Intensive English Program


The mission of the UGA Intensive English Program (IEP) is to offer a rigorous, supportive, and student-centered English language program that will help our students to develop the English language proficiency and cultural competence they need to succeed in American Universities. We also provide opportunities for international professionals on campus and in the community to further develop their English skills.




If you are interested in applying to our IEP program, we encourage you to review our Programs and Courses.

Once you have selected your program, check the Important Dates page before putting in your Application

If you have any further questions, please consult our Resources or Contact Us.


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.

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The UGA IEP is CEA Accredited.

The University of Georgia Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2017 through December 2023 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.