Welcome to the Humphrey Fellows Long-term English Program

What is the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program?

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. The English Language Institute at the University of Montana serves as one of only two long-term English programs in the United States to assist fellows with their transition to the United States and the English language.

For Our Humphrey Fellows

Welcome to Missoula, Montana, and the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Montana (UM)! Congratulations on your acceptance as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow. We are very excited to host you for the Long-Term English program at UM. Please use this website as a resource to answer questions. This web page will answer some questions about the English Language Institute, the University of Montana, and how to prepare for your arrival in Missoula.


Montana is the fourth largest state in the U.S. after Alaska, Texas and California; however, it has one of the smallest populations. Montana is famous for its stunning natural scenery and abundant wildlife. There are numerous state and national parks, including Yellowstone and Glacier, and wilderness areas such as the Rattlesnake Wilderness, only five miles or eight kilometers from Missoula. Visit Montana’s Official State Travel Site for more information.


Missoula, known as the Garden City because of its parks and trees, is the second largest city in Montana. It is located in the Rocky Mountains. Average high temperatures range between 25.3 F (-3.7 C) in the winter and 85 F (29.4 C) in the summer. Visit Destination Missoula for more information. 

University of Montana

The University of Montana lies near the Clark Fork River at the base of Mount Sentinel. The campus is home to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts, Forestry and Conservation, Health Professions and Biomedical Science, Journalism, and Law. Visit the University of Montana website for more information.

The English Language Institute

The mission of the English Language Institute (ELI) is to serve non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their English language and academic skills in order to pursue personal, professional and academic goals at the University of Montana or another institution of higher learning. The English Language Institute is part of the University of Montana’s Office of International Programs. Visit the English Language Institute website for more information.