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UCI Division of Continuing Education’s comprehensive International Undergraduate Preparation Program (IUPP) gives qualified international high school students essential skills and acculturation opportunities to help them advance their education in the U.S. IUPP will provide American & academic cultural seminars, academic English courses, pre-college courses, and research and critical thinking skills preparation for setting a strong foundation for academic success in students’ future college education. In addition, students who have demonstrated academic strengths and proficient English language skills during the program will receive the opportunity of enrolling in UCI credit-bearing courses to study with world-renowned professors and get a head start in college. IUPP will also allow students to navigate college campus resources, explore their major and career options, and determine a right-fit university / college for their educational trajectory.
The International Graduate Studies Preparation Program (IGSPP) offers international post-baccalaureate degree seekers a great learning environment for becoming competitive applicants to and successful students in high-ranking U.S. graduate programs. IGSPP offers two tracks of study: Research and Business. Students will receive advanced academic, professional, research, and communication skills training through rigorous UCI credit-bearing courses or Accelerated Certificate Programs (ACPs). Moreover, students who have successfully earned an ACP certificate will be eligible to participate in a three-month internship to boost their resumes and interaction with business professionals in the U.S. IGSPP will help students become familiar with demanding graduate school culture at a top university, build a strong professional network, and set a right-fit educational path for reaching their goals.