ELS: A Rich History of International Student Success.

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ELS is the industry leader in internationalization.

With more than 55 years of experience, and the expertise of our talented and highly trained staff, ELS not only provides intensive English language education, but holistically prepares students for success at colleges and universities worldwide.

Our presence in 111 countries means we have access to qualified candidates in their own countries, speaking their local languages. The reach and depth of our network is unmatched in the field. 

Marketing Strategies

Recruitment Approach

ELS By the Numbers







Marketing Strategies

Multi-Channel Strategies 

Millions of potential applicants. Multi-Channel Marketing. One goal: internationalization.

Online, in-person, and in print, our marketing efforts reach millions:

Our global reach. Your local impact. 

Our websites generate visitors from more than 220 countries and territories, speaking more than 30 languages and dialects.

Our strong in-person presence in 2,300 in-country counseling offices in 111 countries only reinforces our online reach. We are always ready to extend guidance and support to potential students and their families.

We also offer recruitment tours for partner institutions throughout the year, and participate in 620 educational fairs in 25 different countries.

Let us help you grow your international student body – your institution can have a bigger part in this ever-changing global career landscape. 

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million visitors to our websites annually

Recruitment Approach

Comprehensive Recruitment that Drives Results

With ELS, it’s not just a good fit, it’s a perfect match.

A good fit is essential. At ELS, we take it a step further.

The goal is to deliver precise, and actionable information in local languages through ELS-trained professional Counselors.

We spend thousands of hours each year training our Counselors to fully recognize the objectives of our students, and match these with our partner universities’ programs. Each candidate receives one-on-one attention from an ELS certified Counselor who ensures each student’s qualifications, goals, and budget match what the university requires and provides.

A campus connection.

In addition to providing extensive Counselor training, we bring our Counselors on familiarization tours of partner campuses and ELS Center locations — giving them the opportunity to become familiar with each institution firsthand to allow for more thorough guidance during the decision-making process.

This holistic counseling approach to educating candidates means they will have greater connections with the universities they attend. They will have a greater connection with you – creating a network of advocates and spokespeople through word-of-mouth promotion.

The result? Academic success, high graduation rates, and sustainable mindshare for your institution in key markets. 

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of university applications submitted by ELS students are accepted


ELS By the Numbers

When it comes to delivering qualified international students to your campus doors, you can trust ELS's proven track record

Recruitment support offices in 17 countries worldwide.

50+ ELS Centers offer English for Academic Purposes

1.2 million students from 147 countries have attended ELS


2,300 counselling offices in 111 countries

600+ universities
worldwide accept ELS Certificate of Completion as proof of English proficiency

ELS International Pathways Resources
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2017 Webinar Series Registration

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