Welcome to the Michigan State University English Language Center and congratulations on being chosen to take part in the Fulbright English for Graduate Studies Program! We are thrilled that you will be coming to East Lansing, Michigan this summer, and we are working hard to provide the best possible experience for you as you begin your Fulbright journey. Over the next several weeks, we will continue to provide program updates to the website, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
The Fulbright English for Graduate Studies Program at MSU is a three week long program. The goal of the program is to help you prepare for your graduate studies in the U.S. by providing you with:
*All courses, seminars, and activities will be provided and chaperoned by qualified, full-time MSU faculty and staff.
Prior to your arrival in East Lansing, Michigan, the MSU English Language Center will send you a link to a pre-arrival survey to obtain your travel itineraries. We will also provide you with access to the program Facebook page so that you have opportunities to communicate your questions and concerns to ELC coordinators. In addition, you may contact the ELC program coordinators at the email addresses and phone numbers provided below at any time.
MSU English Language Center program coordinators will pick you up at the local airport, Capitol Region International Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI. We will try to meet you with an MSU English Language Center sign at the bottom of the escalator, but if you don’t see us there, we will meet you in the baggage claim area. The Capitol Region International Airport (LAN) is a 25 minute drive from MSU.
MSU English Language Center
517-703-4600 (emergency contact number)
During your time at MSU, you will be housed on-campus in double occupancy rooms in the Brody Neighborhood. For more information, please visit liveon.msu.edu/brody. For information about the location of the Brody neighborhood, please visit maps.msu.edu. The Brody Neighborhood is a short walk (15 to 20 minutes) from the center of campus, but you will also be given a bus pass (cata.org).
You will be provided with three meals a day, which you can take at either Brody Square or The Vista at Shaw Hall. For more information about these dining facilities, please visit eatatstate.com. Brody Square is a highly ranked university dining facility, and at both facilities, you will find a huge variety of food that you will be able to eat as much (or as little) of as you like.
On Sunday, July 15th, you will have a day to get settled in to your dormitory. The MSU graduate assistants who will be participating in many of your extracurricular activities will give you a tour of MSU’s campus, one of the largest in the U.S., and they will also introduce you to downtown East Lansing. You will also have a chance to take the CATA bus to Meijer, a large supermarket that is about 15 minutes from campus, to purchase whatever you might need.
On Monday, July 16th, you will go to the MSU ID Office to get your university IDs, and then the ELC program coordinators will provide a program orientation. You will also have a chance to meet the instructors whom you will be working with almost every day for three weeks. Later that afternoon, we will hold a reception to formally welcome you to MSU.
During the three week program, you will have an MSU ID and will have the same access to university facilities as MSU students. These facilities include: MSU libraries, Intramural (IM) sports facilities, MSU computer labs, health care and counseling centers, etc.
Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, Michigan in the Midwest of the United States, and its campus is one of the largest in the U.S. East Lansing a quiet but active college community, and it is a very safe and relatively inexpensive area to live in compared to larger cities. Founded in 1855, Michigan State University (MSU) is a research-intensive land-grant university that offers more than 200 programs of study for undergraduates and graduate students, taught by more than 5,000 academic faculty members in seventeen degree-granting colleges. About 50,000 students attend MSU, which is one of the leading universities in international research, education, and outreach programs.
The English Language Center (ELC), established in 1961 in the College of Arts and Letters, serves the English language needs of MSU's international students, scholars and visitors. In particular, the ELC serves two types of students: those admitted directly for intensive English study and those provisionally admitted who need to take intensive English courses in order to meet minimum language requirements. Currently, the ELC has several graduate students and 25 full time faculty, all with master's degrees in TESOL or a related field and many years of teaching experience in country and abroad.
The English Language Center is situated in Wells Hall, which is located in the center of the Michigan State University campus.
MSU is in the city of East Lansing, which is in the southern part of Michigan. It is a short car ride from other cities such as Ann Arbor and Detroit, and it is surrounded by lakes and natural beauty. It is also conveniently situated for excursions to popular tourist attractions such as Mackinac Island, the city of Chicago, and Niagara Falls in Canada.
English Language Center
619 Red Cedar Road Room Wells Hall B230
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.
For more information, please visit the Fulbright program website.
The English Language Center is situated on a centrally convenient location on the Michigan State University campus.
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