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The International Education Programs (IEP) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) has been providing English as a Second Language (ESL), academic and professional programs since 1975. The curriculum at UCR is continually evaluated and updated to ensure that students have the best U.S. learning experience. Every year, students graduate from programs at UCR and continue into exciting international careers and/or pursue further academic study.

The mission of UCR is to ensure the availability of high quality, innovative English language and professional programs to meet the diverse personal, professional and educational goals of international students. Students at UCR are provided with the opportunity to explore, participate in, and enrich their knowledge of the US and the world through the shared development of English language and academic skills. Through teamwork in a multicultural environment, students are encouraged to understand themselves, build confidence and develop a vision for their future. The values of mutual respect, professionalism and excellence in teaching and service are central to the work at UCR. The unique contributions of each teacher, staff and student are valued equally in creating one of the best Intensive English language programs in the nation.

Why the University of California, Riverside IEP

  • Campus Life: Riverside is located 80 kilometres east of Los Angeles in the heart of beautiful, sunny California. Students can travel easily to beaches, mountains, theme parks, or shopping malls. 
  • Enhanced teaching environment: Students at Riverside IEP will learn from the best instructors who are all working professionals with real-world experience. The professors at Riverside IEP are friendly, helpful, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality education to ensure that students have the best American campus experience. 
  • Facilities and Activities: The Activities Office at Riverside IEP provides cultural events and activities including over 500 campus clubs and organizations for students to join. 
  • Awards and Recognition: University of California, Riverside is one of 10 campuses in the number 1 public university system in the U.S. The diverse and internationally friendly campus has nearly 80,000 alumni, many of whom have won prestigious awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship, Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and others. 


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