​​​​​​​​Intensive English Language Program (IELP)​

Mission Statement

The mission of University of Findlay’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is to offer innovative programs to international students. These programs are designed to increase English proficiency, assist with acculturation to life in the United States, and facilitate academic success at the undergraduate and graduate levels.​

The University of Findlay's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) prides itself on building students' English skills. The program is offered in a traditional classroom or completely online. 

Nationally accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (in-person program only), 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 your undergraduate and graduate courses. Special courses for both areas are offered each semester to prepare you for your respective area of study.

Program Options:​

Traditional IELP Program

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: $5,939 (additional fees apply)
  • Immersion activities
  • On and off-housing is available. Costs vary, but on average don't exceed $1,000 for the summer​
  • Airport pick up available

Summer IELP Program:

  • Accelerated 8-week long summer session. 

  • ​​​​Ideal for those needing to complete intermediate or advanced levels, and students who plan to enroll in undergraduate or graduate programs, but need to improve their language test scores.

  • Advance an English proficiency level in half the time of the traditional 16-week program
  • 36 hours per week 
  • Cost: $5,059 (additional fees apply)

Upcoming Session Dates:

  • Spring 2023: January 09 - May 4, 2023
  • Summer 2023: May 30, 2022 - July 22, 2023

IELP Admission Criteria 

"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 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, www.cea-accredit.org. ​