Intensive English Program

IIE congratulates each grantee on his/her selection as a Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) scholarship recipient.

Since the ability to speak, read, write, and understand English is integral to all grantees' academic success, program sponsors will approve eligible students to participate in a pre-academic Intensive English Program (IEP).

A wide range of partner institutions offer IEPs in two different sessions, Short-Term and Long-Term. The available courses offer targeted language instruction at various levels, as well as cultural and social activities. They also provide a valuable opportunity for grantees to acclimate to the U.S. before the academic year begins.

Please find more information about the different sessions on the next tab.

Short-Term Intensive English Program

For grantees whose TOEFL score falls in the 61-78 iBT (500-550 pBT) range, a 6- to 8-week period of intensive English study is approved for the summer prior to the start of the academic semester. Following completion of this IEP period, students would be expected to begin a full year of academic study (including the possibility of academic training) at the start of the fall term in August/September.

Long-Term Intensive English Program

For grantees whose TOEFL score falls in the 40-61 iBT (437-497 pBT) range, a roughly 4- to 6-month period of intensive English study is approved. Following completion of this IEP period, students would be expected to begin a full year of academic study (including the possibility of academic training) the following term (either in January for spring or August for fall).

All grantees in the J-1 Exchange Visitor non-degree student category are required to be enrolled as full-time students at all times. For the Intensive English Program (IEP), full-time status generally ranges between 4 to 6 classes, 12 to 15 credits, or 18 to 22 contact hours.

In addition, attendance is very important during the IEP and it is expected that grantees meet the attendance requirement of their respective host institution. If a grantee fails to maintain full-time status and full attendance, or is dismissed from the IEP for any reason, he/she is effectively ending the BSMP scholarship and will be required to return to Brazil immediately.

While in the IEP, grantees will be asked to submit up to two reports documenting course enrollment and demonstrating progress. All forms need to be printed, signed, scanned, and uploaded through the BSMP Student Service Portal. Email/newsletter reminders will be sent when it is time for grantees to submit a report.

Intensive English Initial Enrollment Report

Early in their session term, Intensive English BSMP students are asked to confirm enrollment in full-time English study by completing an initial student report. This form requires that students list all of the courses they are registered to take for the current term. These courses must be verified by their intensive English program advisor. Properly completing this form allows IIE to ensure that students are taking courses that meet the guidelines of their scholarship, and that students are enrolled in full-time status, as required by their J-1 visa and the scholarship.

Intensive English Mid-Program Report

Long Term Intensive English students are required to submit the Intensive English Mid-program Report. This report is an assessment of each student’s progress in their intensive English program. It is completed by the IEP advisor and signed and dated by both the grantee and the advisor. The form must be submitted by each student through the BSMP Student Service Portal.

The report templates will be emailed to each student. They may also be downloaded on the "Materials" page.

 Reporting and Testing Schedule for Fall 2014

 Reporting/Testing Requirement
Due Date to Submit to IIE
Submission Process
Initial Assessment Report - offer assessment on student's potential to enter full-time academic study in January 2015
Within the first five business days after the first placement exam
 BSWBadmissions_spring@iie.org
Initial Enrollment Report - verify students are enrolled in full-time intensive English-only coursework (report template sent September 30)  Wednesday, October 15
 Each student will be responsible for uploading the completed report to the student portal.
First ITP or iBT Official Test Score - for any student slated to transfer or any student who does not currently have an admission letter from their academic host institution
 Monday, November 3
 BSWBadmissions_spring@iie.org
Mid-Program Report - summarizing students' attendance and overall performance in the IEP (template will be provided November 3)  Monday, November 17
 Each student will be responsible for uploading the completed report to the student portal.
Second ITP or iBT Official Test Score - for any student slated to transfer, or any student who does not currently have an admission letter from their academic host institution.
 Monday, December 1
 BSWBadmissions_spring@iie.org
 

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