Download the ELI Application (PDF)

ELI Application (PDF)
The ELI Application is for students who intend to study only English.

 

Admission is available to all applicants who have a sincere desire to study academic English in an intensive program and are 17 years of age or older for the fall and spring semesters. Students under 17 years of age may attend during the summer semester with special permission.

Please read the instructions on this page carefully before submitting your application. The ELI Application is for students who intend to study only English. Students wishing to study English and academic coursework for a degree should apply for Conditional Admission.

Mail the completed application with a non-refundable application fee of US $50 payable to University of Bridgeport, copy of passport, and bank statement if required for F1 visa.

Mail the application to:

University of Bridgeport/English Language Institute
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06604  U.S.A.

Students applying to ELI only from outside the US

  • Students who need an initial I-20 to apply for an F1 student visa to study at ELI only:
    • Important Information:
      • Your I-20 will be issued by International Admissions and will be for language study only.
      • The length of time you can study on our I-20 depends on which level you test into and will be no more than 12 months.
    • Steps to take:
      • Complete and send ELI Application form
      • Include the $50 application fee
      • Include a copy of the information & photo pages of your passport
      • Include a color scan of an original bank statement showing at least one session’s tuition & living expenses. Please see the latest ELI application for current cost estimate.
        • If bank account is not in student’s name, account holder must fill out Affidavit of Financial Support on 2nd page of application.

Students applying to transfer to ELI

  • Students currently studying at another school in the US on an F1 Student Visa who wish to transfer to UB’s English Language Institute to study English only:
    • Important Information:
      • You must first apply.
      • Once you are accepted to ELI, you will receive a Transfer Form. Your current school needs to fill out and return the transfer form to us and then transfer your SEVIS record to us.
      • You will receive a new I-20 after you arrive here and register
      • You must begin studying at ELI at the next session after you are transferred in SEVIS.
    • Steps to take:
      • Complete an ELI Application form
      • Include the $50 application fee
      • Include a copy of the information & photo pages of your passport, the visa page, and the front page of all I-20s received
      • Include a color scan of an original bank statement showing at least one session’s tuition & living expenses. Please see the latest ELI application for current cost estimate.
        • If the bank account is not in your name, the account holder must fill out the Affidavit of Financial Support on the 2nd page of the application.
  • Once accepted, give the Transfer Form to your current school. (The Transfer Form will be included in your admission packet.)
    • Check with your current school to be sure your SEVIS record has been transferred.
    • Receive your new I-20 after you have registered.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Apr
3
Mon
“A Life in Service”: Peace Corps Panel @ Carlson Hall, Room 214
Apr 3 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Join us as we hear from a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the UB and local community about stories from their service abroad and how their service has influenced what they are doing today. Pizza will be served!

Sponsored by the College of Public and International Affairs and the UB Peace Corps Prep Program.

Dance Workshop: Caribbean Dance @ Mirror Room, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we kick off International Festival Week on our first continent: North America! Come learn a few moves from the islands of the Caribbean, where music and dance have evolved with influences from Africa, Latin America, and beyond. UB’s Caribbean Service Association will host this informal workshop to share their culture with you and get you moving to the beats! All skill levels are invited – no prior dancing experience necessary!

Sponsored by the Caribbean Service Association and the International Festival Committee.

Apr
4
Tue
Getting to Know South America – A Foreign Language Lecture & Study Abroad Fair @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Apr 4 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Join us for a lecture in Spanish by UB’s own Miguel Arroyo and Brandon LaFavor. The presentation will introduce you to South America’s geography, demographics, economics and culture. There will be headphones available so students may listen to the English translation as Miguel and Brandon give their presentation in Spanish. We will also have a special guest, Ilene Tillman from Academic Programs International (API) to talk about study opportunities in South America.

Sponsored by the Education Abroad Resource Center, Academic Programs International (API), and the College of Public and International Affairs

Dance Workshop: Latin/Salsa @ Mirror Room, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our International Festival week now takes us to South America, which we will celebrate with this exciting event in which participants will learn some steps of Latin salsa dance from UB’s award-winning Ballroom Dancing Team! This dance style will teach you rhythm and vibrancy, and is one of the most fun styles of dance for people of all ages and skills levels to learn. Everyone is invited – no prior dancing experience necessary!

Sponsored by the Ballroom Dancing Team and the International Festival Committee.

Apr
5
Wed
Waist Bead Workshop @ Student Center Lobby
Apr 5 @ 12:20 pm – 11:07 pm

Wednesday of our International Festival Week celebrates the continent of Africa! Our celebration begins with this special workshop hosted by the UB African Student Association. Stop by the lobby of the Student Center for a chance to make your own set of Waist Beads, which have been worn by women in Northern and Western Africa for centuries and are steeped in tradition and ceremony. Learn more about their history and meaning, and create your own personalized set of Waist Beads that can be worn over or under your clothes!

Sponsored by the African Student Association and the International Festival Committee.

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