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Intensive English Program


Goals

  • To prepare international students both in terms of English language and study skills to be successful in their academic studies at USI or to use the English language professionally or in social contexts.
  • To provide on-going support to international students.
  • To connect international students with other students at USI and the community to familiarize them with the American culture.
  • To engage faculty members with the highest level of professional conduct, teaching skills, and experience in teaching IEP students.
  • To support and engage faculty members in continuous professional development as well as development and improvement of the IEP program.
  • To participate in projects that involve teacher training and language development.
  • To establish the program’s name and quality reputation through participation in professional associations and activities.

Long Term goals

  • To serve as an English language proficiency testing center (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE) and/or CELTA training center
  • To develop special projects such as bringing groups from international professional institutions to campus for English language skills development
  • To accomplish the program’s accreditation with the Commission on English language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • To Become a member of the AAIEP and UCIEP

 

Calendar


1/6/2015 - 1/10/2015
International Orientation Begins


1/13/2015
Nepal Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/16/2015
First International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/22/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. UC 2205


1/27/2015
United Kingdom Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/28/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/3/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/6/2015
Second International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/10/2015
Saudi Arabia Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/13/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. UC 2205


2/18/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/20/2015
International Food Expo

10:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m. Carter Hall

$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the CIP Office.


2/24/2015
Mexico Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/26/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


3/4/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. UC 2205


3/6/2015
Third International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


3/9/2015 - 3/13/2015
iClub Spring Break Trip to Florida

Estimated Cost: Members $290, Non-members $340.

Sign up by 2/9/2015 in the CIP Office.


3/16/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. UC 2205


3/17/2015
Japan Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


3/24/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. UC 2205


4/02/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/06/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/17/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/20/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/28/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205



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