Intensive English Program

Students in classroom.

The Intensive English Program (IEP) of the English Language Institute (ELI) provides high quality intensive English instruction, pre-academic training, and cultural orientation to international students preparing for university study in the United States; the program also welcomes individuals who are not students and wish to improve their English language proficiency.

Thank you for considering our Intensive English Program (IEP). We would be delighted to welcome you to Buffalo and have you study with us.
The IEP meets the specific language needs of students, particularly those preparing for study at a U.S. college or university. 
Thank you for your interest in applying to the ELI Intensive English Program! Here you will find schedule and cost information as well as the application forms.
Find the dates for your program, and make sure you don’t miss any important deadlines.
Our goal is to provide an exceptional value to all students.
If you wish, the English Language Institute will arrange for you to stay at one of the university South Campus residence halls. Living in the residence halls is considered an integral part of the program and enables participants to get to know many international and American students.
Please download the pre-arrival information and read it carefully. This information includes your schedule, important deadlines and other information.
Since 1971, some 30,000 students from more than 100 countries have graduated from the Intensive English Program. We are proud of our IEP alumni and wish very much to stay in contact with them. If you have returned to your home country, you may also wish to assist a UB recruiter visiting your city.
The Intensive English Program (IEP) has been accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) since 2001. The IEP agrees to uphold CEA standards in all its endeavors. CEA is recognized by the US Secretary of Education as an accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the United States and overseas. For further information, please contact the CEA at:  1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-665-3400,