Global Student Success Program
The University of Idaho Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is for international students at all levels of academic and English language preparation who do not meet academic requirements. We provide a robust support program to students during the first year of study, which increases success in their university program and professional career. GSSP is available for students of any undergraduate major and for a select number of master’s degrees.
Undergraduate Global Student Success Program
Undergraduate GSSP students spend the first year of their bachelors degree in small classes that are tailored to international students and prepare them for an American university education. Outside of class, you'll participate in activities that forge a bond between you, your peers, and the wider university community. When you successfully complete the program, you will enter the second year of coursework in your major program.
Graduate Global Student Success Program
The Graduate GSSP is a two-semester program for students who have completed a bachelor's degree, but need additional academic and/or English support to gain entry to a master's degree program. You will complete between six and twelve credits applicable to your master’s degree, as well as a set of courses designed to give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in a U of I graduate program. No GRE/GMAT is needed to apply.
GSSP helps international students with any challenge no matter how big or small. Our program is intentionally designed to build the skills and expertise necessary to be successful at the University of Idaho. We provide:
- Pre-arrival support
- Mock visa interviews
- Travel logistics
- Housing selection
- Language and culture support
- Learning and study support
- Writing labs
- Social activities
- Career counseling