English Language Support & Cultural Immersion

Global Academic Programs

About the Organization

Global Academic Programs include the English Language Institute (ELI), online intensive English programs, and short-term cultural immersion programs. Since 1979, more than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have passed through the intensive English language program, many of whom complete their undergraduate and graduate studies at EWU.

Global Academic Programs can help you:

    • Study English for specific and academic purposes
    • Immerse yourself in university life and Amerian culture
    • Study in English teacher training programs in conjunction with our ESLG program
    • Get English academic support
    • Select from online, hybrid, and in-person classes.


Find a program that fits your needs

English Language Institute

$3,200* per Quarter
  • 10-week term of study (Sept-Dec, Jan-March, April-June)
  • 18 hours of intensive English instruction
  • Conversation Partners and TOEFL course available upon request

Global Academics Online Program

$750* per Quarter
  • Classes from the comfort of your home
  • Enrollment in one EWU academic course
  • Assigned tutors to work with you in your course

Global Academic Support Program

$150 per Quarter
  • English support for your academic or professional needs
  • Flexible appointment scheduling
  • Available to current and non-students
English Language Institute

The English Language Program (ELI) is an intensive English program. The program assists non-native speakers of English in improving their academic English-language skills.

  • 10-week term of study offered in late September, early January, and April.
  • 18 hours of instruction per week.
  • Prepares students with public speaking and presentations, critical reading, academic research, and research paper writing.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to enter Eastern Washington University for undergraduate study.
Global Academic Online Program
Global Academic Support Program
Customized Short-Term Culture Programs

*All programs may require other mandatory fees. For the latest fees, please see EWU Costs and Fees page. 

For Housing options, please see Housing and Residential Life

Customized Short-Term Programs

Our customized programs provide opportunities to experience American culture and university life. Students live in university housing and are given support throughout their visit. Programs are priced according to the duration of stay, class length, and activities.

Sample Programs:

Asia University America Program

The Asia University America Program has existed since 1989 as a short-term cultural immersion intensive English study-abroad program.  Our partner Asia University, has sent over 3,500 students to study at Eastern Washington University.

Ibaraki American Culture Workshop

Ibaraki University has partnered with Eastern since 2019 to create a unique two-week American Culture Workshop focusing on Native American history and LGBTQ issues in the United States.

To inquire about a customized program, please contact us below.

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Kristina Guilfoyle

Director of Global Academic Programs


345C Patterson Hall

Thank you for your interest in Eastern Washington University's intensive language and American culture programs. Our programs can help you improve your English and reach your academic goals. We are English language teaching experts who will prepare you for admission to EWU or another U.S. college or university. We're also here to help you enhance your business and professional language skills or provide you with a culturally immersive university experience that prepares you for living and learning on a university campus.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and please contact me for any questions you may have about programs. We're here to help you!

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