- MCELI provides personalized advising and support
services for both instructional and personal purposes. MCELI staff is
available to assist students in making the adjustment to a new culture.
Individualized touring services are available at an additional cost.
- Upon first arriving in the United States, a student
may make arrangements for airport transportation services from Fresno,
Merced, or San Francisco. One week advance notification is required.
- American home stay programs are popular among
foreign students, providing an opportunity to improve spoken English
skills and learn about American culture. MCELI carefully screens and
interviews prospective host families and carefully places students in
the appropriate home environment. Further information about the home
stay program is available upon request.
- If you are interested in the Merced
College English Language Institute, or would like more detailed
information about our program, please print out our
and send it by mail.
- MCELI accepts students in the middle of the
Students who achieve a score of 450 or more on the
TOEFL after studying at MCELI are eligible to apply as an international
student at Merced College. It is also possible to audit or take a credit
course according to English skill level while studying at MCELI. MCELI
staff will assist students with the Merced College application process.