Students in the English Language Academy programs are a part of the highly inclusive and diverse University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee community. Being one of the United States’ top research universities, UWM overlooks Lake Michigan and has over 27,000 students from over 92 countries.
Students in our programs, whether in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program or in the Intensive English Program (IEP), have access to all of UWM’s amenities. Students can take part in our various clubs, social groups, and on-campus events, and have full access to on campus facilities. Learn more about the different opportunities students have to explore UWM’s campus on our Get Involved page.
Students will also have the opportunity to explore Milwaukee! Students will be able to explore museums, art galleries, restaurants, the beach, and more thanks to the University’s partnership with the Milwaukee County Transportation System (MCTS). As a student at UWM, students in our programs will receive a U pass. This pass allows a student to have unlimited use of MCTS buses and the tram for the duration of their time of study.
The English Language Academy also loves to give students in our program opportunities to practice their English outside of their courses.
Students in both of our programs have great opportunities to practice their English outside of the classroom, to meet new people, and to get involved with the campus and the community. Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program offers two separate English conversation groups, one for undergraduates and one for graduates. These groups are often led by UWM university students and cover a range of topics to help our students in the EAP get acquainted with campus and to learn more about American and local culture.
Our EAP program also offers two movie nights each semester (Spring and Fall) for international graduate students. These movie nights are a great way to get the students involved, practicing their English, and meeting new people. There’s also usually pizza involved too! Learn more about our movie nights here.
For our Intensive English Program (IEP), students have the opportunity to take part in our Conversation Partner Program. In this program, they will be matched with a English-speaking UWM student. This is a great opportunity to improve English speaking skills and meet new people.
Students in our Intensive English Program also have the opportunity to explore Milwaukee by participating in our Monday field trips. We usually host two to three field trips for each session that we have: Spring, Summer, and Fall. This allows students to have some fun, get to know fellow students in their program, and learn more about Milwaukee and the surrounding community all while working on their English speaking skills.