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“EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States. Click on the link below to find your center!”

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ELS Language Center / Fort Wayne

IPFW offers conditional admission to students who meet academic requirements for admission and who require additional English language proficiency training. Students who submit a completed application and provide all supporting documentation that meet IPFW’s admission requirements may receive a conditional admission letter.

Students who have not met English proficiency requirements for full admission to either an undergraduate of graduate degree program are referred to apply to ELS Language Center / Fort Wayne, located on the campus of IPFW.

ELS offers Intensive Academic English instruction, (30 hours per week) organized over 4-week sessions. Four weeks are required to complete each level in the 12-level curriculum. Students who successfully complete ELS level 112 will satisfy IPFW English language proficiency requirements for full admission into an academic program.

Students should indicate on the IPFW application for admission that they would like to be considered for conditional admission and attend the ELS Language Center / Fort Wayne at IPFW. 

For application information and requirements, please visit:

Office of International Education

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On behalf of IPFW and the Fort Wayne community, we welcome you.

The Office of International Education serves as the initial contact for international students and scholars coming to IPFW in F-1 international student status and Exchange Visitors in J-1 status and remains a point of reference during your years on campus. Our emphasis is on creating a welcoming environment that, in turn, builds trust and fosters personal and intellectual growth that you can take back to your home country. We promote cross-cultural awareness and seek to build mutual respect by providing a venue for cultural, educational, and social events for students, faculty, and the community-at-large.

The Office of International Education is responsible for: the undergraduate international student application and admission process, I-20 and DS-2019 issuance for students and scholars, H-1B processing for international faculty and staff, immigration advising, social and culture advising, and many other services. We also recommend incoming students for scholarships, such as the Chancellor's Merit Award. Please make sure to stay in contact with us at all times to seek services and counseling. Our team is dedicated to support all international students and scholars at IPFW with a wide range of knowledge and experience in many areas to ease your transition to a new university and a new home in a new country. We are a home away from home for international students and scholars at IPFW.

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International Special Events

October 24, 2014 3PM in the Office of International Education Walb145 – International Student Organization Call-out MeetingNovember 17, 2014 7PM in IPFW Student Housing  - International Education Week – International Film NightNovember 18, 2014 – 10 AM in WU114 – International Education Week: How Faculty & Staff Can Support Study Abroad November 18, 2014 – 12 PM in WU114 – International Education Week: How Faculty & Staff Can Support Study Abroad November 19, 2014 – 4PM – 6PM in IPFW Student Housing Clubhouse – International Education Week – International Desert Cooking LessonNovember 20, 2014 10AM – 2PM in Walb Union Bookstore and International Ballroom Hallways – International Education Week – Study Abroad FairNovember 21, 2014 – 5PM to 8PM in Walb International Ballroom – Dons From Abroad – International Cultural Performance Night