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University of Washington (UW)

International & English Language Programs (IELP) [Seattle, Washington]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Study on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world just north of downtown Seattle.
  • Enrolling more than 50,000 students each year, UW is ranked one of the top universities in the United States and the world.
  • The International & English Language Programs (IELP) at the University of Washington has been offering high quality programs to nearly 4,000 international students per year since 1977.

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Located in the beautiful and vibrant city of Seattle, the University of Washington has grown to become one of the world's leading universities. The UW enrolls more than 45,000 students each year and is consistently ranked one of the top universities in the United States and world.
      International & English Language Programs at the University of Washington offers English language instruction to students from all over the world. Whether you want to advance your career, prepare for further study in the United States, or learn English for personal enrichment, our highly trained instructors will help you achieve your goals.
      One of our most popular programs is our Intensive English Program, helps you to improve your English proficiency in one of three tracks of study:

      • University Track: Prepare for undergraduate or graduate studies at an American college or university.
      • Business English Track: Develop the spoken and written English skills you need for the business world.
      • Communication & Culture Track: Improve your practical English skills for use in real-life situations, and learn about American culture.

      We also offer a wide variety of other programs including short-term programs, business certificate programs, teacher training programs, graduate school preparation programs, and study abroad opportunities.
      All IELP courses are taught by highly trained instructors, and some of our programs also include instruction by acclaimed UW faculty and by experts from business and industry.
      Visit www.ielp.uw.edu to learn more and to find out which of our programs is right for you!
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1977
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 400
      Average Class Size : 14
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Internet Access : On-Campus
      Tuition : Low
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Established in 1977, International & English Language Programs at the University of Washington offers English language instruction to students from all over the world. Whether you want to advance your career, prepare for further study in the United States or learn English for personal enrichment, the highly trained IELP instructors will help you achieve your goals. We look forward to receiving your application from ApplyESL.com!
      Sandi Janusch
      Senior Director, International & English Language Programs
      University of Washington
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • UW Educational Outreach
      International & English Language Programs

      4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE
      Seattle, Washington  98195-9450  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (206) 543-6242
      FAX: +1 (206) 685-9572
      E-mail: IELPInfo@pce.uw.edu
      Website: http://www.ielp.uw.edu/
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Each year, students come from a variety of countries to study in the Intensive English Program at the University of Washington. Recently students have come from Brazil, Mexico, Mongolia, Costa Rica, France, Iraq, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Venezuela, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Colombia, Cameroon, United Arab Emirates, Libya, China, and Saudi Arabia.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • All University of Washington instructors are trained, fully-certified professionals and have extensive experience teaching English to students from around the world. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • The University of Washington does not arrange housing for students. However, a number of excellent options are available for students to choose from, including on-campus dormitories, off-campus residences, or a homestay experience. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. Those students who want to experience local culture first-hand may enjoy living with an American host family. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The University of Washington is located in the Pacific Northwest, one of the most beautiful and livable regions in the United States. Famous for its clean air and water and surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and forests, the area is a marvelous place to visit and to call home. Seattle, with a population of 635,000, is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and offers its residents the best of city and country living. Cultural attractions include world-class museums, art galleries, an aquarium, a zoo, professional and college sports, the symphony, the opera and large annual film and music festivals. Seattle’s downtown area offers stunning mountain views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west. For working professionals, Seattle is home to some of the world’s top companies and institutions, including Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco and REI. The city also offers world-class, exciting and eclectic food to satisfy all tastes. Those who love the outdoors have many options available to them year-round. Popular ski resorts are within reach by car from the UW campus and Seattle residents frequently take time to hit the slopes and others like to go hiking, climbing, backpacking, or biking in the nearby mountains. Located on Lakes Union and Washington, residents also have opportunities to go sailing, canoeing, or kayaking and enjoy the magnificent surrounding beauty the Northwest is famous for.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1861, the University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s leading universities and one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. UW enrolls more than 50,000 students each year and is consistently ranked one of the top universities in the United States and the world. UW has multiple campuses, with the largest located in Seattle and the other two in Tacoma and Bothell. In all, UW includes 16 colleges and schools which offer 1,800 undergraduate courses each quarter. The school confers more than 12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees annually. UW has been labeled one of the “Public Ivies,” a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. In addition to its respected academics, the UW boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Located just four miles north of downtown Seattle, it features stunning views of snow-capped Mount Rainier and nearby Lake Washington. In the spring, the university’s many gardens are awash with color and the Japanese cherry trees on campus show off their spectacular pink and white blossoms.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Completing the University Track of the Intensive English Program may satisfy the English proficiency requirements and/or provide eligibility for conditional admission at our partner universities. However, conditional admission is not available for the main campus of the University of Washington. Please see the school's website for more information about conditional admission: http://ielp.uw.edu/programs/academic-prep/ciep/university-track.asp Academic and transfer advising is also available to students.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Washington is one of the largest and well-established programs of its kind in the United States. In this program you will meet and study alongside students from all over the world.
      Program Features
      • Small class sizes with no more than 18 students
      • Opportunity to begin your studies in any quarter: winter (January), spring (March), summer (June) or autumn (September)
      • About 20 hours of instruction each week
      • Experienced instructors, many with advanced degrees
      • Opportunities to participate in fun activities on the UW campus and in the surrounding area

