Intensive English Program

Western’s Intensive English Program (IEP) is More than a Language Program

IEP Prepares Students for the Next Steps

Whether you're preparing to study in the U.S., looking to further your professional career, or learning English for the sake of learning, IEP will prepare you for what’s ahead. Classes are taught by highly-trained instructors.

IEP Curriculum Goes Beyond the Classroom

Students take part in a variety of activities in and around Bellingham. The program organizes visits to Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, local museums, nearby Mount Baker National Park, and more.

IEP is Committed to Student Success

IEP’s vision is to share the Western experience with as many students as possible. IEP is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). Western is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Fall 2020

August 15, 2020
Application Deadline

September 21 - 23, 2020
New student orientation
Classes begin Sept 24

December 9, 2020
Grade pick-up and closing

Summer 2020

May 30, 2020
Application Deadline

June 22 - 24, 2020
New student orientation
Classes begin June 25

August 26, 2020
Grade pick-up and closing

Spring 2020

February 15, 2020
Application Deadline

March 29 -March 31, 2020
New student orientation
Classes begin April 6

June 10, 2020
Grade pick-up and closing


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