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International Gateway Program for Undergraduate Students


Ken Janjigian
English Language and Training Academy

School of Professional & Extended Studies

The undergraduate International Gateway Program (IGP) is a one-or-two-semester bridge program designed specifically for students who have been offered conditional admission to American University programs in order to improve their academic English language skills. IGP helps students strengthen their critical academic reading, writing, and oral communication while fully immersing them in the U.S. academic culture.

If offered conditional admission, students are placed in either IGP I or IGP II depending on their English proficiency and overall application. IGP I is an intensive English program that can earn students 3 credits toward their degree. IGP I students must have a grade of C or better in each course in order to advance to IGP II, which is a rigorous, content-based academic English program. In IGP II students can earn 12 credits toward their degree. They must also have a grade of C or better in each course and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 to become a fully matriculated AU student.

Please note that IGP does not solicit or accept applications from the general public.

To participate, students must apply directly to one of these three programs:

Student Insight


"The IGP was a great opportunity for me to improve my English skills and learn more about American culture. It has also exposed me to..."

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Student Insight


"The IGP program improved my international communication skills: speaking, reading, writing and understanding of other cultures..."

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Student Insight


"I learned a lot of things through IGP, and we had many opportunities..."

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