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Established in 1979 and accredited with the AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) and the UCIEP (Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs), the Intensive English Program in the Department of World Languages at West Virginia University has become a well-established program for international students needing to improve their English proficiency prior to entering an academic course of study.

Students of the IEP are given help for all aspects of their lives in Morgantown, West Virginia. Services include assistance with housing, banking, academic and personal counseling, health care, and legal matters. In addition, students have access to most University facilities and entertainment.

If you are interested in finding out more about our program, or have any comments or suggestions, please contact us.


  • IEP Culture & Crafts – The Spring 2015 content based theme for curriculum and extra activities in the IEP involves crafts and culture. There are many activities and English Table craft projects scheduled for this semester.

  • IEP Twitter Feed – There is a new WVU IEP Twitter News Feed. If you have a Twitter account, follow @WVU_IEP to stay current with IEP and WVU announcements and good English tips/websites for our students.


Our mission is to serve the language and cultural needs of our international students with outstanding teaching in an atmosphere of service, personal attention, respect, and mutual cooperation. The IEP hopes to accomplish this by providing a secure environment where students of all cultures can participate in classes and activities which advance English proficiency. In addition, the IEP strives to serve as a model of unity whose members develop global understanding and awareness. The program encourages teacher excellence through professional development and the contribution of ideas to all aspects of the program.

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