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
  • March 13 Town Hall now available to view online On Mar 16, 2018 The Penn State Town Hall that took place on March 13 is now archived and available to watch online. At the event, Penn State Provost Nick Jones and Dean of the Graduate School Regina Vasilatos-Younken answered questions submitted by students on the topic of graduate student unionization.
  • Readers can choose from more than 40 Headlines Issues On Mar 16, 2018 Do you want news specific to a Penn State college or campus? Do you want more news about arts, health, diversity, sports or other topics of general interest? Individuals may sign up for more than 40 individual Headlines issues targeting specific audiences.
  • Coming to a garden near you: An award-winning, Penn State-bred tomato variety On Mar 15, 2018 Valentine's Day may have passed for this year, but if you're in love with sweet, firm, antioxidant-rich — and award-winning — tomatoes that will perform well in your garden this season, you're in luck, thanks to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. "Valentine," a new variety of grape tomato that germinated in the breeding program of plant scientist Majid Foolad, now is available commercially after nearly two decades in development.