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"The people here are friendly.  I like how they accept our culture, and I like how they want us to communicate with them.

Don't be afraid, don't be ashamed of your speaking and English skills. Just go outside and speak to anyone. They will accept you." 

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English USA - The American Association of Intensive English Programs

Programs and Costs

The Intensive English Program (IEP) provides the following options:

 IEP Programs


Attend the Intensive English Program for one or more semesters!  

Fall Semester - 16 weeks, begins mid-August
Spring Semester - 16 weeks, begins early-January
Summer Semester -  8 weeks, begins early-June

  • Three levels of English study: high beginner, intermediate, and advanced
  • Instruction and strategies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and in special topics such as literature, film, academic research, iBT test-preparation and culture
  • 20 hours per week in language instruction; a variety of cross-cultural activities throughout the year
  • Classes in session Monday—Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm

Students in the full-time program have access to the same things as university students:

  • On-campus housing and dining (more information)
  • Free tutoring services
  • Cultural events and student activities
  • State-of-the-Art Gym and athletic facilities
  • University sports events
  • Much more!

Cost for Summer 2017 (8 weeks from June 5-August 2):

 Academic Program 2647
 University Fees 1170
 Housing (click here to see your housing options) 2272 - 2388
 Health Insurance (Student Only) * 263
 Books (estimated) 250
 Total estimated cost per 8-week semester (subject to change) USD 6602 - 6718

There will be no refunds following registration.
* email for student + family health insurance information and costs

Cost for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 (per semester cost):

Academic Program 3950
University Fees 1744
Housing (click here to see your housing options) 3913 - 5418
Health Insurance (Student Only) ** 438
Books (estimated) 250
Total estimated cost per 15-week semester (subject to change) USD 10295- 11800

There will be no refunds following registration.
** rate based on 2016-2017 numbers. email for student + family health insurance information and costs

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IEP students may apply for conditional admission to Western Carolina University's undergraduate and graduate programs. After successfully completing the IEP, they may enter a degree program without providing a TOEFL or IELTS score to WCU. 

Students who do not complete the IEP at WCU must have a 68 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS for undergraduate admissions.

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Visit for program cost, application information, and course schedules.

Enhance your English teaching skills at Western Carolina University Teacher Training Program. Immerse yourself in courses and activities designed by experienced TESL/TEFL teacher-trainers to renew and broaden your professional skills and knowledge. It will run from January 23, 2016- June 2, 2017 and includes a supervised practicum during Summer 2017. The summer practicum will be held at WCU's Biltmore Park in beautiful Asheville, NC.

The program also includes opportunities for you to step outside the classroom and enjoy urban and outdoor adventures in and around Asheville, North Carolina, a small city that receives international recognition as a cultural nexus for arts, crafts, food and music enthusiasts as well as history, spirituality and outdoor experiences. To learn more, contact us at

Are you interested in attending this English as a Foreign Language certificate program? If so, please complete this short survey.

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Individualized programs are available to groups of 12 or more confirmed participants. Contact us at to discuss your needs! We look forward to hearing from you.

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