International students are vital contributors to campus life at Penn State Brandywine and are involved in many campus clubs and organizations. Because of our proximity to Philadelphia and our many immigrant and international students, our campus is one of the most diverse in the Penn State system. Our small size allows students to form close relationships with professors and each other, and our beautiful suburban location allows for frequent cultural and career-building experiences in Philadelphia and easy access to the cities of New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
Penn State Brandywine’s Office of Multilingual Programs assists F-1 visa holders with necessary paperwork and organizes frequent trips and events. Recent trips have included the 9/11 Museum and Tenement Museum in New York City; Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA; the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, PA; a farmer’s market in Bird-in-Hand, PA; and a performance of The Lion King.
In addition, our campus’ successful Multilingual Student Course Cluster provides mainstream college-level courses that allow international and multilingual students to build their academic English skills and form a vibrant community. Penn State Brandywine also offers a unique one-credit, half-semester course for first-semester international students that immediately engages students in campus life. One-on-one tutorials in writing or study skills and small group tutorials in mathematics are very popular and available to all full-time students at no extra charge.
The following are resources to help you have a good experience at Brandywine and in the wider Philadelphia area. There also are resources to assist you in finding housing options in the local community.
For more information, please contact:
Mrs. Debbie Lamb Ousey, M.A. TESOL
Coordinator, Multilingual Student Programs
Co-Coordinator, Multilingual Student Course Cluster
Instructor of English
Penn State Brandywine
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063