The American English Institute (AEI), located on the beautiful campus of California State University, Fresno, "Fresno State," has offered a non-credit intensive English program for international students since 1972. The AEI program is operated through the California State University, Fresno Foundation and is under the umbrella of Continuing and Global Education. The AEI is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
The AEI has two primary missions:
- to offer intensive English instruction for international students preparing for studies at California State University, Fresno, or at another college or university in the United States
- to provide teacher training for students in the Department of Linguistics at California State University, Fresno, who are preparing for a career in teaching English as a Second Language.