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  • • Conveniently located in Kalamazoo,

      Michigan, U.S.A., just 2 hours from

      Chicago and Detroit

    • 245 academic programs offered

      at WMU (142 undergraduate, 103

      graduate)

    • Dynamic, student-centered research

      university with an enrollment of

      about 25,000

    • WMU enrolls over 1,800

      international students from more

      than 100 countries

    • Ranked as one of the nation’s top-

      100 public universities (U.S. News &

      World Report)

    • 1 hour from the beautiful shores of

      Lake Michigan

    • 350 registered student

      organizations

    • 185,000 alumni living worldwide

     

    WMU Established:
    1903

    Main campus location:

    Kalamazoo,
    Michigan, USA

    Celcis Established:
    1975

    Celcis Enrollment:
    200+ 

    Celcis Class Size:
    12-16

    Nickname:
    Broncos

    Mascot:
    Buster Bronco

    Colors:
    Brown and Gold

  •  WELCOME

     FROM

     THE

     DIRECTOR

     Hello, and welcome to the Center for English Language and

     Culture for International Students at Western Michigan

     University.

     Since its founding in 1975, CELCIS has become an

     international leader in preparing students for academic and

     professional success through traditional and short-term

     English as a second language programs at WMU. Studying in

     the CELCIS program will give you the academic knowledge

     you need to succeed when you enter a degree program, or

     in your workplace. A full menu of cultural, recreational and

     volunteer opportunities are hosted by the program year

     round, which can help you practice what you have learned in

     the classroom. 

     Along with our highly experienced faculty and staff, I invite

     you to come to Kalamazoo to improve your English, to

     develop a fuller understanding of America’s diverse cultural

     mix and to discover the excitement of being a Bronco!

    Sincerely,
    Thomas Marks, CELCIS Director
    Western Michigan University

  • CELCIS CLASSES

     6 PROFICIENCY LEVELS: 

     • Beginner
     • Pre-Elementary
     • Elementary
     • Intermediate
     • Pre-Advanced 
     • Advanced

    9 to 9:50 a.m.        Speaking/Listening
    10 to 10:50 a.m.    Grammar/Communication
    11 to 12:50 p.m.    Reading/Writing I (first half of semester)
    11 to 12:50 p.m.    Reading/Writing II (second half of semester)

    CLASS TIMES

     • Full-time (20 hours of instruction each week) 

        and part-time study options
     • Optimal class sizes (about 12- 16 students)
     • Experienced instructors 
     • Language Lab - Students can receive guided instruction in

        pronunciation, reading, grammar, vocabulary, TOEFL, etc.

    See a CELCIS brochure in your language!

    Click on a link below

    SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS

    Customized programs can be developed

    for small groups.

  • GET INVOLVED

     CELCIS ACTIVITIES

     CONVERSATION CIRCLES PROGRAM

     STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

     STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

     Many cultural and recreational activities to encourage

     international student engagement with the campus and

     local community

     Learn slang and idioms, practice conversational English,

     and meet new friends in the Conversation

     Circles program

     Opportunities for students to volunteer in the Kalamazoo

     community. See photos!

     VOLUNTEER

     300 registered student organizations on campus

     welcoming new members

    Aerobic Room  •  Basketball Courts
    Indoor Climbing Wall  •  Indoor Cycling Studio
    Fitness Testing Lab  •  Multipurpose Courts
    Racquetball Courts  •  Squash Court
    Swirl Pool  •  Indoor Tennis Courts  •  Weight Room

  • LIVING IN

    MICHIGAN

     Many cultural and recreational activities to encourage

     international student engagement with the campus and

     local community

  • CAMPUS 

    LIFE 

    SINDECUSE HEALTH CENTER
     

    Centrally located on campus, provides clinical treatment, a full-service pharmacy, physical therapy and sports medicine, wellness workshops, and counseling
     

    HOUSING

    Join nearly 5,000 students who take advantage of the benefits of on-campus living

    WMU Apartments: A great way to enjoy apartment living while experiencing all the conveniences that come with living on campus

    Homestay: Opportunities in the Kalamazoo area for students interested in living with a host family and practicing English

     

    DINING

    WMU Dining Services offers several locations on campus that provide a variety of food choices.  
    Check out the wide menu!

    TRANSPORTATION

    Free bus rides on campus and in the Kalamazoo area for WMU students.

    Free airport pickup for new students arriving at the Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek International Airport

    Daily trains from Kalamazoo to Chicago and Detroit

     

  • HEAR FROM CELCIS

    STUDENTS & ALUMNI

    “The CELCIS program and teachers have helped me learn American-style English and the university skills I will need for my master’s program.”
    – Ali, Iraq (CELCIS Alumnus)

    “I liked how green everything looked in the summer photos, the beauty of the fall colors, and that there were lots of outdoor activities available. I’ve learned that living in a smaller city, like Kalamazoo, has one distinct advantage—the people are really friendly here.”
    – Qi, China (CELCIS Alumna)

    “Studying in CELCIS has helped us to have a greater perspective on American culture and language.”
    – Paulina and Paulino - Mexico (Intermediate level)

  • HOW TO APPLY

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
     

    CELCIS admission applications are processed in the office of International Admissions and Services. To apply,  send the following items: 
    • Complete an
    online application
    • $100 application fee
    • Statement of Finances (minimum of $10,000 each semester)
    • Copy of passport identification page
    • High school or university transcripts (in English)
    • If you are already in the United States at another school you must also submit a completed
    transfer-in form

    SEND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
     

    International Admissions and Services
    Ellsworth Hall, Fourth Floor
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5246 USA

    CONDITIONAL ADMISSION
    CELCIS students are eligible to apply for conditional admission for many undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

     

    DATES AND COSTS
     

    Fall semester (September to December) – July 1 Deadline
    Spring semester (January to April) – November 1 Deadline
    Summer semester (May to August) – March 1 Deadline

    2017-18 ESTIMATED COSTS PER SEMESTER
     

    $4604

    Residence hall (with food)

    $200*

    Books

    $270

    Student fees

    $5685

    Tuition

    $100

    Application fee

    *Approximate costs. Please contact CELCIS for accurate costs.

    $12,239

    Total 

    $500*

    Personal expenses

    $800*

    Hospital/medical insurance

    $80

    Internet Fee (students living on campus)

  • SEND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
     

    $12,239

    Inquiry Form
    Gender:
  • Center for English Language and Culture for International Students
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 5223-49008 USA
    Phone: (4800-387 (269
    Fax: (4806-387 (269
    Email: celcis-
    info@wmich.edu

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