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Chicago-Romeoville, IL

1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Tel.: 815-588-7211
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: Lewis University
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Located at Lewis University, outside of Chicago, ELS/Chicago-Romeoville is a great place for students to experience a traditional American university while studying English. ELS students are often invited into Lewis classrooms for different learning activities, they can meet with professors to learn more about a particular program, and it's easy to interact with American students in the University gym, theater, or swimming pool. Students also have access to public transportation that takes them to local shopping (20 minutes away), the city of Chicago and Lake Michigan (both one hour away). ELS students can also earn a <a href="">"Global Certificate in Aviation"</a> from Lewis University which allows students to get hands-on experience with drone simulators, aerospace engineering and flight management.

  • Located on a beautiful and safe campus about one hour from Chicago
  • Low cost of living in dormitories or local apartments
  • Access to Chicago: famous museums, sports teams, Six Flags theme park, and cultural attractions
  • University lifestyle: ability to visit classes, meet with professors, and interact with American university students
  • Join ELS on Social Media! #ELSCenters #ELSRomeoville

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport >45
Bank 25/15/15
Downtown Area 25/15/15
Post Office 25/15/15
Restaurant(s) 25/15/15
Shopping Mall/Outlet 45/30/30
Supermarket 30/20/15
Public Transportation 2/1








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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


Homestays are in residential communities near the Lewis University campus. Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students arrive at the campus by bus or their own car.

Price per Session $830
Occupancy Single Deluxe
Minimum Age 17
Airport Pickup $140 - 150
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

Residence Halls at Lewis University
(Student Residence (On Campus))

***2016-2017 Winter Meal Adjustments In Effect***

Students will be placed in one of the on-campus Lewis University residence halls. All buildings are clean and safe, with key/card access, and university staff members living in the building to assist students. All housing is double occupancy and includes: single-size beds with linens, desk, chair, dresser, and closet. Shared bathroom, showers, and lounge areas. Shared kitchen with stove top, oven, microwave, and full size refrigerator. Free access to laundry machines and Wi-Fi/cable internet. Single rooms are available upon special request. The Lewis Residence Halls also have a shared lounge with TV and billiards table, quiet study lounge, and outdoor recreation areas. Students also enjoy free access to the university swimming pool, computer labs, library, arcade and game room, and sport events at no additional charge. Group housing is available as well.

Price per Session $895
Occupancy Double
Minimum Age 17
Airport Pickup $140 - 150
Meals / week or Meal Credit
Meals are not included. All students in residence halls will receive a $100 meal credit that can be used in any of the 4 university dining halls. Cash and credit card are also accepted for meals.

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  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • 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

Tyler King

Tyler King

Center Director

I have been with ELS for a few years, and held positions from Student Advisor to Youth Camp Director. I am thrilled to take on this new venture as the Center Director of ELS Romeoville. I love being part of students’ lives as they study abroad, improve their English, and prepare for university. International students are undertaking something incredibly difficult, but it leads to the opportunity to study at an American university and a language that has the potential to unite people from all over the world. It’s a great feeling to provide a service that enables this type of achievement. So, on behalf of the ELS staff and teachers, I welcome you to ELS Romeoville on the beautiful campus of Lewis University!

Kostas Kreonopoulos

Kostas Kreonopoulos


As the Registrar, I’m responsible for helping students with financial matters, housing and insurance issues as well as maintaining their academic records. I have been involved in higher education as an administrator in American Institutions in Europe, for over 25 years. I have also taught English as a second language to students of all ages. I have tremendously enjoyed my involvement in administration and my interaction with students of many nationalities. I hold degrees from the The University of Michigan and the University of La Verne. I have travelled in many countries and I believe that learning a foreign language and exploring other cultures broadens the mind and cultivates the character of a person. Aristotle, the great Greek philosopher said: “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead”. Your opportunities are unlimited. Welcome to ELS-Romeoville at Lewis University.


June 8, 2015


I came to ELS Romeoville because of its location. Lewis University is a beautiful campus and a great, safe, peaceful place to study. The campus is also an Arboretum, so there are gardens, fountains, and flowers everywhere. I love to walk through campus and enjoy the
scenery and to study near nature. Also being close to Chicago is a lot of fun! I travel with my friends to the city on most weekends. This is a great opportunity to practice the English that we learn in our classrooms.



