A Proud History of Teaching English
Brazilians are a significant part of a proud University of Miami tradition. Over 100 Brazilians are on campus this semester, including Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) students, undergraduate and graduate students, and Intensive English Program students (IEP). IEP Executive Director, Michelle Álvarez, regularly attends Study in the USA fairs and targets social media and online outreach to Brazilian students.
The reason is simple. “Our Brazilian students are among the most active and passionate students, with positive attitudes and enthusiasm for sharing their culture and learning from others,” said Ms. Álvarez. “We hope to welcome more Brazilian students here.”
The University of Miami
The University of Miami is a widely celebrated university. A medium-sized private institution that prioritizes diversity, 10% of its 15,000 students are international.
Miami itself offers a rich diversity of cultures, experiences, and opportunities. The beautiful Coral Gables campus is located just south of the city, within easy reach of sporting and cultural events, as well as world-class beaches.
Weekly IEP activities bring international students outside of the classroom for both on-campus and off-campus excursions designed for fun and English practice in different contexts.
English Teaching Tradition
The IEP has been part of the University of Miami for almost 65 years, making it one of the oldest in the United States.
IEP coordinators know that no one learns a new language at the same speed in all skill areas. “Our program allows for students to be placed in contiguous levels,” explained Ms. Álvarez. “If your listening and speaking skills are stronger than your reading and writing, you will be placed at a more advanced level. It’s tailored to your level of English.” Classes average 12 students and electives are available at all levels.
A key attraction for Brazilian students is that the IEP offers six entry points each year. Students whose schedules do not match the university semester calendar can choose mid-term entry points, including a June to August season.
With wide-ranging opportunities in student life, a dedicated faculty, and an excellent academic reputation, the IEP offers the best for English language study.