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.

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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