The IEI's Intensive English Program is a 20-hour-per-week academic program designed for students who want to develop skills they will need in undergraduate and graduate programs in US universities and students who want to build English skills for their professional career. Learn more about the mission of the IEI.

The IEI Office will be closed November 24-28, 2014. If you need immediate assistance, please email the IEI at: or call 217.333.6598


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Fall 2015

  • Classes begin - August 31, 2015

Spring 2016

  • Applications accepted starting September 1, 2015

Be an American Conversation Partner!

Would you like to help international students practice their English and learn about American culture? Volunteer with the ConvoPartners program, and you will meet new people and learn about other countries and cultures. (More information...)

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Professional Membership


The Intensive English Institute is a member of the University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP).


The Intensive English Institute is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).


Upcoming Events

Get Class Schedules
8/28/2015, 1:00 pm


Orientation 5
8/28/2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Community Outing: Urbana Sweet Corn Festival
8/28/2015, 5:00 pm

Meet at the IEI

Join us for the most popular local festival of the year—celebrating sweet corn! You can try some corn on the cob with butter, the American way to eat corn. There will be live music, arts and crafts from local artists to purchase, and other delicious food. We will take a bust to downtown Urbana to see all the festivities.

International Student Welcome Dinner
8/29/2015, 4:45 pm

Meet at the IEI at 4:45pm. The dinner is at the ARC in MP6. 

A campus group called International Student Connections is inviting all international students on campus for a free, home-cooked dinner, a chance to meet new people, and to learn about their club. We will meet at the IEI and take a bus to the ARC.

IEI Classes Begin
Welcome Picnic
9/4/2015, 5:00 pm

Illini Grove 

Labor Day (national holiday; no classes)
ConvoPartner Orientation
9/10/2015, 6:00 pm

151 Everitt 

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