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Summer English Session

Salisbury University welcomes students from around the world to take part in the ELI Summer English Session.

Program Overview

These three- and four-week learning experiences are designed to provide students with an introduction and exposure to American culture and offer opportunities for language enrichment. The session integrates linguistic, cultural and academic experiences through in-class instruction and via many first-hand experiences in various settings, both academic and social, to experience local culture and American life. Students will visit popular East Coast cities and resorts such as Ocean City and Washington, D.C., and have the possibility to go to New York City on their own. After successfully completing all required courses and activities, the participants will receive a certificate from Salisbury University and may have potential to earn course credit from their home institution.

Morning Language Lessons

Morning classroom sessions focus on language learning through skill-centered and theme-based lessons. Students will apply their English skills in speaking, reading and writing as they explore various American subjects.

Afternoon Session Components

Cultural Activities

Students practice the language introduced in the classes in real-life settings through interactions and social activities with other students and families.

Lectures & Presentations

Students experience informal discussion-style lectures by professors and professionals on various topics and have meetings with local community members.


Students explore many attractions and sample the culture and food in major U.S. cities, including the nation’s capital. Students visit and experience several sites of local and cultural interest, such as museums, local media outlets, parks and nearby recreational attractions.

Also Included

Airport Transfers

Transportation between select airports and the SU campus is provided at predetermined times on the first and last day of each summer session.

Welcome Package

Expect a Welcome Package with a campus map, an orientation folder, water, snacks, a pillow and a blanket – all to make you comfortable upon your arrival.



Students will enjoy living accommodations on or near campus.