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 president joins other Big Ten leaders in call for action on DACA On Dec 15, 2017 Penn State President Eric J. Barron has joined with the leaders of all Big Ten institutions in a call for a permanent solution for the beneficiaries of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In separate action on the same matter, five members of Pennsylvania’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives were among 34 Republican legislators who recently have called for a solution. These and other actions have come following the announcement in September that the DACA program would be ending in March of 2018.
  • Penn State Health and Highmark Health join forces to create health care network On Dec 15, 2017 Two of Pennsylvania’s leading health organizations, Penn State Health and Highmark Health, today announced plans for an innovative strategic partnership aimed at securing the future of health care in the region.
  • Penn State responds to grand jury report On Dec 15, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Today (Dec. 15) the Centre County District Attorney issued a grand jury report related to Penn State’s Greek life organizations. Penn State officials were only permitted to see a limited portion of the report in advance. Below is the University’s statement related to the grand jury report. “The Penn State community continues to mourn the death of Timothy Piazza and all victims of hazing across the nation. The University will not forget these tragic deaths, as we continue our efforts to change the Greek-life culture. Our new safety and reform initiatives represent a significant departure from the Greek system’s broken self-governance model and provide a pathway to improving student safety here and nationwide. The University is seeing the Grand Jury recommendations today for the first time, and I have asked the University’s Greek Response team, a group of senior administrators, to carefully review the recommendations to see how they may further inform our aggressive efforts already taken. Penn State strongly disagrees with many characterizations of the University and our record of action as presented by the District Attorney, but we remain deeply committed to turning the pain and anguish of this tragedy into reforms that continue to improve the safety and well-being of our students,” said President Eric J. Barron.