About the ELI

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Our Mission

The mission of the English Language Institute at Mercer University is to empower international students to develop the English language proficiency necessary for personal, academic, and professional success.  In addition, the faculty and staff of the ELI strive to provide a tolerant and supportive community in which students are encouraged to develop cross-cultural friendships, engage in service, and explore concepts of global citizenship and international cooperation.

Our History

The English Language Institute (ELI) has provided quality English instruction to students from around the world for over 30 years. Students who have completed the ELI program have entered undergraduate and graduate programs at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the U.S. and the entire world. Our graduates have gone on to become leaders in their fields of study, in their own countries and even in the U.S.

Our Accreditation

Mercer University’s ELI is a proud member of UCIEP, a consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs, and EnglishUSA, the American Association of Intensive English Programs.