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
WHY THE UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD IPP MAY BE PERFECT FOR YOU!
The IPP enables you to receive a highly respected degree from a Top 200 National University (U.S. News and World Report, 2017), as the foundation for creating many exciting career opportunities.
The IPP allows you to earn valuable University of Hartford credits in a friendly, supportive environment.
You will receive comprehensive English instruction from qualified instructors in the university’s English Language Institute to strengthen your language proficiency and support your academic coursework.
Comprehensive University of Hartford academic and English tutoring is provided at no cost.
Your personally assigned IPP Student Services Advisor will meet with you regularly to answer your questions and support your transition to American life. The Advisor will also introduce you to a variety of University of Hartford campus clubs and activities that match your interests.
At the University of Hartford, students are treated as members of a family—one that’s comprised of students, faculty and staff. To welcome you, the IPP staff plans social and cultural events that introduce you to American and international students, as well as faculty and staff.
Live and learn with domestic students and share your experiences with them. Representing people from a wide variety of backgrounds, the University of Hartford provides a supportive environment in which every individual is equally valued and respected.
There are more than 80 clubs, student organizations and intramural sports teams at the University of Hartford. Find one that interests you and join!
You may apply for internship opportunities after completing the IPP, and Optional Practical Training (OPT) may be an option upon graduation. The Hartford area is home to prominent world-class companies as well as small entrepreneurial ventures. One of them could be the perfect place for you to gain valuable work experience.
Enrollment in the IPP will provide you with the support you need to graduate on time, whether you enroll in summer- or winter-term courses.
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.
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.
STUDENT SERVICES SUPPORT INCLUDES:
• 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.
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.