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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

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A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR

Thank you for considering the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Miami. The IEP offers you a unique educational and cultural experience. Our fully-accredited program will prepare you to understand and use English in a variety of academic, professional, and personal situations. In each class, you will experience intense, dynamic English language study through a variety of successful, interactive teaching methods. In addition to your classes, you will have additional learning opportunities that include community activities and trips to cultural and recreational activities. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals!

Michelle Alvarez
 

Michelle Alvarez
IEP Executive Director

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ABOUT IEP

For more than 65 years, the Intensive English

Program at the University of Miami (IEP) has

immersed students in American culture while

preparing them for academic success through

quality English-language instruction. The IEP is

accredited by the CEA – Commission on English

Language Program Accreditation. The IEP is

a member of the UCIEP, English USA and the

Florida Consortium of IEPs. 
 

The IEP helps international students adapt to

university life and American culture through a

wealth of activities both inside and outside the

classroom. The program facilitates intercultural

understanding, offers support and guidance

related to nonacademic issues, and builds ease

and confidence in a new culture.​

FAST FACTS

Students from more than 100 different countries have come to study at the IEP.

IEP offers five levels of classes, from beginner to advanced.

There are two sessions to choose from, Fullsession (14 weeks) and Mid-session (6 weeks).

All classes, as well as faculty and administrative offices, are in one location, to ease the transition to a new environment.

Top 50 University for International students. 

International students who completed IEP at the University of Miami had consistently higher graduation rates than those who did not complete IEP.

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Why consider studying at the 

University of Miami Intensive

 English Program? 

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A DAY IN THE LIFE of an IEP student

How do IEP students spend a typical day?

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IEP students.

AFTER CLASS

IEP students can participate in all activities offered by the

University of Miami and can join any of the 300 student

organizations. In addition, the IEP organizes many social

activities each semester including off-campus excursions

to Universal Orlando, Miami Heat basketball games, beach

picnics and more!

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All IEP classes and offices are located in Allen Hall on the university’s main Coral Gables campus. Small class size allows students to receive individualized attention from their teachers.

University of Miami offers a

variety of dining options

Students use our media labs

to work on homework and to

practice their skills.

The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive university-based fitness centers, houses an indoor lap pool, saunas, spinning and Pilates studios, kickboxing and Zumba classes, cooking instruction, racquetball and basketball courts, massages, and much more!

IN CLASS

GRAB A BITE

IN THE LAB

GETTING FIT

A DAY IN THE LIFE of an IEP student

How do IEP students spend a typical day?

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IEP students.

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Welcome To 

Miami

The Intensive English Program is located on the University of Miami Coral Gables

campus. Coral Gables is a Mediterranean styled suburb filled with acclaimed

restaurants, fine art galleries, live theater, breathtaking flora, and a bevy of landmarks

on the National Register of Historic Places.

Just a few blocks from campus, you will find South Miami and the Shops at Sunset

Place, which offer restaurants, an entertainment complex with a movie theater and

bowling alley, boutique shops and anchor stores, coffee houses, and supermarkets.

Nearby, the village of Coconut Grove is home to artists, writers and musicians. Graced

with bicycle paths, charming sidewalk cafes, and a lively nightlife, the “Grove” is

filled with UM students on weekends.

Miami’s beautiful subtropical climate makes it the perfect place to enjoy outdoor

activities year-round. You can spend time on South Beach, known for its idyllic

beaches, Art Deco architecture, sidewalk performers and contemporary vibe. Perhaps

you’ll explore sailing on Biscayne Bay, taking an airboat ride in Everglades National

Park, strolling down the galleries in Wynwood, watching the Miami Heat playing at

the American Airlines Arena or taking a quick cruise to the Caribbean.
 

Miami

Ahmad

Krislin

“My favorite part about

the Intensive English

program is how they treat

the students like family.

Everyone is so nice and

supportive!” 
 

Ahmad Dashti is from Kuwait

and is enrolled in the IEP Level

4.After he is finished with the

program this summer, he will be

studying Electrical Engineering

at the University of Miami

starting in Fall 2018.

“Learning English in the

Intensive English Program

at the University of Miami

is a way to expand my

horizons. It has been very

useful to help me make

new friends. I want to have

an international job in the

future and knowing English

will help me get there." 

Krislin Wang is a 19-year-old

student from China who is

in the IEP level 5. After she

graduates, she will pursue a

degree in Advertising at the

University of Miami.

Student testimonials

Amanda

 

Orianna

“I like the Intensive English

Program because you get to meet

new people from all over the

world and learn more about

their cultures. We have lots of fun

activities such as the International

Thanksgiving Celebration, the trip

to Orlando, the Halloween party,

and more. All the activities help

us make new friends and open

up new perspectives. The teachers

at the IEP are really friendly,

and they are always eager to help

us. I love the way I learn in this

program. The faculty makes the

learning experience really fun and

easy for international students.”

-Orianna Polanco, Venezuela

Faculty member, Amanda,

wants you to know:

#YouAreWelcomeHere

HOW TO APPLY

If you need assistance with

the application process or

have any questions with our

program, please feel free to

contact us at iep@miami.edu

We are here to help!

Steps to Apply

1. Visit www.miami.edu/iep and click on "Apply Now"

2. Complete the IEP application

3. Prepare the supporting documents:
    a. Non-refundable/non-transferable application fee of US $125
    b. Passport ID page for applicant and dependent
    c. Copy of original bank letter and/or scholarship letter

 

4. Scan and email the application requirements to iep@miami.edu

We look forward to welcoming you to the IEP.

Many Faces, One Language

 

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