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February 21, 2013


The English Language Institute at The University of Montana is one of only two universities in the United States chosen to host the U.S. Department of State’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Long-term English Language Program.

Ten Hubert Humphrey Fellows will participate in the five-month-long language and culture program, which runs from the end of March through August. The program assists in increasing Fellows’ English language proficiency and understanding of American culture. When they finish, participants will serve as academic Fellows at other U.S. institutions for one year.

The Humphrey Program is a Fulbright exchange activity funded primarily through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It brings accomplished mid-career professionals from developing countries to the U.S. for a year of academic and professional training and engagement. The program allows Fellows to interact with and learn from U.S. leaders in their respective fields, which are usually business, public administration and law.

Humphrey Fellows are selected in their home countries based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service. The program intends to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common global concern. More than 4,000 people have served as Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1979. Between 160 and 200 Fellowships are awarded annually. The program’s grant is renewable for five years.

Founded in 1993, UM’s English Language Institute serves international students seeking to improve their English language and academic skills in order to pursue studies at UM or another institution of higher education, or for professional training purposes. The institute, housed within UM’s Office of International Programs, provides academic year and summer instruction, as well as tailored short-term English language and American culture training programs. ELI has taught English to students from more than 44 countries, with a majority of students continuing their studies at UM or other American institutions.

For more information call English Language Institute Director Sandra Janusch at 406-243-2334 or email



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Contact: Sandra Janusch, director, UM English Language Institute, 406-243-2334,