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University of Minnesota Duluth

English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI) [Duluth, Minnesota]


  • Conditional acceptance to a degree (undergraduate or graduate) program and ELCI before leaving your home country
  • All Instructors and Staff hold graduate degrees in the field
  • Fully accredited program operated by the prestigious University of Minnesota System
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1947
      Membership/Accreditation : CEA
      Enrollment : 15
      Average Class Size : 10 - 15
      Airport Pickup : Available Free of Charge
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). ELCI is the only Intensive English Program in the Twin Ports region and serves as a door to all the programs offered at UMD and the University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS). From the moment our students arrive, we assist them every step of the way. The instructor-to-student ratio is low, and the students feel like part of a close-knit family. While the students take the traditional English classes of Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Listening and Speaking, we intentionally cater each semester's instruction to the specific group of students enrolled. In addition to that, our highly qualified and dedicated instructors offer alternative learning experiences through campus organized summits, lectures, and events. ELCI students have full access to all campus amenities and clubs including the Writing Center which provides opportunities for learning the language in a variety of culturally immersive environments. When students are ready to matriculate to the university, our staff supports them throughout the whole process, so their transition is smooth and uplifting. Not only do we offer strong academic language training, but we are located in the picturesque town of Duluth which is situated on Lake Superior. The majesty of this inland sea infuses everybody and everything. Students can enjoy the beautiful views and take short trips in the surrounding area, rich with natural waterscapes and landscapes. What an ideal place for starting your academic career in the United States!

      Kremena Stoyanova
      Director, English Language and Culture Institute
      University of Minnesota Duluth
    • University of Minnesota Duluth
      English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI)

      1049 University Drive
      Duluth, Minnesota  55812  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (218) 726-8826
      FAX: +1 (218) 726-8826
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 10, 15 Weeks
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: On- Campus Residence and Apartments
    • Dates
    • 2024
      15 WEEKS:
      8/22 - 12/12

    • Costs
      US$ 50
      TUITION FEE (2024)
      10 WEEKS US$ $7,513
      15 WEEKS US$ $7,060
      10-15 WEEKS N/A US$ 3000-4300 / Semester N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Free (Send Arrival Information to School)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Duluth, Minnesota
    • Location
      University of Minnesota Duluth
      English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI)

      1049 University Drive Duluth, Minnesota  55812  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Duluth International Airport (DLH):
      School provides a free pick up service that brings students directly to campus in approximately 10 minutes.
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