Services for Internationals



EPPIC offers workshops on specialized topics in academic and professional communication in English, professional tutoring for academic speaking and writing skills, and intercultural 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 for Spring 2017 is available by clicking on the links below.  Registration for Spring 2017 EPPIC workshops is available by clicking on the tabs on the left of this page.

Workshops:  International Undergraduate Students

Workshops:  International Graduate Students and Post-Docs

Workshops:  International Visiting Scholars

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



EPPIC offers tutoring to all international students and scholars at Penn State for both spoken and written academic English. Tutoring is available by appointment only

All tutoring takes place in 7 Sparks (Penn State Learning).   Tutoring for Spring 2017 is available from January 23 to April 28, 2017.

Language Area and Skill Level

 Days Tutoring is 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 registration system. Registration is now available on-line here.

Please note that EPPIC tutoring is not available for standardized test preparation, such as for the GRE or TOEFL.

Intercultural Communication Groups

Intercultural Conversation 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.

Intercultural Conversation Group - All are welcome!

[Weekly Sessions on Thursdays]

January 26—April 6, 2017


107 Sackett Building



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