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WELCOME from the Chair
Hello, and welcome to the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students at Western Michigan University.

Since its founding in 1975, CELCIS has become an international leader in preparing students for academic and professional success through traditional and short-term English as a second language programs at WMU. Studying in the CELCIS program will give you the academic knowledge you need to succeed when you enter a degree program, or in your workplace. A full menu of cultural, recreational and volunteer opportunities are hosted by the program year round, which can help you practice what you have learned in the classroom.

Along with our highly experienced faculty and staff, I invite you to come to Kalamazoo to improve your English, to develop a fuller understanding of America's diverse cultural mix and to discover the excitement of being a Bronco!

Sincerely,
Eva Copija, CELCIS Chair
Western Michigan University
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Fast Facts
WMU Established: 1903
CELCIS Established: 1975
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Enrollment Total: 25,000 International: 1,800
Alumni: 185,000 worldwide
Mascot: Buster Bronco
Colors: Brown and Gold
Meet Marthalia,
a CELCIS graduate from Indonesia!

Benefits of Studying English at CELCIS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
• Elementary
• Intermediate
• Pre-Advanced
• Advanced
• Speaking and Listening
• Reading and Writing
• Grammar and Communication

New! Online and in-person study options
Fall: September – December
Apply by July 1

Spring: January – April
Apply by November 1

Summer: May – August
Apply by March 1

Summer II: June - August
Apply by May 1
Meet Gabriel,
a CELCIS graduate from Brazil!
Application Fee $100
Program Fees $5685
Student Fees $390
Books $200*
Room and Board (shared room, unlimited meals/week) $5229.50
Internet Fee (students living on campus) $80
Hospital/Medical Insurance $800*
Personal Expenses $500*
TOTAL $12,984.50
*Approximate costs. Please contact CELCIS for accurate costs.
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To apply to CELCIS at Western Michigan University, complete the following steps:

If you are already in the United States at another school, you must also submit a completed transfer-in form
Provide proof you will have a minimum of $13,000 USD available each semester (four months) from your sponsor
Provide a copy of your passport identification page
Provide a copy in English of your high school or university transcripts
Submit a non-refundable application fee of $100 USD
Provide proof of previous English instruction (transcript, letter, test scores, or certificate)

SEND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:

International Admissions and Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5246 USA

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