The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is part of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) under the Office of International Programs. 

The overall mission of the UNI CIEP is to provide International Students with quality intensive academic English language instruction and a cultural orientation to the United States in preparation for study at the University of Northern Iowa or other institution of higher learning

The materials on this website provide information about our program, services, policies, procedures, events, and culture information.  If you are interested in studying in the CIEP, click here to apply!

Now Hiring: Assessment Assistant

September 24, 2014 -- The CIEP is currently looking for an Assessment Assistant. This is a student employee position. The Assessment Assistant will be responsible for organizing the administration of surveys, teacher evaluations, and compiling data and reports as necessary for CIEP staff and accreditation purposes. More information is available on the UNI Job Board and online at: http://uni.edu/ciep/staff/employment

CIEP Global Connections Scholarship Awards Available

September 8, 2014 -- The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity to individuals who are recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship will provide up to 100% tuition to individuals selected by the scholarship committee for Fall 2 2014 session (October 22 - December 19). Applications must be submitted before 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014. Award recipients will be contacted by October 6, 2014.


The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program offers seven levels of English instruction in addition to cultural orientation. For more information about the UNI Culture & Intensive English Program, please browse the pages on this site and view our brochure by clicking the image below.


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