Intensive English Language Program (IELP)​

Study and learn English at an American university

The mission of the on-campus Intensive English Language Program is to offer innovative programs to international students.

​The University of Findlay's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) prides itself in building students' English skills. Nationally accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditatio​n (CEA), our on-campus program ​is unique and services a diverse student body. Our faculty will prepare you with the necessary English skills and study strategies to be successful in you undergraduate and graduate courses. Special courses for both areas are offered each semester to prepare you for your respective area of study.

​The IELP program is designed to:​

  • ​Increase English proficiency
  • Assist with adjusting to life in the United States
  • Facilitate academic success 

"I feel that the teachers in the IELP program are kind and compassionate; they really understand the struggles international students go through.  The IELP is not only a language program; it also counts towards your GPA so it doesn't slow down the graduating process."

- Veda Lee from South Korea

​Watch the video below to learn about what it's like to study at the University of Findlay:

Program Options:​

  • 8-week long summer session with activities designed to help you explore the state of Ohio and fully immerse yourself in the American culture.

    • 36 hours per week 
    • Cost: $4,515 (additional fees apply)
  • 16-week long fall or spring semester session that gives you more time to advance your English proficiency, experience American culture and make connections with other students, both from the United States and the 40+ other countries represented on campus.

    • 18 hours per week
    • Cost: $5,450 (additional fees apply)

Upcoming Session Dates:

Summer 2019: May 6 - Aug. 25

Fall 2019: Aug. 19 - Dec. 6

Spring 2020: Jan. 6 - April 24

Program Information

Click on the buttons below to view the program's mission, an overview of what is covered in each course, and what kinds of English language forms are taught in the IELP, in addition to our program's student handbook and language proficiency scale.


Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)


The Intensive English Language Program at Findlay University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2019 through April 2029 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.  CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S.  For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, ​