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
  • Summer diversity days help employees grow On Aug 18, 2017 For one Penn State employee, a lightbulb symbolized what they had taken away from the Summer Diversity Series. For another, a bouquet with flowers that need to be cultivated represented what was learned. The activity — using Play-Doh to show what they had learned — was a way for the Penn State employees who participated in the Summer Diversity Series to show what they got out of the class and share it with others.
  • James Franklin inks contract extension On Aug 18, 2017 Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour announced today (Aug. 18) that head football coach James Franklin has signed a contract extension. The new agreement extends Franklin’s current contract to six years, keeping the 2016 Sporting News and Woody Hayes National Coach of the Year as the leader of the Nittany Lions through at least the 2022 season.
  • Penn State Libraries ranked 2nd among U.S. public university libraries On Aug 18, 2017 The Penn State University Libraries again have been recognized among the top 10 research universities in North America, this year ranking No. 7, and rising to second among public university research libraries in the United States, according to the 2015-16 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Library Investment Index.