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Institute for Academic and Professional Studies

Program Overview

Develop a foundation for university-level English and explore a variety of academic subjects and professional communication in English. Designed for international undergraduate students.

The Institute for Academic and Professional Studies (IAPS) introduces you to academic subjects and professional communication in English. The program helps you develop English language skills for communicating clearly and confidently in a university environment and professional settings. IAPS is designed for international undergraduate students.

In your “Exploring Philadelphia: An Academic and Cultural Experience” core course, you will discover the culture and history of Philadelphia by reading academic texts, performing research, and participating in academic discussions.

In your elective courses, you will explore two academic and/or professional subjects in English. You will build vocabulary and develop listening and speaking skills to effectively communicate your knowledge and opinions about course topics.

Throughout the program, guest lectures from Penn professors will enhance your university experience.

 

Session length

4 weeks

Focus of study

Academic Content and Professional Communication in English

Hours per week

20 academic hours

Proficiency level

Pre-intermediate to advanced

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