Student Life

Fun on the river


The ELI develops a varied activity calendar each session with different activities to promote student interaction and integration into the Mercer community, Atlanta and U.S. life.

Previous activities have included: cultural festivals, holiday parties, professional sports team games, museums, amusemeet parks, hiking and other outdoor activities, as well as day trips to explore nearby towns.  


There are several club sports that utilize Mercer facilities and ELI students are encouraged to join. There is a small fee associated with each sport. The ELI office can connect students with these sport organizations and assist them with the application process.


The English Language Institute Programming & Advisory Committee (ELIPAC) is a student leadership group within the ELI. Members voluntarily join, yet they must adhere to the requirements of attendance and academic progress. Members assist the ELI with the creation, planning, and marketing of events, as well as with orientations and graduations.

All inquiries about the group can be directed to the Associate Director in the ELI office.