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University of Alabama - Huntsville

Intensive English Program
Huntsville, Alabama United States



School Introduction

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is located in Huntsville, Alabama, one of the largest cities in the state. Situated in the north-central region of the state, Huntsville is best known for its cluster of high-tech industries built around the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal, and other facilities related to the space exploration and defense industries. The climate in the area varies seasonally but is relatively mild, ranging from the 30s F (winter) to the 90s F (summer).

UAH's students benefit from interaction with some of the most sought after researchers in a variety of fields, from engineering to the sciences and liberal arts as well as nursing and business. Approximately 7, 000 students attend the university, and five percent of the student body is international, representing 97 countries throughout the world.

ESL Program Introduction

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is a competitive program (only 30 seats are available each session) that is designed for academic preparation. Founded on principles of communicative language teaching, the integrated curriculum focuses on improvement in oral and written academic English. Additional attention to interlanguage pragmatics, grammar and pronunciation insures progress in both fluency and accuracy, with special attention paid to real-world interaction in a U.S. university context.
The program is open to students who have already graduated from high school and have achieved high beginning status in English. A minimum of 440 (paper-based TOEFL, institutional test acceptable) is required for admission. Please see the program website for additional information regarding application and admission to the program.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Fall: late August - early December (15 weeks)
Spring: early January - early May (15 weeks)
Summer: late May - early August (10 weeks)

Tuition: $3500 (15 weeks); $1750 (10 weeks)
Application fee: $30
Room and Board: $3100 (15 weeks); $2000 (10 weeks)

See our website for specific dates each year.

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Most students in the IEP take advantage of the on-campus housing facilities. Residence hall suite and apartment-style living are available. Students interested in living on campus should apply a couple of months in advance of their planned enrollment. For further information, visit:

Contact Info

Intensive English Program
University of Alabama - Huntsville
Morton Hall 202
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama 35899