University of New Orleans

Intensive English Language Program (IELP) students have big dreams. They want to start their own businesses, become doctors and lawyers, and make a difference in the world. University of New Orleans’ IELP helps students create opportunities in their lives.


Your New Life Begins with IELP

Intensive English Language Program (IELP) students have big dreams. They want to start their own businesses, become doctors and lawyers, and make a difference in the world. University of New Orleans’ IELP helps students create opportunities in their lives. Success in IELP can lead to study in U.S. universities and better jobs at home. Learning English is the first stop on your journey to greatness.

We help students with applications, immigration advising, payments, and insurance. We also offer activities every Friday to introduce you to the U.S. and New Orleans. We consider our office and student lounge a home for our students. Many return to visit after they graduate because our students are always part of the IELP community.

In 20 years, we have served thousands of students from over 120 different countries. Each year, many IELP students go on to the University of New Orleans to earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Contact us to begin your journey!  

Why Do Students Love IELP?

  • Conditional Admission to the University of New Orleans (UNO)
  • Small and diverse classes
  • Experienced teachers
  • Tuition reduction for good grades
  • Weekly activities
  • Field trip each session
  • Personalized immigration, admissions, and academic advising
  • IELP Exit Exam accepted for admission to UNO (No TOEFL/IELTS required)

About the IELP Program

  • Each level is 8 weeks
  • 7 Levels, from Basic to Advanced
  • 20 hours per week for full-time
  • 10 hours per week for part-time (non-F1 students only)
  • Levels 4-7 take the IELP Exit Exam
  • 5 program start dates each year

How to Apply as an F-1 Student

  1. Complete an application (See Apply Now link on this profile)
  2. Pay the application fee
  3. Email to ielpadmin@uno.edu 
    1. A copy of your passport and
    2. A bank statement showing $5,800USD or your financial guarantee

Costs to attend IELP

Application Fees (Non-refundable)  
Application Fee $150.00
SEVIS Fee for F-1 Student Visas
SEVIS Processing Fee
Full Time
IELP Tuition $2300.00
Health Service Fee $36.00
Books (estimated) $200.00
TOTAL $2536.00


I-20 Amounts  
IELP Tuition $2300.00
Books (estimated) $200.00
Health Insurance (estimated) $350.00
Living and Personal Expenses (estimated) $2950.00

University of New Orleans (UNO)

The University of New Orleans (UNO) offers incredible academic and research opportunities for students at an affordable price. UNO is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. At UNO, students engage in a wide array of research-based, hands-on projects, including a state-of-the-art towing tank facility in the department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

International student life at the University of New Orleans is exciting, with an annual International Night showcase of countries and cultures. Students are also very active on campus in international student organizations and events.

Popular UNO Programs

  • School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration
  • World-famous Jazz Studies program
  • Film & Theatre
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Arts Administration
  • Urban Planning
  • Pre-professional degrees such as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Physical Therapy

How to Apply for Conditional Admission to UNO

  1. Apply to IELP
  2. Pay the $150 IELP application fee
  3. Email a copy of your passport and financial documents to ielpadmin@uno.edu
  4. Complete a UNO application
  5. Pay the $20 UNO application fee
  6. Send official transcripts from all high school years and universities attended to:

International Admissions
108 International Center
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148

Housing Options

Students can choose to live in apartment-style, dormitory-style, or family housing for a safe on-campus living option that is close to all classes and events.

Life in New Orleans

In New Orleans, we love to celebrate life with food, music, and friends. Students at UNO enjoy the many festivals that happen throughout the year. Jazz Fest celebrates the rich musical culture of Louisiana and Satchmo Fest marks the amazing life of Louis Armstrong. Of course, everyone loves Mardi Gras, the largest celebration in the U.S.

There is no other city in the world like New Orleans. The people are friendly, the French Quarter is full of beautiful architecture, and great music is everywhere.

Want to know more about what you can do in New Orleans? Check out www.neworleansonline.com for a full list of events, restaurants, festivals, and activities that New Orleans is famous for.


$1,000—$5,000 Session

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism, Music

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Type of School

Intensive English Program

  • School Size

  • Student Body Gender

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, SACS
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

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