International Study Center
Oglethorpe International Study Center offers the International Year, a pathway program during which you can earn credits and gain the skills to matriculate into 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 one, 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 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.
Move-In: January 12
Orientation: January 12 - 13
First Day of Classes: January 14
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday (No Classes): January 21
Spring Break (No Classes): March 11 - 15
Last Day of Classes: May 6
Final Exams: May 8 - 14
Commencement: May 18
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.
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.
Before you apply, you'll need to know if you're likely to get the grades to join the International Year program.
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.
"Oglethorpe students are so enthusiastic. They do things, they take initiative."
Yusha from Nepal
Business and Software Engineering major
Business (International Business, Finance, Management, Marketing, Accounting), Engineering Dual Degree (Physics + Engineering), Science & Technology (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, etc.), Studio Art (Film Production, Photography), and Biology.