U.S. University Prep for International Students

July 2 - August 15, 2017


U.S. University Prep is a 6-week (6 credit) program specially designed for international high schools students who wish to pursue university-level study in the United States. The program is open to students ages 15-18 (including students who may be considering a gap year after high school). It is also intended for students for whom English is a second language and who have intermediate to advanced levels of English proficiency.

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Program Courses & Objectives

Participants will enroll in two undergraduate level English for Academic Purposes courses in writing and communications. Courses will develop critical skills necessary for academic success in the U.S. classroom such as reading, writing and oral presentations. Students will also increase fluency and confidence in spoken English as they hone skills of critical inquiry and intercultural literacy necessary for success in college. Topics will focus on American culture and the university experience.

Participants will also enroll in the College Success Series, programs that introduce students to U.S. higher education. Students will have the opportunity to learn about different types of higher education options, admission requirements and strategies, majors and career advising and the student and university experience.

Program Cost

Summer 2017: $10,485

The cost of the program includes tuition, program fee, room and board. Insurance and other student costs (such as books, supplies, etc.) are not included in the program cost.


Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Admission is competitive and based on the strength of your academic record and personal profile, as indicated by academic transcripts, a recommendation and a statement of interest. In addition, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency through submission of a TOEFL, IELTs or other GW-approved test. Students requesting an F-1 visa will be required to submit proof of funding. Space for this program is limited. Early application is recommended. Learn how to apply.