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Bowling Green, OH

4010 Business Administration
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Tel.: 419-372-4435
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: Bowling Green State University
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Conveniently located at the heart of the campus of Bowling Green State University (BGSU), ELS/Bowling Green offers its students access to numerous facilities, such as a newly renovated gymnasium, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an indoor swimming pool, a year-round ice-skating rink, delectable dining offerings at its numerous and varied cafeterias and food courts, several state-of-the art computer labs, a combined 7 million multiple-formatted items in its libraries, and music practice rooms. <br/>Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities nationwide, Bowling Green State University offers over 200 undergraduate majors across seven colleges to 20,000 students coming from every state and over 70 different foreign countries. Conditional Letters of Admission are available for all undergraduate as well as eight popular graduate programs. Tuition and fees are even more affordable for international students who qualify for the BG Success Scholarships.

  • ELS/Bowling Green opened in March 2015
  • Bowling Green State University (BGSU) has a population of more than 20,000 students, including over 600 international students from 70 countries
  • BGSU has a 20:1 student: faculty ratio, ensuring individual attention from faculty
  • Nearly 80% of BGSU faculty members have the highest degrees in their fields
  • Located in Northwest Ohio, close to rivers, islands, the Great Lakes, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis and Chicago

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 30-65
Bank 5
Downtown Area 15
Post Office 5
Restaurant(s) 15
Shopping Mall/Outlet 15
Supermarket 10








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Programs available at this location

2016 Cost Per Session
$1840 USD
2016 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD
American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2016 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

Quadrangle (Regular School Year Residence Hall) Kreischer
Quadrangle Room (4.5 meters X 3 meters) Centennial
Hall (Summer Student Residence) Centennial
Hall Room (Summer Student Residence)


Host Families are located in and around the town of Bowling Green. Some are within walking distance, others are on the free shuttle bus route (when university classes are in session), and some may require public transportation.

Price per Session $820
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $105 - 195
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

Kreischer Quadrangle(Student Residence (On Campus))

Available August 14, 2016

Click here for a video tour of Kreischer Quadrangle
All 4 buildings of Kreischer Quadrangle are traditional-style dorms that are co-ed, gender-segregated by wing. The rooms are doubles with bunk beds, built-in desks, dressers and closets. Linens are included for students to keep. There are bathrooms on each of the floors. The dorm halls are 100% wireless and have a computer lab, an adjoining dining center (The Sundial) and free laundry facilities on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The dormitory is located within walking distance of several off-campus fast food restaurants and is close to a stop on the free shuttle bus route. All halls have secure points of entry, hall access devices, individual room keys, security cameras and various hall safety and security policies, as well as a 24-hour staffed desk for security and convenience.

Price per Session $900 - 1000
Occupancy Double, Single
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $105 - 195
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meal plans are included in the dormitory price, but students may choose to add money to a declining balance meal card to use at any of the campus cafeterias, food stores, snack bars, fast food restaurants, and at several off-campus stores and restaurants.

Centennial Hall(Student Residence (On Campus))

Available May 8 to August 13, 2016

Centennial Hall is centrally located on campus near Wooster Street, very close to on-campus dining facilities as well as across the street from many off-campus stores and restaurants.
The air-conditioned, shared double rooms include semi-private bathrooms, moveable furniture and self-lofting beds. The 100% wireless building also has a computer lab and a laundry room.
Rooms are shared bedrooms (double occupancy) with semi-private bath. Single options are the same rooms, but with only one student (based upon availability)
On-campus dining facilities, shops, restaurants and ELS classrooms within easy walking distance (10 minutes). Downtown Bowling Green can be reached by either walking (15-20 minutes) or free shuttle buses when they are in operation.
Security: Centennial Hall has secure points of entry, hall access devices, individual room keys, security cameras and various hall safety and security policies.
Quick Points: \*Shared bedrooms with semi-private bath \*Air-conditioned building \*100% wireless \*Computer lab \*Laundry room (included in room rate) \*Moveable furniture \*Self-lofting beds

