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Intensive English Program
The University of Mississippi – Office of Global Engagement

About Us


Mission Statement

The University of Mississippi Intensive English Program provides English-language instruction to, and promotes global citizenship among, speakers of other languages from the University of Mississippi and surrounding community by offering multi-level, differentiated language instruction, community engagement initiatives, and cultural activities. To prepare learners or to enhance their abilities for success in higher education, professional practice, and/or community engagement in the United States, the University of Mississippi Intensive English Program is committed to providing innovative curricula, state-of-the-art classroom materials, professional instruction, and meaningful opportunities for practice in an interactive learning environment to international students, faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, and visiting scholars. The University of Mississippi Intensive English Program fully supports and actively contributes to the Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Institutional Philosophy of the University of Mississippi.


Additional goals include:

  • recruitment of international students to the University of Mississippi for the opportunities and benefits that cross-cultural awareness and intercultural communication provide to both U.S students and international students;
  • introducing students enrolled in UMIEP’s courses to options and opportunities for academic study at the University of Mississippi, as well as encouragement and support throughout the application process, academic advisement, and advocacy on behalf of applicants and matriculants;
  • successful delivery of appropriate English language instruction for international applicants, matriculants, or exchange students at the University of Mississippi and registered in either for-credit or non-credit IE courses;
  • the creation of new short-term, on-demand programs for our international partners and other interested groups; and
  • continuous quality improvement in the development, implementation, and enhancement of all services that the University of Mississippi Intensive English Program provides to stakeholders.


A program administered jointly by the Office of Global Engagement and the Department of Modern Languages within the College of Liberal Arts, the University of Mississippi Intensive English Program is the University’s locus of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), and is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Administration (CEA) and a member of EnglishUSA and the Consortium of University and College English Language Programs (UCIEP).

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