IEC classes are designed to improve your English skills, whether it is for personal interest, degree studies, or a career. Our job is to prepare you for your future.
Classes are Monday-Friday 9am-3pm and cover all of the core skills. You will receive quality education from our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Our staff is always available to advise and support students during and after their IEC classes.
In the IEC, you will meet other students from all over the world. Class sizes are small so you will get the support you need while making close friends. You will feel like part of a community.
At the IEC, we believe cultural activities and field trips are a valuable addition to your education. Understanding American Culture is important for your success. Popular activities include Mall of America, Minnesota state parks, museums, festivals, and holiday parties. Activities are free or low-cost for our students. Our students are also able to participate in on-campus activities like sports games, cultural nights, and Husky celebrations.
An Awards Ceremony is held at the end of each semester to celebrate students’ progress in the program. This event is a time to invite family and friends to celebrate your success. Students often prepare speeches or other presentations for the ceremony to demonstrate their new skills. Final grades, certificates, and level results are given to students. For those who graduate level 4 or 5, the IEC provides support and guidance as they transition to a degree program at St. Cloud State University.
SCSU provides support for over 1400 international students from over 90 countries. Our international students bring cultural diversity and vibrancy to our campus. As an international student, you have specific needs and situations that require expert support. The IEC staff understands many issues you may face as an international student. We are prepared to answer any questions you may have.
You may also visit the staff in the Center for International Studies (CIS) for all of your international student needs. Their department may assist you with visa regulations, student employment, health insurance, travel, and more. Designated School Officials (DSOs) are available to meet with students.
Visit the International Studies website for international admissions, education abroad, and international student scholar services. https://www.stcloudstate.edu/internationalstudies/
Studies have shown that students who live on campus perform better during college. SCSU’s Residential Life offers campus living in the form of residence halls and apartments. You will be close to student resources, events, the library, campus security, dining options, the gym, and your classes. It also gives you an opportunity to meet other students, including native English speakers.
Learn more about on-campus housing and dining options.
Do you want to join a soccer team? Are you interested in rock climbing? Do you want to work out in a gym? At SCSU, you can join a sports team, go swimming, ice skating, rock wall climbing, join fitness classes, rent equipment, and much more. You can also attend many sporting events for free with your SCSU student ID card.
To view our sports teams and recreational services, visit Huskies Athletics and Recreation.
There are over 250 student clubs and organizations on campus. You are guaranteed to find one you are interested in. Joining a group on campus can help you improve your communication skills, learn about other cultures, and get involved on campus or in the local community.
There are many campus events to attend throughout the year. Events are sponsored by your student fees, student organizations, and campus departments. Many events are free with a student ID or at a discounted rate. Events include Homecoming, Blizzardshack, Mainstreet, movies, and cultural events. Attending events is a great way to make new friends and practice your conversation skills.
Many international student organizations host cultural nights, where they highlight a part of their culture, serve traditional food, and perform. These are very popular events on campus.
Complete list of on-campus events.