The IELI is a part of Midwestern State University, which is located in Wichita Falls, Texas, in the north central part of the state. Wichita Falls is a city of approximately 110,000 people and home to Sheppard Air Force Base, which is a training base for NATO military personnel.
The area has many educational institutions, multi-national corporations, and a state leader in modern medical facilities. Wichita Falls hosts the largest bicycle race in the U.S. every August. Many cultural festivals and entertaining events are held throughout the year. Some of the activities include rodeos, theater, ballet, concerts, fairs, and sports. There is a semi-professional hockey team and indoor football team based in the city.
The weather is hot and dry in the summer and mild in the winter. The average temperature in July is 97 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coolest average is in January at 52 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need lightweight clothes for summer, and a medium-weight coat for winter. The MSU buildings may be a different temperature than you are used to, so a light jacket or sweater is a good idea.
The MSU campus is situated in a quiet residential area and within walking distance of the mall, restaurants, and theaters. City bus service is available if you don’t have a car.
The IELI is located in the Hardin South Building which is attached to the Hardin Administration building. You will see the bell tower on top. To get to IELI for sign-in and testing, park in the visitor's spots on Taft Boulevard, walk towards the welcome center, and take the stairs to your immediate left. The IELI office is in HS 216. Ask for Cathy or Ashley, and they will be happy to assist you. Click here to see a campus map.