"The University of Montana is such a kind and friendly place for learning English. Not only the staff at ELI, but the other students are very patient with other international students."
Chieh-ling Tseng, ELI student from Taiwan
Brazilian Science Mobility Program (BSMP) students learn about Montana on a field trip to our state capitol in Helena.
"For me the best of the University of Montana is that once the classes are over, there are many activities like playing tennis, basketball, football and swimming. In these moments, I can know new people, and speak with them improving my English."
Salvador Rubio Ruiz de Gopega, ELI student from Spain
Thanks to ELI, now I can have good conversations when I am talking to people from different cultures. Thank you ELI."
Oyatullokhi Madud, ELI student from Tajikistan
Taiwanese high school students show their UM spirit after their return back to Taiwan after attending a special language program through ELI during the summer of 2013.
"I feel at peace when living in Missoula because it reminds me about my hometown."
Sinh Hoang, ELI student from Vietnam
"At ELI, I can meet lots of students from all over the world. Some students come from Aisa and others come from Europe and South America. I have a great chance to learn about so many cultures."
Yuka Hattori, ELI student from Japan
The mission of the English Language Institute (ELI) is to serve international students with limited English proficiency who wish to improve their English language and academic skills in order to pursue studies at the University of Montana (UM) or another institution of higher education. ELI also welcomes any non-native speakers of English.