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
  • Frank Guadagnino named vice president for administration On May 23, 2018 Frank T. Guadagnino, associate general counsel at Penn State, has been named the University’s new vice president for administration, effective July 1. Guadagnino succeeds Tom Poole, who will be assisting with the transition as part of his phased retirement from the University on June 30.
  • Eric and Molly Barron announce gifts to 'A Greater Penn State' campaign On May 22, 2018 Penn State President Eric Barron and his wife, Molly Barron, are advancing the University’s current fundraising campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” not only through their vision for Penn State’s future, but also as donors themselves.
  • Research supports restrictions on opioid-containing cold medicines for children On May 22, 2018 Prescription cough and cold medicines containing the opioid hydrocodone are more likely to cause serious side effects in children than those containing codeine, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. The research supports recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on prescription hydrocodone- and codeine-containing cough medicines for children and suggests that opioids in general should not be prescribed for coughs and colds in pediatric populations.