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Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

ELS Language Centers, Grand Rapids, MI
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Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 300students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +1 (616) 331-9222
  • Fax
  • +1 (616) 331-9223
  • Address
  • GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences 301 Michigan NE, Fifth Floor Room 546 Grand Rapids , MI , 49503


  • Urban
  • Homestay
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • Off-campus Residence
  • University-based Program
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - High level college class visits
    - Conditional admission with 112 ELS level, without TOEFL scores
    - Free access to all campus facilities
    - Weekend trips possible to beaches, Detroit or Chicago, Niagara Falls
    - Lake Michigan beaches and the Van Andel Museum Center

About the  ELS Language Centers, Grand Rapids, MI

  • For over 50 years, students have chosen ELS to achieve their English language goals. With 12 class levels, state-of-the-art language technology centers, multiple testing services and university admission assistance, ELS ensures success through our personalized approach and commitment to student achievement. ELS' rapidly globalizing world presents many challenges; however, those challenges bring with them many opportunities. Being able to communicate effectively in English can help students make the most of these opportunities and enable student to accomplish his dreams. ELS International Pathways provide one with a seamless journey to further education. Students can study English with ELS in 83 different locations in 11 countries. By completing the ELS English for Academic Purposes program, student satisfy the English requirement for more than 650 ELS partner universities worldwide. ELS University Admission Services will guide students from start to finish as he progress toward his chosen university. Students will make new friends from around the world and come to understand their cultures. This will ensure one a successful journey through a rapidly changing, globalizing world.

About the  Grand Valley State University

  • Grand Valley State University is a public liberal arts university located in Allendale, Michigan. The school was established in 1960 and its main campus is situated on 1,270 acres approximately 12 miles west of Grand Rapids. Classes are also offered at the university's growing Pew Campus in Downtown Grand Rapids in Holland. GVSU is a comprehensive coeducational university serving more than 20,000 students as of fall 2012 from all 83 Michigan counties and from other states and foreign countries. It's listed as one of America's 100 largest universities as well as the fifth largest in Michigan in terms of enrollment, and employs more than 2,000 people with over 800 full time faculty and 1,200 supporting staff. GVSU has been noted for its sustainability efforts, ranking as high as 16th in the world for environmental-friendly university management.

Conditional admission

  • Associate, Certificate and Diploma programs accept students with over 109 level in ELS. Undergraduate school issues a CLA to students.


Course information

  • Accounting, B.B.A.
    Advanced American Sign Language Undergraduate Badge
    Advertising and Public Relations, B.A., B.S.
    African/African American Studies Minor
    Aging and Adult Life Minor
    Allied Health Sciences, B.S.
    Allied Health Sciences, B.S. - Health Professional degree completion emphasis
    Allied Health Sciences, B.S. - Histotechnology emphasis
    Anthropology B.A., B.S.
    Applied Anthropology Undergraduate Certificate
    Applied Data Analytics Undergraduate Certificate
    Applied Data Analytics Undergraduate Certificate, adult online
    Applied Food and Nutrition, B.S.
    Applied Linguistics Minor
    Arabic Minor
    Archaeology Minor
    Art Education, B.A., B.S.
    Art History, B.A.
    Behavioral Neuroscience, B.A., B.S.
    Biochemistry, B.S.

Course information

Schedule 52 Weeks Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence, Off-campus Residence


  • N/A

Course Schedule

2025-01-06 2024-08-26
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School's Admin fee
52 Week Week Week Week Week
(USD)$ 18,000
Week Week Week Week Week


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Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
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Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.



  • Student Residence (On Campus)
    Location: GVSU Residence Winter Hall at 32 Winter Avenue SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504 
    Room Type: Single Deluxe, Single 
    Meals: No meals included. 
    Min Age: 18 
    Key/Damage: None 
    Description: Students can take a free bus to the ELS Center. Private bedroom in a shared suite-style unit
    in urban student residence. Shared suite- style bathrooms. Rooms include full size refrigerator, stove, microwaves may be available, dining table and chairs. Big screen TV, gym located in building. Linens are also included and can be changed weekly. Students clean their own rooms during stay. 
    Security: Key card-access building. A
    resident assistant lives in the dormitory. 

    Location: Homestays in the area 
    Room Type: Single 
    Meals: 16 meals per week 
    Min Age: 16 
    Key/Damage: None required 
    Description: Host family students are
    responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use the bus to get to campus.

Surrounding Area

  • ELS/Grand Rapids is located next to the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University. Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan is 20 minutes away. Allendale is located within 30 minutes of the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan and a little more than two hours from Chicago. West Michigan, iwth its beaches, blueberry patches and four seasons is safe, and the people are welcoming and friendly. The Grand Rapids area is big enough to provide many ways to practice English, and includes many events throughout the year. Art Prize, the Festival of Arts, Griffins Ice Hockey, Whitecaps baseball and many musical concerts are on offer for entertainment. International students are sure to enjoy life while studying at ELS/Grand Rapids.


  • Basketball courts, cafeteria, computer center, fitness center, gymnasium, language technology center, library, music practice room, Racquetball/Squash courts, Recreational park, running track, snack bar, soccer field, swimming pool, tennis court, wheelchair accessible

Top Native Language by Center

  • Students from all over the world with different nationality and cultural background have chosen ELS program to study English in a new Environment. Majority of the students come from Asian countries including Japan (30%), Taiwan (25%) and Korea (20%). Some students from Central America (6%), Europe(9%) and Middle eastern countries (4%) have also chose ELS to enrich their English skills.

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