Custom Designed Programs

The IEP can create customized programs for schools, businesses, organizations, and government sponsors. Past programs have focused on English language skills, foundation year programs, conversation and culture, business English, and TESL -ESL Teaching Methodologies. How does your group hope to improve their English skills?

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Create Your Own Program

The IEP creates high-quality short-term programs according to the unique needs of each group.

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Past Custom Programs

Group photo from Tolima.

Universidad del Tolima (Ibague, Colombia)

The IEP created an on-site three-week program for faculty, postdocs, and undergraduates in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Zootecnics at the Universidad del Tolima in Ibague, Colombia. The program was designed to strengthen the participants’ English skills in order to prepare them for publishing and presenting in English and took place in the Summer of 2019.

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Kaust graduation group photo

KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP)

The IEP welcomed two cohorts of students in the KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) for a special Foundation Year from 2014 to 2016. This Foundation Year was designed to help students improve their English and SAT scores, study STEM courses on a non-credit basis, learn about American culture, and apply to universities. The KGSP Foundation Year was jointly administered by the IEP and the Global Training Initiative (GTI).

SNA Group Photo at the belltower.

Suzhou North America High School

In the past, the IEP has welcomed students from Suzhou North America High School (SNA) for a two-month custom-designed program. These students strengthened their English skills and prepare for the TOEFL iBT in their IEP classes. At the end of the program, the students took an official TOEFL iBT exam.

Proyecta group photo from fall 2017 at the Court of Carolina.

Proyecta 100,00

The IEP hosted two cohorts of Mexican students for four weeks in fall 2017 and summer 2016. Students took classes in the IEP and enjoyed educational extracurricular activities. Proyecta 100,000 was an initiative of the Mexican government the goal of which was to have 100,000 Mexican citizens studying in the United States by 2018, thus strengthening the relationship between both countries.

BSMP students posing on stairs

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP)

The IEP hosted students in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) during fall 2014 and summer 2015. Students took approximately 6 weeks of intensive English courses before beginning their academic programming at NC State in their chosen STEM field of study.
The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program is sponsored by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico) and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

PMP students holding up their textbook.

Pre-Masters Program (PMP)

The IEP partnered with the Global Education Institute (GEI) for their Pre-Master’s Program (PMP) from 2014-2016. The PMP was specifically designed to build the English language proficiency, academic research/writing skills, and cultural literacy required for success in graduate programs.