Final Exams will soon be over, and the holiday season has begun. We congratulate all of our students for a successful semester! It has been a challenging year, and we will continue to face these challenges in 2019, but we are as committed as ever to all our partners, agents, and students. From all ofus at ESLI, may you have a very happy holiday season, and a New Year full of joy and prosperity.
It's the season of giving at ESLI at TWU!
Santa Claus pays a visit to TWU students to lead them in singing Christmas carols and exchanging small gifts. Many cookies were eaten!
Holiday Hours and Arrival Plans
It's arrival season for the Spring 2019 term, so it's time to start thinking about holiday travel plans! Click here to see all the office closure dates as well as the best day to arrive.
Don't forget to visit our Arrival Prep Page to let us know all your plans! It may be very important that you submit your housing application before the break if you don't want to stay in a hotel!
We can't wait to welcome you or your students to ESLI!
*If you are unable to access the Arrival Preparation link, clickhere for the PDF version.
A Homestay student helps decorate a Christmas tree.
Homestay at ESLI-UMD!
Homestay is now available for students of ESLI at UMD. If you are interested, or would like more information, go to the American Homestay Network websiteand check out what you get when you choose Homestay. Best of all, Homestay is available to graduate students, who do not have an on-campus housing option at UMD! If you would like more information about Homestay, visit the website or ask an Admissions Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For some benefits of Homestay, check out this poston the ESLI Blog.
"The ESLI program at Western Kentucky University (WKU) helped me not just to learn English, but to feel confident to face a university student lifestyle. It showed me to daily apply skills, such as critical thinking, responsibility, punctuality, etc., to successfully develop both as a student and human.
Also, it helped me to open my mind, since I was not just learning a language, but a way to exchange different points of view with people all around the world. I expanded my creativity with each cultural sharing I experienced with my partners and teachers, like their different social needs, valuable history, costumes, habits, and beliefs. This showed me the importance of cultural sharing and respect and motivated me to fully develop my Architectural Science major in order to turn structures into cultural identities that join societies.
The ESLI program motivated me to feel more self-assured, to take important steps in my life path, and to use English as a tool to connect with others. All in all, I discovered myself because this program connected and guided me towards my dream."
-Gabriela Guadalupe Vargas Berroa, Spring 2018, Peru
ESLI at SIUE: Saudi Airlines Field Trip
Students visited the Aviation Facilities on the Southern Illinois University - Carbondale campus for a day to learn more about aircraft.
They spoke to SIU-C faculty about all kinds of aircraft, and were able to sit in a helicopter for pictures. It was educational and fun, too!