ELI Summer Program

English Language Institute Summer Program


ELI Summer English Program on Lake Superior at Northern Michigan University (NMU)
July 12 - August 9, 2017

Dates are negotiable for university/school groups.


3 Options:

General English/American Culture
English/Hospitality and Tourism (Groups of 20+)
English/Art and Design (Groups of 20+)




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 12 - August 9, 2017
    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 (8 - 15 students)
  • 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



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. Academic Service Learning class: time to work with groups on the research projects for the clients and to receive lessons from the instructor that help groups complete their projects. This class meets Monday - Friday.
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.


An English-language assessment is performed by ELI instructors on the first day of the ELI Summer English Program. Then, students are placed into the correct ESL class level and group for the Academic Service Learning Project.


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The total cost for the program is $3,300 and includes the following:
(discounts are available for groups)

  • Instruction
    • ESL instruction
    • All class materials
    • Academic Service Learning 
    • Seminars with NMU faculty
    • Meetings with local business owners (Hospitality/Tourism and Art/Design)
  • Room
    • Double occupancy in the NMU dormitories
  • Board
    • Three meals/day in the cafeteria
  • Activity Fee
    • Cultural field trips 
    • Local transportation in Marquette, MI
    • Social and community events
    • Welcome picnic
    • Closing ceremony
    • Lodging in Chicago hostel for 3 nights
    • Sightseeing and transportation in Chicago
    • Airport transfers from Chicago to Marquette, MI and back to Chicago at the end of the program
  • 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







Proud members of the American Association of Intensive English Programs