Culture Programs

The ELI offers students fun and exciting activities during the session. Some of these include...

Conversation Partner Program

Grass Studying

The ELI offers a free Conversation Partners Program to all ELI students that focuses on English conversation skills and cultural exchange one hour per week for the fall or spring semester with a native English speaker. Whether you’re an ELI or MSU student, employee, or community resident and are interested in participating, please complete this Conversation Partners Program Agreement. For questions about the program, contact the ELI staff.

Conversation Connections


Weekly Discussion Group

ELI students meet once a week for informal group conversations and activities in order to have more out-of-class English practice.

  • Interesting and fun speaking topics and activities
  • Opportunity to meet more American students
  • Accompany your Conversation Partner to events and activities
  • Available to all ELI students

Activities, Events, and Trips

In the cave of wonders

Cultural Opportunities

The ELI provides opportunities for students to become involved in culture activities both with the English Language Institute and with Mississippi State.

  • Variety of weekly events offered
  • Many on-campus activities such as sports events and concerts
  • Day trips to various cities in and outside of Mississippi
  • Occasional weekend trips to major Southern cities