Before You Arrive
All students need to submit arrival details. If you would like airport pick-up arranged for you, you must submit details at least two weeks before to your arrival.
Gonzaga Global Orientation Schedule
On Arrival Day, you will be welcomed to campus by our on-campus staff. You’ll receive important information about your program, learn about the Gonzaga University campus and Spokane, and of course meet new lifelong friends as you begin this exciting journey together.
We are so excited for you to join us on campus!
When making your travel arrangements, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.
Gonzaga Global offers students free Airpot Pick-Up from Spokane International Airport (GEG) to campus. Please provide your arrival details at least two weeks before the arrival date.
Please submit your flight information as soon as possible by clicking here.
Gonzaga Global Airport Pick-Up
Gonzaga Global provides airport pick-up services for students from the Spokane International Airport (GEG) to Gonzaga’s campus.
What if I can’t book a flight between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on arrival day?
We recommend arriving a day or two before and staying at one of the hotels near the Spokane International Airport: SpringHill Suites, Ramada by Windham, Wingate by Wyndham. They are located across the street from the hotel.
After 4 p.m. Check-in
If you are arriving after 4 p.m., we do have an airport pick-up service available through Lyft, however, students must have a United States Phone number, +1 (###) ###-####, in order to use the service. Otherwise, students must schedule their own ride. Our on-campus team will email the address of your dorm to you before arrival day.
You can still check into the residence halls after hours. When you arrive on campus, call the phone number posted on the dorm of your residence hall for RA on-call. If you have any troubles, call Campus Security, at +1 (509) 313-2222, and tell them which dorm you need to check in at.
Can I move in early?
No, move-in begins on arrival day. Gonzaga Global recommends students who arrive early to stay at one of the hotels near the Spokane International Airport.
For all undergraduate and graduate program move-in dates, please visit the Important Dates page.
We are looking forward to meeting you in person!
All Undergraduate Gonzaga Global students will need to take the ITEP English exam durring orientation. Final schedule is determined by the test.
If you would like to do some practice in preperation, practice exams can be found here: ITEP practice exam
Orientation is an important and mandatory part of your preparation to attend Gonzaga University. Missing even one day could result in you missing important information about your classes and may result in a delay in your registration. If you have an urgent situation that requires you to miss orientation, please contact email@example.com
Your schedule will be available for you to view in Zagweb around the beginning of August. All first year students are registered by Academic Advising for their first semester.
Yes, all Undergraduate Gonzaga Global students need to take ITEP test before classes.
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Refer to Before You Start page for more info.
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Job & Career Support
The Career Accelerator program is an exclusive service for Gonzaga Global international students. Career Accelerator leaders work with you on a four-semester program that helps you build confidence, develop your professional resume, get an internship and launch your career. Best of all, Career Accelerator services are included with your tuition.
Career Premium, a virtual internship opportunity to prepare for the global workforce from anywhere in the world. Get mentored by industry experts and build your resume to launch your dream career. Learn more today!
Master the in-demand skills global employers seek that you won’t learn in the classroom. Boost your portfolio — and save money — with certifications and projects that demonstrate your new qualifications and make you a competitive candidate in today’s job market. It all starts with Career Premium! Enroll today for an incredible value: Many bootcamps and courses can range up to $14,000 per course* — but with Career Premium, you can upskill in as many available courses as you like during your studies, all included in your $2,000 Career Premium enrollment fee!
Career Premium Certificates
Designed for computer science, engineering, and business students, each certificate program was inspired by elite university preparatory programs tailored for growing careers. Career Premium student internship projects have included software development, website design, virtual reality, digital content creation, project management, AI, and more at leading employers.
Certification 1 : Design Thinking – develop effective approaches to problem-solving
Designed for business/MBA, computer science, data science, engineering, information systems, and marketing majors
Certification 2 : Social Entrepreneurship** – foster widespread positive change
Designed for business/MBA, engineering, entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing majors
Certification 3 : Global Citizenship** – thrive in diverse environments
Designed for business/MBA, computer science, engineering, finance, and international business majors
Completed internships include
Credentials + certification prep offered include
- Java, Python, PHP, C++ , Ruby
- AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure
- DP-203 Microsoft Exam dp-203
- Site Reliability Engineering
- Security Operations
- Reverse, Social, Chaos and Network Engineering
- Project Management
- Software Developer
- UX Designer
- Mobile App Developer
- Information Security Analyst
- Systems Architect
- Video Game Developer
- AI Engineer
- Engineering Manager
- Product Engineer
- Data Engineering
- Mechanical Engineer
- Civil Engineer
*Stanford Executive Education Design Thinking Bootcamp
**Endorsed by the University of Peace – UN Charter
Gonzaga Global offers students 4 options to help them progress through academic programs at their own pace. As each program and major may have its own unique progression requirements and path, speak to a Gonzaga Global advisor to learn more.
