Levels of classes
60 +
Student's countries
Weeks full-session
Weeks mid-session

A DAY IN THE LIFE of an IEP student
Welcome To Miami
Student Testimonials
How To Apply

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
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.
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!
Welcome To Miami
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.
Student testimonials


“My favorite part about the Intensive English program is how they treat the students like family. Everyone is so nice and supportive!”
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.


“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:

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
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!
We look forward to welcoming you to the IEP. Many Faces, One Language

Inquiry Form


Tell A Friend

Contact Student