As one of the 3 core units in the Office of Global Engagement, the primary mission of the Intensive English Program (IEP) is to provide English-language instruction to, and promote global citizenship among, constituents from the University of Mississippi and surrounding community. Under the academic oversight of the Department of Modern Languages, the IEP offers credit and non-credit academic programs; community service initiatives; and, cultural activities to its various constituents. Committed to providing its constituents with innovative and state-of the art curricula, classroom materials, and teaching methods, the IEP supports the professional development of its faculty and staff so that programming is informed by research and practical experience. Through its many endeavors, the IEP supports the University of Mississippi’s overall mission and its goal of developing a sense of global responsibility, in particular.
Additional goals of the program include:
- Informing students enrolled in the IEP about options and opportunities for academic study at the University of Mississippi and encouraging them to consider applying for admission;
- Recruiting international students to the University of Mississippi for the benefit of providing cross-cultural encounters and international education opportunities for both American and international students; and,
- Providing appropriate English language instruction for matriculated international students at the University of Mississippi who take courses in the IEP.