Center for Academic Success
Academic Skills Tutors
My name is Jessica Wakelyn. I started my voyage into languages by studying many major European languages during my time studying and performing as an opera singer. Upon graduation with a double major in Vocal Performance and English, I decided to earn a master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Virginia. In my master’s, I studied languages from all continents and ancient languages like Old English and Old Mayan. I started in the university by teaching English Composition to U.S. university students, but found I really loved teaching international students. I’ve taught governors from Turkey, physicists from Iran, epidemiologists from China, a lot of undergraduate and graduate students—and now, hopefully, you!
I am Fatemeh Bordbarjavidi. I hold a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and a Master’s in TESOL from the University of Northern Iowa. I’m passionate about the blend of Applied Linguistics and Technology. Originally from Tehran, Iran, I studied English Language and Literature, which broadened my global perspective on language and culture. I taught EFL courses in Iran. During my grad studies in United States, I taught ESL courses at Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa, focusing on language skills. I also taught an introduction to linguistics course at Indiana State University, helping students understand linguistics and language better. For four rewarding years, I contributed to the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) programs, shaping language skills and professional journeys.
I am Bianca Coria. I have eight years of experience teaching English at various levels in Asia and the United States. I currently work as an English instructor and course developer, and I hold certifications in TESOL, TEFL, and TEYL. I have experience working with students of all ages, from toddlers to adults from various backgrounds. In addition to enjoying my career, I also enjoy meeting new people, visiting new places, tasting new foods, and spending time with my family. I love working with students, and I strive to create a positive and enjoyable environment. I look forward to working with you.
I am Summer Peixoto. With over two decades of teaching and training experience at the university level, I am a passionate educator deeply committed to international education. Throughout my career, I have contributed greatly by creating educational technology interest sections, supporting colleagues in professional development, and advocating for international students and teachers, which is evidenced by my current role as a Specialist and an Ambassador for the US Department of State’s English Language Programs. In my free time, I play tennis, listen to music from different countries, travel, and podcast. I adore working with students in learning academic skills for reading, vocabulary, and note-taking, and my ultimate goal is to set students up for a lifetime of success!
I am Dijana Trajchevska. I have a Master’s degree from the University of Utah. I am originally from North Macedonia where I received my BA in English Language and Literature. Five years ago, I moved to Utah to further develop my education. I have experience teaching in higher education. My experience mostly focuses on ESL classes, such as speaking, listening, reading, and academic writing. I also have experience teaching communication skills to non-native speakers of English. I am passionate about applied linguistics and subjects on cross-cultural communication. I hope to work with you in the future!
Math/Computer Science Tutors
I am Dipen Bhuva. I have a PhD in Computer Science from Cleveland State University and have a master’s degree from Northeastern University in Information Security. I am a certified Network+ by CompTIA, Certified Ethical Hacker, RH-11 Expert Hacker, RedHat Server Certified Engineering and am Amazon Web Service (Cloud) certified. For my “extraordinary dedication and teaching,” I was granted an “excellent achievement for Graduate Assistantship” from CSU. I will be happy to help with any problems and solutions related to math (all levels and courses) and computer science (Programming, Networking, Server engineering, Cloud, Statistics, and Cyber Security).
I am Mostafa Omar. I have master’s in Computer Science and master’s in Business Administration in addition to over 13 years’ work experience in the telecom sector. I have worked in different domains, including data network, telecommunication, and cloud service. I’m also certified by various technology vendors. I have had many teaching assistance positions during my studies as I enjoy teaching and communicating with students about math and computer science and all related domains.
