The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is a diverse, academic community in one of the world’s greatest cultural and economic hubs, New York City, attracting students from nearly 50 states and 100 countries.
Offering more than 90 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, NYIT has something for everyone, from art to medicine. NYIT’s goals of providing personalized, career-oriented education across all of its programs are demonstrated by an impressive student-faculty ratio and a focus on hands-on learning.
Global education is paramount at NYIT, which has international campuses in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Nanjing, and Vancouver. NYIT is continuing to expand partnerships with international institutes and universities, in particular in Latin America.
NYIT’s large international student body is supported by the school’s English Language Institute (ELI)—a place to study everything from conversational English to technical English, or even become TESOL certified. Those interested in business school can prepare with ELI’s new certificate in business English, and graduate students can enroll in English classes that focus on their particular major. For students (ages 15-22) not yet ready to commit to a full-time program, the weekly NYIT Academy: NYC/English Language Experience is available in January, July, and August.
“ELI is really a place for any student who does not have English as their native language. It may be a student who needs specialized English coursework in order to achieve their academic or professional goals or it maybe somebody who’s just reallyinterested in getting to know the culture of the United States, and more specifically New York City,” explained Executive Director of the Office of Global Exchange, Emily Rukobo.
Classes are small—generally fewer than 18 students per class. Students develop close friendships and have opportunities to explore New York with their classmates through organized excursions to destinations such as the Statue of Liberty.
Those looking for a quieter suburban experience can attend the English Language Institute’s Old Westbury campus, located a short 45-minute drive from New York City. The institute’s highly qualified, personable staff assist international students one-on- one to ensure they are placed in the right class and location and have an enjoyable, memorable experience at ELI.
English Language Institute Director