ELI Advantage

Building Educational Success Together (BEST)

  • ELI provides a transitional period for students to get acclimated to the U.S. and improve their English, as well as opportunities to research, visit, and select the most appropriate college.
  • ELI prepares students for admission to the university or college of their choosing, unlike prep schools affiliated with just one specific school.
  • ELI helps students excel on TOEFL or IELTS exams.
  • Program duration is customized for each student; some may finish the program in less than a year.

BEST Curriculum and Instructors

  • ELI delivers a CEA-accredited English program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The Curriculum is designed in collaboration with professors from top American universities.
  • Instructors use Inquiry Based Learning methods and provide interactive classroom experiences that inspire students to take an active role in the learning process.
  • All instructors have training in teaching English to international students and meet the CEA accreditation guidelines for education and experience

BEST Location

  • ELI is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, adjacent to the University of North Carolina campus voted to be one of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S.
  • ELI’s campus is adjacent to Research Triangle Park (RTP), the largest and best-respected research, development and technology park in the United States. RTP is nicknamed the “Silicon Valley of the East” and is home to more than 200 companies and 60,000 professionals, including Lenovo World headquarters and IBM headquarters.
  • This region is known for its safety, low cost of living, mild weather, and beautifully preserved lakes and parks.
  • ELI is just a few hours’ drive from popular travel destinations such as the Great Smoky Mountains, the Atlantic Beach, the Outer Banks, and Washington, D.C. the capital of the United States.

BEST Schools

  • The area’s elementary and secondary public school systems  are routinely ranked among the best in the nation.
  • The region boasts 5% of the nation’s top ranked public schools.
  • Duke University – 2020 US News #10
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2020 US News #29
  • North Carolina State University 2020 US News # 84