Want to know what it’s like to be a student at the English Language Institute at Syracuse University? Check out the stories below from our previous students!

Marina Rosa, Brazil

Marina Rosa“All of my experiences in the U.S. have been special and unique and I’m very grateful to the ELI staff for making it easier for me. As with everyone moving to a new country, at the beginning I was full of questions and quite scared. There were many reasons for it; about the culture, the people, the program, the university, the tests, the vacations… but mostly, about the language. In Brazil, many of us study English during school years, some pay for particular English courses, but few have the opportunity to get to know a foreign country from inside as I did. Even though my English classes during elementary and high school were helpful, they were not enough. Thanks to ELI and all the friends I have made there, I never felt lost. The support I received was complete and made me feel like home. The relationship between students, professors, and all the staff is memorable not only because of all effort they do to build a reliable environment, but also because we see that this effort is honest, real, and effective.”

Abdulaziz AlKandari, United Arab Emirates

Abdullah Alkandari“Professional teachers at the ELI encouraged me to improve my English skills. Effective curriculum and materials made study more interesting and efficient. The ELI prepared me for academic life by giving me primary skills to do well in graduate school.”

Fatimah Muhammad, Saudi Arabia

Fatimah Muhammad“If you are looking for good preparation to master university life, I highly recommend attending the ELI. From all the hard work you go through during the English learning journey, you will see the benefits, starting with your first presentation in the first semester of university.”

 

Stanley Moise, Haiti

Stanley at Football Game“Attending the ELI is like integrating into a new family. I am making significant progress in my academic English in record time. The staff is committed to each student without distinction. They are willing to help each of us with all our academic and personal needs. I assume that the school is quite unique.”