Intensive English Program (IEP)

Top-quality English language instruction

Since 1979, the University of Delaware English Language Institute has offered a wide selection of courses to meet student goals, English proficiency levels, and schedules.

Courses in our Intensive English Program (IEP) help students prepare for undergraduate or graduate studies at an American university, help business professionals learn English for career enhancement, and help general language learners improve their language skills.

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IEP Students

Did you know?

In addition to your studies, the ELI organizes cultural events, trips, and activities so that you can make the most of your experience at the University of Delaware. There are many ways to get involved in university life and in our community! Click  the button below to learn more about our American Host Partner Program, our award-winning Women’s Life Support Group, UD student organizations and events, and more!

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Arrival Information

We try to make your arrival go as smoothly as possible! Our Arrival Information page helps new students to plan their arrival in Delaware, including airport pick-up, housing, what to pack, etc.

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Housing Options

The ELI offers several housing options to students. Students can live with American families, in apartments, or in our Global Community. The housing options available to students depend on their program (because some programs have specific housing requirements). The ELI even offers housing to students who are traveling with their family!

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Meal Options

There are several dining options for ELI students. Some students buy a university meal plan, while others will eat with their homestay families. Some students choose not to buy a meal plan and will instead cook their meals or purchase them in many cafes in the Newark area.

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Financial Information

Quickly access instructions and links to make payments to the ELI, learn about ELI scholarships, and see program pricing.

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Health and Medical Information

There are several health-related things that new students must know before they begin their program at the ELI. All ELI students are required to prepare medical documents before they come to Delaware. They are also required to get certain vaccines (i.e., immunizations) and medical tests, and they must purchase health insurance.

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Students with Families

The ELI has special web pages with information to help students who are bringing their husband, wife, or children with them to Delaware. Learn more about day care options, helpful stores, schools, and more.

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