Welcome to the IECP

If you are planning on attending Penn State or another American university but would like to improve your English, you’ve come to right place! Since 1976, the IECP has been Penn State’s premier intensive English program, offering courses in academic English to prepare the pre-matriculated student for undergraduate and graduate studies at an American university.  Experienced faculty engage students in a cutting-edge, comprehensive curriculum which includes grammar, oral communication, listening, reading, writing, and test skills in addition to providing opportunities to connect with current Penn State students and classes. 

PSU News
  • Penn State part of effort to create standards for youth programs at universities On Apr 24, 2017 As universities and colleges host a growing number of summer and year-round programs for children and young adults, experts at Penn State and other universities have been working together to develop best practices for camps on campuses.
  • Penn State holds Night of Remembrance on April 27 On Apr 24, 2017 Penn State will honor and remember 27 students who died this past academic year. The Penn State Night of Remembrance, organized by the University Park Undergraduate Association, will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, Old Main steps on the University Park campus.
  • Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers On Apr 24, 2017 This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.