Intensive English Program (IEP) is a non-credit, non-degree program for
individuals who wish to study English-only at the University of San Francisco.
Founded in 1855, the University of San Francisco has a tradition of educating people from around the world. Since 1974, the university has offered Intensive English courses to non-native English speakers. USF's Intensive English Program (IEP) is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). USF is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Students choose the IEP at USF for many different reasons: the challenging
academics, small classes and individual attention, cultural diversity, the opportunities San
Francisco has to offer, and more.
"During my time at USF I learned and improved my English skills and made friends from different backgrounds. It is a good place to experience an educational journey." Wu Wen, Taiwan, Summer 2011
Admission to the IEP is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older
and have completed their secondary education. Admission to
the IEP is separate from degree admission to the University of San Francisco
and does not guarantee admission at a later time. For information about degree
admission to USF, please visit the USF International Admissions website.
Students study 25 hours per week and all F-1 Visa holders are required to study full-time. Courses offered include integrated skills and oral communication skills. U.S. cultural
themes and topics are an integral part of the program. Lessons are designed to familiarize students with U.S.
lifestyles, art and music, and values and standards. Educational field trips
are included as part of the program and offer students the opportunity to visit
local sites such as museums and neighborhoods. Lunch-time workshops are also
provided on a variety of topics including TOEFL preparation. Click here to download the
Thank you for your interest in the IEP and feel free to contact us. We’re here to help