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We want you at GU! 

We are excited you are considering Gonzaga in your college search!

Gonzaga University has a long tradition of offering strong academic programs, a vibrant campus community, and an environment that welcomes intercultural exchanges and stimulating educational experiences. GU is home to 200 international students from more than 40 different countries.

You will have the opportunity to engage in learning among scholars and students from diverse backgrounds and beliefs with outstanding Gonzaga support and resources to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Gonzaga University offers 75 different undergraduate programs to choose from the following areas:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Human Physiology

You will be challenged, inspired, and greatly supported while studying at GU. The average class size of 24 students. Research opportunities are available at the undergraduate level with opportunities to network with Gonzaga alumni working in your field of study. Your time as an international undergraduate student will be an experience that will last a lifetime!

Current international students here at Gonzaga University are excited to share tips about applying to Gonzaga University and what it is like to be an international student at GU. Contact iambassador@gonzaga.edu and a current international student will be in touch soon!

First-Year (Freshman) Undergraduate Students

Are you currently attending high school or have completed high school but have not started post-secondary schooling? Are you interested in starting your undergraduate studies? If you have answered yes to these questions then you are on the right page! Learn more about our undergraduate degree programs and how you can apply to Gonzaga University.

 

Transfer Students

Are you planning to come to complete a Bachelor's degree at Gonzaga after taking any college-level courses? Review the Transfer and Evaluation of Credit information to learn about how your credits will apply to your Gonzaga degree. You can also check out the Credit by Exam page and use the Transfer Equivalency tool for more details.

 

Concurrent Enrollment

Can you take a class at Gonzaga University while being enrolled at a different university? You sure can! As an international student, you may take classes part-time as a non-degree-seeking student. This means you are not intending to obtain a degree from Gonzaga University but would like to take a class or two while enrolled full-time at another institution. This process is called ‘Concurrent Enrollment’ and there are a few extra steps international students must take to be approved for this type of enrollment.

 

A Pathway to Gonzaga

We want to help you realize your goal to study as an undergraduate at Gonzaga! If you are ready to pursue undergraduate studies, but do not currently meet Gonzaga’s English proficiency requirements, this program may be the perfect next step for you.

The Global Bridge Program offers you integrated, customized academic language and culture courses that will enrich your academic program. We will help you improve your English proficiency, while earning 12 credits toward your degree at a discounted tuition rate.

The Global Bridge Program will help you:

  • Qualify for undergraduate merit and diversity scholarships;
  • Complete your degree in four years;
  • Take multilingual courses that integrate international and domestic students;
  • Receive advising and support to help you succeed and engage in Gonzaga’s academic community;
  • Participate in Global Conversations and fun CGE activities;
  • Join Freshmen Orientation and First Year Experience; and
  • Earn 12 undergraduate credits at a discounted rate.
 

Gonzaga offers many amazing graduate programs, from a Juris Doctor if you want to study law, to our amazing School of Education programs and our Leadership degrees. Some degrees are offered on campus, and others are also available online, giving you great flexibility.

Most on-campus programs also offer scholarships for international students, and many also offer Graduate Assistant positions, so be sure to inquire about these opportunities!

 

Your Journey Starts Here

It begins with a team of distinguished professors who prepare graduates to become accomplished writers who can deliver creative and meaningful solutions. We’ll prepare you with the skills needed to succeed in and out of the classroom. This journey will lead you to your own place in the world, following in the footsteps of the many justices, judges, advocates and leaders that have gone before.

Our Jesuit teaching culture offers early hands-on training with students volunteering hundreds of hours of practical experience with real clients, working alongside seasoned attorneys. We believe the courtroom is a powerful classroom. Gonzaga Law graduates have a reputation for being tenacious competitors in the courtroom.

 

We want you in our ESL Program!

Since 1978, the Gonzaga University’s ESL Program has been successfully helping students from all over the world achieve their English language goals. More than 8,500 students from more than 70 nations have made up the ELC student population since the program's inception. Our graduates work worldwide in such fields as business, engineering, teaching, health care, computer science, government, and more. We hope you consider joining our vibrant campus community.

Why Gonzaga ESL?

We will help you develop your language and intercultural skills holistically by helping you engage in community connections. We do this in our classes and through after-class activities such as Global Conversation and field trips. In our classes, we engage you in collaborative projects and exchanges with Gonzaga students and other Spokane community members, immigrants and refugees in Spokane, museum visits, city tours, and many more educational excursions.

 

 

Exchange Students

If you are a student from one of our partner institutions, we would love to welcome you to the Gonzaga campus for a semester or a year of exchange!

Here are our partner universities:

  • Akita International University
  • Universitat Ramon Llull - IQS Barcelona
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Sophia University

If you are interested in becoming an exchange student, please obtain permission from your institution's office of study abroad, and submit your application online. You may also contact our Exchange Coordinator, Stashia Kaiel, kaiel@gonzaga.edu.

Visiting Students

If you do not attend one of our partner universities, you may still come and study at Gonzaga as a visiting student. As a visiting student you may take English as a Second Language courses, undergraduate courses, or a combination of undergraduate and English as a Second Language courses through our One Year at Gonzaga program.  Please note that you may come for one to three semesters on the One Year at Gonzaga program.  Submit your application online to participate in the One Year at Gonzaga program.  Contact Stashia Kaiel, kaiel@gonzaga.edu, for more information.

 

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