12 Reasons to Join the AEI

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The IEP offers English language learning adults an opportunity to improve their academic and professional English skills. The program prepares students for academic work at the University of Oregon or similar academic institutions. 12 reasons to study in AEI's Intensive English Program

  1. An academic focus: The AEI's IEP prepares students for university study and integration into academic life.
  2. Immersion experience: Located in the heart of campus, students live, study, and learn side-by-side with regular UO students.
  3. Professional instruction: As a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences AEI's 80+ teachers are credentialed with Masters/ PhDs in TESOL, linguistics or related fields and apply their research and extensive study/teaching abroad experience to their teaching. The AEI actively sponsors faculty and staff participation in regional, national, and international training and research programs.
  4. Learning environment: Our international classrooms focus on dynamic instruction, student engagement, and skill level hands-on learning.
  5. Conversation Partner: Meeting two hours weekly, trained UO students help IEP students navigate US culture, campus, and the US educational system.
  6. Eugene Green: We are serious about our planet, sustainable living, a healthy campus, and enjoying the rivers, parks, peaks, and coastline around us. 
  7. Easy transportation: Students ride the city bus for free! We are minutes from the airport, Amtrak train system, and over 70 miles of walking and bicycle paths!  Eugene is a very safe city.
  8. Housing choices: Comfortable and convenient living options including on-campus residence halls, home stays and off-campus apartment units.
  9. Advising support: AEI's advisors work one-on-one with students to ensure they are academically prepared and successful.
  10. Conditional admission: Interested and qualified students are able to transition to the University of Oregon once they meet the English proficiency requirements.
  11. Active living: AEI offers a variety of cultural, social, and adventure-seeking events to broaden students' experiences and help them adjust to life on and off campus (e.g. games, volunteering, hiking, skiing, rafting, shopping)!
  12. Extracurricular Opportunities: IEP students are also UO students with full access to  facilities,  clubs, and a rich campus life.