Bachelor's degree pathways for international students

If you are looking to earn a globally recognized bachelor's degree from a good university in Canada or the USA, Study Group will help. We offer undergraduate degree pathways for international students that prepare you for success during and after your studies.

What is the International Year?

The International Year allows you to study on the Intensive English Program while also completing your first year of university coursework.

Following International Year, you will be able to enter directly into the second year of a Bachelor’s degree at:

Depending on your English language level, you may qualify to take a shorter, one-semester International Year program. This will allow you to complete your Year 1 as a matriculated undergraduate student. This type of program is available at:

Why should you study the International Year?

Class sizes in International Year are often smaller than the typical Year 1 program, providing you with more individualized attention. You will also receive acculturation support to help you adjust to life in the USA or Canada.

In addition to a highly supportive learning environment, you can also earn all the academic credits you need to enter the second year of a wide choice of undergraduate degrees.

If you need extra English language support, you save time by improving your English and completing your first year at university at the same time. 

The application process to gain admission in International Year is easier than applying directly through the university. You will often save on an application fee as well. 

Find the right International Year pathway program for you

"One difference between the two cultures is here, if you have anything that you’re curious about, you just raise your hand and ask. It’s a really different scene in China. We feel like it’s kind of weird to raise a hand and question the professor in class. We had a cultural class when I was studying the GGP. It was really helpful as we learned about cultural conflicts and what we can expect in the future here.”

Hui Hui from China
Progressed Vermont GGP student