Elizabethtown College is a welcoming and diverse community, where an emphasis is placed on global understanding, peace and a commitment to inclusive excellence. We are interested in you and the cultural perspective you bring to campus. Our campus offers various resources to help you comfortably adjust to life in the United States and get acclimated to campus and to become a part of the Elizabethtown community.

Introducing E-town - Chinese

Location and Climate

Sunny picture of our Dell with students relaxing in the sun


Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is a community of approximately 12,000 people. The town is as a residential community for those who work in nearby larger cities such as Hershey, Lancaster and Harrisburg (the state capital). We are within driving distance of major cities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. We have regular bus trips to New York City, which is around three hours away.

  • Harrisburg International Airport is 25 minutes from campus.
  • Philadelphia International Airport is two hours from campus.
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport is two hours from campus.
  • Elizabethtown AMTRAK train station is five minutes from campus; the trains connect New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. to our location.


We experience the pleasures of all the seasons on our campus. We typically have cold winters, rainy springs, warm summers and chilly autumns. For the current or 10-day forecasts, visit the Weather Channel.

The Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions is primarily responsible for the recruitment and selection of all international students. Additionally, the office creates and mails the student's I-20 form after an admission decision is made. The coordinator of international recruitment also awards international scholarships. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions .

The Office of International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students and Scholars is responsible for our international student orientation program and serves as your on-campus advocate and advisor. The Office of International Students and Scholars is the USCIS liaison for students through SEVIS. As such, the Office tracks, processes and reports changes in the enrollment status of international students.

International Leaders Team

Our International Leadership Assistants (ILAs) are here to make your transition to campus easier. Our ILAs undergo extensive training, so they can serve as valuable resources. They help you adjust to the academic, cultural and social changes on our campus and in the United States.

Residence Halls

Our residential experience usually consists of living with a diverse group of students. Two students are assigned to each room, and typically we will pair you with an American roommate to maximize your English skills and promote intercultural exchanges of information and ideas. E-town is a residential community with 85% of our students living on campus.

Student Health

Our Student Health office and staff members are dedicated to providing quality and timely health services to our students. Students must submit a Wellness and Health form to the Student Health office prior to their arrival on campus.

International Student Scholarships


International scholarships are awarded for the semesters you study on our campus with the exception of when a study-abroad experience is required by your major. In these cases, the international scholarship will be applicable for study abroad for a maximum of one or two semesters as required by the major. If you choose to study abroad and the experience is not required by your major, the international scholarship is not applicable.

Countries Represented


We attract students from all around the world! This kind of diversity adds a unique and distinctive flavor to academic and social life.

International students who have studied on our campus came from the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Bulgaria
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zimbabwe

Do You Have Questions?

Lauren Deibler
Lauren Deibler
Director of Admissions and Coordinator of International Recruitment
Focuses on: Coordinates International Recruitment, oversees the Peer Mentor program.
Travel territory: Lehigh Valley and Western Pennsylvania

International Student Application Process