Language opens doors and breaks down barriers. We aim to strengthen your English language skills through a program that provides individual attention with small class sizes in an immersive environment. Here you will be supported by an inclusive, safe learning community in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Our program will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in your academic or professional career.
WCU Alumnus - Computer Information Systems
"When I first came here, my English wasn't very good at all, but after I studied in
the Intensive English Program for only one semester, my English improved very quickly.
Before I was not really proud to talk with people in English, but now I have improved quite a lot."
WCU Undergraduate - Recreational Therapy
"I heard about the IEP from my brother. He recommended it to me. He said that they
had very good activities that would improve my English.
When I first came [to WCU], I met American students here and they were very friendly [...] to international students.
It was surprising for me. The way that teachers communicate with us as foreign students, that is also very nice for me."
IEP Alumnus - 100,000 Strong in the Americas
"I recommend WCU because it is a peaceful and safe place.
The English teachers are very polite and are good people. They always help you.
[Taking] English classes here was an unforgettable experience and I hope to visit this wonderful university again."
WCU Undergraduate - Engineering Technology
"The people here are friendly. I like how they accept our culture, and I like how
they want us to communicate with them.
Don't be afraid, don't be ashamed of your speaking and English skills. Just go outside and speak to anyone. They will accept you.