Program Overview

The University of the Pacific Intensive English Program (IEP) helps you improve your English-language proficiency in writing, reading, speaking and listening to meet your academic, personal and professional goals. Our international students benefit from:

  • Immersive Curriculum: Instruction focuses on real-life classroom and cultural experiences.
  • Expert Instruction: All instructors are highly experienced, with advanced degrees in the field.
  • Flexible Start: Enter the program at the beginning or middle of an academic semester.


The UOPI English Language Institute provides rigorous, student-centered English language instruction that fully prepares international students to succeed in their university studies. It creates a welcoming environment for both learning and living in a new culture, where all feel safe and supported. The UOPl ELI is dedicated to maintaining best practices in the field of TESOL instruction and building sustainable educational programs through regular review and improvement.

Program Offerings

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Pre-Sessional English

Set the foundation for your academic study in the U.S. with this 16-week program

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General English

Strengthen your English-Language skills for social and cultural settings.

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Extended Accelerator Program

Discover an immersive 16-week study experience that combines language, culture and academics.

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Academic Accelerator Program

Participate in a 16-week language support program during your academic study at Pacific.

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What our students are saying

Considering our Intensive English program? Hear from international students like you who have already started classes!


Yifeng, China

“When I first came to America, it was really difficult for me to communicate with others. After studying at UOP International for a semester, my English, communication, and writing skills improved a lot.”


Jenny, Vietnam

“UOPI has good connections for international students like me; they also helped me improve my English by giving me a chance to talk with native speakers and teachers.”

16-Week English Programs Accredited by CEA

The University of the Pacific UOPI English Language Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2020 through August 2025 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,

Learn more about the CEA accreditation process.