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North Carolina State University (NC State)

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Raleigh, North Carolina]


  • Study at North Carolina State University, a top 100 American university.
  • **This program will be offered online for Summer and Fall 2020**
  • Live in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina, a city consistently rated as one of the best and safest places to live in the United States.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • The Intensive English Program (IEP) is located at North Carolina State University, a top-ranked American university. The program provides high-quality English language instruction to students seeking academic preparation, professional development, and/or personal enrichment. Outside of the classroom, the IEP provides opportunities for students to get involved in events and student organizations on-campus as well as in the Raleigh community. At NC State, IEP students have access to all university resources and facilities including its computer labs, libraries, and recreational centers.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1887
      Membership/Accreditation : SACS
      Enrollment : 50-150
      Average Class Size : 15
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Hello from North Carolina State University and thank you for your interest in our program! Our Intensive English Program provides an excellent environment in which to study English to reach your academic, professional, or personal goals. Our experienced team of instructors and staff take time to get to know our students and give them the attention and guidance that they need for success. Our program is so much more than just English. We will teach you the academic, cultural, and technological skills that will help you to transition seamlessly to university study and to help you better adjust to life in the United States. As an NC State student, you will have access to all of the facilities at the university including the world-famous Hunt Library and the 10,000 square foot Carmichael Recreation Center. Here at the IEP, you will receive quality English instruction at a top-ranked public university in one of the best cities in the United States. We can’t wait to meet you!

      Catherine Madden
      Associate Director, Intensive English Program
      North Carolina State University
    • North Carolina State University
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      2526 Hillsborough Street, Suite 200
      Raleigh, North Carolina  27607  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (919) 515-4002
      FAX: +1 (919) 515-0300
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Students who are directly admitted to the IEP have the opportunity to live off campus in apartments close to the university. IEP students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements and are strongly encouraged to make these arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The IEP will provide resources for off-campus housing. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, has been named America’s best city by and America’s safest city by It is consistently rated among the best places to live and work in the United States. Many of the United States’ leading Fortune 500 technology, research, and pharmaceutical companies are located nearby in the Research Triangle Park (RTP). This dynamic city offers a vibrant cultural scene, international restaurants, sporting events, and a moderate temperature with all four seasons (average: high 21 degrees Celsius, low 10 degrees Celsius). Raleigh is conveniently located two hours from both the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains, which makes weekend trips easy and accessible.
    • About the College/University
    • North Carolina State University was founded as a public land-grant university in 1887 and is the largest university in North Carolina. It is nationally ranked as a top 100 university. More than 34,000 students enroll in over 120 different degree programs in engineering, agriculture and life sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, management, humanities and social sciences, education, textiles, design, veterinary medicine, and natural resources. The University is known for its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) focus, extensive research funding, outreach and community service, use of technology, entrepreneurialism, and student support. Many engineering programs and other disciplines such as statistics, textiles, and design are nationally ranked and admission is competitive. NC State graduates are leaders in their fields and embody the university’s Think and Do spirit.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional admission for undergraduate programs is offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (min. TOEFL 50/IELTS 5.5) and for select graduate programs through the Graduate School (min. TOEFL 60/IELTS 6.0).
      Students should apply directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or to the Graduate School to be considered for conditional admission. If you are conditionally admitted to North Carolina State University, you are automatically enrolled in the Intensive English Program. There is no need to submit an additional application.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program (IEP) / Pathway Program

    • Overview
    • **This program will be offered online for Summer and Fall 2020**

      NC State’s IEP students learn the academic, cultural, and technological skills essential for smooth transitions to university and professional success. The program offers two 15-week semesters in Fall and Spring and a special 10-week session in the Summer. The IEP provides English language instruction for Intermediate to Advanced English language learners. Upon arrival, students are placed in one of three levels of instruction: intermediate, high intermediate, or low-advanced. Class sizes are small and average 15 students.

      Students take up to 23 hours per week in the following classes: Writing/Grammar, Listening/Note-taking, Conversation/Presentation Skills and Reading/Vocabulary.

      Disclaimer: *Only the upper two levels are offered during the summer session. Contact for more details before submitting an application for summer.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 3 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 10, 15 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate / Minimum Intermediate English Level
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Admission
      HOUSING: Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2021
      10 WEEKS:
      5/17 - 7/22

      15 WEEKS:
      8/16 - 11/23

    • Costs
      US$ 150 (Non-Refundable)
      TUITION FEE (2021 - 2022)
      10 WEEKS US$ 3,312
      15 WEEKS US$ 5,468
      10 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 1,800-2,400
      15 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 3,000-4,000
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged
      US$ 250-300
      Health Insurance
      US$ 570 (10 Weeks), US$ 1,313.50 (15 Weeks)
      University Fees
      US$ 1,002.60 (10 Weeks), US$ 1,261.30 (15 Weeks)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
  • Location
    • United States Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Location
      North Carolina State University
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      2526 Hillsborough Street, Suite 200 Raleigh, North Carolina  27607  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU):
      For students, the trip from the airport takes approximately 20 minutes.
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