Since 1978, the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) has been serving international students by providing quality English language instruction in a safe and friendly academic environment. ELTI is housed within the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte and is a member of the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), whose purpose is to advance professional standards and quality instruction in US-based intensive English programs at universities and colleges, as well as English USA, an organization that provides support, standards, and advocacy for intensive English programs in the USA.
A comprehensive state university with nearly 30,000 students, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is located in northeastern Charlotte. The beautiful campus and modern facilities with easy access to downtown Charlotte provide a pleasant, stimulating environment. The University offers about 80 fields of undergraduate instruction, as well as more than 60 graduate-level programs and more than 20 doctoral programs, in seven colleges: Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts & Sciences. There are more than 1,800 international students at UNC Charlotte representing nearly 100 countries. UNC Charlotte is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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City of Charlotte
With over one million residents, the Charlotte metropolitan area is located about midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, DC, and also within a day's drive of the beautiful North Carolina beaches and mountains. Charlotte is considered the "International Gateway to the South." Its international and multicultural community promotes a rewarding academic and social environment both in the Charlotte community and on the UNC Charlotte campus. Recognized as a leading cultural capital, Charlotte continues to build on its reputation as a world class city through science, art and historical attractions.
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