English Language Institute
Mercer University's English Language Institute (ELI) provides a warm and caring environment to learn English. In this program, you will study the academic English that you will need in order to be successful at US universities. The ELI's location in Atlanta is also a major advantage. Not only will you find many exciting things to do here, you will be studying in one of the United States' fastest growing and most international cities.
Mission of the English Language Institute
The English Language Institute was established by Mercer University in 1986 to assist international students in acquiring proficiency in the use of American English required for admission to undergraduate or graduate study in an American college or university. The Institute operates in agreement with, and consistent with, the university’s mission statement found in the Mercer University bulletin to “encourage the enrollment of qualified persons from diverse backgrounds and situations” in that the ELI enrolls students from some 30 countries who represent a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.