[UPDATED: January 6, 2022] Applications for 2022 are now open! Please note that due to COVID-19, your desired study abroad options may be affected. ApplyESL recommends applying well ahead of your desired start date to ensure adequate time for processing. Contact your program, or ApplyESL, to check program status, and your local embassy or consulate to confirm visa services currently available. We look forward to receiving your application!
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University Consortium of Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), is a consortium made of intensive English programs that are governed by universities and colleges in the United States. UCIEP's purpose is the advancement of professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs at US universities and colleges. UCIEP members are committed to ensuring that students receive the highest quality intensive English instruction from trained, professional teachers. ApplyESL.com has partnered with UCIEP in bringing you direct applications to the best ESL programs in the U.S.


A student enrolled at a college or university who is taking courses and gaining credits in order to attain a Bachelor's or Associate's degree.


Similar to a college (see "College"), offering a "liberal arts", or vocational education at the postsecondary level. However, universities offer instruction in more fields than do colleges, including professions such as medicine and law; they also award a greater variety of graduate degrees.

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