English Language Institute at Texas A&M University
1974
Established
60,000
International Students
40
Average number of countries
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Fast Facts about ELI

LOCATION:

College Station, Texas *More than 60,000 international students study in Texas

ESTABLISHED:

1974 OVERSEEN BY: the College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M. AVERAGE NUMBER OF FULL-TIME STUDENTS: 110 AVERAGE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES: 40
We help students improve their academic and professional lives.
ELI Program
ELI can help you improve your English so you can reach your academic and professional goals.

3 semestersSpring – 15 weeks (January-May)
Summer – 10 weeks (June-August)
Fall – 15 weeks (August-December)
4 levels Find the right level for each skill Basic (high beginners)
Intermediate
skill Upper-Intermediate
Advanced
7 courses Each course helps prepare you for academic successComposition (Writing)
Grammar
Listening
Oral Skills (Speaking)
Reading
Vocabulary
American Culture
Daily Life

You will stay busy, work hard, and your English will improve a great deal!

FALL/SPRING (15 WEEKS) – SAMPLE SCHEDULE

MondayGrammar
Listening
Oral Skills
Reading
TuesdayComposition
American Culture
* Conversation Partner
Vocabulary
WednesdayGrammar
Listening
Oral Skills
Reading
English Club
ThursdayComposition
American Culture
Vocabulary
FridayGrammar
Listening
Oral Skills Reading
* Oral Skills classes include weekly meetings with an American conversation partner.
You will be in class for 18-21 hours each week. At ELI, you have every opportunity to improve your English through class, homework, conversation partners, cultural activities, volunteering in the community, friends, and Texas A&M clubs.
World-Class Campus
AS A STUDENT AT ELI, YOU CAN:
  • Use Texas A&M busses to get to and from campus and around town.
  • Reserve campus housing and meal plans.
  • Receive health care at the Student Health Center on campus.
  • Exercise or join sports leagues at the Student Recreation Center.
  • Make friends by joining student groups that fit your interests.
  • Use libraries to rent books, movies, media equipment, and more.
  • Use computer labs on campus to study, research, and print.
  • Use student counseling services.
  • Eat, play, attend events, or study at the Memorial Student Center (MSC).
Housing

Live on campus or off campus

ON CAMPUS
  • 6 different resident halls on campus.
  • Living options and prices vary to meet people’s needs and interests.
  • Expect to pay anywhere from $600-$1,200 per month, depending on what type of accommodation you choose.
OFF CAMPUS

Decide what is important to you in an apartment. Here are some things to consider:
  • Is it within your budget?
  • Is the rent for your own apartment? Or for a shared apartment?
  • What is the length of the lease?
  • Do you want a furnished apartment?
  • Are cable and utilities included in rent?
  • How easy is it to get to a grocery store?
  • Where is the closest bus stop?
  • Do you want a roommate?
  • Does it have a washer and dryer?
College Station, Texas
POPULATION: 177,000

STUDENT POPULATION: 50,000+

NEARBY CITIES:
Houston & Austin (both within 2 hours driving time)
Dallas & San Antonio (within 3-4 hours driving time)

HOSPITALS: 4 (College Station Medical Center, Physicians Centre, Scott & White Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital)

College Station is a small town with everything you need:

  • Shopping
  • Parks and recreation
  • Great schools for kids
  • Historical District
  • Nightlife
Download the Visit Aggieland app for a guide to Bryan/College Station life. (Available for apple and android.)
Apply to ELI
Step 1 – Complete the online application.

Step 2 – ELI sends you an acceptance decision by email

Step 3 – Pay the deposit

Step 4 – Receive your I-20 and New Student packet

Step 5 – Apply for your F-1 visa

Step 6 – Buy your plane ticket! (Be careful that you do not enter the USA more than 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20.)

Step 7 – Attend New Student Check-In

Interested in applying to Texas A&M University? Visit the Office of Admissions webpage.

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