FAQ

What are MESLS’ Office Hours?

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday.

Which schools have conditional acceptance agreements with MESLS?

  1. Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
  2. Berkeley College, New York, NY
  3. Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  4. Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
  5. Edgewood College, Madison, WI
  6. Herzing University, Madison, WI
  7. Lakeland College, Madison and Sheboygan, WI
  8. Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
  9. Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
  10. University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire Eau, Claire, WI
  11. University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
  12. University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
  13. University of Wisconsin – Platteville, Platteville, WI
  14. University of Wisconsin – Richland Center, Richland Center, WI
  15. University of Wisconsin – River Falls, River Falls, WI
  16. University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point ,Stevens Point, WI
  17. University of Wisconsin – Stout, Menomonee, WI
  18. University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
  19. University of Wisconsin System, Two year campuses around Wisconsin

Are there any extra-curricular activities at MESLS?

Yes. MESLS staff organizes weekly activities. Take a look at our blog to see what activities we have done recently!

Which large cities are near Madison?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Chicago, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Detroit, Michigan

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What are my options for shopping in the Madison area?

  1. State Street
  2. Hilldale Mall – Website
  3. West Towne Mall – Website
  4. Westgate Mall
  5. East Towne Mall – Website

What are living expenses in Madison?

Living expenses depend on the student’s needs and preferences.

  • Food: Between $300 and $500
  • Housing: Between $600 and $1,000
  • MESLS insurance: $75
  • School supplies: $150
  • Spending money: Between $100 and $500
  • Phone: Varies greatly depending on the student’s needs
  • Transportation: Varies greatly depending on type of transportation
  • Winter clothing: Varies greatly depending on student’s shopping preferences

How is the weather in Madison?

  • Average spring temperature: 50° (10 °C)
  • Average  summer  temperature: 80° F  (27 °C)
  • Average autumn temperature: 55° (13 °C)
  • Average winter temperature: 25°  F (-4°C)

Snowfall varies between 38 and 200 centimeters. Average annual snowfall: 105 centimeters.

Is MESLS suitable for families?

Families are welcome at MESLS. Family members must be at least 16 years old to study.

How long will it take me to learn English?

It depends on the student’s English proficiency level upon arrival. Most students study at MESLS for three to six sessions.