CAS Social Skills: How to Make American Friends
CAS Academic Skills: Boosting Academic Vocabulary in Your Writing
CAS Academic Skills: How to Write a Great Thesis in Four Simple Steps
CAS Computer Science Skills: Introduction to Python
CAS Social Skills: Culture Shock and Mental Health
CAS Academic Skills: How to Create Coherence & Cohesion in Your Paragraphs
CAS Social Skills: Financial Matters in Your University Studies
CAS Social Skills: Communicating with Professors
CAS Career Skills: Understanding CPT and OPT
CAS Academic Skills: How to Give an Engaging Presentation
CAS Academic Skills: Paraphrasing Made Easy
CAS Computer Science Skills: Python Lesson 2: Variables & Data Types
- Academic writing – generating ideas, organizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, revising/editing
- Research skills: Finding credible sources and academic articles
- Understanding academic integrity: avoiding plagiarism
- MLA & APA citations and format
- Academic presentation preparation and practice
- Time management – weekly planning, semester-long planning
- Reading strategies
- Note-taking skills
- Test preparation strategies
- Class and groupwork participation strategies
- Discussion skills
- Grammar rules and practice
- Academic communication etiquette – emails, office hours, requesting letters of recommendation
- Business writing – emails, reports, meeting summaries
- Career development – resume and cover letter writing
- Building math confidence for students who struggle with math
- General and Foundational Math help at any level
- Calculus including Calc 1 and Calc 2
- Algebra and Linear Algebra
- Discrete Math
- Category Theory
- Differential Equations
- Programming, Networking, and Server Engineering
- Cloud, Statistics, and Cyber Security
Frequently Asked Questions
Move in – Monday, August 21
Orientation – Monday, August 21
Classes begin – Tuesday, August 29
Last day of semester – Friday, December 15
Visit Gonzaga’s academic calendar here: https://www.gonzaga.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-calendar/2023-2024-calendar
Academic advising helps you to plan your studies and to make decisions about which courses to take when.
Academic advising is conducted by the Gonzaga Global Academic Team and Faculty Advisors in your major.
You will have your first academic advising meeting during orientation.
Additionally, the Gonzaga Global Academic Team will meet with you regularly during your program to keep you informed about program completion requirements, to connect you to Gonzaga services and to support you with long-term planning for your studies.
Academic Advising Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students should complete all placement tests prior to arrival on campus. For additional testing information, please see the “Pre-Arrival” tab.
When placement testing is complete, the Gonzaga Global Academic Team can prepare for your registration. Registration is finalized during orientation.
Tutoring and academic support services are available for all students free of charge.
For English language tutoring, please visit the English Language Center.
or support with writing and research assignments in Gonzaga courses, please visit: Writing Center
For peer tutoring in any Gonzaga course, such as Biology, Math, Economics and so on, please visit: Academic Coaching and Tutoring
Gonzaga offers many additional student support services such as assistance with career planning and counseling & psychological services. For more detail, please contact your Student Services Advisor.
First, check with your professor and/or the course syllabus for details on textbook requirements for each course. Required textbooks will be available for purchase in the university bookstore (https://www.bkstr.com/gonzagazagshopstore/home) or online at a vendor of your choice.
It depends. For a personalized answer, please contact the Gonzaga Global Academic Team at email@example.com.
In short: You must continue your studies in the summer while you are in the Gonzaga Global program. However, once you finish the Gonzaga Global program, summer is optional.
Frequently Asked Questions
Send your official transcript directly to Gonzaga University at firstname.lastname@example.org from your previous institution. You will have to log in to your university account and request an official transcript be sent to GU.
How AP scores transfer to Gonzaga: https://www.gonzaga.edu/undergraduate-admission/apply/how-to-apply/first-year-students/advanced-placement.
How to send AP scores digitally: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/sending-scores/online.
How IB scores transfer to Gonzaga: https://www.gonzaga.edu/undergraduate-admission/apply/how-to-apply/first-year-students/international-baccalaureate.
Sending International Baccalaureate (IB) digitally: https://rrs.ibo.org/replacement_orders/index.cfm.
How AICE scores transfer to Gonzaga: https://www.gonzaga.edu/undergraduate-admission/apply/how-to-apply/first-year-students/cambridge-international-a-as-level-exams.
Sending Cambridge Assessment (AICE) digital: https://gradetranscripts.cambridgeinternational.org/.
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There are three possible outcome:
- Direct equivalency
- This means that the credit matches directly with a Gonzaga class and you will recieve credit for that class.
- General transfer credit
- The university recognizes the credit as a college class but it does not match a specific Gonzaga course.
- General transfer credits will be awarded.
- No credit
- The university does not recognize the credit.
- Attend Gonzaga Global Orientation sessions and get to know the Gonzaga Global team
- Review your official transfer credit evaluation with a member of Gonzaga Global
- Register for classes. Ensure you have not been registered for classes for which you received transfer credit
International Student Loans
Flexible Student Loan Plans for International Students
For most international students, obtaining financial aid to support their studies can be challenging, especially without a qualified co-signer. To help fund international students’ education journey in the US, Shorelight is collaborating with MPower Financing and Prodigy Finance, international student loan servicers. Both provide flexible student loan plans for international students pursuing degrees at eligible US colleges and universities, without the usual requirements of a cosigner, collateral, or US credit history. They offer fixed-rate loans up to $100,000 with 1.5% in interest rate discounts.