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. The CIEP sessions begin in August, October, January, March, and June. Each session provides 20 classroom hours per week of English language study and cultural orientation. In addition, CIEP students participate in integrated skill courses throughout 5 different levels. 

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


Check this out! Read about some of the CIEP's recent programs and partnerships:

The CIEP & Fulbright

The CIEP & Yucatán


Current | Fall 2023 | Session 1

 August 22 - October 13, 2023


Fall 2 Orientation begins October 16, 2023

Fall 2 begins October 18

Orientation Schedule Fall 2 2023


For additional information about our newest program updates or to answer questions, please email or call us at (319) 273-2182.





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