About IEP

The mission of the UGA Intensive English Program is to offer a rigorous, supportive, and student-centered English language program that will help our students to develop the English language proficiency and the cultural competence they need to enter and succeed in American Universities.

We also provide opportunities for international professionals on campus and in the community to further develop their English skills. Our program is housed within the Division of Academic Enhancement, an academic department whose mission is to help all students at the University achieve academic success. We believe that our students deserve the best-qualified and most experienced faculty who can teach classes that are both challenging and enjoyable.

Moreover, as our program (which started in January 2014) continues to grow, we regularly offer new courses and electives that are designed to meet our students evolving needs. We also strive to make the IEP an integral part of the University of Georgia. Thus, our students attend classes throughout the campus, take part in various campus social activities, and have opportunities to meet with other UGA students through the Conversation Partners program.

Finally, we understand that studying in a new culture, far away from home and family, can be stressful, so we try to offer a supportive and welcoming environment. We want our students to know that we value not only their hard work and academic achievements but also their individuality, their cultural diversity, and their contributions to the global community at UGA.