The International Pathway Program

The International Pathway Program (IPP) offers you a gateway to the highly ranked programs at the University of Hartford, while also providing comprehensive English training to ensure academic success. The pathway is open to students who have proven their academic ability but need to strengthen their English skills to achieve positive results in the collegiate environment. Depending on your English proficiency level, you may start with English-only coursework and advance to academic courses later or may qualify to begin the academic curriculum immediately.


Top 10 Reasons 


1. Exceptional Education
2. Earn Credits
3. Improve Your English
4. Ongoing Support
5. Acclimation Assistance
6. Become Part of the Family
7. Integrated Cultural Experience
8. Opportunities to Engage with Others
9. Gain Work Experience
10. Graduate on Time

Academic Services

The value of a pathway is that you can start earning academic credits from the beginning—even while you are studying English. The academic courses in the IPP are interactive and thought-provoking, and taught by highly qualified university professors. To ensure you are enrolled in classes that align with your language proficiency and count toward your degree program, you will be pre-assigned to your classes by the IPP Academic Services staff. The American higher-education curriculum consists of a variety of courses, from math and the sciences to social sciences, fine arts and technology. You will find your class schedule filled with diverse courses that expand your knowledge and enhance your learning experience.

The IPP Academics Services staff is committed to your academic success and will refer you for support and tutoring when necessary. You will also be introduced to the school’s online academic portal, containing class schedules and grades. Students who successfully complete the IPP will be granted acceptance into the University of Hartford.

Student Services

To ensure academic, social and personal success, you are assigned to a Student Services Advisor for added support. The Advisor will meet regularly with you to discuss academic issues, tutoring support, health and wellness, involvement on campus, and healthy relationships.

You will enjoy numerous complementary social and cultural programs, trips, guest speakers and other events that serve to support learning and encourage campus involvement.


• Pre-arrival information
• Airport welcome by staff and transportation to campus
• Complete campus registration, including course assignments, IPP housing and immigration check-in
• Customized orientation for IPP students
• Regularly scheduled meetings with an assigned Student Services Advisor
• Social and cultural events for IPP students
• Campus activities with other international and domestic students
• Referral to campus resources, such as health services, counseling services and career services
• Referral to community services, such as banking, postal services, food shopping and laundry services

Alumni Outcomes, Class of 2016

University of Hartford students receive an exceptional education and their skills are in high demand with the top employers. During your course of study, career skills are taught in the classroom, while the university’s Career Center enhances your career skills with workshops and one-on-one meetings. The results are outstanding—the university’s graduates are poised for highly successful careers.

You are eligible to participate in internships once you have completed the Pathway and matriculated to the university. Some degree programs require students to complete an internship, but all students may participate. In fact, more than two-thirds of undergraduate students complete an internship during their time at the University of Hartford.

If qualified, you may choose to remain in the United States after graduation to work for a limited time as part of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.


Percentage of undergraduates who participated in at least one supervised off-campus learning experience (internship); 25.64% were offered a full-time position after the internship


of alumni are employed or full-time students or in the military

(87.37% undergraduate; 95.44% graduate)


of students are employed in a job related to their major


is the median salary of former students overall

Faculty & Staff Insights

Dr. Hisham Alnajjar is Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Samuel Skinner, Director, International Admissions.

Dr. Onur Oz is Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Accounting and Taxation Department.