West Chester University
INTERLINK Language Center at West Chester University
As one of the largest universities in the Philadelphia region, West Chester University (WCU) is big enough to offer a comprehensive range of curricula. At the same time, it is small enough that it’s faculty and staff are able to take an interest in each individual and to provide the personal attention and support that help international students, and all students, to excel. The WCU academic community believes that studying abroad is valuable not simply because we all live and work in a global marketplace. International academic experiences help the global society by contributing to mutual understanding and respect and to active collaboration to solve shared challenges. INTERLINK Language Centers encourages you to become a part of the West Chester University campus community and also to get to know the exciting, beautiful, and historic area in which the university is located.
INTERLINK Language Centers at West Chester University provides ESL (English as a Second Language) training, cultural orientation, and academic preparation as well as help with university placement and conditional admission. We strive to assure a successful and memorable educational experience in the United States for international students. INTERLINK’s program is especially designed for students who plan to pursue higher education at an American university.
A member of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, WCU is a public, regional, comprehensive institution, committed to providing access and offering high quality undergraduate education, select post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its American and International students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania.
The WCU and INTERLINK partnership creates an environment that prepares students for challenging careers, and provides the tools and skills needed to achieve success in the upcoming century. Upon successful completion of the INTERLINK program, the students will be able to:
- Speak English more fluently
- Write effective essays
- Understand spoken English
- Understand different cultural approaches
- Conduct research and report findings in English
- Engage in group work and in team activities
- Use the Internet, email, and computer technology