Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Program
I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love....
–John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
Audace at the Kyi-yo Pow Wow at the University of Montana.
Fernanda discussing issues with the Lt. Governor at the Montana capitol.
Florin, Andres, and Zineb cleaning up the Clark Fork River.
Andres enjoying a potluck with community members.
Emmanuel meeting ELI students at the International Food Festival.
Welcome to the Humphrey Fellows Program
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 for the 2013-2014 academic year. 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 webpage 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.
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 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.