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
  • Tuition freeze advances as board committee recommends 2018-19 operating budget On Jul 19, 2018 The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (July 19) recommended a $6.5 billion University budget that includes no tuition increase for all Pennsylvania resident undergraduate students for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Penn State Berks faculty share research with trustees On Jul 19, 2018 Three Penn State Berks faculty members discussed their research as part of a presentation to the Board of Trustees on July 19. The board is holding its meeting at the campus and is learning about working going on in Reading.
  • Food for thought: How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating On Jul 19, 2018 The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, according to researchers who found that when certain regions of the brain reacted more strongly to being rewarded with food than being rewarded with money, those people were more likely to overeat.