The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) of the University of Northern Iowa is an institution that was established in 1982. It is designed to prepare non-native English speakers for academic work at the undergraduate or graduate degree level. Students participate in Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar classes; which are offered at seven different levels. Sessions last eight weeks and, with adequate progress, students advance one level per session.
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The mission of the 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 another institution of higher learning [More on the CIEP Mission...]
Every eight weeks, each full-time CIEP student receives 4 hours of classroom work Monday through Friday in one of 7 levels of instruction.[More on Levels...]
The CIEP classes are grouped into three skill areas: Listening/Speaking, Writing/Grammar, and Reading. [More on Course Information...]
There are five CIEP sessions each academic year. Before each session, there is a mandatory placement test and orientation program for new students. [To see the current session dates and fees click here...]
Here you will find answers to common questions such as: How long can I study in CIEP? What clothing should I bring? How are students placed in a level? Can students work on campus? [More Frequently Asked Questions...]