Intensive English Program


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Language and Cultural Immersion and Baccalaureate and Graduate Study

Missouri Western State University (MWSU) has a strong, student-focused Intensive English Program (IEP) that includes both classroom study and extensive cultural immersion through a wide variety of off and on-campus experiences.

Intensive English Program courses are offered in Listening and Speaking, Composition and Grammar, Reading, and Writing, with each course offered at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

MWSU has been selected by many Brazilian students, including those from the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program and also by students from over 36 countries.

Some of our international students come only to study English. Some come only to seek baccalaureate or graduate coursework. Many come for both. With strong programs in business, science, computer science, mathematics, graphic design, cinema, convergent media, and engineering technology, among others, MWSU is a university of choice for students from many countries.

Classes at MWSU are small in size and engaging, taught by outstanding faculty members. The majors or degree programs of study ranges from business accounting to fascinating Wildlife Conservation and Management. For details, see

The university is in the heart of the USA, is 36 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport, and is 53 minutes from the center of Kansas City. Kansas City has a metropolitan population over 2,000,000, providing access to the benefits of a major city. St. Joseph, the home of MWSU, has a population of about 77,000 and provides the comfort of a medium size city with many restaurants, museums, live theaters and a symphony.

MWSU is located on over 700 acres with multiple ponds and park-like beauty. Campus housing includes both typical residence hall rooms and suites with kitchens and common living areas.

Admissions to the university and/or the Intensive English Program is quick and fast. For information about applying to MWSU as an international student, see or send an inquiry to the Director of International Recruitment, Ann Rahmat, at


Photo gallery of students from Brazil at Missouri Western