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: CIEP Program Assistant, Instructor

July 8, 2014-- Reports to the Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP); delivers instruction for classes in English as a Second Language in an eight-week intensive English program; assigns and corrects homework; evaluates students through self-developed and standardized assessments; determines grades for students; assists the CIEP activities coordinator with cultural activities; delivers informative sessions for new incoming students during the orientation program; attends staff meetings; and conducts office hours.

Carolina Coronado-Park begins term as Interim Director of CIEP

July 1, 2014 -- As of July 1, 2014, Carolina Coronado-Park will be the Interim Director of the UNI Culture & Intensive English Program. Carolina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science with an emphasis in Journalism from Universidad de Piura, Peru in 1995. She later completed the Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP). In 1999, she earned her Masters of Arts in Political Science at UNI. Carolina will be serving as the interim CIEP Director for the 2014-2015 academic year, as the previous Director, Philip Plourde has assumed leadership responsibilities for the UNI Office of International Programs. These leadership changes follow the resignation of the Associate Provost for International Programs, Dr. Craig Klafter.


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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