International Study Center

International Year

Your pathway to undergraduate study

The International Year has been designed to prepare you to enter your second semester or second year of university study. It can be taken as a one or two-semester program or combined with Intensive English Preparation depending on your English language skill level.

You will study alongside other international students from around the world in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Your education comes first, and we will support you while developing your English language skills and adjust to living in the USA.

Key facts

  • Program length: One or Two semesters, or IEP + Two semesters
  • Intakes: Fall and spring for all programs
    Summer for PMP and Graduate only
  • Entry requirements: Find out more
  • Fees: Find out more


Your International Year program will be a combination of English for Academic Purposes courses to develop your English language skills, and degree-specific courses. Each of these courses has been specially designed to help you develop the skills required for you to succeed in your university degree.

Sample curriculum:

Core classes of the International Year are comprised of English for Academic Purposes classes. In addition to your core classes, you will take degree-specific classes, preparing you to progress to your chosen undergraduate degree.

Your study plan will be determined after your arrival at the International Study Center. Your program may include:

  • Reading & Writing II & III
  • Listening & Speaking II & III
  • US Culture
  • Critical Thinking
  • Culture or Media Literacy
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • First Year Seminar
  • Business Innovation
  • Dialogue of Scientific Literacy
  • Principles of Economics*
  • Justice and Civic Life

Progression degrees for your future

When you successfully complete your International Year program with the required grades, you will progress to your second semester or second year of undergraduate study at Lynn.

  • Air Traffic Control (B.S.)
  • Aviation Operations (B.S.)
  • Aviation Security (B.S.)
  • Professional Pilot (B.S.)
  • Biology (B.S.)
  • Criminal Justice (B.A.)
  • Drama (B.A.)
  • Drama (B.F.A.)*
  • Environmental Studies (B.S.)
  • Forensic Investigation (B.S.)
  • Political Science (B.A.)
  • Psychology (B.S.)
  • Aviation Management (B.S.)
  • Cybersecurity (B.S.)
  • Data Analytics (B.S.)
  • Entrepreneurship (B.S.)
  • Event Management (B.S.)
  • Fashion and Retail (B.S.)
  • Healthcare Management (B.S.)
  • Hospitality Management (B.S.)
  • Human Resource Management (B.S.)
  • International Business Management (B.S.)
  • Investment Management (B.S.)
  • Marketing (B.S.)
  • Social Entrepreneurship with Watson Institute (B.S.)
  • Sports Management (B.S.)
  • Advertising, Social Media and Public Relations (B.A.)
  • Communication (B.A.)
  • Computer Animation (B.F.A.) *
    – Animation
    – Game Art
  • Film and Television Production (B.F.A.) *
  • Graphic Design (B.F.A.) *
    – Advertising Design
    – Graphic Design
  • Media Studies and Practice (B.A.)
  • Multimedia Journalism (B.A.)
  • Visual Art and Design (B.F.A.) *
    – Illustration
    – Photography
  • Early Childhood Education (B.S.) *
  • Elementary Education Grades K-6 (B.S.) *

*Not eligible for 3-year bachelor’s degree

Semester dates

  • Summer 2020
    Direct Admit: April 27 - June 13
  • Fall 2020
    August 24 - December 12
  • Spring 2021
    Undergraduate IY & DA: 
    January 25 - May 15

Direct entry

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You may be eligible for direct entry to an undergraduate degree depending on your level of English. You will need to meet the standard entry requirements for Lynn University, including TOEFL or IELTS score and minimum SAT score.

We’ll get you to where you want to be – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about online learning.