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.



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Fall 2014

  • Registration begins - August 20, 2014
  • Classes begin - September 2, 2014
  • Student Calendar

Spring 2015

  • Now accepting applications!
  • Deadline to apply - December 9, 2014
  • Registration begins - January 14, 2015
  • Classes begin - January 26, 2015

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Would you like to help international students practice their English and learn about American culture first hand? Volunteer as a Conversation Partner, 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

4:00 pm
Play volleyball with your friends!
7:00 pm
Join us for the famous IEI Halloween Party! Come dressed in a costume and ready to have fun, dance, enjoy refreshments, take photos, and celebrate this crazy American holiday.
4:45 pm
Come out and volunteer, help the community!
5:30 pm
Meet us at the Illini Union basement to chat with ConvoPartners and other IEI students!
10:45 am - 1:30 pm
Come out and volunteer, help out your community!
6:00 pm
Bring a traditional dish from your country and bring it to the IEI! Share a variety of food from different countries.
8:30 am
Come out ice skating at our very own ice arena!
11/22/2014 - 11/30/2014
All Day

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