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ELS USA LOCATIONS

Milwaukee, WI

1834 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Tel.: 414-344-9325
On the campus of: Marquette University
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ELS/Milwaukee is located on the Marquette University campus. Marquette is a large private college that is ranked among the top universities. Milwaukee offers many outdoor activities, including sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing on Lake Michigan. Other options include diverse restaurants, cultural festivals, museums and professional sports.


  • Private university campus location that is ranked among the nation's top universities
  • Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin
  • A clean and friendly city
  • Free access to Helfa Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center facilities

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 15 or 60

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Electricity

110V 60KHz.
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Programs available at this location

2014 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD

2014 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD

American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2014 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

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Campus Town West(Student Residence (On Campus))

Each apartment has two-bedrooms, which can accommodate four students. Apartments include a fully equipped kitchen with appliances and dishes, two extra-long twin beds with pillows and bed linens in each bedroom, alarm clock/radio, dresser, desk, closet, a full bathroom and wireless Internet access.

Price per Session $720
Occupancy Double, Double
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $20
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included

Ambassador Apartments (overflow)(Student Residence (Off Campus))

Apartments have either one or two bedrooms. One bedroom apartments accommodate two students. Two bedroom apartments accommodate four students. Apartments include a fully equipped kitchen with appliances and dishes, twin beds with pillows and bed linens in each bedroom, closet, full bathroom and wireless internet.

Price per Session $680
Occupancy Double - Overflow housing.
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $20
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals available. Apartments have kitchens that students can use to prepare meals.

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host family students are responsible for their own transportation. Most students use the bus to come to the campus/ELS.

Price per Session $815
Occupancy Single, Single
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $20
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

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  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Health center
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Racquetball/squash Courts
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Only some classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Cafeteria

What is Conditional Admission?

Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.

Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.

Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.

What is the Conditional Admission Process?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Lori Bares

Lori Bares

Center Director

Welcome to the City of Festivals! My name is Lori Bares and I am the Center Director at the Milwaukee ELS Center located on the Marquette University campus. I started at ELS Milwaukee in February 2013. I come to ELS with a background in Business and Education. My professional background includes organizational management, training and instruction. My position at ELS allows me to bring all those areas together to provide a quality program for our students. I was born and raised in Wisconsin. I lived in four other states, but now call Wisconsin home. Milwaukee is a great place to enjoy all four seasons, from taking a Fall hike, skiing in the winter, gardening in the Spring and enjoying Summer Fest at the Lakeside. At ELS Milwaukee, we believe learning does not end in the classroom. We assist our students with many resources so they can understand and learn the culture in Milwaukee. I am looking forward to working with your students at ELS Milwaukee!

Osa Relacion

Osa Relacion

Academic Director

Osa Relacion is from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She attend Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. During that time she studied abroad and volunteered to teach ESL to children in Ecuador. After she received a BA in Speech Communications, she went to Florida International University in Miami and earned a MA in TESOL. She has taught ESL in the Philippines and Japan as well as managed English language programs in the Philippines and Nicaragua.

Sara Miller

Sara Miller

Assistant Academic Director

Sara grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Political Science, she went on to teach English in Spain for over five years. Following that, she lived and taught in Cairo, Egypt for one year. She joined ELS Milwaukee in the fall of 2011.

Sara is fluent in Spanish and is currently studying Arabic. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, art,Latin dance, and documentaries.

Megan Stewart

Megan Stewart

International Student Advisor

I am very excited to be a part of such a wonderful and passionate group at ELS Milwaukee. In the past four years I have traveled all over East Asia and even lived in Shanxi, China where I taught English as a foreign language. Currently, I am studying for a Masters in Applied Linguistics and TESOL with the University of Portsmouth, England via their distance learning program. It is my hope that my passions for working with people and my experience working with students from around the world will help make students
at ELS Milwaukee feel welcome and find a home away from home.

When I am not working or studying, I love to cook and go out for coffee with my friends. In the summer you can find me riding my bike around the city and spending time by beautiful Lake Michigan. Milwaukee is fortunate
to be so close to the lake, the people here are truly proud of it!

Best Wishes,
Ms. Megan

Violeta Pfingsten

Violeta Pfingsten

Registrar

Violeta came to the United States from her native Lithuania 10 years ago. She studied English and secured a job at Berlitz in Milwaukee. She joined ELS Milwaukee in the spring of 2012 as registrar and brings an personal understanding of the challenges our students encounter coming to the United States to learn English. She truly enjoys the interaction she has with our students and helping them adjust to life in Milwaukee.

Connie Pickart

Connie Pickart

Student Advisor

I am originally from China where I attended college at Tsinghua University in Beijing and received my bachelor degree in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. I came to the United States five years ago in pursuit of a master degree in Communication. After receiving my MA degree from Washington State University, I worked at Wisconsin Lutheran College as an international enrollment counselor and grew passionate about international education. I like working with international students because I understand the challenges they go through. It is also a great opportunity for me to apply my intercultural experience in helping others.

Maia Larry

Maia Larry

Administrative Assistant

Maia Larry joined ELS in July of 2013 as Administrative Assistant to the Director. Maia holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from Judson University. As Administrative Assistant, Maia works closely with the Administrative team, providing comprehensive support for a variety of ongoing projects.

Prior to her employment at ELS, Maia worked for five years in a Neurologist Office as the Office Manager. She has over seven years experience in clerical positions, with extensive experience in the fields of administration, secretarial and customer service.

In her free time, Maia enjoys gardening, baking, and going on a simple walk.

Session 10B Calendar

September 22, 2014

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Check out what our students are up to this Fall!

Upcoming Trip to the Bristol Renaissance Fair

August 20, 2014

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It's not often we get to travel back in time!

Milwaukee Historic Boat Tour

July 17, 2014


Our center recently took a trip down the Milwaukee River and learned a little bit about it's rich history.

ELS Graduation Celebration

July 1, 2014


At the end of every session we get together to celebrate our student's accomplishments and say goodbye to those moving on.

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ELS at Milwaukee

ELS at Milwaukee

Provides a brief description of ELS, our Programs and the Milwaukee ELS Language Center. The flyer also offers some specific attributes of the university, its programs and other helpful information.

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ELS Milwaukee Activity Calendar

ELS Milwaukee Activity Calendar

See what our students are up to this session!

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