June 8, 2015


The teachers at ELS Romeoville are so helpful. I meet a new teacher after every session, so I learn from many different teachers. This is so good for me because I hear different accents and learn in different ways. I know this prepares me for my future because
I want to work with an international company where I will be speaking English with people from all around the world.



June 8, 2015


Everyone here is so happy and helpful, it makes be glad to be in Romeoville. The ELS staff gives me assistance with everything I need. And my teachers help me to learn my levels very quickly. I enjoy learning new lessons each session because I believe I am always learning something new. Soon I will be ready for study at university and I know that ELS will prepare me to be successful.

-Omar,Saudi Arabia


June 8, 2015


My father works at the Bogota airport in Colombia and he made me interested in aviation. This is why I study at ELS Romeoville and Lewis University. I will learn English with ELS and then begin classes for a Bachelor degree in Aviation Management. I live in the dormitory and meet other American students who are studying aviation and I learn from them. I am also able to meet professors that teach aviation classes and I did a tour of the Aviation Center. I was able to see the Air Traffic Control center, and the flight simulators. These experiences make me more interested in aviation. Now I am excited to start at Lewis in a few months.


Students around Lewis University

November 3, 2016

photos from campus, dorms, and events

ELS Visits Chicago!

November 3, 2016

Students touring the City

Summer Fun at ELS Romeoville

August 8, 2016

Volleyball game, cookout, ice cream, and Six Flags

Final Friday Ceremony

May 20, 2016

At the end of a session we give out awards and prizes to students who completed the program, had perfect attendance, graduated to levels 103, 106, and 109, and had a high GPA.

Day at the Fair and Bulls Game

May 20, 2016

Our students went to our local Romeo Fest and on a different day watched a Bulls game.

Chicago Trip

May 20, 2016

All of the students enjoyed the warm weather of Chicago. They visited Chinatown, Millennium Park, and enjoyed Chicago style pizza.

Lunch Outing

April 25, 2016

We went out with our students to relax and spend time with each other after a long week of classes at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch some sports games and eat spicy buffalo wings

Spring time fun at ELS Romeoville

April 12, 2016

Events around ELS Romeoville, spring 2016

Spring Time Fun around ELS Romeoville

April 12, 2016

Graduation Ceremonies, Trips to Naperville and Chicago, and other ELS social events.

Pizza Trip

March 29, 2016

A couple of our students enjoyed dinner together. We went to eat delicious Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza. Yum!

Dessert Pizza Activity

February 29, 2016

In the dormitory we created our very own pizza desserts. They were both fun to create and very delicious to eat.

Final Friday

January 29, 2016

Today we had a ceremony for all the students. Some were recognized for completing Level 112 while others were recognized for perfect attendance.

Ice Skating Trip

January 4, 2016

We went out to Ice Skate and for some students it was there first time, while others looked like professional skaters. There were a lot of laughs, smiles, and falls!

Holiday Party

December 24, 2015

Our students joined our Holiday Party and enjoyed the food, the company of their classmates, and decorating cookies and gingerbread houses.

End of the Session Ceremony

December 10, 2015

We had a big group of students graduating from ELS and students who had finished their last session at ELS. We had a big celebration for all the students.


 2016 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Brochure (Chinese Simplified)

2016 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Brochure (Chinese Simplified)

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2016 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Brochure (English)

2016 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Brochure (English)

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2016 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Brochure (Portuguese)

2016 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Brochure (Portuguese)

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2016 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Brochure (Spanish)

2016 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Brochure (Spanish)

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2017 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Application

2017 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Application

2017 ELS/Chicago-Romeoville Center Application

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ELS at Lewis University

ELS at Lewis University

Provides a brief description of ELS, our Programs and the Chicago-Romeoville ELS Language Center at Lewis University. The flyer also offers some specific attributes of the university, its programs and other helpful information.

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Lewis University Map

Lewis University Map

The ELS Language Center is located in Mother Theresa and Dorothy Day Halls, number #42 on the map

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Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS Chicago-Romeoville

Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS Chicago-Romeoville

Provides a list of the top 10 reasons for studying at our ELS Chicago-Romeoville center.

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