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Why Give to ELSO?

The English Language Support Office strives to support all matriculated international graduate students at Cornell. Our funds are used to hire faculty, hire peer tutors, provide training for peer tutors, purchase materials to support instruction, and support the professional development of ELSO faculty. 

Our students regularly tell us that our programming makes a real difference in their lives. With effective writing, speaking, and language support, multilingual international students are able to more fully participate in their degree programs, better communicate their research, move more effectively and efficiently through their degree requirements, and better distinguish themselves as scholars and professionals by being awarded grants, having conference proposals accepted, having research published, and attaining interviews and positions -- all of which rely on sophisticated English usage.

Moreover, students tell us that they value the ways in which ELSO creates community among international students, fosters interactions among international and domestic students, and puts students in touch with other resources. These important community connections help to provide that network of support that is so crucial for facing the many challenges of graduate work and life. 

Read more about the important work of ELSO in this Cornell Chronicle article

How to Give to ELSO

To make a financial contribution to ELSO, click hereThis link will bring you to the Alumni, Parents, and Friends page for making gifts to Cornell. When selecting how to direct your gift, click on Graduate School, then "Other - Graduate School," and enter "English Language Support Office" in the window. You may also ask us to use the gift for a specific program, such as the peer tutoring program or speaking groups program. In addition, you may ask us to use the gift to offer support to scholars that we can't currently support, such as visiting scholars, post-docs, part-time or exchange graduate students, or multilingual domestic graduate students.

Thank you for considering supporting ELSO. By supporting ELSO, you are supporting international education. 

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