place to master the language. 

Abdulrahman Alhejaili, Saudi Arabia

Class Schedule

Students participate in morning CELOP business English classes 5 days per week. Field visits and guest speaker will take place in the morning or afternoon:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 – 12:00 Class or Workshop Class or Workshop Class or Workshop Class or Workshop Class or Workshop
13:30 – 16:00 Field Visit or Guest Speaker

Days and times are approximate and subject to change throughout the year.

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Key Facts


15 Hours


3 Weeks


Summer II



Visa Waiver (ESTA)

BU Housing


Required Proficiency Level

  • TOEFL 55, or
  • IELTS 5.5, or
  • TOEIC L&R 395, or
  • OOPT 60*

*The OOPT, or Oxford Online Placement Test, is an online test the CELOP can provide to students who do not have one of the other test scores required for admission.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age 17 years
  • High school graduate

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