Intensive English


The Intensive English Program is an academic preparation course designed to help international students make the transition to American academic life in a relatively short time through full-time instruction in English as a second language.

The Intensive English Program prepares students for the TOEFL® examination. Students are tested prior to the first day of class. Based on test results, each student is placed in one of eight levels of study.

In each level, students receive grades for written examinations, oral presentations, class participation, and out-of-class work. After completing Level 6, most of our students are ready to pass the TOEFL® and enter American universities or professional schools.


Tuition & Fees:


Application Fee

 Full Term 


10 weeks

 Half term


5 weeks







All Students  Fees


Payable to ELI Application Fee


Payable to ELI Tuition


Payable to ELI Technology Fee


Payable to ELI Activity Fee


Payable to ELI Facilities Fee


Payable to FIU Books & Supplies


Payable to FIU (OPTIONAL) Immunization


Payable to FIU (OPTIONAL) Parking


Payable to FIU (OPTIONAL) Clinic


Required for International Students

Payable to CRM

Medical Insurance


Estimated Living Expenses







Total Estimated Costs:  


Schedule & Classes:



Spring 2018 (April to June)

Testing date: April 9, 2018
First day of class: April 16, 2018
80% Refund date: April 20, 2018
Last day of class (half-term) May 18, 2018
Last day of class (full-term) June 22, 2018

Summer 2018 (July to September)

Testing date: July 9, 2018
First day of class: July 16, 2018
80% Refund date: July 20, 2018
Last day of class (half-term) August 17, 2018
Last day of class (full-term) September 21, 2018

Fall 2018 (October to December)

Testing date: October 1, 2018
First day of class: October 8, 2018
80% Refund date: October 12, 2018
Last day of class (half-term) November 9, 2018
Last day of class (full-term) December 14, 2018

Winter 2019 (January to March)

Testing date: January 7, 2019
First day of class: January 14, 2019
80% Refund date: January 18, 2019
Last day of class (half-term) February 15, 2019
Last day of class (full-term) March 22, 2019


I-20 Requirements:                                  

1.  A completed registration form with photo (digital JPG picture required)

2.  A bank letter in the amount of $12,000 USD (Bank letter must be in English)

3. A letter of support if the above account belongs to a sponsor

4.  A copy of a valid passport (information page and/or U.S. visa page)

5.  A $150 application fee

6.  An express mail fee of $65 (only if requested).


World Scholarship Award

The ELI is proud to offer a one-term scholarship to a deserving ELI student. Eligible students will apply the scholarship to levels 6 or UBP.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the ELI’s World Scholarship students must meet the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in the ELI’s Intensive English Program (levels 5 or 6) for one ten-week prior to applying for the scholarship;
  • maintain an “A” average in all ELI class;
  • show proof of academic excellence (3.5 GPA) from previous schools, colleges and/or universities, and
  • apply to one of FIU’s undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate programs.


  • Students are not required to pay their tuition in full before coming to the ELI. Their full payment is expected when they register in person when they arrive.
  • This program is available to all citizens, residents, and persons with US work visas.
  • Foreign students must apply for an I-20 form in order to obtain an F1 student visa.
  • Citizens and U.S. permanent residents of the United States may request a 20% discount on the tuition.
  • Dates, tuition, and fees subject to change without notice.
  • Application fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • A minimum level 5 is required for TOEFL preparation classes.
  • Immunization is required: MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella)

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