The mission of the DCIE is to provide educational programs to meet the needs of non-traditional students, including adults, pre-college students, part-time students and international students.

Our primary goal is to promote the academic excellence of the University of Miami and the expertise of the faculty through outreach programs. By developing, marketing, and administering short courses, seminars, workshops, lectures, and special events, Continuing and International Education is able to provide access to the public at large as well as to degree seeking students. In addition, Continuing and International Education coordinates weekend credit courses and provides advising services for returning adult students. Continuing and International Education is an agent for University outreach in the community and serves the corporate world with professional certificates, continuing education and workforce training.

Allen Hall, on the Coral Gables Campus is the administrative headquarters for the DCIE and the location for the Intensive English Program, the Intensive Language Institute, and programs for adults returning to school and preparing for career advancement.