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The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Southern Oregon University provides a dynamic and innovative learning environment for academically and professionally-bound students studying English as a Second Language. The university, and town of Ashland, offer a culturally rich environment for you to develop the skills necessary to adapt to American university life and succeed in our changing global environment.

This includes programs for:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Employment or Business (short-term summer programs)
  • General English (short term summer programs)
  • IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEFL iBT preparation


The IEP provides the same level of facilities and services that are available to other students enrolled at SOU, including:

  • Library
  • Health Services
  • Sporting Facilities (swimming pool, gym, etc.)
  • Student Associations
  • International Students Office services
  • Housing


Next Sessions

  • Fall - September 26, 2016
  • Winter - January 9, 2017
  • Spring - April 3, 2017
  • Summer - June 26, 2017

Special summer program options are available.
For registration information visit SOU International Admissions.

Questions? Contact the Office of International Programs at or +1 (541) 552-6336. 

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Office of International Programs
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
Tel: (541) 552-6336
Fax: (541) 552-8195

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