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Welcome Mexican Proyecta students!

Syracuse University and the English Language Institute are very pleased that you will be joining us in Syracuse. While at Syracuse, you will practice your English, take academic courses, and learn about U.S. culture and history. You will be able to use all of the University’s resources and athletic facilities and have the opportunity to meet a variety of people from many different backgrounds.

We look forward to your arrival and are most happy to make your experience in Syracuse memorable.


“… we had to share the room with other students, so we had the chance to share our language, customs, and views with people from other countries… I consider my time in Syracuse was awesome; we acquired new English learning, made new friends, visited incredible places such as Niagara Falls, Skaneateles, and even New York City… I absolutely recommend Syracuse University for a summer course; this was, so far, the best time of my life.”  — Carlos Trapala, Proyecta student 2015

Logistical Information

Summer 2016 Housing Application


You will be housed in Booth residence hall.  Please complete the form above and return to Jackie Monsour at





ELI Summer 2016 Schedule

Time Class
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Textual Communication
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Oral Communication
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Accuracy*
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Vocabulary & Culture*

*Afternoon classes meet Monday through Thursday.  


Students should come to the ELI at 700 University Ave., Room 207 for registration on Monday, July 4th at 8:30 a.m.   You should bring the following items to the ELI for the registration process:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Completed Medical form

Orientation and Placement Testing

Orientation and Placement testing will take place after registration on Monday, July 4th.

  • Placement testing (essay, listening test, and oral interview)
  • Orientation sessions
  • Campus tour

The results of the placement exam determine starting level. You will be able to pick up your books at the University book store on Tuesday, July 5th.

We are happy to greet you at the Syracuse airport and take you to your residence hall. Please provide us with your flight itinerary, including travel dates, airlines, and flight numbers.

Arriving in the United States

Syracuse will not be the first city you arrive in. There are 11 “gateway” cities including New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Once you clear Immigration, you must pick up your own luggage and carry it with you through Customs before you arrive at the gate for your next flight. More information on what to expect as you enter the U.S. can be found on the ELI website at this link.

Health Services Form

Be sure that you have completed pages 1 through 3 and have a doctor or health professional complete page 4. Bring the form with you when you come to the United States.


New York State requires that all students have two MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunizations. If you have had these immunizations, be sure the information is indicated on your Health Services Form or bring separate written proof with you. If you have not had them, or cannot show written proof that you have, you will be required to be immunized in the United States. Either get the necessary proof of immunization or get your immunizations in Mexico BEFORE you come to the United States.

ALL students are required to check in at the health center upon arrival to Syracuse. Along with any missing immunizations, you will also be required to have a blood test for tuberculosis.

JPG Photo

Please send a JPG photo to to ensure that a student ID card will be available for you upon arrival.

Student Ambassadors

Some of the students who participated in the Proyecta Program at the ELI last year have offered to be available in case you have any questions. Those students are:

Silvia Tejeda –
Nancy Desiderio Noyola –
Héctor Esteban Garcia Garcia –
Tirso Fernando Castro Rodriguez –

More On What We Offer

Syracuse University Campus

Syracuse University was founded in 1870 as a private coeducational institution. It has 12 schools and colleges, with undergraduate and graduate students representing all 50 U.S. states and 124 countries. The sprawling 900-acre campus has an architecturally significant mix of historic and modern buildings with state-of-the-art facilities and technology.  The University has 19,000 students and offers many programs at the masters and doctoral level.

About Syracuse N.Y.

Syracuse is a small city of about 100,000 people. It will be summer when you arrive in Syracuse.   Average temperatures in July are around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius) during the day and 60 F (15 C) at night.  Be prepared to dress in layers.

The ELI Mentor Program offers new students the opportunity to spend time with a group of fellow ELI students and an experienced Syracuse University student who has studied abroad and can relate to difficulties you may experience. Each mentor will organize activities for their group of 10 students and will also meet individually with students.IMG-20150922-WA0002

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