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About the IELI

What is the IELI?

The International English Language Institute (IELI) is part of Continuing Education Programs at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), offering courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) in the heart of Manhattan since 1950. The IELI serves thousands of students every year, from over 70 different countries,in courses ranging from Beginner English to Bridge-to-College Level English. We enroll New York City residents, visitors on tourist visas, diplomats, and international students with the aim to prepare students to enter American college or university and business situations by developing accuracy, fluency, and confidence. We are authorized to issue I-20 forms.

About Hunter

Hunter Collegeis the largest in the CUNY system, ranked as a top ten Best Value College by the Princeton Review, with a long commitment to excellence for both graduate and undergraduate students. Hunter College is a comprehensive teaching, research, and service institution for students in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in several professional fields, including education, health sciences, nursing, and social work.

International Student Office/F-1 Visas

If you have questions regarding visa status, you can email one of our knowledgeable International Student Office representatives at ieliss@hunter.cuny.eduor call us at 212-772-4208. Emails preferred. 

Hunter ID card is required to enter the Hunter College main campus for students. A card can be obtained 2 to 3 business days after you have registered by going to the One Card Office located in the West Building Room 203. Visit the following website for the One Card Office schedule:



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