Programs in Language, Culture, and Professional Advancement (PLCPA)
Welcome new international students!
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. Through additional programs offered, students will also develop cross-cultural competency, a skill essential for managing and navigating the complexity of our increasingly globalized world.
The Programs in Language, Culture, and Professional Advancement (PLCPA) offer pre-university (PUP), undergraduate (UG), pre-masters (PMP), and graduate (GR) courses at the Metropolitan Campus, and undergraduate and graduate courses at the Florham Campus.
International Education Week
Each year, the Programs in Language, Culture, and Professional Advancement (PLCPA) participates in International Education Week, a national event co-sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education. As the home of the EPS Program, the PLCPA is one of the only offices on campus that works directly with many international students in their studies at FDU. International Education Week is an opportunity for our program to highlight our students and our proposition to them: "Make Your Positive Mark on the World."
Learn more about this year's events for International Education Week at FDU.
Global Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Monday, November 12 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.
EPS Students MUST sign-in/pick-up instructions at the IEW Kickoff in the Student Union Building Participants are encouraged to take selfies with campus artifacts, places, and people. Eligible participants will be entered into a prize raffle. On November 12, 2018, get your scavenger hunt instructions at DropBox.
Academic Support Partners
- Metro Writing Studio
- Metro Center for Academic Student Services
- Florham Campus Academic Support Center
- Career Development Centers
- FDU Library
- Wellness Centers
- Office of Global Learning
- International Student Services
"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
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