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Intensive English Program


  • 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 and familiarize them with 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



Brazilian Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall/

iClub Spring Break

Orlando and Cocoa Beach, FL

South Korean Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

Panama Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

iClub Semi-Formal

Time and Location TBA

Study Abroad Information Session

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - UC East 2217

You will learn about available programs, costs, and other important details involved in planning your study abroad experience. USI offers over 100 opportunities to study in another country for a summer, a semester, or a year.

New Zealand Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

iClub Picnic

4:30 p.m. - Grimes Haus

The Netherlands Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

International Reception

3:30 p.m. - Carter Hall

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