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    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



    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.​


    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.



    See where we rank 

    among the best!





    Why consider studying at the 

    University of Miami Intensive

     English Program? 

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE of an IEP student

    How do IEP students spend a typical day?

     Take a peek at a day in the life of 

    IEP students.


    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!


  • 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!

    A DAY IN THE LIFE of an IEP student

    How do IEP students spend a typical day?

     Take a peek at a day in the life of 

    IEP students.


  • Welcome To 


  • 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.


  • Ahmad


    “My favorite part about

    the Intensive English

    program is how they treat

    the students like family.

    Everyone is so nice and


    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



    “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:



    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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