Services for Internationals

EPPIC offers workshops on specialized topics in academic and professional communication in English, individual consultations for academic speaking and writing skills, and Speak UP! conversation groups for international undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, visiting scholars and faculty in the Penn State community.


EPPIC workshops are open to any Penn State students, post-docs, visiting scholars, faculty, or advisers.  The schedule of workshops listed below is for Spring 2017.  Registration for Fall 2017 EPPIC workshops will be available beginning in August 2017.

Workshops:  International Undergraduate Students

Workshops:  International Graduate Students and Post-Docs

Workshops:  International Visiting Scholars

Workshops:  Faculty and Advisers (U.S. and International)


EPPIC Individual Consultations (EICs)

EPPIC offers individual consultations to all international students and scholars at Penn State for both spoken and written academic English. Consultations are available by appointment only

All consultations take place in 7 Sparks (Penn State Learning).   Consultation sessions for Spring 2017 are now closed.  EICs will resume in early September 2017.

Language Area and Skill Level

 Days Consultations are Offered

                  Undergraduate Writing                  

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

   Undergraduate Speaking   

         Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday         

Graduate Writing

Wednesday & Thursday

Graduate Speaking

Monday & Wednesday

For help with writing, you may schedule two consecutive 30-minute sessions per day. For help with pronunciation and speaking, you may reserve one 30-minute session per day. You are encouraged to bring specific course materials so that your tutor can best assist you.

We have recently changed our EIC appointment registration system. Registration is now available on-line via WC Online by clicking here.

Please note that consultations are not available for standardized test preparation, such as for the GRE or TOEFL.  TOEFL preparation courses are available in the State College area through the Mid-State Literacy Council

Speak UP!

Speak UP! groups meet weekly to ask questions and to discuss issues relating to language and culture learning in the context of U.S. higher education, and to build resources for mutual intercultural understanding in the culturally and linguistically diverse environment of Penn State.   Groups will include a mix of international and U.S. participants, to foster a dynamic exchange of perspectives and to encourage intercultural synergies.  Registration is currently not required for the conversation groups.  Speak UP! will resume in Fall 2017 (the new schedule will be posted in August 2017).

Speak Up! - All are welcome!

[Weekly Sessions on Thursdays]

January 26—April 6, 2017


107 Sackett Building



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