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University of Miami (UM)

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Coral Gables, Florida]


  • More than 50 years of experience in teaching English as a Second Language
  • Conditional Admission to the University of Miami for academically-qualified students
  • Enjoy Miami's subtropical climate, beautiful beaches and easy access to the world-famous Disney World

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Since 1951, the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Miami has taught English to the international community to prepare students to enter an American university by providing instruction in English language and academic skills. The IEP helps their students comfortably adapt to university life and the American culture. In addition to improving student language skills, the IEP encourages the development of intercultural understanding, offers support and guidance related to non-academic issues, and builds ease and confidence in a new culture. IEP students are members of the University of Miami community and gain full access to all campus facilities and recreational activities, including a world-class fitness center, an extensive library system, and a campus computer network. The IEP is a proud member of UCIEP, a U.S. consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs known for its high professional standards and quality English language instruction.>> https://goo.gl/SeD32s
    • DATA
    • Type : Private University
      Establishment : 1951
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 100 -150
      Average Class Size : 13
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Internet Access : On-Campus
      Tuition : High
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Thank you for considering the University of Miami Intensive English Program (IEP). As the Director of the Intensive English Program, I am pleased to provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the Intensive English Program through our partnership with ApplyESL.com. Your IEP experience will include at least 20 hours of English study a week. The IEP curriculum is designed to provide you with the language skills, academic abilities and confidence needed to succeed in an American experience. The IEP also has regular activities planned for all students. As a student of the IEP, you will have access to many wonderful facilities at UM. Our program encourages intercultural understanding, provides support and guidance, and assists students in adapting to university life and American culture. Studying at the IEP will be an education experience that will last a lifetime. Come join the IEP at UM! >> https://goo.gl/SeD32s

      Michelle M. Alvarez
      Director, Intensive English Program (IEP)
      University of Miami
    • University of Miami
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      P.O. Box 248005, 5050 Brunson Drive, 111 Allen Hall
      Coral Gables, Florida  33124  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (305) 284-2752
      FAX: +1 (305) 284-3633
      E-mail: iep@miami.edu
      Website: https://iep.dcie.miami.edu/
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Each year, more than 400 students from over 101 different countries come to the IEP to study English. Recently, students have come to the IEP from Latin America (57%), the Middle East (20%), Asia (10%), Europe (9%), North America (2.5%), the Caribbean (1%), and Africa (0.5%).
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • IEP instructors are faculty members of the University of Miami. All instructors are experienced, trained professionals and hold master's degrees in English as a Second Language (ESL), Applied Linguisitics or in a related field. Each teacher offers a minimum of five years of teaching experience both in the United States and abroad.
    • Housing
    • Students have the option to live in on-campus dormitories during summer semester only. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students - both American and international. It is the student's responsibility to make their individual housing arrangements either if they choose to live off-campus or are attending the IEP during the spring or fall semesters. The IEP will provide students with information about available housing options however the IEP office cannot make student housing arrangements. It is best to arrange housing as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The University of Miami's main campus is located on 260 beautifully lush acres in the city of Coral Gables, an exclusive suburb just south of downtown Miami. Also known as "The City Beautiful," Coral Gables boasts a vibrant business, cultural, and residential community set in a tropical, Mediterranean environment. South Florida's subtropical climate with an average temperature of 20°C and year-round sunshine provides ideal conditions for outdoor recreational activities. Located only 7 miles from downtown Miami, students have easy access to experience popular local attractions including picturesque Coconut Grove, colorful South Beach, and Key Biscayne, all available via bus and the metrorail (above-ground train) directly from the UM campus. Other internationally-acclaimed attractions including world famous Disney World in Orlando and historic Key West in the Florida Keys are within a few hours drive from Coral Gables.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1925, the University of Miami (UM) is the largest, most comprehensive private research university in the southeastern United States with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. Nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 114 nations around the world call UM home during the academic year. With more than 9,400 full and part-time faculty and staff, the student-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. UM nearly encompasses the entire academic spectrum with 13 schools and colleges, offering 130 areas of specialization for both undergraduate and graduate study. The University's main campus is located in Coral Gables, a picturesque suburb just south of Miami. UM includes additional campus locations in South Florida: the Medical campus in downtown Miami; the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science; the John J. Koubek Center; the James L. Knight Center, and the South and Richmond campuses. UM students and alumni are avid fans of their sports team, the University of Miami Hurricanes. Winning more than 20 national championships and athletes earning 57 individual titles, the Hurricanes success on the field has earned them recognition nationwide.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students who complete the ESL program.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Program offers three 14-week and three 6-week sessions throughout the academic year. Students enrolled in the Program receive 20-25 hours of in-class instruction each week.

