About the Institute

Overview

About the Institute

Located in the capital of California, we welcome hundreds of students from around the world each year, providing superior language instruction and unique cultural experiences in one of the most beautiful regions of the United States.

We hope you have a wonderful time with us as you develop your English language proficiency, heighten your cross cultural awareness, and enhance your professional growth and development. You will meet people from all over the world in your classes, participate in cultural and social events, and explore the beautiful city of Sacramento and the state of California.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose ELI:

1. Quality: Our highly qualified instructors and small class sizes offer a personalized approach to teaching.

2. Experience: Our students develop language and cultural proficiency in and outside the classroom.  They volunteer, join student clubs, play on sports teams, watch movie screenings, and attend concerts, theater and dance productions.  

3. Service: Our students have access to campus amenities and activities. A dedicated team of full-time staff provides ongoing support on immigration, housing and student life.

4. Location: Our region’s cuisine, natural beauty, rich history and friendly people make our community a unique place to live and an exceptional place to study.

 5. Diversity: Sacramento State’s open and accepting culture in one of California’s most diverse cities makes our students feel safe, welcome and accepted. 

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Our City

Sacramento combines big city fun and excitement with small town charm and friendliness.

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Our University

California State University, Sacramento (also known as Sacramento State) is an outstanding and comprehensive university in California’s capital.

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Campus Safety

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Housing

There are many housing options to consider, such as homestays, apartments (furnished or unfurnished) and private housing rentals. Each type of housing will vary in living space, costs and food service availability. 

Eli staff is happy to assist with answering general questions regarding housing but you are responsible for making your own housing arrangements.