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Joint Statement on Supporting International Students and Intensive English Programs in the United States

UCIEP, TESOL, and EnglishUSA stand together with all international educators in advocating for the importance of hosting international students in promoting the ideals and values of the United States.

UCIEP is mentioned in the Chronicle of Higher Education

The American higher-education system is decentralized, but American colleges that want to expand their enrollments of international students don’t have to go it alone.

UCIEP Stance on Executive Order 13769

UCIEP Statement: UCIEP stands for ALL students who desire English language study at universities and colleges in the United States. Since our inception, UCIEP has fostered integrity, excellence, and collaboration...

Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2016-2017


UCIEP is an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English programs in the United States. Founded in 1967, UCIEP's purpose is to advance professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs at universities and colleges in the United States. Our member programs are committed to the consortium's effort to ensure that students receive the highest quality intensive English instruction from trained, professional teachers.

Our Mission

UCIEP supports and strengthens university-governed intensive English program leadership through collegial engagement, applied research, IEP advocacy, and the active promotion of the highest professional standards. 

Our Vision

The vision for UCIEP is to be the industry leader for university-governed intensive English programs.

Our Promise

UCIEP members are committed to ensuring that students receive the highest quality intensive English instruction from trained, professional teachers.


UCIEP History

In 1967, the organization was born out of a group of directors from 13 Intensive English Programs (IEPs) who met to discuss challenges in their growing field. From the very beginning, UCIEP members are committed to setting and achieving high standards in Intensive English Programs, Educating institutions to the fact that adequate support of IEPs would lead to international students better prepared to succeed in their academic studies and Providing a forum for IEP directors to exchange ideas, information and experiences.

UCIEP Values

Integrity:  Exemplifying honesty, trust, respect, and transparency
Excellence:  Promoting ethical and professional practices and high standards for students, faculty, and staff
Collective Wisdom:  Sharing knowledge to inspire and advance innovation and academic entrepreneurship
Collaboration:  Working with members and stakeholders to analyze issues, respond proactively to trends, and identify creative solutions


integrated into large research universities as well as small private colleges.



without compromising the central vision of excellence.



with the constant commitment to advance professional standards and quality.



served by the joint efforts of UCIEP and its members.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

Contact UCIEP

c/o Georgia Tech Language Institute
P.O. Box 79069
Atlanta, Georgia 30357 U.S.A.

Students may write to student@UCIEP.org

Overseas Advisors may write to advisors@UCIEP.org

Prospective UCIEP Members may write to prospect@UCIEP.org