ACADEMIC CALENDAR: http://aei.uoregon.edu/iep/newstudents/academiccalendar
The American English Institute (AEI) at the University of Oregon (UO), is Oregon's primary liberal arts university since 1876. It is a 280-acre campus with about 20,000 students. The UO is located in Eugene, Oregon, a friendly city of approximately 150,000 people. The University has a strong focus on both environmental and international concerns.
Beautiful Natural Setting:
The Pacific Northwest area of the United States is known for its clean beaches, miles of scenic waterways and snow-capped mountains. The climate in Eugene is moderate.
Renowned International Reputation:
University of Oregon is a nationally ranked state university that offers a large number of highly ranked undergraduate and graduate degrees across a range of programs in Arts, Sciences, Architecture, Journalism, Education, Music and Law. International students are about 8% of the university.
Excellent skiing, hiking, boating, and camping are one hour east in the mountains; the Pacific Ocean is about one hour west. Many nearby golf courses offer reasonable rates.
Very Safe Community:
Eugene is safe, friendly, quiet and offers a wide variety of cultural and sports events.
The University of Oregon values the diverse experiences, contributions, and perspectives that international students bring to our campus and the learning environment. For years, the AEI has awarded 10 and 15 need-based tuition scholarships through campus and community partnerships. To learn more about UO International scholarship opportunities please visit: Office of International Affairs Scholarships: (http://international.uoregon.edu/isss/scholarships)
Features of Our Intensive English Program (IEP):
Fully accredited through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
Six levels of language study: beginning through advanced. Four 10-week terms per year elective classes in TOEFL, Business, Culture, Pronunciation
American conversation partners for each IEP student advanced level students may take UO classes. Programs in academic preparation, language and culture. Experienced faculty with MAs, PhDs in Applied Linguistics and related fields
Specially designed programs in Teacher Training, Business, Distance Education. If needed, students continue to receive English support in writing, reading, and oral communication after admission via the AEIS program.
Students who are academically qualified but need a higher level of language proficiency, can be conditionally admitted to the University. They must attend the AEI until they achieve an adequate TOEFL score or have successfully completed Level 6.
TOEFL and IELTS Requirements:
UO requires a 500 on paper-based TOEFL or 61 on internet based TOEFL for undergraduate admission. UO also accepts 6.0 on IELTS
TOEFL tests are offered on campus. AEI elective courses for TOEFL preparation are offered every term. Students who successfully complete our Intensive English Program can also be admitted to the University of Oregon with no TOEFL requirement.
Students at the AEI receive UO ID cards and have access to all university services such as:
Campus-wide WiFi computer access
UO e-mail address
Free city bus pass
Libraries & museums
Student Rec Center
Holden Leadership / Service Learning
University Sporting events
International Student Organizations
The Yamada Language Center (for independent language study)
Student Health Center
The Teaching and Learning Center (AEIS Students only.) Help with writing, math and academic skills
Quad apartments with a shared kitchen
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