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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY (UMBC)

English Language Institute

Program Type: Proprietary/Independent
English Language Institute
1000 Hilltop Circle
UC 207
Baltimore, MD  21250- 

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Host Institution: University Of Maryland, Baltimore County (Umbc)

Host City Size: Over 500,000

Year Established: 1993

Accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA
 
Phone #: (410) 455-2831

Fax #: (410) 455-1115

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.umbc.edu/eli

 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
B:2024245
LI:2024245
I:2024245
A:2024245

* Other Course Type: We also offer optional extra classes, free individual tutoring, conversation partners, field trips, and on-campus cultural and recreational activities.

Additional Course Info: The ELI offers custom English programs for groups of students, teachers, and professionals seeking English language instruction and immersion in U.S. culture. The programs are designed for participants seeking to perfect English language skills with a spe

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Business20
Education20
Graduate Study20
Teacher Training3
University Preparation20

ESP Additional Info: Public Administration and Leadership Program: This program is designed for professionals who are involved in government, business, and law from around the world. The program can be delivered to meet a wide range of needs, including intensive professional

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
GRE5
TOEFL5
TOEIC5
 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
3January
7January
7March
8May
7August
7October

Terms Additional Info: The ELI can organize custom group programs on request.

Program Size: 196

Program Size, Summer: 85

Average Class Size: 10

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa10.22
Americas20.91
Asia36.73
Europe3.57
Middle East/North Africa28.57

Full-time Instructors: 0

Part-time Instructors: 9

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 0

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 0

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 9

Full-time Admin: 5

Part-time Admin: 7

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Part-time study is available for students with U.S. visas that allow part-time study, as well as U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Most applicants are age 17 and older and have a high school diploma (or equivalent).

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: none

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: no

Maximum Credits Eligible: 0

Conditions: Students in the ELI's advanced level may apply to pursue course work for university credit alongside their ELI classes.

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 6

Degree Levels: Undergraduate and graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: Conditional admission opportunities (Bridge Program) are available for degree programs at the University. Conditionally admitted students receive an I-20 that includes academic admission and must complete English language classes successfully.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: If English Language Institute students meet the academic requirements for admission to UMBC but do not have the required TOEFL or IELTS score, they may apply to the ELI-Undergraduate Bridge Program. They will study at the ELI until they pass Level 5 (adva

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Some programs may accept students who do not have the required TOEFL score through conditional admission (Bridge Program) and Pathway Program. For more information regarding these special programs and the requirements, please see the following page: http

Articulation Agreement(s): no

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
23007

Fees: $100

Insurance Cost: $200

Insurance Details: Students with an F-1 visa purchase University student health insurance. Cost is typically $33 per week.

Other Costs: Application fee of $100 includes express mail delivery of the I-20 and admissions information.

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $3658

Housing Weeks: 14

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: On-campus housing options include dormitories and apartments. Students may live on or off campus.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: yes

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $1958

Board Plan Weeks: 14

Board Plan Additional Info: UMBC offers several meal plan options. Cost varies by plan.

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Airport Meeting, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, Homestay, Host Family, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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