ELA Student Life

ELA Student Schedule

ELA students' schedules depend upon their placement level. ELA classes are in session Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Required Supplemental Instruction sessions take place on weekday evenings.  


There's always something happening at UW-Whitewater.  ELA students have full access to university events, concerts, plays, clubs and organizations. There's so much to see and do, students will find many ways to relax. 

Host Family Program

The UW-Whitewater Center for Global Education coordinates a free Host Family Program for international students. Students interested in having a host family should express their interest to the ELA Coordinator during their orientation. The program coordinator will inform all students of their host family assignments following orientation and discussions with host families. 


ELA students are eligible to live in UW-Whitewater on-campus residence halls. ELA students are encouraged to live with a domestic student roommate to help with English language development. Affordable off-campus apartments are available in the community within walking distance to campus for ELA students age 21 and over.   

Health Insurance

All ELA students must be enrolled in a health insurance policy. ELA students who are uninsured will be enrolled in the university's international student insurance plan through Student Assurance Services. The ELA will arrange to bill the insurance premiums to student accounts. ELA students who already have coverage provided under a comparable, Affordable Care Act compliant insurance plan, must bring proof of this coverage (insurance policy and card) with them to orientation.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Services

Students enrolled in the UW-Whitewater ELA have access to a variety of academic and non-academic resources and facilities on campus and in the surrounding community. For more, click here.

Global Experiences

Office of Global Experiences 

McCutchan Hall, Room 204
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
234 Carter Mall
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us:
Phone: 262-472-5759
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Student Diversity, Engagement and Success

Student Diversity, Engagement and Success (SDES)

McCutchan Hall, Room 226
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us:
Phone: 262-472-4985
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International Admissions

Office of Admissions

Roseman Building, Suite 2060
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us:
Phone: 262-472-1440
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