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University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder)

International English Center (IEC) [Boulder, Colorado]


  • Innovative, high-quality English language and cultural programming integrating cutting-edge teaching practices and experiential learning
  • Caring, friendly, and safe environment with exceptional teaching, academic advising, and student services, as well as meaningful opportunities to engage with members of the University of Colorado Boulder community
  • A beautiful setting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with exciting outdoor activities, sports, shopping, and entertainment.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1975
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 100 - 150
      Average Class Size : 15
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder! The International English Center (IEC) provides high-quality English language instruction for international students preparing for academic study in the U.S., and professionals seeking to enhance their career opportunities. We are recognized as one of the best English language university programs with proven results. We offer a variety of programs that can help you achieve your academic or professional goals.

      In addition to English instruction, the IEC offers extracurricular activities and events that allow students to explore U.S. culture in a friendly and safe learning environment. Our students regularly engage with members of the University of Colorado Boulder, a top-ranking school both in the U.S. and globally.

      We take pride in helping our students reach their potential. We look forward to meeting you!

      Ruth Moore, Director
      International English Center (IEC)
    • University of Colorado Boulder
      International English Center
      Division of Continuing Education

      1030 13th Street
      Boulder, Colorado  80309-0063  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (303) 492-5547
      FAX: +1 (303) 492-5515
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English, Pathway to CU, Legal English Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 8 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory; On-Campus Apartment
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2024
      8 WEEKS:
      8/21 - 10/1610/17 - 12/19

      8 WEEKS:
      1/8 - 3/53/6 - 5/8

    • Costs
      US$ 125
      TUITION FEE (2024 - 2025)
      4 WEEKS US$ 2,024
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,780
      16 WEEKS US$ 7,560
      24 WEEKS US$ 11,340
      32 WEEKS US$ 15,120
      40 WEEKS US$ 18,900
      US$ 300 (On-Campus Apartments)
      4 WEEKS N/A US$ 1,850 US$ 1500-2100 Per Month
      8 WEEKS N/A US$ 3,700 US$ 1500-2100 Per Month
      16 WEEKS N/A US$ 7,400 US$ 1500-2100 Per Month
      24 WEEKS N/A US$ 11,100 US$ 1500-2100 Per Month
      32 WEEKS N/A US$ 14,800 US$ 1500-2100 Per Month
      40 WEEKS N/A US$ 18,500 US$ 1500-2100 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged - Contact School for Options
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Boulder, Colorado
    • Location
      University of Colorado Boulder
      International English Center
      Division of Continuing Education

      1030 13th Street Boulder, Colorado  80309-0063  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Denver International Airport:
      It is the responsibility of each student to arrange their own transportation from the airport to campus. Taxis are available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$100 and students will arrive on campus within one hour. Students may also choose to ride a public (RTD) bus from the airport to Boulder. The cost is approximately $13, and this trip is also approximately one hour. Finally, students may choose to reserve a seat in a SuperShuttle or Green Ride to Boulder. This ride may be longer than an hour, as there are multiple riders in the van. The cost will be approximately $50.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.6
      School Environment: 4.4
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.5
      Activities and Social Life: 4.3
      Accommodation: 4.2


    • There are 19 reviews for this school

    • Ali
      [ Kuwait City, Kuwait, Age 18, Male ]
      5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      Caring Teachers Made Me Happy
      What really amazed me about the IEC is how willing the teachers are to help. They would do whatever it takes just so that you can understand a certain topic. I think the reason why I like that is because I am from a country where teachers don't really care much about the students. So having caring teachers made me happy. Studying at the IEC didn't feel like studying at all! It was just fun. With all the activities that helped me a lot with my learning experience, and all the trips we would do. Basically, the IEC gave the opportunity to live a real learning experience, which is something that would have been impossible if I just stayed in Kuwait, so..thank you :).
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      Lei Yixiao
      [ Shanghai, China, Female ]
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      I spent one year at this school before I went to college. In the academic aspect, it taught me useful skills that I can use in college. I have a deeper understanding of English and America. I improved my pronunciation and grammar dramatically here. I like the diversity environment most; staff was willing to help me whenever I had any problems. It is a diverse and inclusive place which means there are so many international students.
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      Kwevitoukoui Hounkpati
      [ Togo, West Africa, Male ]
      Responsibility to learn
      I really appreciate the IEC and the...attendance policy. This makes students take the responsibility to learn. The teachers and students are very friendly regardless of culture differences. The IEC is a good place for international students to improve their English proficiency.
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      Hai Dao
      [ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      I attended a 4-week intensive English course at the IEC. All my classes have been outstanding, and were very helpful for me in terms of academic preparation. In addition, the IEC provided me with excellent opportunities to learn American culture through class activities, as well as to make friends with international students from many countries around the world. There is a lot of information and knowledge with regards to this course, but the instructors did an excellent job of pinpointing my weak areas and encouraging me to overcome them. Boulder and the CU campus were a great place to live. I really enjoyed my hike to Audubon peak and my camping trip in West Magnolia.
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      May Alhazzani
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Very Comfortable Here
      Since I am a graduate student, I am seeking to strengthen my academic language in order to succeed in graduate school afterwards. I found the IEC is the place to accomplish my goal. The IEC is a great place and I am glad I chose this center from among many other options.The International English Center is an excellent environment to have a great experience and develop strong academic language skills. I am very comfortable here with all these great people; students, teachers and staff. The teachers are highly qualified. I have made a lot of friends here from all over the world and that has helped me to practice my English most of the time. Life here in Boulder is very nice. The public transportation system, beautiful nature, a wide variety of activities and very nice people are all factors that make me love living here in Boulder.
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      Asuka Ito
      [ Tokyo, Japan ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Be Relaxed and Improve your English!
      Something that you have never experienced before happens every day. Surrounded by nature in pure air, you will discover new things here. You can participate in exciting events. For example, you can hike up to the Rocky Mountain, go skiing in winter, and go camping in summer. I would recommend this school if you love to be relaxed and improve your English.
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      A Former Student
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    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.

    • 學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 19, Female ]

      [ 神奈川県, 日本, Age 39, Male ]
      8 of 9 people found the following review helpful.

      [ 静岡県, 日本, Age 33, Male ]
      7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.

      [ Mexico City, Mexico, Age 21, Male ]
      Muy buena disfrute y aprendí mucho los maestros son muy amigables el sistema de trabajo es bueno

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      Ana Maria Buitrago
      [ Bogota, Colombia, Age 17, Female ]
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