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Student Life

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

ELC students are University of Denver students and receive a Student ID Card. ELC students can access university libraries, dining halls, and facilities such as the pool and gymnasium. Students can also participate in intramural sports.

Join a community of students at the ELC and the University of Denver!


Take a virtual tour of the University of Denver campus.

DU Virtual Tour

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

ELC Facebook Page ELC Instagram ELC Twitter



Denver was rated the #2 best city to live in the United States. We know housing is important and we offer many housing options for ELC students. We want students to grow and learn from living and studying in Denver. Click the link below to see all our housing and accommodation options, including homestay, off-campus apartments, and on-campus dormitories.

ELC Student Housing


Student Life at the University of Denver

We offer various field trips for all students to explore Denver and Colorado. ELC students participate in events to better understand US culture, and get to know their teachers and classmates.

ELC students can join 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 sports teams, such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball.

DU Student Clubs and Organizations

DU Student Sports Programs


Conversation Partner Program

The ELC also has a 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


DENVER Friends Program

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

Learn More About the Denver Friends Program


DU Health and Counseling Center

The University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is designed to meet student health needs while providing quality health care services. The HCC is every student's home for health and well-being during their time at the University of Denver. HCC provides a wide range of services, including medical services, counseling services, and health promotion. They are committed to care of body and mind to help students succeed in college and life. Students can make an appointment to speak with a professional HCC counselor.

Health and Counseling Center (HCC)