UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program hosts immersion program

Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016

Cristy Steffen, promotions and admissions specialist, Culture and Intensive English Program, 319-273-3426,

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is currently hosting 16 students from Korea National University of Education (KNUE) and Kyungpook National University (KNU) for a CIEP immersion program with a focus on multiculturalism.

Two administrators from KNUE and KNU are visiting UNI's CIEP as part of the Global Teacher's College (GTU) in Korea. The administrators and students have come to UNI with the primary goal of learning how to teach in diverse classrooms. Korea is just starting to experience more diversity in their classrooms, and this program focuses mainly on preparing these pre-service teachers to be successful in a global world.

The program will include observing multicultural classrooms in local schools, participating in conversation partner activities, and attending customized seminars and lectures from UNI faculty members. Participants will also connect with other professionals in the area that have experience teaching and working with multicultural groups, such as the Multicultural Teaching Alliance.

For more information about CIEP's Immersion Program, contact the UNI Culture and Intensive English Program at 319-273-2182 or