INCOMING FRESHMEN: Welcome to the IEP Class of 2018!
Click HERE to view the IEP Orientation Flyer 2013, which gives an overview of the program and step-by-step instructions for joining the IEP.
Click HERE for the International Engineering Program Enrollment Form 2013-14, and return to IEP Coordinator Heather Price. Email to email@example.com, fax to (401) 874-7088, stop by/mail to IEP Headquarters at Texas Instruments (TI) House, 61 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881
It is never too late to join the IEP. If you are a current URI engineering student interested in joining the IEP, fill out an IEP Enrollment Form and contact us to set up an appointment with IEP faculty/staff to see how the program fits into your current and future plans.
HOW TO JOIN THE IEP:
1. Tell your Orientation Advisor that you want to join the International Engineering
Program. S/he will advise you on class registration, including the appropriate language level
(Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish) and place you in IEP sections of EGR 105 and
2. Fill out an IEP Enrollment Form at Orientation (or pick one up at our IEP Headquarters:
Texas Instruments House, 61 Upper College Road) so we have your information on file. We will
then add you to the email listserv so you will receive important information and updates about
the program. Be sure to provide an email address you plan to check regularly, as this is our
main form of communicating with you about announcements, scholarship deadlines, company
visits, IEP meetings, and other events.
3. Join the IEP Class of 2018 Facebook group to connect with your cohort and IEP
faculty/staff. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/IEP2018/ and request an invitation
to the group. We will post updates that are specifically relevant to your class year (such as
internship opportunities, scholarships, cultural events, etc.).
4. Make an advising appointment with your IEP Director (who will also be your Language
Advisor for all 5 years--see list below). It is your responsibility to meet with your IEP
Language Advisor every semester to be sure you are on track in the program, and so s/he
will have you on his/her IEP advising roster. It is important to get to know your advisor early on
(before s/he places you in an internship abroad during your 4th year) so s/he can help you
declare your language major, research domestic internships (which will help you land your first
choice internships abroad), assess your language skills and help you prepare for the year
abroad, write recommendation letters for scholarships and fellowships, etc.
5. Visit IEP Headquarters (The Heidi Kirk Duffy Center for International Engineering Eduation,
made up of the TI House at 61 Upper College Road & IEP House at 67 Upper College Road).
Meet the staff: Executive Director Sigrid Berka, IEP Coordinator Heather Price, and Assistant
Director of the IEP Living/Learning Community Angela Graney. Make sure you know where the
offices are, and who to contact if you need assistance. This is also where we hold IEP events
(company visits, advising meetings, language coffee hours and movie nights, etc.). Starting
sophomore year, you are also eligible to apply to live in the houses, so stop by and check
Who is my IEP Director/Language Advisor?:
Chinese IEP: Dr. Sigrid Berka (firstname.lastname@example.org), Texas Instruments (TI) House 114
(CIEP students who are also accepted in the Chinese Language Flagship Program also
see the Flagship Assistant Director, Erin Papa (email@example.com), TI House 115)
French IEP: Dr. Lars Erickson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Swan Hall 131
German IEP: Dr. Sigrid Berka (email@example.com), Texas Instruments (TI) House 114
Italian IEP: Dr. Michelangelo La Luna (firstname.lastname@example.org), Swan Hall 159
Spanish IEP: Dr. Megan Echevarría (email@example.com), Swan Hall 137
Questions about joining the IEP?:
Contact Heather Price, IEP Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / (401) 874-2472
Texas Instruments (TI) House, 61 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881
Questions about living in the IEP Living/Learning Community?:
Contact Angela Graney, Assistant Director for the IEP LLC
email@example.com / (401) 874-4926
IEP House, 67 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881
Click the icon to the left to check out an excerpt from the URI Viewbook highlighting the IEP.