The University is a new host institution to ELS Language Centers (ELS), a highly regarded organization that began teaching multiple levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) to international students from around the world this fall. Mary Lyon Hall is home to ELS with offices, classrooms, and a Language Technology Center. ELS international students will have the opportunity to reside in Mary Lyon or participate in a home stay program in Plymouth while taking ESL courses.
Vice President for Student Affairs Dick Hage said the program will help draw international students to study English at PSU. “The University and all of our students will benefit greatly both from the richness of diversity this program will bring to campus and from enhanced international student enrollment,” Hage said. Students admitted to the program include citizens from Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Rwanda, and Saudi Arabia.