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Loyola University New Orleans (LOYNO)

Center for International Education [New Orleans, Louisiana]


  • Challenge yourself with LIEP’s rigorous and innovative curriculum which focuses on providing exceptional individual attention to each student
  • Enjoy observing and taking academic classes alongside of actual university students through the PILOT program with opportunities to apply directly to Loyola
  • Live, study and play in New Orleans, one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities in the United States
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Founded in 1976, the Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP) provides a high quality English as a second language (ESL) program. LIEP offers intensive English courses for intermediate and advanced level students. The program prepares students from around the world to use English in academic, professional, and social settings. Special emphasis is placed on giving international students individual attention both in and outside of class. Under the supervision of highly qualified and caring instructors with advanced degrees, LIEP provides students with an innovative and academically challenging curriculum. Full fall and spring semesters (15 weeks) are offered alongside a shorter summer semester (8 weeks) with the additional flexibility of half-semester enrollment options for students. Students are provided with 20 hours of classes each week which focus on improving overall English skills and preparing students for university course work in the United States. Included in the program, students can take the institutional TOEFL test, which is given 3 times a year. Students interested in undertaking full-time study at Loyola University New Orleans may apply to the LIEP Pilot Program which offers non-native English speakers the opportunity to earn academic credit and provides students with the skills necessary for success in undergraduate and graduate programs. In order to enhance the learning experience, on-campus housing with English speaking roommates is also available. Outside of class, students are able to enjoy living in the exciting city of New Orleans, with great music, wonderful food, beautiful architecture, and world famous festivals. LIEP is a proud member of EnglishUSA (The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promote professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private University
      Establishment : 1976
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 30
      Average Class Size : 10
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Taxi, Streetcar
    • Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP)
      2020 Calhoun Street, Mercy Hall, Room 301
      New Orleans, Louisiana  70118  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (504) 864-7550
      FAX: +1 (504) 864-7548
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • While attending the LIEP, students have the opportunity to experience living in on-campus dormitories. Living on-campus is convenient as classes are within walking distance and students can participate in readily available on-campus activities. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as soon as possible due to the limited amount of space available. LIEP may assist students in finding private off-campus apartments; however it is the students' responsibility to make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Home to 600,000 city residents and 1.2 million in the metro area, New Orleans exudes a magical air unlike any other city in the United States. Known as the "Crescent City" because of its location on a great bend of the Mississippi River, New Orleans has a rich history dating as far back as 1718. The city’s architecture, food, and way of life are infused by a number of colorful cultures, most notable being French, Spanish, and Caribbean; many of New Orleans’ street names are French, the city’s famous wrought iron balconies and charming courtyards are of Spanish origin, and the Creole cuisine that makes New Orleans famous is a mix of European, African and Caribbean tastes. Recognized as the "Birthplace of Jazz," New Orleans offers music enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to listen to blues, rock & roll, local Cajun and zydeco music and, most notably, classic jazz year-round and at the famous Jazz and Heritage Festival held in late April, early May each year. New Orleans residents enjoy a semi-tropical climate, with temperatures averaging 13°C during the winters and getting as high as 35°C during the summers.
    • About the College/University
    • Loyola University New Orleans is a private university which was founded in 1912 and is recognized as an outstanding academic institution. The school is home to 5,000 students, including 3,000 undergraduates enrolled from all 50 US states and over 48 countries. Loyola welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others. Loyola University is listed among the 10 best regional colleges and universities in the southern United States. The school is grounded in liberal arts and sciences, while offering opportunities for professional studies in undergraduate and selected graduate programs. Degrees are offered in 64 undergraduate fields and 14 graduate and professional programs. The university consists of five colleges focusing on Business, Humanities and Natural Sciences, Law, Music and Find Arts, and Social Sciences. The school provides students with outstanding individual attention as the student-faculty ratio is 10:1. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty and staff strive to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community and world.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students.
  • Study Options
    • Loyola Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • The Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP) prepares students from around the world to use English in academic, professional, and social settings. With a rigorous curriculum, LIEP is ideal for students who want to improve their overall English skills and prepare for course work at universities in the United States. LIEP courses are offered three times a year with sessions starting in spring, summer and fall. Spring and fall sessions run 15 weeks and the summer semester is 8 weeks long. Students enrolled at Loyola will receive 20 hours of classroom instruction each week and an additional 2 hours per week of individual tutoring.

