1903
Established
200+
Enrollment
12-16
Celcis Class Size
245
Academic programs offered at WMU
350
Registered student organizations
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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
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
• 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.

CLASS TIMES

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)

See a CELCIS brochure in your language!

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SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS

Customized programs can be developed for small groups.
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CELCIS ACTIVITIES

Many cultural and recreational activities to encourage international student engagement with the campus and local community

CONVERSATION CIRCLES PROGRAM

Learn slang and idioms, practice conversational English, and meet new friends in the Conversation Circles program

VOLUNTEER

Opportunities for students to volunteer in the Kalamazoo community. See photos!

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

300 registered student organizations on campus welcoming new members

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

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
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
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

Application fee Tuition Student fees Books Residence hall (with food) Internet Fee (students living on campus) Hospital/medical insurance Personal expenses Total
$100 $5685 $270 $200* $4604 $80 $800* $500* $12,239
*Approximate costs. Please contact CELCIS for accurate costs.

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