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
  • Behrend student donates bone marrow to teen with leukemia On Nov 20, 2018 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College student Billy Santoro had his DNA tested at a campus bone marrow drive. When he matched with a teen in need in Louisville, both of their lives changed forever.
  • Raise your voice this #GivingTuesday On Nov 20, 2018 Beginning at 6:55 p.m. EST (18:55 in military time, representing the year of Penn State's founding) on Nov. 26 until midnight on Nov. 27, members of the Penn State community are invited to make a gift to any area of the University as part of Penn State’s participation in #GivingTuesday, a national day to celebrate the power of giving back.
  • Where, when and how to de-stress leading up to finals week at Penn State On Nov 20, 2018 Whether students have one exam or many, finals week can be a stressful time. Check out some of the many ways students can take a break between study sessions and unwind after an exam.