Institute for Global Student Success

Introduction

The Institute for Global Student Success (IGSS) is a comprehensive year-long program that provides incoming international undergraduate and graduate students like you with the skills and hands-on-practice you need to succeed at American institutions. Add to that access to a global network of friends as well as internship and job opportunities, and you get what you need to succeed on the global stage.

The Institute for Global Student Success is founded on six principles that are present in every aspect of our participants’ experiences:

  • Each student deserves every possible opportunity to be successful in the United States.
  • A successful stay in the US is not just defined by how much each international student learns in class or what grades he/she receives. A successful stay means each student does well in class, makes lifelong friends from various countries around the world and has meaningful internships and/or jobs where he/she learns in real-life environments.
  • Being in a totally new country is tough for any individual of any age. Ongoing support is critical to a student’s academic, personal and professional success.
  • Support is not a one-time event. Students require support throughout the year.
  • Students deserve the highest quality instructors, learning materials, social and networking experiences.
  • Safety and the emotional well being of every student is paramount.

IGSS programming is built on these learning principles:

  • The best educators are those who understand the latest and best techniques…and, most importantly, care about the progress of every student.
  • Students, especially those for whom English is a second language, must be given time to process concepts and new information.
  • The best way to retain information is to use it right away.
  • Successful educators focus on how much each student understands and retains, not on how much information is provided.
  • Understanding social and cultural norms, practices and expectations is critical to acclimating to the US.
  • Individuals learn better in small groups with personalized attention from faculty.
  • Both university faculty and professionals are valuable sources of knowledge. Students should have the opportunity to learn from outstanding Professors and successful leaders of corporations, academic institutions and cultural organizations.
  • International students and alumni of American universities are a valuable resource for incoming students. Sharing their stories of challenges and success models how to overcome obstacles and achieve objectives.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Intensive Program and Full-Year Mentoring for New Students

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year August 2017 USA New York

The Institute for Global Student Success (IGSS) gives you the proven tools, techniques, contacts and year-round personalized one-to-one mentoring to ensure you succeed. [+]

The Institute for Global Student Success (IGSS) gives you the proven tools, techniques, contacts and year-round personalized one-to-one mentoring to ensure you succeed. The full-year program consists of: 6-Day Intensive in New York City, August 20-25 and Personalized mentoring September of 2015 through May of 2016 The Intensive: Stage 1: August 20 and 21: Getting Ready for Success in the U.S. Stage 2: August 22 and 23: IGSS CORE FACULTY: Requirements for Success in the U.S. Stage 3: August 24 and 25: Meet American Executives and Hear Their Thoughts About Careers and Companies Participate in three of the five following career workshops: Consulting Finance and Accounting Entrepreneurship Marketing Technology, Engineering and Information Services Executives from companies like these will be participating: JPMorgan Chase Mindshare Analytics E-Bay Goldman Sachs Johnson & Johnson McKinsey PWC EY Verizon Visit the offices of two leading companies September 2015 through May 2016 – Personalized one-on-one mentoring every month with faculty and executives from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, New York University, EY, etc. You get your own personal mentor who provides support, contacts and helps you develop your personalized plan for success. [-]

Intensive Program and Full-Year Mentoring for Returning Students

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year August 2017 USA New York

The Institute for Global Student Success (IGSS) gives you the proven tools, techniques, contacts and year-round personalized one-to-one mentoring to ensure you succeed. [+]

The Institute for Global Student Success (IGSS) gives you the proven tools, techniques, contacts and year-round personalized one-to-one mentoring to ensure you succeed. The full-year program consists of: 4-Day Intensive in New York City, August 22-25 and Personalized mentoring September of 2015 through May of 2016 The Intensive: Stage 1: August 22 and 23: Utilizing proprietary experiential learning techniques, you will: Position Yourself as a Unique Candidate Companies Seek Network Effectively with Influencers Compose Cover Letters and e-Mails that get a YES Write a Resume that Rocks Develop and Perfect Interviewing Strategies that Get you HIRED Stage 2: August 24 and 25: Meet American Executives and Get their Advice About Careers and Companies Participate in three of the five following career workshops: Consulting Finance and Accounting Entrepreneurship Marketing Technology, Engineering and Information Services Executives from companies like these will be participating: JPMorgan Chase Mindshare Analytics E-Bay Goldman Sachs Johnson & Johnson McKinsey PWC EY Verizon Visit the offices of two leading companies September 2015 through May 2016 – Personalized one-on-one mentoring every month with faculty and executives from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, New York University, EY, etc. You get your own personal mentor who provides support, contacts and helps you develop your personalized plan for success. [-]