English as a Second Language

Offering year-round English immersion courses to non-native English speakers.
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Our Mission:

The University of Wisconsin-Stout ESL Institute (ESLI) supports the mission of the UW-Stout and its Office of International Education to internationalize and diversify our campus. The ESLI does so primarily by providing quality English as a Second Language courses to college-ready students. The ESLI also provides academic support, as well as opportunities for community interaction and campus engagement, to facilitate ESL student success.

Program Offerings: Now fully in-person!

Academic ESL program

Join our CEA accredited ESL Program to prepare for academic studies at the university level

U.S. Culture and Language Program

Summers and winters in the Midwest are breathtakingly beautiful and full of new experiences.

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PHOTO ESSAY: An Un-Belize-able Venture into the Neotropics

Discover what Environmental & Conservation Science students do on location in Belize in our Natural History of the Neotropics class.
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Mental health master’s students witness how Portugal’s public health model benefits its people

Harm reduction, lack of stigmas in treating substance use disorders help them learn to advocate for future clients
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Increases in first-year, international students highlight year of success

The 2023-24 academic year at UW-Stout has kicked off with positive news — more first-year and international students and support for students.