American Culture and Communication

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    Jump into American life for 4 weeks of intercultural immersion!

    American Culture and Communication for university students from around the world combines rich cultural programming, fun activities with UD students, community engagement, a social homestay experience, and English language instruction to support your many cross-cultural interactions.

    American Culture and Communication includes one excursion to a major city (additional excursions can be arranged for a fee), allowing students to visit important cultural and historical sites on the East Coast of the U.S.

    This program qualifies for ESTA visa waiver and is not eligible for F-1 visa study.


    Our location is perfect for a short-term stay in the USA!

    The City of Newark is located near major cities, accessible by car and train:

    • 2 hours from New York
    • 45 minutes from Philadelphia
    • 2 hours from Washington, D.C.

    Learn more about our location >


    There is no minimum level of English skill required to apply for American Culture and Communication. Participants with “beginner” or “low-intermediate” levels of English will be enrolled in our General English courses.


    The ELI is proud to offer a variety of exciting activities.


      Discover some of the most famous sites on the East Coast of the USA

      New York City

      Manhattan Bridge


      Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture

      Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Capitol Building

      Delaware beaches

      Rehoboth Beach boardwalk


      In addition to major excursions, the ELI also plans many local activities for students in the afternoons and evenings.


      Sports Events

      UD Events


      The ELI faculty are experts in their field. All instructors have at least a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) or in Applied Linguistics, have published textbooks and served as teacher trainers for colleagues from around the world.


      Program participants will live with American hosts through our homestay program or live in The Innternationale.

      ELI student with her homestay hosts, all smiling for a group selfie
      ELI student with her homestay hosts, all smiling for a group selfie

      Program dates and duration

      Summer 2024

      Dates Duration
      July 8 – August 02, 2024 4 weeks*

      * Organizations requiring a program of a different length are invited to contact ELI administration directly.


      Duration Price
      4 weeks US $2,709
      What is included in the price?


      English test

      English test includes online placement test prior to arrival.

      Skill areas assessed: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar.

      English courses Students attend two English courses every day from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 12:45 p.m.
      Certificate Students in good academic standing will receive a certificate that verifies that they have completed the classes. They will also receive a transcript (grade report) showing the grades earned in each skill area (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar).
      University student ID card Provides students with access to the University’s facilities, including the gym, pool, library, computer labs, etc.
      Health insurance The ELI’s medical insurance helps to pay for a part of students’ healthcare and medical expenses.
      Transportation Free University shuttle bus.
      University health clinic Free consultation, treatment, and prescriptions provided by medical doctors and nurses.
      Excursions Past excursions have included: New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia or Baltimore, and Rehoboth Beach.
      Activities Afternoon and evening activities include hikes, picnics, tournaments, concerts and sports games.
      Airport transfer Airport pick-up and drop-off.
      What is not included in the price?
      U.S. Visa Citizens of countries that participate in the US Visa Waiver Program will pay an ESTA application fee (approximately US $21).
      Airfare Students are required to pay for their plane ticket to travel to/from Philadelphia.
      Spending money Remember, Delaware has no sales tax on most purchases.
      Textbooks Aproximately $200.

      1. Homestay Housing (includes breakfast/dinner and transportation to and from campus): $1,494.

      2. Innternationale dorm (no meals): $840 (subject to availability).

      Hotel accommodation Upon arrival and departure (for late/early flights).
      Covid testing Covid testing for immigration purposes.



      Applying for American Culture and Communication is easy!

      Simply follow these instructions:

      1. Complete our online application
      2. Send a copy of your passport to

      Contact us for more information

      If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact

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