Application Information

Eligibility Requirements

Be a non-native English Speaker with at least intermediate level English

Ages Accepted

14-17 years old, in high school

Expected Proficiency Level


Visas and Eligibility

Individuals in tourist status (B1/B2 status or ESTA Visa Waiver Program) are eligible to participate in this program.

Program Deadlines

Application deadline: June 1, 2019*

* Rolling admission until the program fills

Program Dates

July 6 - July 19, 2019

Program Move-In Dates

July 6 at 12:00 pm - check-in and move in to the dorms



Price includes instruction, tuition, lab fees, class trips, textbooks/printed materials, room (double occupancy), meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner daily), Wellness Center, UM ID card, class activity transportation.

All participants live on-campus in a safe and engaging environment.

Shuttle to and from MIA airport is included. We meet you a baggage claim or outside customs for international flights and assist with your departure

How to Apply


This online application will ask you about your personal information, your educational history, and you parents/guardians information.  Additionally, you must submit the application materials listed below.  We recommend that you prepare these documents before beginning the application.  If you exit the application and return to the link on the same device, your progress on this application should be saved.  If you have any questions about the application, you may e-mail us at or call us at (305) 284-2752.

    The personal statement should be uploaded in PDF or Microsoft Word Format as part of the online application.  Please include your full name and date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) on the top of the document.  You must write a paragraph of at least 200 words to answer the following:
    Why do you want to participate in the Intensive English Academy?  How will your participation help you to achieve your future goals?
    One letter of recommendation from a current or recent teacher is required for admission to the IEA.  Your teacher must e-mail the recommendation directly to  You will be required to provide the name and contact information of the teachers as part of the online application.
    Upon completion of the online application, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable application fee of $75.00 via credit or debit card.
    Once we have received all of the above materials, we will contact you via e-mail to schedule a short Skype interview.  The purpose of the interview is to evaluate your oral skills, both speaking and listening.  We want to ensure that you have an appropriate level of English to be able to fully participate and benefit from the Intensive English Academy.  No preparation is necessary for the Skype interview.

Application Checklist 

  • Complete Application
  • Fee $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Skype Interview
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Passport ID page