Intensive English Program

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
1200 Park Rd.
Harrisonburg, VA  22802- 

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Host Institution: Eastern Mennonite University

Host City Size: Up to 50,000

Year Established: 1989

Accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA
Phone #: (540) 432-4053

Phone #2: (540) 432-4059

Fax #: (540) 432-4444



Application Contact Info: Joyce Gingerich, IEP, Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, USA E-Mail:
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk

* Other Course Type: Conversation partners; voluntary service projects arranged on request.

Additional Course Info: IEP courses earn college credit; Lively Intercultural Learning Across the Curriculum (LILAC)--academic projects done jointly by IEP and undergraduate students; Bridge Program: transition to undergrad studies while earning credit.

ESP Additional Info: Graduate Language Preparation Course

Term Duration in WeeksStart Month

Terms Additional Info: Intense summer semester of 3 sessions.

Program Size: 55

Program Size, Summer: 31

Average Class Size: 10

Minimum Class Size: 4

Maximum Class Size: 17

Middle East/North Africa55.00

Full-time Instructors: 4

Part-time Instructors: 4

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 27

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 4

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 4

Full-time Admin: 2

Part-time Admin: 0

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: dependents, business personnel, immigrants

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: with secondary school certificate and references

Visa Forms Issued: I-20, DS-2019

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: none

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Maximum Credits Eligible: 15

Courses that can be Replaced: foreign language and cross-cultural study requirements

Conditions: must successfully complete the Bridge program to receive academic credit

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 15

Degree Levels: undergraduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: applicant must request academic admission and provide high school or college transcripts translated into English

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: IEP recommends admission based on in-house test scores and academic performance in IEP courses

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: IEP recommends admission based on in-house test scores and academic performance in IEP courses

Articulation Agreement(s): yes

Articulation Agreement Details: James Madison University will accept recommendation for admission from our IEP in lieu of a TOEFL score. IEP has an MOU with Bridgewater College and 5 Mennonite Colleges: AMBS, Bethel College, Bluffton Univsersity, Goshen College and Hesston College.


Fees: $0

Insurance Cost: $1716

Insurance Details: We accept other recognized health plans. Summer program insurance costs is only $225

Financial Aid Available: partial tuition scholarships

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $5580

Housing Weeks: 15

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Additional Housing Info: Host family stay is option in summer semester.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: no

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Additional Info: 10 or 20 meals per week available

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Airport Meeting, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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