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EPPIC Advising

Do you have questions about which EPPIC services are right for you?  EPPIC Advisers are here to help!  International students and scholars are invited to make an appointment with an EPPIC Adviser this fall to find out how EPPIC can help them achieve their goals.

Learn more about EPPIC Advising here.

Workshops for International Students and Scholars

EPPIC offers workshops on a range of topics related to successful academic and professional communication in English. These workshops are open to all Penn State students, post-docs, and visiting scholars, regardless of language background.  Workshop topics include these and many more:

Writing academic papers
Giving clear and effective oral presentations
Participating in group work
Citing sources and avoiding plagiarism in research papers
Preparing for job interviews in the U.S.

Click here for further details about EPPIC's workshops.

Speaking Groups

Speak UP is an advanced weekly speaking group for international undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs and fellows to discuss and practice ‘real-life’ academic English at Penn State. Each week includes a brief lesson and group discussion followed by optional practice activities.

Speak Up Weekly Speaking Group (flyer)

Register for Speak UP


Let's Talk is a weekly speaking group designed to provide language support for J-1 visiting scholars. Each session features a lesson on vocabulary, pronunciation, and helpful expressions related to everyday life in State College, along with language practice time.

Let's Talk Weekly Speaking Group (flyer)

Register for Let's Talk

Workshops for Department of Economics Graduate Students

In addition to the workshops listed above, EPPIC is offering a series of workshops in Fall 2019 designed specifically for doctoral students in the Department of Economics. 

If you are an ECON graduate student, click here for more information or to register for these specialized workshops.

Workshops for Faculty, Advisers, and Staff

EPPIC offers workshops for faculty, advisers, staff, and administrators to highlight helpful practices for working with and supporting international students.

Join us during fall 2019 for this noontime workshop:

Pronouncing International Students' Names
September 16, 2019
12-1 pm
117 Sackett

To register for this lunchtime workshop, click here.

EPPIC Individual Consultations (EICs)

EPPIC offers individual consultations to international students and scholars for support with academic papers, projects, presentations, interviews, cover letters pronunciation, and more*.  Consultation sessions are available by appointment, and take place in 220 Boucke Building (Penn State Learning).

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

To learn more about EICs and to schedule a consultation, visit the EPPIC Individual Consultations (EICs) page.

Collaboration & Customized Services

EPPIC can visit departmental or program events to advertise our services.  To request a presentation (for students, advisers or faculty) or to schedule an EPPIC display table for your event, please contact us here.

We also design customized services for university departments, programs and groups Please send us a message to start a conversation about customized programming.

Contact Us about a Custom Collaboration