Mission Statement

The English Language Institute of Valdosta State University endeavors to provide high-quality English instruction.

The ELI seeks to accomplish the following specific goals:

  • Develop our students' linguistic, academic, and professional skills.

  • Equip students with the academic English skills and strategies they need to be successful university students.

  • Provide students with the cultural knowledge and awareness they need to successfully function in the United States.

  • Inform our students of the many opportunities for academic study at Valdosta State University and encourage them to apply for admission.

  • Recruit international students to the VSU campus to promote and develop international education opportunities for American and international students.

  • Encourage cross-cultural engagement, appreciation, and understanding through student interaction.