Short-term Programs

Study English at WMU!

Short-term ESL programs at Western Michigan University provide students with the opportunity to visit the U.S., study English at an American university, and experience American culture. The dedicated staff at CELCIS provide creative and intensive language lessons and recreational activities customized to meet the needs of your group.

Short-term programs are for groups, not individual students.  If you are not part of a group,  view our upcoming semester dates .


  • Groups of ten or more
  • Age 17+
  • Program duration: 3 to 5 weeks
  • University students or business professionals
  • F-1 or J-1 visas—students on tourist (B) visas are not eligible


  • 20 hours per week of English instruction
  • Instruction available at various levels and can be customized to meet the needs of the group (example: business English)
  • Recreational activities and field trips
  • Quality instruction since 1975

Program Options

  • Multiple housing options: homestay, dormitory (summer only), hotel
  • Visits to local organizations or businesses
  • Service-learning opportunities
  • Weekend excursions to Chicago, Lake Michigan, and Niagara Falls
  • American conversation partners
  • Orientation and welcome receptions


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