      LIEP offers students two levels of English training; intermediate and advanced. Each level consists of courses in writing/grammar, reading, listening/speaking, and an elective course. Some of the elective courses offered include Cultural Exploration, Discussion of U.S. American Topics, Public Speaking, Film Study, and Test Skills. During a typical week of classes, students will alternate taking listening/speaking classes or writing/grammar classes followed by reading class in the morning and then the student’s chosen elective course in the afternoon. All full-time LIEP students will meet with a private tutor for 2 hours per week to supplement their studies. Evaluations are done at mid-term and at the end of the semester and are based on the overall quality of the student’s work including completion of class assignments, test scores, class participation and attendance. For students interested in applying to Loyola or taking academic courses at the university, LIEP offers a Pilot Program where students can take two academic courses at the university along with two courses in the Intensive English Program. All students have the opportunity to observe academic classes at Loyola each semester. Outside of class, cultural activities are planned by the staff every semester. Activities include celebrations of traditional New Orleans customs and American holidays, tours around New Orleans, trips to beaches in neighboring Florida and Alabama and regular outings to the French Quarter, jazz clubs, museums and sporting events.

      Small, interactive classes are emphasized to ensure full student participation. Class sizes average 10 students per classroom. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,15 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: F-1 Student Visa Required (I-20 Form Issued Upon Request)
      HOUSING: On-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2022
      8 WEEKS:
      3/13 - 5/7

    • Costs
      US$ 0
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,125
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,375
      15 WEEKS US$ 4,750
      4 WEEKS N/A US$ 1,600 N/A
      8 WEEKS N/A US$ 3,045 N/A
      15 WEEKS N/A US$ 6,082 N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged
      Health Insurance
      US$ 170 Per Month
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Dormitory Fees includes meals.
  • Location
    • United States New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Location
      Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP)
      2020 Calhoun Street, Mercy Hall, Room 301 New Orleans, Louisiana  70118  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From New Orleans International Airport:
      It is the student's responsibility to arrange their own transportation from the airport to campus. A public shuttle service is available at the airport and costs US$ 20 to take students directly to the LUNO campus. Taxis are also available at the airport and costs approximately US$33 to arrive on-campus in 25 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 4.2
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.6
      Activities and Social Life: 4.4
      Accommodation: 4.7


    • There are 5 reviews for this school

    • Dalal Alokla
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Improved Presentation and Communication Skills
      The program helped me improve not only my English, but also other skills as well. I learned presentation and communication skills. LIEP also get their students to participate in special events such as carving pumpkins and taking them to different places in New Orleans. I also love that they give each student a tutor during the semester.
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      YanJun Liu
      [ Shanghai, China, Male ]
      Nice Teachers
      The teachers are nice and patient. When you have a question about life in the US or studying, they have advice and suggestions which are very useful.
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      Elena Holzschuh
      [ Stuttgart, Germany, Female ]
      A lot of work and a lot of fun!
      The teachers here at the LIEP Program all want us to improve our English. They give us a lot of work, but it also very fun. It is a good combination of hard work and fun.
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      [ Trujillo, Peru, Age 43, Female ]
      Everything was great !

      Alba Padilla
      [ Alajuela, Costa Rica, Female ]
      10 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
      Excelente atención
      Siempre estuvieron abiertos a contestar cualquier duda por pequeña que fuera. Los maestros son excelentes personas y muy ambles. Realmente recomiendo esta universidad.
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