International Study Center


Our forward-thinking university gives you individual attention and big opportunities

More than a degree

You’ll have the freedom to explore all your interests, as well as focus on your major and career goals. All students study the Core curriculum, which challenges how you think, and prepares you for every job you’ll ever have. You’ll also take part in community projects that have real impact.

Life-changing opportunity

Our A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning) connects academic study with exciting careers. This is your opportunity to get an internship with a global company like Coca-Cola or CNN, or with leading artists and scientists.

Individual attention

At Oglethorpe, you’ll receive personal attention in every aspect of university life. Classes have an average of 17 students, so you’ll have lots of contact with your professors. Everyone will know you by name here, and all freshmen are invited to lunch and learn with the President.

Designed to be different

At Oglethorpe, you'll focus on your major from the first day of your International Year Program. You will study practical career skills, and minor subjects you feel passionate about. When you graduate, you'll be a well-informed individual who stands out and is ready for success.

A.R.C.H.E. program

The A.R.C.H.E. program gives students access to take courses at 20 colleges and universities in Greater Atlanta, including Georgia State, Emory, and Savannah College of Art and Design.

3+2 Dual Engineering

After completing their first three years at Oglethorpe, engineering students can apply for two more years at a partner university: Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, or Kennesaw State University.

Your pathway to the future you want

Begin your degree at the International Study Center (ISC) or apply directly to an undergraduate degree.

International Year (IY)

Work towards your undergraduate degree while improving your English language skills at the ISC. Follow the IY program for two, three of four semesters, then progress to Year 2 of your degree.

Entry requirements

  • Academic: High school graduate, minimum GPA of 2.5
  • English language: Minimum IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent)


Direct entry

You can apply directly to an undergraduate degree if you meet the academic requirements and have a high level of English language.

Entry requirements

  • SAT score: 1080 (combined Reading Math)
  • English portion of SAT: minimum score of 250
  • ACT score: Minimum score of 19 in English and Reading



English Language Support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for IY, enroll in our ISC language support program first. You’ll progress to IY when you’ve improved your level of English.

  • Spring 2018: January 7 – May 8
  • Summer 2018:
    • Session I: May 29 – June 28
    • Session II: July 9 – August 8

Time off



  • MLK Day: January 15
  • Spring: March 5 – March 9
  • Independence Day: July 4

Study options

  • IY1 2-Semester: $30,000
  • Intensive English Program (IEP): $37,500
  • Direction admission: $36,400


  • Accommodation and meal plan:
    • Doubles: From $6,480
    • Singles: From $6,760
  • Insurance: $190 for 10 months through local health care partner
  • Orientation fee (fall only): $125
  • Activities fee (per semester): $140
  • Accounting BS
  • Accounting BS
  • Art History BA
  • Studio Art BA
  • Studio Art – Film Production BA
  • Studio Art – Medical and Scientific Illustration BA
  • Studio Art – Photography BA
  • Biology BS
  • Biopsychology BS
  • Business Administration BS
  • Business Administration – Finance BS
  • Business Administration – International Business Studies BS
  • Business Administration – Marketing BS
  • Chemistry BS
  • Communication and Rhetoric Studies BA
  • Economics BA/BS
  • Engineering Dual Degree BS Physics + BE Engineering from partner universities
  • English and Comparative Literature BA
  • French BA
  • History BA
  • Human Resource Management BA
  • Individually Planned Major BA
  • International Studies BA
  • Mathematics BS
  • Philosophy BA
  • Physics BA
  • Politics BA
  • Psychology BS
  • Sociology BA
  • Sociology – Social Work BA
  • Spanish BA
  • Theatre BA

Beautiful campus

You’ll love our friendly campus, with its Gothic buildings and woodland setting. Safe and beautiful, it’s a great place to live and study.

Facilities include our performing arts center and resort-style accommodation. The beautiful Turner Lynch Campus Center has a communal dining hall, games area, and a Starbucks coffee shop.

The Oglethorpe experience

Oglethorpe is one of Georgia’s most multicultural universities. Our open-minded community is full of ambitious students who want to share their interests and celebrate yours.

There’s so much to get involved in, from art clubs and music groups to competitive sports. You can also join in with historic traditions that include celebrations, performances, and an annual tug of war.

Step into Atlanta

Big and exciting, Atlanta has a booming film industry, multinational companies, and a long history of civil rights. There’s so much to experience here, from world-class arts, concerts and festivals, to one of the best restaurant scenes in the country.