Center for International Programs

International English Language Institute (IELI)

International English Language Institute (IELI)

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As an intensive language program, the International English Language Institute (IELI) helps non-native English learners develop the knowledge and language skills necessary to achieve their academic goals.  IELI serves as a bridge, helping each student make the transition from an English language learner to a successful student at an American university.  IELI offers instruction in English for Academic Purposes in all core skill areas: grammar, writing, reading, listening and speaking.  In addition, students take courses focusing on particular skill areas and a variety of topics designed to help them become familiar with American culture and the higher education system.  More information about these classes can be found in Course Descriptions.  

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The IELI offers:
  • A safe, beautiful location in a friendly university town where you can walk or bicycle easily to campus
  •  Homestays with American families
  •  Access to a wide range of cultural and recreational activities in the community
  •  Organized trips to local attractions and neighboring big cities, such as Portland and San Francisco
  •  Small classes with friendly, dedicated teachers
  •  A Bridge Program which allows eligible students to attend a class at the university
  •  Use of campus facilities, such as the library, health center, sports facilities, and computer labs
  •  Conditional admission to HSU


Center for International Programs
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street.
Arcata, CA, 95521-8299 U.S.A.

Telephone: +1 (707) 826-4142
Fax: +1 (707) 826-3939