English language proficiency is the key to your success. Syracuse University’s English Language Institute (ELI) provides intensive English instruction to international students and visiting professionals at all levels of proficiency.
Use your improved English to open up a world of opportunities.
Students are placed into the level that allows maximum improvement in communication skills. Five proficiency levels will meet your needs, from beginner to advanced.
I am making significant progress in my academic English in record time. The staff is committed to each student without distinction.
Stanley Moise, Haiti
David B. Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics
At SU’s ELI, we really care about you and your individual needs. When you arrive in Syracuse, we’ll meet you at the airport, take you where you need to go, and help you with your transition to life in the USA.
Our friendly faculty and staff assist you with everything from housing and campus life to immigration, as well as personal recommendations and assistance with University admission. You can network with other international students, and get extra support through tutoring sessions, our mentor program, and conversation groups.
Syracuse University offers outstanding facilities, all of which are available to ELI students: libraries, computer labs, gyms, pools, and student centers, which feature bookstores, cafeterias, and snack bars. Participate in sports such as skiing, ice skating, volleyball, basketball, tennis, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and football. Attend concerts and lectures by internationally known figures. Participate in seminars and classes and enjoy intellectual stimulation. Meet people from all over the world.
I came as a student in the BSMP with the goal of studying architecture. Only first, I had to learn English, a challenge which the ELI has helped me to face. The entire staff is very professional and not only has guided me through the academic world in the U.S., but has also become family! They never hesitate to give me all the support I need.
Rafael Pegoraro, Brazil
Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program
Syracuse University offers top-ranked programs in Architecture, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, International Relations, Library and Information Science, Public Administration, Public Relations, and Radio/Television. Syracuse University is in the top 100 universities in the United States, with highly regarded programs in Interior Design, Business, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, Journalism, Social Work, and Law.
English Language Institute
700 University Avenue,
Syracuse, New York 13244-2530