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Mission, Vision and Values

The mission of the American University of Kuwait's (AUK) Intensive English Program (IEP) is to prepare students seeking admission to the academic degree programs of AUK by enabling them to gain sufficient mastery of the English language and successfully apply the critical thinking skills they need to succeed as students during their undergraduate studies. IEP will achieve its mission by providing quality English language instruction and promoting international, intercultural and self-understanding.

The core values of the Intensive English Program are to:

  • provide English language instruction enabling students to meet AUK admission requirements and to successfully pursue a degree program, thus facilitating the University’s growth.

  • place quality as its most important goal in all activities.

  • appreciate and constantly encourage team work and a supportive attitude between all members of the IEP department.

The aspirational values of the Intensive English Program are to:

  • pursue knowledge and foster critical thinking.

  • ignite in our students a lifelong love of learning.

  • celebrate and learn from diversity.

The IEP department's vision is to:

  • adequately prepare AUK students to successfully pursue academic majors in the English language medium.

  • create critical thinkers who know how to evaluate ideas and concepts, and be able to express themselves well through the English language.

  • nurture a sense of responsibility and encourage a work ethic amongst our students.


The Intensive English Program at AUK is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August 2014 through August 2024 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Program and Institutions. For further information about this accreditation, visit the website:


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