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Improve your English while studying in the U.S.


English as a Second Language International (ESLI) provides courses for international students who want to improve their English for academic, professional, or personal reasons.

Located on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus, ESLI provides an opportunity to experience life on an American university campus and interact with American students. ESLI students come from all over the world. And ESLI looks forward to welcoming you to its community of English learners.

Experience campus life at an American university

Take this opportunity to interact with American students and improve your English. The ESLI program offers: 

  • Full-time and part-time study options
  • Dedicated, professional faculty
  • Field trips and social activities
  • A variety of housing options
  • Assistance with college and university applications
  • Certificate of attendance for students who complete the term
  • Assistance with visa procedures
  • Orientation to UMD’s campus
  • Use of UMD student Health Services
  • University of Minnesota Duluth ID card, which allows…

Our Institute

ESLI was established in 1994 and is among the most respected intensive English programs in the U.S. Our mission is to serve our students, our university and our profession. In our 24 years of history, we have helped over thousands of students from more than 43 countries achieve their academic, career and personal goals through English. Read more about our programs.

Our University

aerial view of the UMD campus

Founded in 1921 as the Duluth State Teachers College, the University of Minnesota Duluth became an integral campus fo the University of Minnesota system in 1947. The University commonly referred to as 'UMD,' is consistently ranked among the top Midwestern universities in the U.S. and offers more than 120 undergraduate degree programs, over 20 graduate programs including a medical and pharmacy school, and a rich array research centers, institutes, and laboratories. Take a moment to learn more about our campus

Our City

Duluth MN Harbor

The City of Duluth has received numerous awards and recognition for the quality of life and all that the city has to offer. Join ESLI in Duluth and experience all the advantages of an international port city and the safety and friendliness of a small town. Read more about Duluth.

ESLi Accreditation

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ESLi is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), according to the CEA standards. Complaints against accredited programs and institutions.