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UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program partners with Waterloo West for one-of-a-kind program

Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Carolina Coronado-Park, director, Culture and Intensive English Program, 319-273-2182, carol.coronado@uni.edu

Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761

UNI NEWS SERVICES – This summer, the University of Northern Iowa's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is partnering with Waterloo West High School for a one-of-a-kind program that will incorporate English instruction with career and educational opportunities for high school students.

The English Language Learners College Preparatory Summer Program is available to students who are learning English as a foreign language. In addition to 16 hours of English instruction per week, students will participate in a variety of activities that will expose them to academic college life as well as explore future career opportunities. Upon completion, students will receive a UNI and CIEP College Preparatory Certificate of Completion, one English elective credit toward high school graduation, a waiver for the UNI application fee and a $320 deferred admittance fee to UNI.

"English Language Learners are the fastest growing segment of the K through 12 student population in the United States, yet they encounter substantial problems entering higher education," said Carolina Coronado-Park, director of CIEP. "The overall goal of the program is to see the successful graduation of more ELL students from university in the future."

The UNI Culture and Intensive English Program provides international students with quality, intensive academic English language instruction and a cultural orientation to the United States in preparation for study at UNI or other institutions of higher learning.

For more information about this program or the CIEP, visit uni.edu/ciep.