Indiana University Bloomington  
College of Arts and Sciences Intensive English Program Department of Second Language Studies  

Student Life :: Students

Academic Preparation

The IEP is first and foremost an academic English Program which aims to offer students the chance to gain a solid foundation for a future career as a student in an English-speaking environment. We use all of the resources of Indiana University’s outstanding campus to prepare you for whatever you will face as a student, whether undergraduate or graduate. We provide opportunities and encourage you to use the world-class libraries, computing facilities and research centers, as well as engage with the superb faculty that make up Indiana University. The IEP is just that: an INTENSIVE program in learning not only the English language, but also general literacy skills and especially academic skills and strategies for coping with academic culture in English speaking classrooms. Expect a challenging yet reasonable amount of work both in class and as homework. Teachers try to make learning fun, but they expect you to feel the demands of university life in the United States.


Activities within the IEP

The IEP offers a number of activities that provide opportunities to practice English outside the classroom. Among the activities and events regularly offered are:

We try to offer as many chances to speak English outside of the class as we can.


Activities at Indiana University

Indiana University is a large university with more than 43,000 students on the Bloomington campus. There are a wide range of activities available to all IU students, including students in the IEP. Among these are:

Sports and Recreation

Music Scene


Multicultural Events

There are numerous clubs and centers representing different cultural groups which often sponsor public events. See Office of International Services for a current list.


Activities in the Bloomington area

Although a small city, Bloomington is big on entertainment, art, dining, and recreation