ELI Summer Program

English Language Institute Summer Program


ELI Summer English Program on Lake Superior at Northern Michigan University (NMU)

July 13 - August 9, 2019

Dates are negotiable for university/school groups.


2 Options:

General English/American Culture

Custom Programs (groups of 10+)



This program introduces participants to American culture and society, education, and business/organizations while improving students' English language ability. Through our English language program, project work with real business clients in the city of Marquette, involvement in local activities, and participation in social events with Americans (from NMU and the Marquette community), participants will become acquainted with American culture, the U.S. education system, and the American way of life. Working and playing within the friendly and safe local community of Marquette, Michigan, participants will enjoy various experiences situated within the geography of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes and the largest fresh water lake in the world.



  • Baseball_game_in_Chicago_0.JPGProgram dates: July 13 - August 9, 2019
    University or school groups may negotiate dates with the English Language Institute.
  • Open to students of all English-speaking levels  (students under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone)
  • Highly qualified and experienced ESL instructors
  • Small ESL class size 
  • Service Learning 
  • Seminars with NMU faculty (Hospitality/Tourism and Art/Design programs)
  • Meetings with local businesses/organizations (Hospitality/Tourism and Art/Design programs)
  • Cultural exposure of the U.S. through social activities and community events
  • Field trips around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • 2 days/3 nights in Chicago


Sample Program Schedule (depends on program)

Times Description

9:00 a.m. -

11:00 a.m.

ESL class: focused on listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. This class meets Monday - Friday (Fridays -- morning-only classes)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Classes in English, Art & Design, or Hospitality & Tourism
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Seminars with NMU faculty and visits with local business owners.
Evening Various social activities are scheduled throughout the four-week session during the evening.
Saturdays Cultural field trips around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are scheduled each Saturday.
Sundays These are 'free' days to explore Marquette on one's own, with other students, and/or with the Social Events Coordinator.


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The total cost for the program is:
$3,500 (airport pickup to and from Chicago O'Hare Airport) or
$3,300 (airport pickup to and from Marquette International Airport)

Discounts are available for partner university students.

The program cost includes:

  • Instruction
    • 18 hours of classes each week 
    • All class materials
    • Seminars with NMU faculty (Hospitality/Tourism and Art/Design)
    • Meetings with local business owners (Hospitality/Tourism and Art/Design)
  • Room
    • Double occupancy in the NMU dormitories
  • Meals
  • Activity Fee
    • Cultural field trips 
    • Local transportation in Marquette, MI
    • Social and community events
    • Welcome picnic
    • Lodging in Chicago hostel for 3 nights
    • Sightseeing and transportation in Chicago
  • Other
    • Airport Transportation
    • Health Insurance (does not provide 100% coverage)

                 **We recommend that students bring additional health insurance coverage from their home countries.


Application Form (click here)

For more information, please contact:

Diana Vreeland, Director
English Language Institute







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