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ELI Student Outside of BB Comer Building

Intensive English Program (IEP)

  • 20-26 hours/week of English classes
  • 6 levels (Beginner to Advanced)
  • 3 to 8 week sessions
  • Students in an engineering classroom

    Pathway to UA

  • Currently pending final Board of Trustees approval
  • Study English and begin your degree
  • Earn up to 17 academic credits
  • UA campus in the fall season

    Semester Abroad at UA

  • Experience life in the US
  • Take English and university courses for credit
  • Transfer credit to your home university
  • Learn English to Succeed


    Improve your English and experience US life and culture on a beautiful university campus.

    • Professional teachers with master’s degrees
    • Organized activities to meet university students from the US
    • Low cost of living
    • Over 200 degree programs offered at The University of Alabama
    • Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, one of the top 50 college towns

    Watch a video about studying at the ELI

    ELI student from Turkey sitting outside B.B. Comer Hall

    Former ELI Student

    “Before coming to the US, I never thought I would meet such wonderful people. The ELI faculty and office staff were a major source of satisfaction for me, and they helped me overcome the difficulties of learning English.”
    Yudum T., Turkey