English as a Second Language

International students whose English skills are insufficient to be admitted to regular university courses are required to take ESL courses (non-credit). ESL courses are taught by ELS Language Centers, a division of Berlitz International. Fees for ELS courses are non-tuition costs, and are not covered in UIW exchange agreements. All exchange students will be expected to pay out-of-pocket costs for ELS courses. Students from non-English speaking countries will receive a waiver from the foreign language core requirement. For further information, please contact the Registrar’s Office.