Why choose the Intensive English Program at Hawai`i Community College?
Small class size
Small class size and friendly teachers make it easy to learn and make progress.
Improve your English quickly in our English Only classroom environment.
The Island of Hawaii
The Island of Hawaii with its beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests and ancient traditions invites you to enjoy surfing and other ocean sports, hiking, Hula and Hawaiian culture.
culturally diverse community
Live and study in a culturally diverse community. Enjoy living in a safe and friendly small town.
Free weekend trips
Free weekend trips to explore the Big Island.
No TOEFL or other test score is necessary to enter Hawai`i Community College
when you complete the Intensive English Program Level 4.
Housing support and airport pickup are available.
Full-time English for college preparation. Extra courses in TOEFL Prep, Grammar Clinic and Hula and Hawaiian Culture.
Complete your application online
Complete your application online.
Get response to any inquiry within 1 business day.
Volunteer program gives real-life opportunities to use your English, and make friends!
Study Hula and Hawaiian studies, Hospitality and Tourism, Astronomy, Marine Biology, or Volcanology after completing your English language studies. Many other degree programs also offered.
Customized trainings for small groups from 2 days to 6 weeks, with English, Science, or Hula focus.
What our Students say
“The reason why I chose IEP as my study abroad destination is the IEP’s blog. Through SNS, I was able to learn how the IEP’s classes are like, how Hilo life is going to be like in detail…”Sachika Nojiri
“After I graduated from high school, I wanted to expand my world where I never seen. I used my saving from my part time job and came to the Big Island for the first time and stayed for 3 months…”Mieko Yajima