      The Program offers 5 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. At the beginning of the semester, new students are required to take an English proficiency test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability.

      The Program's courses follow an academic and skills-based curriculum, integrating the essential skills of listening and speaking, reading and written communication into one complete program of study. In addition to attending their core classes, students also have the opportunity to receive instruction on specialized topics based upon their own interests, such as English for Business or Current Events. The integration of all these important language skills helps students prepare for study at an American university. Students compliment their in-class instruction by making use of the Media Center, a fully digital, audiovisual computer laboratory featuring current software designed to enhance students' oral communication skills. A second computer lab is available to students for independent study and class work in written communication.

      Class sizes generally range from 12 to 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 -14 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 6,14 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: F-1 Student Visa Required (I-20 Issued Upon Request)
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2019
      6 WEEKS:
      2/21 - 4/196/20 - 8/910/10 - 12/6
      14 WEEKS:
      5/7 - 8/98/27 - 12/6

    • Fees
      US$ 125 (Non-Refundable)
      TUITION FEE (2019)
      6 WEEKS US$ 3,300
      14 WEEKS US$ 5,900
      6 WEEKS N/A US$ 800 US$ 700-1800 Per Month
      14 WEEKS N/A US$ 2,000 US$ 700-1800 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged - Contact School for Options
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is Non-Refundable.
      Housing Fees do not include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Coral Gables, Florida
    • Location
      University of Miami
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      5050 Brunson Drive Coral Gables, Florida  33124  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Miami International Airport:
      It is the student’s responsibility to arrange transportation from the airport to campus. Taxis are available from the airport that will cost approximately US$20 and arrive on campus in approximately 20 minutes. Buses that run on limited schedules are also available.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.6
      School Environment: 4.6
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.7
      Activities and Social Life: 4.6
      Accommodation: 4.1


