Rich in tradition and history, Bryan-College Station truly is "Smack in the Heart of Texas." The twin cities are located in the lush Brazos Valley, at the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Austin/San Antonio triangle and easily accessible from all parts of the state. Residents boast of big-city conveniences with small-town warmth and hospitality. Bryan and College Station are energetic and progressive cities and the home to Texas A&M University, a major education and research institution.
The English Language Institute (ELI) at Texas A&M University offers you the opportunity to develop your language skills while you participate in university life on the campus of a world-famous American university. Established in 1974, ELI offers a wide range of activities designed to develop your English language abilities and an exciting array of courses and laboratory resources designed to help you speak, read, listen, and write in English. The ELI is one of only 46 U.S. intensive English programs accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a not-for-profit corporation, focusing on the accreditation of English language programs in the United States. CEA has been recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI),which is advisory to the Secretary of Education. Our program is affiliated with other professional organizations such as: University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), a consortium of university and college intensive English programs, the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), a professional organization with standards and self- study issues, liaison with overseas advisors, and interaction with other professional organizations, and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), an organization which promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States.
The majority of students live in off-campus apartments located a short distance from campus. Aggie Search is a web-based utility provided by Off Campus Student Services that helps in finding roommates and housing off-campus. E-mail questions about off-campus housing to firstname.lastname@example.org. A few dormitory rooms are available for ELI students...read all