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    Culturally Engaged

    CELCIS offers several cultural, recreational and volunteer opportunities to help international students engage with the campus and local community.

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    Meet Shaikha

    CELCIS alumna, Shaikh Al Arwahi, tells us about her experience at CELCIS before studying Geophysics at Western Michigan University.

  • Preparing for the future

    Students take first steps toward their future by studying English at CELCIS.

Get started at CELCIS

The Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS) offers intensive English language courses online or in-person at Western Michigan University.

Why study at CELCIS?

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CELCIS offers online and in-person instruction.

July 7

CELCIS offers in-person and online instruction. Advising services will be offered by appointment and virtually. 

Due to the fluid nature of COVID-19, operational adjustments may need to be made based on state and local guidance. Keep up-to-date on the University’s response to COVID-19 at wmich.edu/covid-19 and WMU's Safe Return Plan

Study ESL Online or In-person

May 1

CELCIS offers in-person or online ESL courses. CELCIS helps students meet English proficiency requirements while studying on the WMU campus or while studying online in their home country. Apply now!

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CELCIS students create videos highlighting campus locations

May 4

CELCIS students filmed videos using their smartphones for an assignment in their Advanced Speaking & Listening class. The students chose their subjects from a list of venues around the university. The teams were made up of students from Papua-Indonesia, China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.