Programs in Language, Culture, and Professional Advancement (PLCPA)

Welcome new international students!

Fairleigh Dickinson University is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education. The University strives to provide students with the multidisciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead, and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce, and culture.

-- The University Mission Statement

Our Mission

The Programs in Language, Culture, and Professional Advancement (PLCPA) unit embraces the university mission of preparing global citizens. It is dedicated to imparting the necessary knowledge and skills for international students to achieve English proficiency for academic as well as professional success in their fields of study. Through the programs offered, students will also develop cross-cultural competency, a skill essential for managing and navigating the complexity of our increasingly globalized world.


Our Program

The Programs in Language, Culture, and Professional Advancement (PLCPA) offers pre-university (PUP), undergraduate (UG) and graduate (GR) courses at the Metropolitan campus, and undergraduate and graduate courses at the Florham campus. Read more about our course offerings by clicking here. To learn more about the PLCPA, please click here.



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"EPS class… Such a wonderful and precious memory! I see my growth and change during the past two to three years. It built a high standard at the beginning for us."

--Xianya, China, Spring 2010

"The EPS course was an adventure I will remember and what it taught me will serve me in life from now on."

--Mika, Israel, Spring 2012