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Oklahoma State University
School of Global Studies and Partnerships

Educating a New Generation of Global Leaders



The Wes Watkins Center
Wes Watkins Center - the home of the English Language Institute at Oklahoma State University 


The English Language Institute is housed in the beautiful Wes Watkins Center, a state-of-the-art facility which is a hub of international activity on the OSU campus. Numerous workshops, seminars, lectureships, and global briefings are presented in the building throughout the year by national and international figures. ELI students are often invited to participate in these events and thus have excellent opportunities to interact with guests from the Stillwater and OSU communities, representatives of business and industry, and government officials.


Housing is readily available in Stillwater. Students may live in apartments either on or off campus or in one of the attractive and comfortable campus residence halls. It is also possible to rent houses near the university.   English Language Institute students under the age of 21 are required to live on campus. For more information on housing costs, rules, and exceptions, visit  


ELI students have all the privileges of regularly enrolled OSU students. These include access to the University Hospital, the Edmon Low Library, the Colvin Physical Education Center, the Student Union, and university computer labs. ELI students are also eligible to attend sports and cultural events at student rates.