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

The University Mission Statement

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.

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. 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.

Our Program

The Programs in Language, Culture, and Professional Advancement (PLCPA) offers 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 International Education Week.