English courses Grand Rapids, United States

Learn English and Study abroad in Grand Rapids (USA)

Grand Rapids
10745 48th Avenue Grand RapidsmiMI 49401US

Grand Rapids, an authentic city in the Midwest

Grand Rapids is the largest city in the state of Michigan, located on the banks of the Grand River and near Lake Michigan, and is an important regional centre of commerce and industry. It is also a student city, hosting several universities and colleges.

Culture and Entertainment

Do you like music? Experience the wonder of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Opera, or many other live gigs throughout the city. For art lovers, the Grand Rapids Arts Museum is worth a visit, as is the annual arts festival. Make sure you also visit the historical houses of Heritage Hill, which boasts 60 distinctly different architectural styles. If you are into your sports, why not go and cheer on the Whitecaps at a baseball game? If you don’t mind the cold, the local Griffin ice hockey team always put on a great show, providing you with a true American sporting experience.

English courses BY the campus of Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley University is located only 20 minutes from Grand Rapids, in the small community of Allendale. The ELS Grand Rapids is right next to the campus, offering you the bustling atmosphere of American universities. Networking with local students will allow you to practice your new found English skills, and make lifelong friends. With over 300 student organizations on campus, you are sure to find groups and activities that interest you.

You will also have access to many facilities: a cafeteria, a library, a computer room, a language education technology centre, a music room, a pool table and table tennis table, as well as a cinema and health centre on campus.

Fitness lovers are really spoiled for choice at the university's gym and fitness centre. You will have access to a basketball court, a soccer field, volleyball and baseball courts, an indoor pool, running track, tennis and squash courts and a climbing wall, all to help you keep fit during your stay. A golf course is also available but at an additional cost.

If you dream of going home with a degree from an American University, talk to your ELS advisor today!


10745 48th Avenue, Suite 110

Allendale, MI 49401


001 616 892 5720

On the campus of:

Grand Valley State University

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Winter Hall Residence

The Winter Hall residence is located on the Pew campus of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in downtown Grand Rapids. The ELS school is located on the Allendale campus of GVSU, approximately 12 miles from the residence. A free shuttle bus runs between the two campuses.

The residence is divided into several apartments with offering two room types:

Single room: Students have their own private bedroom in a shared suite-style unit in urban student residence, sharing suite-style bathrooms and kitchen.

Single en-suite room: Private studio-style room complete with private kitchen and bathroom.

A lounge with big screen TV and gym are located in the building. Bedding is included. Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms during stay.

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