Intensive English Center

Welcome to the Intensive English Center (IEC) 

In our intensive English program, you can experience life in the US and study academic English to prepare for your university degree or future career. We offer high beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of instruction with 18-20 hours of class per week. You will share classes with students from all over the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South & Latin America, and the United States. We welcome all students, international and domestic. 

Are you ready to unleash your future? Apply today. We offer in-person programs. Please visit our Program Information & Application page for course offerings and application instructions.

Visit the Study in Minnesota website for more information about studying in the land of 10,000 lakes. 

 Our program offers:

  • ESL instruction
  • Full-time and part-time classes
  • In-person and online instruction
  • International student admission
  • Conditional admission
  • Pathway program
  • Special/Short-term programs
  • Affordable tuition
  • Small class sizes
  • Activities and events
  • Academic support services
  • Great location
  • On-campus housing and meal plans
  • Diverse, multicultural environment
  • Access to resources/facilities, such as free city bus, computer labs and athletics

More Information

  • IEC Program Brochure

    Why choose the Intensive English Center? We'll improve your English, prepare you for university studies, and introduce you to American culture. View our program brochure to learn more.

  • Programs and Degrees

    More than 80 percent of our students continue on to study in one of more than 200 degree programs at St. Cloud State. Conditional admission to degree programs is available to qualified applicants. 

  • Important Dates

    View important dates for current Intensive English Center students such as when classes begin, midterms, finals, and level ceremonies.

  • Monthly Newsletter

    Get up to date on the latest IEC and St. Cloud State news. The newsletter includes important announcements, helpful articles, student resources, and events.

  • Bring Huskies Home

    Visit the Bring Huskies Home webpage for information regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus response, campus re-opening, and the Protect the Pack initiative.

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