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
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.
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|Metro Writing Studio|
|Metro Center for Academic Student Services|
|College at Florham Academic Support Center|
|Career Development Centers|
|Office of Global Learning|
|International Student Services|
|Virtual Campus Tour|
"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
“The class has been a continuous source of encouragement that trains us to network with students and professionals of all cultures, which I believe is the best way to mould international students within their initial period of adjustment.”
-Mitisha, India, Spring 2015
“(Former Fall 2008 Student) Every day at my work, I see people succeeding without any technical knowledge about the company. How come? Simple, they are excellent communicators. But when you are a foreigner, it is harder to adapt your communication skills quickly in a new work culture – that’s why EPS exists. As a foreigner, I work in a Sales Department in a huge company selling to Americans. I cannot imagine selling to them, such as I do greatly, without [having] had a previous training about their culture – and I thank EPS for this training.”
-Nivea, Brazil, Summer 2015
"EPS class was great. Initially, I was not sure about how it was going to help us. But now as I look back, it has really helped me to get adjusted professionally in the United States. The overall course content helped me to understand the importance of analytical and interpersonal skills at managerial level."
--Darshan, India, Spring 2008