      Three Program Tracks
      The Intensive English Program includes three different tracks to help you meet your specific goals.
      University Track: The University Track of the Intensive English Program is intended for students who want to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in the United States. In this track, you will improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and also learn strategies for boosting your TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Successful completion of the IEP University Track serves as proof of English language proficiency for admission to our partner universities. These schools include Seattle University, Washington State University, UW Bothell, UW Tacoma and the UW Graduate School. Program features include:
      • Five levels of study, so you can take classes that fit your English language abilities
      • Academic courses in grammar, writing, reading and listening/speaking
      • Opportunity to take one UW undergraduate course (level 5 students only)
      Business English Track: Develop the spoken and written English skills you need for the business world. After completion of General English level 4 at the Seattle campus, you can enroll in the Intensive Business English Program at our downtown Seattle location. In this program, you’ll study topics such as marketing, global trade and entrepreneurship. You must finish the IBEP to complete the Business English Track. Program features include:
      • General English classes appropriate for your language skills
      • Intensive Business English Program (IBEP) covering marketing, global trade, and entrepreneurship
      • Field trips to major businesses and technology firms in the Seattle area

      Communication & Culture Track: Improve your practical English skills for use in real-life situations, and learn about American culture. Students in this track begin their studies in general English courses at the UW Seattle campus or in different levels of English language and culture courses at our downtown Seattle location. Program features include:
      • Courses that help you improve your English while learning about American customs and culture
      • The opportunity to give input on the themes you would like to explore in class
      • Guest speakers and field trips to Seattle locations such as Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum and the King County Courthouse

      All programs feature different levels of study. No proof of English proficiency is required to enroll; your level of study will depend on your current English language skills. You will take a placement test at the beginning of the program to determine the right level for you.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 14 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 9,10,20,30 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: F-1 Student Visa Required (I-20 Form Issued Upon Request)
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2017
      10 WEEKS:
      9/21 - 12/812/27 - 3/9

      20 WEEKS:
      9/21 - 3/912/27 - 6/2

      30 WEEKS:
      9/21 - 6/2


      2018
      10 WEEKS:
      3/20 - 6/2


    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 50
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      9 WEEKS US$ 3,800
      10 WEEKS US$ 3,800
      20 WEEKS US$ 7,600
      30 WEEKS US$ 11,400
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      9-30 WEEKS US$ 650+ Per Month US$ 1850 - 3676 Per Month US$ 550 - 1,200 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      None Arranged by School
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the UW site to verify program dates and ensure that applications are being accepted for their desired start date: http://www.ielp.uw.edu/programs/academic-prep/iep/
      Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Off-campus residence fee does not include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Seattle, Washington
    • Location
      UW Educational Outreach
      International & English Language Programs

      4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE Seattle, Washington  98195-9450  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Seattle-Tacoma 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$ 50 and arrive on campus in approximately 25 minutes. Shuttle and bus service is also available.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.5
      School Environment: 4.3
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.0
      Activities and Social Life: 3.8
      Accommodation: 3.5

      4.1

    • There are 4 reviews for this school

    • Miki Shimamura
      [ Nara, Japan, Female ]  2015/7/24
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      Thank you, I appreciate your help
      I had a wonderful time because I had many good friends from many countries here. I was able to learn about each of their countries, their culture and their thinking. They always study hard for their purpose and dream, so they made me enthusiastic about school, too. I met nice teachers. They always taught us politely and well. I had four classes each day, and every class was helpful for me. I want to say, 'Thank you, I appreciate your help.'
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      Sonia Rodriguez-Vasquez
      [ Lima, Peru, Female ]  2015/7/24
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Learning University Life in the U.S.
      I really liked the course Applied Academic Skills with lectures because it was quite intensive. In my opinion, it was like testing yourself to know if you are ready to take a regular class. The instructor that I had was good and helped us to understand and follow the lectures. I liked being involved in the university environment. That way, I got to learn what university life is like in the U.S.
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      Setsuko Ishibashi
      [ Fukuoka, Japan, Female ]  2015/7/24
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Encouraging Teachers
      In the academic course, I had some excellent teachers. Sometimes I lost my confidence. However, my teachers always encouraged me and inspired me to study. I learned a lot in those academic courses, especially skills such as academic writing, presentation, note-taking and academic listening. I am planning to go to graduate school in the U.S., so the study materials that my teachers handed out will be very useful to me.
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      Turki Aljumah
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Age 26, Male ]  2015/7/17
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Beautiful Campus and Schedule Flexibility
      I'm very lucky to have chosen the IELP program at the University of Washington for I have gained a lot. I have improved my speaking, writing and reading skills already. In addition to the skills I have learned, I appreciate the IELP because of the flexibility of the schedule; my teachers are very helpful and understanding. The UW has also delighted me since I started this program. It is so impressive with its architecturally designed buildings, and the tall trees give shade when we stroll around the magnificent campus. I'm really enjoying my studies at this famous university.
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