Group of Summer ELI students

Program Overview

This summer learn about American culture and society, education, and business while improving your English language skills. When not in class, you will work with real business clients in the city of Marquette and participate in local activities and social events with Americans from NMU and the Marquette community. You will become acquainted with American culture, the U.S. education system, and the American way of life. Come work and play in the friendly and safe community of Marquette, Michigan. Get ready to enjoy unique experiences situated within the geography of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world!

** Custom Programs Available for groups of 10 or more. Email Diana Vreeland at for more information. 


Silhouettes of a group of Summer ELI students

Program Dates

July 13 - August 9, 2019

*Dates are negotiable for school groups

Program Cost

The total cost for the program is:

  • $3,500 (airport pickup to and from Chicago O'Hare Airport) or
  • $3,300 (airport pickup to and from Marquette International Airport)

Click here to view everything that is included in the program cost.

* Discounts are available for partner university students.




  • 18 hours of classes each week 
  • All class materials
  • Seminars with NMU faculty (Hospitality/Tourism and Art/Design)
  • Meetings with local business owners (Hospitality/Tourism and Art/Design)


  • Double occupancy in the NMU dormitories


Activity Fees

  • Cultural field trips 
  • Local transportation in Marquette, MI
  • Social and community events
  • Welcome picnic
  • Lodging in Chicago hostel for 3 nights
  • Sightseeing and transportation in Chicago


  • Airport Transportation
  • Health Insurance (does not provide 100% coverage)

 **We recommend that students bring additional health insurance coverage from their home countries.



 Times  Description 
 9:00 - 11:00 a.m   ESL classes with a focus on listening, speaking, reading
 and writing 
 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch
  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Classes in American Culture, Art & Design, or
 Hospitality & Tourism 
  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.   Seminars with NMU Faculty and community visits
  Evenings  Social activities 
  Saturdays  Cultural Field Trips around the U.P.
  Sundays  Explore Marquette "free" day

How to Apply

Download the application found at the link below and email a completed copy to Diana Vreeland, International Programs Director, at