    • There are 26 reviews for this school

    • Zhanna Aktobe
      [ Aktobe, Kazakhstan, Age 27, Female ]  2018/12/8
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      ESL School
      I believe it is one of the best ESL school in the US. I really liked my instructors and my group mates.
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      [ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Female ]  2017/3/30
      16 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
      Real Opportunity to Learn English
      The IEP offers a real opportunity for you to learn the English language because it provides many effective ways for you to practice writing, reading, listening and speaking during the course.
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      [ Kuwait, Kuwait, Age 19, Male ]  2017/3/28
      9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      University of Miami, Intensive English Program
      I enjoyed my time at IEP!
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      [ Al-Khari, Saudi Arabia, Age 20, Male ]  2016/4/18
      5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      It is a good school overall.
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      [ Kuwait City, Kuwait, Age 18, Female ]  2016/4/18
      7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      IEP Environment
      Most teachers are friendly and helpful.
      The classes are strict but very beneficial.
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      [ Almaty, Kazakhstan, Male ]  2016/4/18
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      It is so good!
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      Armando Ahued
      [ Mexico, Mexico City, Age 27, Male ]  2016/3/28
      UM Good Academic Help
      UM provides extremely good academic help to their students. Honestly, I learned a lot since I have been studying here. I like UM so much that I am applying for a graduate program in Business Administration. I strongly recommend the University of Miami if you want to really improve your English
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      Bassam Alassade
      [ Riyadh, Saud, Male ]  2015/10/14
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      My Choice to Study in America
      Miami was my first choice to study in the United States, and my decision was a result of careful thinking, research, and study. There are many factors that make students enjoy the study here. First of all, the weather in Miami is moderate most times of the year. It doesn't snow and interrupt the life as it happens in some other cities. Second, Miami people are kind and helpful. In addition, Miami buildings have fantastic architectural style, and its streets are wide, clean and beautiful. It's also an international city; you will find different people from many countries that makes Miami more interesting. Finally, the most important factor is the availability of many universities led by the University of Miami, who is a pioneer university worldwide. It ranks high in the world's universities ranking. In addition, it has a gorgeous campus and provides excellent services to students. Certainly, its English Language Institute (IEP) has proven to have a high level of teaching English. And from my experience it is the right place for foreign students to master English language.
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      Saleh Aljamaan
      [ Alfufof, Saudi Arabia, Age 25, Male ]  2015/10/5
      IEP has many advantages
      I would like to contribute you my story with IEP. When I got my scholarship to study abroad, I was thinking about which is the best institution in the United States that would make my improve suddenly, so I started researching to find the greatest place to learn my English, so I decided to study there. Now I have been here almost one year, and really my English is improving, and I can speak very well. In addition, every teacher tries helping you as much as they can. The IEP has many advantages to develop your English such as courses, teachers, and tools of learning. I recommend anyone who wants to study English, come to the IEP.
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      Salah Saleh
      [ Algoryat, Saudi Arabia, Age 19, Male ]  2015/9/21
      I am lucky to come to the IEP
      My name is Salah Saleh Alsharari. I am from Saudi Arabia. I had been studying in DC before I came to Miami, but I didn't improve a lot, so after 6 months, I took vacation and I came to Miami to see about the school, and have a fun time, and I found the UMIEP. After that, I visited UM, and I asked 5 people about the IPE. I didn't know them, but all of them told me the IEP is very good and you will improve fast. Now, I say "thank god, I am lucky to come to the IEP."
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      Maria Emilia Cevallos
      [ Quito, Ecuador, Female ]  2015/7/22
      2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      Close to Home
      I choose the IEP because it was close to home. But after I came here, I’m really glad that I made the decision to come here. Because the teachers are all
      very welcoming; and I was able to make friends from all over the world. The class activities really help me to not only learn English, but also learn
      American culture. I was also able to practice English with native speakers through the conversation program. I really enjoyed my time here, and I will
      definitely recommend this program to my friends.
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      Laura Becht
      [ Paris, France, Female ]  2015/7/22
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      Multicultural IEP
      I like the multicultural aspects of IEP. It’s a great experience to meet all the people from different countries. At first, I was very nervous because I didn’t
      know a lot of English. I was very shy, but all the teachers in IEP really encouraged me. Now I’m able to express myself in English. I also enjoyed all the
      activities in IEP, especially the International Thanksgiving. I was away from home. Participating in this event, and celebrate Thanksgiving with friends
      from all over the world made me feel like IEP is my home away from home.
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      Abitbekov Aibolat
      [ Astana, Kazakhstan, Male ]  2015/7/22
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Miami has changed my life
      Studying in Miami has changed my life in ways that I cannot imagine. After studying here, I have made extremely important contacts. I believe that my
      classmates will become future engineers, doctors, politicians in their country. No matter where we end up in the future, we will always remember each
      other, and the time we have spent together at IEP. I believe that IEP is the first step for me to become a successful person. When I go to Saudi Arabia,
      France, China, Colombia, and all the other countries, I will have friends there. We can share ideas, do business, and more importantly, we can tie the
      relationship between our countries. I’m so happy that I chose the University of Miami, because day after day, I learned so much so my teachers. They are
      kind, patient, and they understand their students. And they are always there to help us.
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      Orianna Polanco
      [ Caracas, Venezuela, Female ]  2015/7/22
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Activities at IEP
      IEP is a place where we can meet new people and learn about their cultures. We have fun activities such as the International Thanksgiving Celebration,
      Orlando trip, and the Halloween party. All the activities help us make new friends. The teachers in IEP are really friendly, and they are always eager to
      help us. I love the way I learn in IEP. The teachers make learning fun and easy for students.
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      Ziwen Wang
      [ Shanghai, China ]  2015/7/22
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      I enjoyed my time as an IEP student very much
      When I first came to the IEP, I felt nervous and strange, but all the teachers are very kind and patient. Gradually, I adapted to the environment here and
      feel very comfortable now. Aside from my hometown friends here, I made some friends from Saudi Arabia, Portugal, and Venezuela. I learned their culture
      and integrated with them. It’s definitely worth studying at IEP to gain this kind of experience. I also learned to work in groups, accept others suggestions
      and express my opinions. I’m sure this skill will help me in the University. These opportunities were significant to my experience in the United States. I
      participated in activities such as attending Miami Heat and Dolphins games and Special Olympics. Each brought significant meaning to my life in the
      United States. During my time at the IEP, I strengthened my English ability. The IEP teachers make classes fun and enjoyable. I enjoyed my time as an
      IEP student very much.
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      Chen Sihan
      [ Shenzhen, China, Male ]  2015/9/10

      Eli Bru
      [ Madrid, Spain, Female ]  2015/9/3

      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]  2015/9/1

      Gustavo Franco
      [ Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil, Age 28, Female ]  2018/8/11

      [ Kuwait city, Kuwait, Age 18, Male ]  2017/3/28

      [ Bethlehem, Palestine, Age 19, Male ]  2016/4/18

      [ Barquisimeto Lara, Venezuela, Age 18, Female ]  2016/4/18

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      Roberto Sanchez
      [ Caracas, Venezuela, Age 41, Male ]  2009/3/5
      43 of 49 people found the following review helpful.
      Great Experience!!!
      Estudiar en una Universidad de la categoria de UM es una experiencia enriquecedora, tanto academica como personalmente, si quieres dar un paso grande hacia tu futuro, este es el lugar correcto.

      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 29, Male ]  2009/3/7

      [ Caracas, Venezuela, Age 18, Male ]  2018/12/7

      Liseomara Medina
      [ Lecherias, Venezuela, Age 18, Female ]  2018/4/20
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