Welcome to the Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) at Iowa State University!The IEOP is an intensive English program (IEP) that will help you improve your English. You will receive high quality English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction that caters to non-native English speakers. We offer you small classes, dedicated instructors, and a chance to speak with native speakers.

Our Mission

In collaboration with ISU and global partners, IEOP provides exemplary academic, professional, and everyday English language instruction as well as American cultural orientation for students, teachers, and other visiting professionals. IEOP also supports and collaborates with the ISU community in second language research, professional development, and intercultural education.

Our Handbooks

IEOP Student Handbook

IEOP Faculty and Staff Handbook


June 26, 2019
Practice TOEFL #1
June 5, 2019
IEOP classes begin
June 3-4, 2019
Jun 3-4
IEOP Summer 2019 placement and orientation
May 8, 2019
TOEFL Test #2

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The Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) at Iowa State University is a member in good standing of the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) whose mission is to promote excellence in intensive English administration, curriculum, and instruction. IEOP is an English language-learning program with a strong academic focus. It immerses students into spoken and written American English as well as educational and social cultures of the United States. As such, the IEOP curriculum focuses on the academic skills international students need to be successful in their undergraduate or graduate studies in the United States.