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Welcome to the ELI!
An important part of our mission is to provide our students with an excellent overall experience while they are studying at the ELI. Our faculty and staff understand that ELI students travel thousands of miles in order to participate in our program, so we are dedicated to providing them with excellent services–both inside and outside of the classroom.
The information on this page will help you to plan your arrival and to know what to expect as a new student at the ELI. See below to learn more.
Where can I live as an ELI student?
The ELI offers several housing options to students. Students can live with American families, in apartments, or in our Global Community. The housing options available to students depend on their program (because some programs have specific housing requirements). The ELI even offers housing to students who are traveling with their family!
Where can I eat while I am studying at the ELI?
There are several dining options for ELI students. Some students buy a university meal plan, while others will eat with their homestay families. Some students choose not to buy a meal plan and will instead cook their meals or purchase them in many cafes in the Newark area.
What can I do for fun in Delaware?
There are many ways to get involved in university life and in our community! Click here to learn more about our American Host Partner Program, our award-winning Women’s Life Support Group, UD student organizations and events, and more!
Health and Medical Information
There are several health-related things that new students must know before they begin their program at the ELI.
All ELI students are required to prepare medical documents before they come to Delaware. They are also required to get certain vaccines (i.e., immunizations) and medical tests, and they must purchase health insurance.