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 earns 100th Big Ten championship On Dec 06, 2016 With Penn State's victory over Wisconsin on Dec. 3, the Nittany Lions not only earned the 2016 Big Ten championship, but the University's 100th Big Ten championship or tournament title.
  • Apartheid’s lingering effects on HIV and AIDS On Dec 06, 2016 Though it was abolished more than two decades ago, Apartheid continues to affect communities in South Africa. Penn State geography researcher Brian King has been studying the political system's effects on rates of HIV and AIDS today in rural South Africa.
  • Holiday heat reduction program to begin end of day on Dec. 22 On Dec 05, 2016 Once again this year, Penn State is aggressively pursuing the reduction of energy use over the holiday break in accordance with Administrative Policy AD64. At University Park, space temperatures will be set downward at the close of business on Dec. 22 and will be restored to normal operating temperature by the morning of Jan. 3, 2017.