EPPIC: Services

Workshops for International Students and Scholars

EPPIC offers workshops on popular topics in academic and professional communication in English. These workshops are open to all Penn State students, post-docs, and visiting scholars. Registration can be found here.

Professional Development for Success

September: Getting Acclimated

October: Academic Writing Skills for Success

November: Academic Speaking Skills for Success

EPPIC-SITE Teaching Workshop Series

Workshops for Faculty, Advisers, and Staff

EPPIC offers specialized workshops designed to provide helpful practices for working with and supporting international students. These workshops are open to all domestic and international administrators, faculty, and advisers. Registration for Fall 2017 EPPIC workshops can be found here.

EPPIC Workshops for Faculty, Advisers, and Staff

All In: Learning Customs and Pronouncing Names of International Students

We are proud to host three experts from Penn State Harrisburg as they present their workshop All In: Learning Customs and Pronouncing Names of International Students. International Student Adviser Anna Marshall and Global Ambassadors Aditya Koratkar and Nakjun Jeong will provide faculty and advisers at University Park with strategies to better address the needs of their international students. This workshop will be on Friday, November 3 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in 113 Carnegie Building.

To register for this workshop, please fill out this Google Form.


Speak UP

Speak UP is a weekly speaking group for international undergraduate and graduate students to discuss and practice ‘real-life’ academic English at Penn State. Each week includes a brief lesson and group discussion followed by refreshments and optional practice activities. For more information or to register, click here.

Speak UP Weekly Speaking Group for International Students


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 between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm on weekdays.

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. To ensure that you get the most from your consultation, we encourage you to be prepared with specific assignments and goals in mind.

To register for an individual consultation with an EPPIC language teacher, please view our available sessions 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.

EPPIC Individual Consultations (EICs)


Collaborative Programs

EPPIC staff are available to attend your departmental event to advertise our service offerings directly to international students in your unit. To request a short presentation or information table at your event, contact us here.

In addition, the EPPIC team is available to collaborate with your unit to create specialized service offerings that address the specific language needs of your individual program or group. Offerings can vary in length and can be delivered at your work site. To start a conversation with us about a custom collaboration, please send us a message describing your request.

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