International Year One

Improve your English skills while taking undergraduate classes in your first year of your bachelor’s degree at St. Thomas.

International Year One

The St. Thomas Undergraduate International Year One Program gives you the opportunity to study English while also earning academic credit that will go toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of St. Thomas.

The academic courses in the International Year One Program are designed to prepare you to succeed in a university setting. Our English courses will help you improve your communication and literacy skills alongside other international students, and our Introduction to College Life course will give you the confidence to settle into life at St. Thomas.

Students will be part of a theme-based learning community (TBLC) centered on the following theme: Culture, Social Transformation, and the Common Good. Two of the fall term classes will provide an experience centered on this theme, and students will participate in out-of-class activities related to the theme throughout the term.


Semester I

English for Academic Purposes – Listening & Speaking (4 credits)
English for Academic Purposes – Reading & Writing (4 credits)
Introduction to Theater (4 credits)
First Year Experience (1 credit)

Total possible credits earned: 13

Middle Semester

Human Geography (4 credits)

Total possible credits earned: 4

Semester II

English for Academic Purposes – Listening & Speaking (2 credits)
English for Academic Purposes – Reading & Writing (2 credits)
Public Speaking OR Math* (4 credits)
English: Critical Thinking: Literature and Writing (4 credits)
Theology (4 credits)

Total possible credits earned: 16
*Students will take a math placement test to determine their math placement.

 

Guaranteed Progression

Upon successful completion of the International Year One Program and meeting any necessary progression requirements, you will be guaranteed to enter the second year of your undergraduate degree program at the University of St. Thomas.

International Year One students will also have increased student services to ensure academic & professional success.

St. Thomas offers 150 undergraduate majors and minors to help you achieve your academic and career goals. Popular undergraduate majors for international students include:

 

Program Benefits

  • Earn academic credits starting from day one
  • Access personalized academic advising and tutoring services
  • Graduate in the same time as domestic students
  • Live and study alongside American students on a safe, friendly college campus
  • No additional cost to attend the International Year One Program
  • Attend and graduate with a bachelor’s degree from top-ranked university in the U.S.
  • Additional support provided by Student Success Manager to help guide you through acclimating to university life in the U.S. and to coach you toward academic success