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Indianapolis, IN

151 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel.: (317) 274-2371
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
In affiliation with: Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
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ELS/Indianapolis is located in downtown Indianapolis, just four blocks from the urban campus of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. It is just a 10-minute walk from campus to businesses, shopping and entertainment. Indianapolis attracts international students with its reputation for safety, a low cost of living, world-class sports and hospitality.

  • Free access to many campus recreational facilities
  • IUPUI tuition and other fee discounts may be available to qualified students

Fast Facts - Indianapolis

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Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 15
Bank 1
Downtown Area 3
Post Office 15
Restaurant(s) 3
Shopping Mall/Outlet 5
Supermarket 10
Bus Stop/Subway 2








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Programs available at this location

2015 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD

2015 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD

American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2015 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

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Residence Inn on the Canal(Student Residence (Off Campus))

The Residence Inn on the Canal by Marriott is just three blocks from the ELS Indianapolis Center and one block from the IUPUI campus. Students are placed units with:
\*Two bedrooms \*Two bathrooms \*Shared common living room and kitchen
***One student per bedroom***
Students can always be on-line, as wireless high-speed Internet is available in the rooms and facilities at no additional cost. There also is an outdoor terrace overlooking the scenic canal walk. Additional amenities include: fitness center, barbecue and/or picnic area, coffee in-lobby, coffee/tea in-room, grocery shopping service, daily housekeeping service, coin operated on-site laundry, local restaurant dinner delivery, newspapers in lobby, toll-free phone calls, safe deposit boxes, valet dry-cleaning and vending machines.

Price per Session $2200
Occupancy Single Deluxe, Single Deluxe
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $140
Meals / week or Meal Credit
10 meals per week

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use the bus to get to campus. There are no families within walking distance of the campus.

Price per Session $850
Occupancy Single, Single, Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $140
Meals / week or Meal Credit
16 meals per week

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  • 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

Kim Bassler

Kim Bassler

Center Director

Kim is a native of Indiana. She has worked for ELS Language Centers in Indianapolis for over eighteen years. Kim studied Education at Indiana University and began teaching English at ELS Language Center shortly thereafter. She also has traveled and studied in other parts of the world. "I enjoy traveling to a new place, meeting new people and learning about other cultures. The best part of my job is that now I can do all of that right here at ELS!" Kim welcomes international students with Hoosier hospitality to cultural and sporting activities taking place in downtown Indianapolis. ELS in Indianapolis is located on the campus of IUPUI, and Kim is happy to talk with you about their 200 undergraduate, graduate, and PhD degree programs.

Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown

Academic Director

Nathan is also from Indiana. Nathan graduated from Indiana University. After college he taught for a year Prague. He spent 4 years at ELS Nashville before coming back to the Hoosier state. He enjoys grammar, reading, and learning languages.

Molly McLaughlin

Molly McLaughlin

International Student Advisor

Molly is from Indiana. She majored in Language studies – German, as well as receiving a TEFL certification from Indiana State University. Molly spent a year abroad in Germany teaching English and studying German. She likes learning new things about different cultures and practices. “I want to help students feel comfortable in my home country and show them the insiders view.” At ELS, Molly helps students with questions concerning transfers, vacations, and immigration matters.

Andrea Vaught

Andrea Vaught


Andrea is also from Indiana. Andrea manages student tuition, housing payments, and bill paying. She enjoys traveling, being outside, and working with computers. She also enjoys reading and watching TV Shows. She has future plans to travel to Germany and Ireland. She enjoys getting to know everyone.

Faisal Alotaibi

June 4, 2014


ELS has great teachers. They have nice computers to help students study. Actually, they do more activities every month that students like because students can meet each other outside the school and they meet other people from the U.S. to practice their English.

-Faisal Alotaibi,Saudi Arabia

Caroline (Chao)

November 30, 2012


I really enjoy studying at ELS. At this facility, I can improve my English and make a lot of friends from all over the world. ELS is a gate; through the gate, I can see a different and more colorful world!

-Caroline (Chao),China


November 30, 2012


Students in other countries should choose ELS Indianapolis as their location to study. The school is located in the heart of downtown Indy, only a few steps away from the main attractions that the Hoosier State has to offer. In addition, Indianapolis is a great size if you want to really experience the American way of life. Studying here has been pleasant. The atmosphere is positive, the teachers are very professional, and the academic team at ELS makes the students feel at home.



November 21, 2012


My favorite extra activity that ELS provides is The Language Exchange Lunch. We meet different Americans and make friends. We learn about different cultures. Going to extra activities outside of school is really good and important. We improve our listening and speaking skills without thinking we are practicing.



November 21, 2012


The ELS teachers help me out a lot. They have all of the tools that help me improve my level.

-Fisal,Saudi Arabia

Canvas painting activity

June 30, 2015

Students learned how to paint on canvas and added their own creative spin!

Coloring eggs

April 9, 2015

Students colored eggs and tried blowing eggs!

St. Patrick's day parade!

March 18, 2015

Students attended the St. Patrick's Day parade downtown!


American Business Communication Certificate

American Business Communication Certificate

ELS Indianapolis offers an American Business Communication Certificate Program.

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ELS at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

ELS at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

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

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Fast Facts - Indianapolis

Fast Facts - Indianapolis

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Indianapolis Campus Map

Indianapolis Campus Map

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Session 11 activities calendar

Session 11 activities calendar

session 11 activities calendar.

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Session 12

Session 12

Session 12 activities!

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Session 5 activities

Session 5 activities

Calendar of events for session 5.

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