Price per Session $900 - 1000
Occupancy Single, Double
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $105 - 195
Meals / week or Meal Credit
Not available. On-campus dining facilities and off-campus restaurants within easy walking distance

Hall (Summer Student Residence) Wolfe
Center for the Arts Carillon
Place All-You-Care-to-Eat Dining Facility Inside the Student Union Free
Shuttle Bus in Downtown Bowling Green Downtown
Bowling Green During Black Swamp Arts Festival Bowen-Thompson
Student Union at BGSU Flags
from 70+ countries representing BGSU Internationals Stroh
Center (Basketball, Volleyball, Concerts & Events) Basketball
game being played at the Stroh Center BGSU
Football is a perennial top MAC Conference team
  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Health center
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Racquetball/squash Courts
  • Fitness Center
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • 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

Nelson Einwaechter

Nelson Einwaechter

Center Director

Hi, my name is Nelson Einwaechter and I am the Center Director of the ELS Language Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University. I have been at ELS since 2006, when I started as Academic Director. I have an M.A. in Teaching with a specialization in TESOL from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Prior to ELS, I was a teacher, Academic Director and Program Director in California. I lived in Japan for 13 years where I taught EFL and French. My study of languages (fluent in French, intermediate-level Japanese, beginning-level German) coupled with my experience of living and traveling abroad have given me an appreciation for the international students who come study with us. My team and I work very hard helping every student meet the academic and cultural challenges they face in the USA. When I have free time, I enjoy watching soccer games on TV and exploring all of the great places on campus, in town and beyond.

Brittany Kastrati

Brittany Kastrati

Academic Director

Hello! My name is Brittany Kastrati and I’m from a small town in eastern Ohio! I studied at Bowling Green State University where I earned undergraduate degrees in German and International Studies as well as an M.A. in German. I also hold a Master’s Degree in TESOL/Bi-lingual Education from the University of Findlay. I have taught international students from all over the world and from a wide range of levels. I enjoy working with students and helping them to achieve their academic goals. Outside of ELS, I love to play tennis, cook, and do yoga!

Marcos Gomez

Marcos Gomez

International Student Advisor

Marcos Gomez is the International Student Advisor here at ELS-Bowling Green. He takes pride in helping students feel comfortable at ELS and in the United States through developing friendly, lifelong bonds with everyone who crosses his path. Marcos is a native of Northwest Ohio, having grown up only about 20 minutes from Bowling Green, and he loves sharing experiences in his hometown with his international guests! He loves sharing adventures with his students and creating memories that his students can carry with them for life. In addition, his students know they can come to him with whatever questions they have about life in the U.S. He loves helping his students have the best experience while they are here. In his free time, Marcos is most likely either: completing an obstacle course run, at the gym, meditating, experiencing a new adventure, reading a book, creating art, designing music playlists, spending time with family and friends, relaxing outdoors (if it is summer), Instagramming his life experiences, or occasionally trying to pet wild animals.

Teri Rhinehart

Teri Rhinehart


Hello! My name is Theresa and I am the Registrar at ELS Bowling Green. I am happy to assist you with any questions regarding your application, payments, health insurance, or housing. I love to learn about different cultures, and look forward to learning from the international students that come here to ELS.


*Session 4A Bowling Green Activity Calendar

*Session 4A Bowling Green Activity Calendar

Session 4A Activity Calendar for Bowling Green

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2016 ELS/Bowling Green Application

2016 ELS/Bowling Green Application

2016 ELS/Bowling Green Center Application

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ELS at Bowling Green State University

ELS at Bowling Green State University

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

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Session 3A Bowling Green Activity Calendar

Session 3A Bowling Green Activity Calendar

Activity Calendar for Bowling Green Session 3A, 2015

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Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS/Bowling Green

Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS/Bowling Green

Provides a list of the top 10 reasons for studying at our ELS/Bowling Green Center.

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