International Study Center

International Year

Oglethorpe International Study Center offers the International Year, a pathway program that provides progression to the second (sophomore) year of your degree when you successfully complete the program with the required grades. You can join the International Study Center for two or three semesters depending on your level of English.

During the program, you’ll focus on your major while boosting your language and study skills.

Our International Year program is for ambitious international students like you. The International Year program incorporates special coursework during your first year of study to prepare you for success in the pursuit of your Oglethorpe degree. You’ll also start developing the career skills you need to succeed in your future.

Semester dates

  • Summer 2018: May 29 – June 28 and July 29 – August 8
  • Fall 2018: August 15 – December 14

Time off

  • MLK Day: January 15
  • Spring: March 5 – March 9
  • Independence Day: July 4
  • Labor Day: September 3
  • Fall Break: October 15 & 16
  • Thanksgiving: November 21 - 23

Intensive English Program

Our Intensive English Program takes place during the first semester in the International Study Center. Students with lower-level English will develop their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to prepare them for university classes.

Undergraduate Degrees

Once you complete the International Year, you can choose your degree, whether that's as a Major or bespoke Major/Minor combination. Choose from a wide variety of majors.

  • Accounting BS
  • American Studies BA
  • 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
  • Entry Requirements

    Before you apply, you'll need to know if you're likely to get the grades to join the International Year program.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    By studying the International Year you will study for the same length of time as a domestic student, saving money by progressing directly to the second year of your degree.

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    Business and Software Engineering major