East Tennessee State University in partnership with ELS

ELS On-Campus icon for UGELS Educational Service, Inc. has 55 years of experience in preparing international students for university studies. For those interested in studying at this institution but who have not currently achieved the required TOEFL score, ELS offers you the opportunity to develop your language skills to the required level at our ELS center located on the campus of this university!  In addition, we focus heavily on giving you the necessary study skills for


study at the university of your choice. ELS students have full access to campus facilities for the duration of their ELS program!


East Tennessee State University is located in the town of Johnson City, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Founded in 1911 as a training school for teachers with 29 students in attendance on opening day, the university now has an enrollment of about 15,000. ETSU’s more than 350 tree-shaded acres of campus comprise a certified arboretum. ETSU offers over 100 degree programs at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels in Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, Education, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences and Pharmacy. With a medical school that consistently ranks in the top 10 in the nation for Rural Medicine, unique degrees in Bluegrass/Old Time/Country Music and innovative Digital Media programs, the university is large enough to offer a wide variety of classes and activities while retaining a close-knit, “small town” atmosphere. ETSU is accredited by the “Southern Association of Colleges and Schools”. Many programs have been accredited by discipline-specific accrediting bodies. In addition to the restaurants and shops in the area, ETSU offers more than 200 student organizations and a well-equipped center for physical activity. Bristol Motor Speedway is nearby for race fans. The Appalachian Trail is close and natural beauty abounds, along with many opportunities for hiking, camping, skiing and white water rafting. The region also offers cultural activities like the Blue Plum Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the National Storytelling Festival, as well as the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra. Average Temperatures Low (winter): 25°F/-4°C High (summer): 85°F/29°C


ETSU housing includes Men’s, Women’s and Co-ed residence halls. In addition, there are a number of apartment options for single students, family housing and special housing for disabled students. http://www.etsu.edu/students/housing/default.aspx

Student life

ETSU provides outstanding programs of study, enhanced access to education and distinctive educational and research opportunities to attract students from around the region and the world. ETSU has a student population of about 15,000, including Undergraduate, Graduate, medical students and medical residents. Although the majority of students are from Tennessee and the surrounding southeastern region, over 40 states and over 60 foreign countries are also represented. There are over 190 campus organizations at ETSU, including fraternities, sororities, governance and religious groups, honor societies and academic clubs. All of these opportunities offer leadership and service experiences for everybody.