Culture and Intensive English Program

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Welcome to the Culture and Intensive English Program!


The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) at the University of Northern Iowa offers intensive academic English language instruction and a cultural and social introduction to the United States. CIEP students participate in listening, speaking, reading and writing classes in order to practice English in a variety of situations and environments. Class sizes are typically limited to 16 students, so students can easily establish meaningful connections with their instructors and peers. Extracurricular activities include conversation hours with local students, host family visits, excursions to nearby cities, and much more. At CIEP, English language learners improve their academic English skills while also experiencing American culture firsthand.

UNI CIEP is a CEA-accredited program


CIEP by the Numbers >>

10 Countries Represented16:1 Student/Faculty Ratio40% of CIEP Students Enroll at UNI