Undergraduate students from Central China Normal University came to Millersville University (MU) this summer to hone their English language skills. These students, spent two weeks taking classes at Millersville’s English Language Institute (ELI) with instructor Mrs. Janet Purcell.
Academic classes, however, were only a part of the CCNU student’s US experience. Throughout the program students participated in various cultural trips to local sites in Pennsylvania and popular cities in surrounding states. Some of these trips featured local attractions such as the MU ropes course, the scenic Chickies Rock vista, an Amish village tour, and a fourth of July outing in Lititz. Outside of PA students toured museums in the US capital in Washington DC, and explored the buzzing metropolis of New York City, touring sites like Ellis Island and the Empire State building. These fun excursions not only provided time for relaxation and sightseeing, they also immersed students in the English language and gave them the opportunity to learn about US culture firsthand.
Both by way of formal classes with Mrs. Purcell and immersion in the language through fun trips and activities, students participating in this short-term program were able to learn and experience a lot in the short time they spent in the US.
If you would like to learn more about Millersville’s English Language Institute and their short term programs read more HERE.
This summer Traci Currie and Tiffany Diebold, two of Millersville University’s (MU) English Language Institute (ELI) instructors, traveled to Northeast Agricultural University in China to teach students enrolled in MU’s dual-degree program. The dual-degree program allows students in partner schools around the world to complete a portion of their studies right here in Millersville, PA! In order to prepare these students for MU classes which will be taught entirely in English, Traci and Tiffany spent their five weeks in Harbin working hard to improve the English language abilities of their class. This is an indispensable experience for Chinese students who are used to most classes being taught in their native language and classroom format. Both inside and out of the classroom MU’s dual-degree students were able to practice their English with our ELI instructors and prepare themselves to make the most of their upcoming MU experience!
Check out some pictures of Traci, Tiffany, and their class in this video highlighting their five-week language learning adventure!
The Office of International Programs and Services (IPS) has moved! The IPS Office was previously located in both Cumberland House and Adams House.
Operations has expanded over the last few years and now include: study abroad programming and development, international student and international scholar services, international partnership management, the English Language Institute (ELI), and more! The IPS Office promotes a variety of activities, programs, and clubs and organizations that adhere to IPS’s mission of enriching the academic and cultural environment, and internationalizing Millersville University. Read more about IPS here.
Our new address is below. We look forward to serving you in our new location!
International Programs and Services
Lyle Hall 1st Floor, 40 Dilworth Road, Millersville, PA 17551