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Old Dominion University: Norfolk, Virginia
Old Dominion University
English Language Center
1114 Hughes Hall
Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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Old Dominion University, Virginia

Old Dominion University is proud of its long tradition of global engagement. Central to this tradition is a globally active faculty, strong support services for a large and diverse international community and accessible opportunities for ODU students to study, intern and serve abroad. The University offers a broad international curriculum, including study in 11 foreign languages, taught by a faculty with extensive international interests. ODU truly possesses a global ethos that is available on few campuses today. A Portal to New Worlds is not just our university motto -- it is a commitment to bring international issues and the world's many cultural traditions to ODU students on a daily basis.

Total University Enrollment More than 20,000 students
Undergraduate Enrollment About 14,000 students
Graduate Enrollment More than 6,500 students
International Students About 1,400 from 108 countries
ODU Alumni More than 100,000 in all 50 U.S. states and 72 countries

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The English Language Center and Office of International Programs
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The English Language Center prides itself on its experienced and highly qualified faculty. All ELC instructors have masters degrees, and many have taught English all over the world. ELC faculty are observed and consulted as model teachers by both U.S. and international teachers of ESL.

The English Language Center is an accepted member of both AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) and UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs) -- professional agencies which select schools for membership based on their adherence to the highest standards of professional and academic excellence.

Programs at the English Language Center:

  • Full-time and part-time courses in English as a Second Language
  • Intensive Program for students who need in-depth study of English
  • Bridge Program for students who have been conditionally accepted by the University
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • Specially designed courses for professionals or groups of university students
  • Conversation Partner program in which international students are paired with Americans to practice their English in informal settings.

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Academics at Old Dominion University: The University offers 68 bachelors, 60 masters, 35 doctoral and two educational specialist degree programs. Many of the academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level are nationally ranked. The success of any academic program, however, is really about people. Old Dominion faculty have captured Virginia Professor of the Year, Virginia Scientist of the Year and numerous Fulbright awards, while students have been named a Rhodes Scholar, a Truman Fellow and USA Today Academic All-Americans.

Old Dominion University features seven distinct colleges to best serve its student population:

  • Arts and Letters
  • Business and Public Administration
  • Darden College of Education
  • Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Honors College
  • Sciences

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Old Dominion University, Virginia

Old Dominion University, Virginia

Location: Norfolk, Virginia is a city of some 241,000 residents and more than 100 diverse neighborhoods. It is the cultural, educational, business and medical center of Hampton Roads, as it hosts the region's international airport and one of the busiest ocean ports on the East Coast of the United States. The world's largest navy base is headquartered in Norfolk; merchant ships and sailboats share the waters with tugboats and visiting cruise ships.

The Old Dominion University campus -- measuring 188 acres -- stretch from the Elizabeth River to the Lafayette River. Although situated in a metropolitan setting, the University offers a small-college look and feel, with tree-lined walkways, a mix of old and new buildings, and colorful gardens and ponds.

We look forward to welcoming you to Old Dominion University! To learn more, review our academic programs, and select the ones that interest you. Then be sure to complete all fields on the inquiry form; we'll respond to you directly.