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Student Life

Student life begins at the ELC! We offer a variety of social and cultural programming to support students' journeys in Colorado.

ELC students are University of Denver students and receive a Student ID Card. With their ID card, students can take advantage of university campus resources, such as the libraries, tutoring and writing centers, student clubs, dining halls, and the gymnasium.



We know housing is important to our students. The University of Denver strives to offer students quality housing options. We want students to grow and learn from their residential experiences. ELC students have many housing options, including homestay and apartments.

ELC Housing Options


Student Life at the University of Denver

Throughout the quarter, we offer various field trips for all students to explore Denver and Colorado, participate in events to broaden their understanding of U.S. culture, and get to know their teachers and fellow classmates.

ELC students are welcome to participate in DU campus clubs and organizations, such as the International Student Organization, Chinese Student and Scholar's Association, the Muslim Student Alliance, the Japanese Bunka Kai Language & Culture Club, and more. Many of our students also participate in the University of Denver's intramural teams such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball.

DU Campus Events Calendar

DU Student Clubs and Organizations

DU Student Sports Programs


Conversation Partner Program

The ELC hosts DU's Conversation Partner Program. This program pairs ELC students and other international students with native English speakers. Students meet weekly to learn about each other's culture, interests, and worldview.

Learn More About the Conversation Partner Program


Family Friends Program

Students who are looking for more support in their transition to living in the U.S. can apply for our Family Friends Program. This program matches ELC students with a local Denver family for 3-12 months. Family Friends will help students better understand U.S. culture, provide a welcoming environment, and provide a place of comfort for students living on their own for the first time.

Learn More About the Family Friend Program


ELC on Social Media

Take a look at student life on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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