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ELI Summer Programs

In-Person English for Academic Purposes Returns for Summer 2022

After two years of online summers, the ELI's summer intensive program for international graduate students* returns to campus. Registration opens Februray 1, 2022.
We hope to see you in Ann Arbor in July!

This highly-interactive six-week intensive English experience has been specifically designed for international graduate students who have been accepted to the University of Michigan or another U.S. university for the fall term.  You will learn and practice the language skills you need to participate effectively in classes, seminars, and labs. You will also learn about U.S. higher academic culture and explore ways to thrive in a diverse, challenging intellectual environment. You will gain insight into U.S. culture and practice communicating with a diverse range of Americans. You will also make friends and begin to develop a social network before your program begins. 


IMPORTANT NOTE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: The EAP summer program is designed for graduate and professional students. Undergraduate students are welcome to join GOING BLUE, an online pre-arrival course designed to prepare international first-year, transfer, and visiting students for academic success at Michigan.


IMPORTANT NOTE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND DEPARTMENTS: The EAP program does NOT provide teacher preparation for Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) who will be teaching in classrooms and labs and do not fulfill any GSI-related requirements. For information about these resources, please visit ELI's GSI Program page or contact Brenda Imber (