The mission of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Intensive English Program is to provide academic ESL instruction and cultural orientation for English language learners who are primarily interested in pursuing degrees at UTSA or other U.S. institutions. The mission also includes promoting intercultural relationships within the community and serving local students who are seeking to improve their English. Our goal is to prepare students to succeed in their educational, professional, and personal goals by acquiring English proficiency. The IEP will achieve its mission by teaching English for academic purposes, familiarizing students with U.S. culture, and promoting intercultural awareness in both the global and local communities.