The University of Alabama Activities and resources for International Students English Language Institute
One of the best things to do to keep practicing your English outside of the classroom is by participating in social, cultural, sport and other activities and meeting new people. The English Language Institute at University of Alabama gives you the opportunity to do this through several activities and resources.
Libraries and Computer Centers
There are five libraries on the University of Alabama campus: main (serving the humanities, social sciences, and arts), business, science and engineering, education, and law. A number of student computer laboratories are also conveniently located on campus, some of which remain open 24
hours per day.
The Student Health Center is conveniently located on campus and provides medical care for all UA students, including ELI students. The University of Alabama requires all international students to have medical insurance while in the U.S. Upon arrival at the English Language Institute, students must show proof of adequate coverage or purchase medical insurance when registering for classes.
Recreation Center and Activities
ELI students have full use of UA’s Student Recreation Center, which is complete with modern exercise equipment, a swimming pool, and basketball, racquetball, and volleyball courts. ELI students may also use the UA tennis courts, soccer fields, Aquatic Center, and golf course.
ELI students are welcome to join one or more of the many UA student organizations, which may be academic, athletic, religious, social, or international in nature.
In addition, a variety of campus activities take place practically every day on the UA campus, and ELI students are welcome to attend. These activities include athletic events, concerts, films, dramas, and guest lectures.
More information about recreation center in the following link: http://urec.ua.edu/