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View the Center for International Education Message to International Students and Parents here.

In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, employees in the Center for International Education are working remotely in an effort to support our campus community. Staff is working diligently to respond as quickly as possible to all inquiries. The center is also maintaining the international emergency phone at 970-567-9572. University-wide updates will be published to the UNC COVID-19 information page or view international student & scholar information here. 

Short-Term Study Programs

UNC deliver customized academic and cultural training programs with recognition from our partner institutions. Our intensive, short-term programs are balanced to maximize learning and allow time to explore American culture while participating in selected activities that meet individual needs. The result is a rewarding cultural and professional development experience.

Customized to meet goals

With open enrollment our customized programs are designed to meet the goals of participants and partner institutions. All programs offer academically excellent and cultural diverse activities resulting in a rewarding learning environment. We build on the diverse rang of UNC academic program offerings to develop short-term programs that meet the needs of our partners.  

Many of our programs include an intensive English language training component. We also work closely with international partners, governments, educational institutions and private businesses to develop customized programs tailored to the needs of our partners. 

Housing Accomodations

UNC offers group housing to international visitors that are working through the Center for International Education for short-term stays.

Learn more housing accomodations

Contact CIE

Campus Box 52

University Center 
Room 1110
2101 10th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631


Phone: +1-970-351-2396
Fax: +1-970-351-1947


Office Hours

The Center for International Education Staff are working remotely in light of Campus closure due to COVID-19. 

Staff are working diligently to respond to all inquiries within working hours of 8am-5pm. The center is available via email (CIE@unco.edu) as well as via phone (970-351-2396). For International Emergencies, contact 970-567-9572. 

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Delivered Globally

We deliver customized programs in Greeley, Loveland, Denver, Colorado Springs and overseas.

Offered Programs

Language and Culture Programs

UNC Language and Culture Programs include four hands-on workshops, elective and intensive English instruction with carefully selected cultural and recreational activities. 

Intensive English Programs

The Intensive English Program offers customized short-term English language programs designed to accommodate the unique needs of participants. 

University Pathway Program

While improving English language proficiency and experiencing American cultural, participants become acquainted with the potential of studying abroad in the U.S.

Academic Training Program

Visiting Student Program based on the agreement between UNC and the partnering institution. All courses are counted towards university credits at the student's home institution. 

Teacher Training Professional Development Program

Participants develop and expand understanding of current pedagogical theory, educational technologies and best practices in the field. We provide a wide array of instructional techniques that can be adapted to suit a wide range of classroom situations.

Professional Development for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Focus on equipping participants with a variety of instructional techniques for teaching core language skills at all levels of ability. Participants develop understanding of current trends in pedagogy in the Instructional Methodology portion of the program.


Program Components

All short-term programs have the following components:

  • Student-centered instruction by highly trained UNC faculty
  • Customized, content-based academic curriculum delivered by experts in the field
  • Exciting cultural and recreational activities around campus and across Colorado
  • Experienced TESL certified instructors
  • Integrated skills
  • Communicative learning
  • Flexible assessment options
  • A safe, supportive learning environment
  • Inclusive and culturally diverse campus community
  • Access to UNC facilities, library, recreation center, computer labs and free WiFi
  • Small class sizes
  • Exit surveys to monitor and ensure quality
  • Dedicated program staff to delivery high quality programming

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