• Study at University of Wisconsin La Crosse


University of Wisconsin La Crosse is committed to serving all of their students by including and integrating their diverse student population to achieve academic excellence, create an environmentally sustainable campus, welcoming the military, and ensuring that students are prepared in all aspects of their life through wellness.

The English as a Second Language Institute offers a flexible program for non-native speakers of English. Classes are designed primarily for international students who need to improve or strengthen their English for studying at the university. The classes are also appropriate for persons who have a serious interest in studying English as a second language for personal or business reasons.

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1725 State St · La Crosse, WI, United States 54601

Application Process

Applying is easy!

-Submit an application at https://apply.wisconsin.edu/

-Submit your academic transcripts

-Proof of funding: bank statement and affidavit of support showing funding for your first year of study. Estimated costs of attendance can be found on our website.

-A copy of your passport

For more information about the application process, visit the international admissions website: https://www.uwlax.edu/admissions/learn-how-to-apply/international-student/

Small classes with students from all parts of the world

Member of the highly respected University of Wisconsin System

Located in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River, La Crosse is known for its natural beauty and is one of the safest mid-sized cities in the United States.


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Academic English

Fall: $4,700 Spring: $4,700 Summer: $2,900
8+ Weeks


The English as a Second Language Institute is at the cutting edge of language learning. American teachers, small class sizes and new technology ensure that you have the best possible experience improving your English language skills. Learn more about our program on our website!

Here are just a few of the many reasons to join us for your ESL study:

-No TOEFL/IELTS scores required

-6 levels of instruction from beginning to advanced

-Courses in speaking, listening, reading, writing, U.S. culture, pronunciation and more

-Classroom activities with American students

-Opportunity to take regular university classes in addition to ESL classes

-General education credit for undergraduate students who complete two courses at level 6

-Free private tutors!


Fall Term

Application deadline: July 15th Starts: Early September Ends: Mid-December

Spring Term

Application deadline: December 15 Stars: Late January Ends: Early May

Housing Options

Eagle Hall

International students live in our residence halls (dormitories) alongside American students. Most of our ESL students live in Eagle Hall, which is the newest residence hall at UW-La Crosse.

You can read detailed information about Eagle Hall here: https://www.uwlax.edu/reslife/the-residence-halls/eagle-hall/

All of our residence halls are located on-campus, so your classes are only a short walk from your room!

Per semester $1,802 - $2,755

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