Intensive English Program

More than a Language Program

Fall 2021

Program Dates:
September 19 - December 8, 2021
Application Deadline:
August 7, 2021


Apply before June 1, 2021 and your registration is FREE!

Winter 2022

Program Dates:
January 6 - March 16, 2022
Application Deadline:
November 19, 2021



Spring 2022

Program Dates:
March 27 - June 10, 2022
Application Deadline:
February 14, 2022




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 have many chances to practice English and make friends outside of class. Cultural opportunities include conversation partners, weekly workshops and events, and visits to nearby attractions like Seattle, Vancouver, Mount Baker National Park, and much 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).

WWU Students, Get Involved!

The Intensive English Program at WWU welcomes motivated student volunteers to join our English classes and interact with students from all over the world.

Volunteering in the IEP is a great way to fulfill service learning course requirements!

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Countdown to Application Day Videos

Check out the Countdown playlist on our YouTube channel to get an insider look at all the reasons IEP may be right for you. Short talks are hosted by an international advisor with different guests each week. 


  • What is the IEP?
  • 3 Ways to a Degree at Western
  • A Day in the Life of an IEP Student
  • Online Options for English Study
  • IEP's Bellingham City Tour
  • Health and Safety at Western
  • After Applying - What to Expect

Student voices

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Contact an International Student Advisor.

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