English Language Institute

About

The English Language Institute (ELI) provides courses for international students who want to improve their English for academic, professional, or personal reasons.

Located on the Pittsburgh campus of the University of Pittsburgh, the ELI provides students with an opportunity to experience life on an American university campus and interact with American students. ELI students come from all over the world. In a typical term, there are students from 20 to 25 countries.

 

Our Institute

The ELI was established in 1964 and is among the oldest of the intensive English programs in the U.S.  Our mission is to serve our students, our university and our profession. In our 50+ years of history, we have helped over 14,000 students from more than 130 countries achieve their career and personal goals through English. Read more about our programs...

Our University

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States.  The university, commonly referred to as 'Pitt,' is ranked among the top 100 universities in the U.S. and offers more than 400 degree programs, a world-renowned medical center, and hundreds of research centers, institutes, and laboratories. Take a virtual tour of our campus and our neighborhood...

Our City

The City of Pittsburgh has received numerous awards and recognition for the quality of life and all that the city has to offer.  Join the ELI in Pitsburgh and experience all the advantages of a big city and the safety and friendliness of a small town.  Read more about Pittsburgh: America's Most Livable City...

The ELI program was designed for international students who want to improve their English for academic, professional, or personal reasons. Located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, the ELI provides students with an opportunity to experience life on an American university campus and interact with American students. The ELI offers: