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Humboldt State University (CSU Humboldt)

International English Language Institute (IELI) [Arcata, California]


  • Live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches.
  • Small class sizes with professors who know students by name.
  • Community with a commitment to the environment and sustainability.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • The International English Language Institute (IELI), located on the campus of Humboldt State University, is a multi-level intensive English program designed for students planning to enter an American college or university. The program offers six sessions of intensive academic English language instruction per year. IELI also offers courses to prepare you to be successful as a university student. The IELI facilitates the transition from an intensive language program to academic programs by offering instruction in English for academic purposes in all core skill areas: grammar, writing, reading, listening and speaking. Students also have the opportunity to take several courses that focus on a variety of topics and skill areas. These courses help students become familiar with American culture and the higher education system.
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1913
      Membership/Accreditation : WASC Accreditation
      Enrollment : 50
      Average Class Size : 10-12
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Included No Cost
      Internet Access : Available On-Campus
      Tuition : Low
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Rural
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the IELI! Our mission is to help English learners develop the language skills necessary to achieve their academic goals. The supportive learning environment at the IELI specializes in preparing students for university study as well as in enhancing intercultural understanding on campus and in the community.
      We are glad you chose us and look forward to getting to know you. We are dedicated to helping you improve your English and academic skills so that you can achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

      Emily Kirsch
      International Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator
      Center for International Programs
      Humboldt State University
    • Humboldt State University
      International English Language Institute (IELI)

      1 Harpst Street
      Arcata, California  95521  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (707) 826-3789
      FAX: +1 (707) 826-3939
      E-mail: ieliadmissions@humboldt.edu
      Website: https://www2.humboldt.edu/international/apply/intensive-english
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The International English Language Institute (IELI) has hosted students from countries all around the world.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • IELI instructors are trained, fully-certified professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • IELI provides students with the opportunity to live in off-campus residences, or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. IELI also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The campus is located 435 km north of San Francisco in the safe town of Arcata (population: 17,000). Visitors from around the world come to this beautiful part of California to see the pristine beaches, clear rivers and world-famous redwood trees. Redwood National Park, located 60 km north of Arcata, is home to some of the oldest redwood trees in the world.
      For city-lovers, San Francisco is just a 5-hour car ride away, or a one-hour flight from the Arcata/Eureka Airport. Direct flights to San Francisco leave several times a day. Arcata has a moderate climate year-round, so you’ll never have to worry about being too hot or too cold. Our average low is 5 °C and our average high is 17°C.
    • About the College/University
    • Humboldt State is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. The university has over 8,700 students and 566 faculty members. The school offers a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional admission to the university is available for qualified students.
  • Courses
    • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

    • About This Course
    • IELI serves students from the high-beginner through advanced levels. Applicants should have some basic knowledge of English (for example, they studied English in high school).

      IELI offers instruction in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in all core skill areas: grammar, writing, reading, listening and speaking. In addition, students take courses focusing on particular skill areas as well as a variety of topics designed to help them become familiar with the higher education system and American culture.

      IELI students study a total of 22 hours a week. Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays or on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes meet at various times throughout the day beginning as early as 9 AM and ending as late as 4:50 PM. Students have free hours between classes for lunch and study time.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10-12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8,16,24,32 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Admission
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      8 WEEKS:
      10/15 - 12/14
      Apply by 9/1

      8 WEEKS:
      3/23 - 5/16
      Apply by 2/1

      16 WEEKS:
      1/22 - 5/16
      Apply by 12/1

    • Fees
      US$ 55
      TUITION FEE (2018)
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,320
      16 WEEKS US$ 4,640
      24 WEEKS US$ 6,960
      32 WEEKS US$ 9,280
      8-32 WEEKS US$ 1,920 Per Session N/A US$ 750-1200 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Arcata, California
    • Location
      Humboldt State University
      International English Language Institute (IELI)

      1 Harpst Street Arcata, California  95521  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Arcata/Eureka Airport (ACV):
      School provides a free pick up service that brings students directly to campus. It takes approximately 10 minutes. Taxis are also available, but students are advised to use the pick up service provided by the school if possible.
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