Intensive English Program for Exchange Students
The Intensive English Program (IEP) for Exchange Students is available for students hoping to improve their English skills and English proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS) in order to be admitted to The University of Georgia on an Exchange Program. In order to participate in this IEP program, you must be nominated by your university as an exchange student.
The University of Georgia: Athens campus
The University of Georgia, the state’s largest public research university, is located in Athens (formally known as Athens-Clarke County). The University of Georgia Athens campus spans much of Athens-Clarke County's geography. In North Campus a notable fixture is the cast-iron gateway known as "The Arch", which stands at the university main entrance. There is a superstition about walking through The Arch. It is said that if you walk under The Arch as an undergraduate student, you will not graduate from the University of Georgia on time.
In 2014 Athens was voted one of the coolest small cities in U.S. and one of the best towns for college graduates. Besides a variety of educational opportunities, Athens is famous for its sports, music, intellectual, and cultural scene.
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Why choose UGA: quick facts
UGA is one of the top public universities in the US;UGA offers more than 170 fields of study and majors distributed in 17 colleges and schools, which means UGA students have a world of options for their academic plans;
The University of Georgia is classified as a 'Research University/Very High Activity', according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching;
The University of Georgia has moved up six places to rank 11th among all U.S. institutions in the 2015 Open Doors Report on the number of U.S. students studying abroad. UGA has more than 100 programs in over 50 countries;
In 2013, UGA was recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement;
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Exchange Program Information Sheet
For summarized information about the program application process and requirements, please review the 2018-2019 Exchange Program Information Sheet.
The estimated total cost of the IEP exchange program at UGA is $2,460 for one eight-week session. The cost covers a one-time application fee, full-time tuition (18-20h of instruction), textbooks, and medical insurance. Living expenses (food and housing) vary. For more information about costs and tuition, please visit this link.
IEP offers courses for students from of all levels from beginning to advanced. Current courses include the following: Reading, Writing, Grammar, Listening and Speaking, Academic preparation for college).
Currently, there is no housing available on the UGA Campus, so you will need to stay in an off-campus apartment or hotel while you are attending the Intensive English Program. Apartments in Athens cost approximately $400 - $1000 per month for one person. Renters usually have to sign a year-long lease agreement, and it can be difficult to find short-term rentals (such as eight weeks or 16 weeks). Please make sure you review this list of places that offer short-term rentals.
When you choose your accommodations, you will be signing a contract with the hotel or rental company. This is a private agreement between you and the hotel or rental company, and the Intensive English Program is not responsible if you want to change the agreement or if you have a problem. However, the program can help you communicate with the company so that you can find a place to live before you arrive in Athens.
For inquiries about the UGA Disability Resource Center, please visit the DRC website. The DRC strives to promote equal educational opportunities and a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities at the University of Georgia. To request disability accommodations or services, please contact the DRC at +1(706) 542-8719 to talk with a coordinator or to schedule an appointment for an intake interview.