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International Year: Pathway to a Bachelor's Degree 

The International Year is taught at the on-campus International Study Center. In this pathway program we will support you to develop your English language skills while improving your academic skills to prepare you to enter the second year of a bachelor's degree at Roosevelt University.

Academic Pathways

The International Year consists of two route options, giving you the flexibility to explore your interests from your first day, and prepare for your chosen undergraduate major.

Classroom at Roosevelt University in Chicago


English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes courses focus on preparing you with the English language and study skills you need to succeed while studying abroad in the USA. These courses give support, guidance and strategies for becoming a successful university student. Courses will include:
  • Grammar
  • Reading and Writing
  • Listening and Speaking
  • American Culture
  • US College Life
  • Critical Thinking.

Academic Credit Courses

As part of your pathway program you will have the unique opportunity to earn academic credit for courses taken during International Year before entering your degree. You will take nine academic credit-bearing courses that will count toward your first year curriculum at Roosevelt. These credits will be transferred when you progress and are used to fulfill degree requirements.

For courses descriptions, explore the Business, Mathematics and Pre-Law pathway or Science pathway.

Key Facts

Entry Points

The International Year runs for 2 or 3 semesters, with entry in August, January, or May.

Course Length

The length of your program will vary depending on your level of English when you arrive. Learn more about the entry requirements for this program.

View entry requirements


Visit our fees page to learn more about the tuition and accommodation fees.

International Year fees