English Language Programs for International Students

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To help you develop your English language skills and achieve your academic, professional, or personal goals, the English Language Programs offer a variety of targeted programs.

The benefits of Penn's English Language Programs include:

  • Small class sizes for more individual attention
  • Exposure to an Ivy League education
  • Immersion in the language and culture of the US
  • Cross-cultural exchange with other Penn students
Institute for Academic Studies

Institute for Academic Studies

This four-week program provides students with a foundation for university-level English and is offered at an intermediate and advanced level.

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Institute for Business Communication

Institute for Business Communication

This four-week program assists students in improving their business knowledge and communication skills and is offered at an intermediate and advanced level.

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University Connection

University Connection

University Connection (UniConn) successfully prepares students for the challenges of the university application and admissions process. Students meet one-on-one with university admissions specialists, participate in workshops on the university application process, and are oriented to the academic expectations and culture of US universities. UniConn also assists students in improving their language proficiency and academic skills to ensure success in their degree program.

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Intensive Program

Intensive Program

This program assists students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, in improving their general English language proficiency. The Intensive Program runs in seven-week sessions.

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