Knowledge Base: I am a Community Member

Enroll in Penn State's Intensive English program.  The Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) at Penn State offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes a focus on speaking and listening skills in English.  Detailed information about admission, program dates and fees is available on the IECP website.

Take a local English conversation class.  The Mid-State Literacy Council, located in downtown State College, offers courses in conversational English. 

Request a conversation partner.  Internationals who are seeking to practice their conversational English and to learn more about local culture may request a Conversation Partner through Penn State's Community Engagement office.


Enroll in Penn State's Intensive English program. The Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) at Penn State offers a comprehensive language curriculum that includes courses on writing and reading skills in English at intermediate and high intermediate proficiency levels.  Detailed information about admission, program dates and fees is available on the IECP website.

Take a local English writing class.  Classes in academic writing for internationals are also available at the Mid-State Literacy Council, located in downtown State College.


The Mid-State Literacy Council, located in downtown State College, offers classes on written and spoken English, and language test preparation.  Detailed information about course schedules and fees is available on their website


Community members may volunteer as Conversation Partners through Penn State's Community Engagement Programs, which offer culture and language support to internationals in the State College area.