Students don’t only experience one city. They experience the Twin Cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul. The ELS English Language Center in St. Paul at the University of St. Thomas is located on the picturesque Mississippi Riverfront. The campus spans both cities, connected by a private shuttle. Residents of the charming city of St. Paul are friendly and welcoming, and enjoy outdoor activities year-round.
Students taking English classes in St. Paul can take advantage of the entertainment, shopping, and hotspots in the Twin Cities. Be sure to visit the nearby Mall of America.
Minimum Age: 16
The private, Catholic University of St. Thomas is a Top 150 ranked university. As Minnesota's largest private university, the University of St. Thomas has a diverse student body, with students from 50 states and 63 countries. Upon successful completion of ELS Level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to the University of St. Thomas, as well as additional nearby partner colleges and universities.
This location is an IELTS testing center and offers computer-based testing. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is recognized by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries. Thousands of universities accept the IELTS as proof of English proficiency as an admissions requirement.
Host families eat dinner in the evenings with their students, celebrate holidays and traditions with them, and offer ample opportunity for students to practice their English skills. Hosts help students find their way to the center on the first day and teach them how to use the bus system.
Cost per Week: $355
Meal Credits: 14 meals per week. Breakfast and dinner every day.
Minimum Age: 16
St. Paul Student Residence, located 4.5 miles from the ELS center, provides fully furnished shared apartments with private bedrooms, modern amenities, and internet access. The residence also offers communal spaces for relaxation and recreation, including a fitness center, yoga studio, and club room with billiards and lounge seating. Nearby shopping centers and grocery stores simplify independent living, and students can explore diverse cultural offerings in Minneapolis-St. Paul through local restaurants.
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Cost per Week: $365
Occupancy: Single (minimum booking 4 weeks)
Meal Credits: No meals included
Minimum Age: 18
Arts and Culture: Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to amazing galleries, art museums, and live poetry and musical performances.
Minnesota History Center: Attend a lecture or concert, or explore the exhibits at this interactive museum.
Rivers and Lakes: Minneapolis and St. Paul, divided by the Mississippi River, are home to an extensive chain of lakes, waterfalls, and parks with trails, gardens, and beaches. Minnesota has more than 10,000 lakes.