A detailed schedule of Orientation activities will be provided on the first day of orientation. Here is a brief summary:
Arrival Day: Airport Pick-Up, move into Residence Hall.
Day 1: Check-in, learn about Gonzaga, Campus tour, Insurance, and Immigration information.
Day 2: English test, Academic life at Gonzaga, and American Culture.
Day 3: Online Resources, Student Panel, Career Premium, Final Day Pizza Party, and Movie!
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.
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 program start date.
Please submit your flight information as soon as possible by clicking here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Credentials + Certification Preparation
- 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
I am Alicia Coe. I have been teaching English for academic purposes and critical writing at several universities in Europe and the United States for 17 years. Apart from teaching, I work as a curriculum developer, a writing consultant for undergraduate and graduate students, a copyeditor, and a Cambridge examiner. I am experienced in teaching international students; therefore, I can provide different learning approaches depending on the cultural background of each student.
I am Amanda Wilcox. Originally, I hail from Macon, Georgia, where I studied Biology and Spanish at Mercer University. After teaching foreign language for about 5 years, I began a master’s degree at Auburn University. Upon graduating, I continued to teach Spanish at the university and eventually began teaching in the ESL Department, where I found my calling. I have been involved in teaching, tutoring, and curriculum writing for international students learning English ever since. In total, I have nearly 20 years of experience teaching all ages from young children to adults in an academic setting.
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.
Math/Computer Science Tutor
I am Dipen Bhuva. I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the Cleveland State University and have a Masters graduate from Northeastern University in Information Security. I am also 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 computer science: Programming, Networking, Server engineering, Cloud, Statistic, Advanced Mathematics and Cyber Security.
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
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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
- Category Theory
- Differential Equations
- Programming, Networking, and Server Engineering
- Cloud, Statistics, and Cyber Security
Frequently Asked Questions
Move-In: Monday, May 15, 2023
Orientation: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Classes Begin: Monday, May 22, 2023
Last Day of Semester: Friday, August 11, 2023
Move-In: Monday, August 21, 2023
Orientation: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Classes Begin: Monday, August 28, 2023
Last Day of Semester: Friday, December 15, 2023
Visit Gonzaga’s academic calendar here: https://www.gonzaga.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-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 email@example.com.
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.
GPA calculators are very useful tools! To calculate your GPA, you can use any online GPA calculator. Go online, search “GPA Calculator”.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Pre-arrival Checklist as a transfer student:
- Set up your Zagweb account (instructions included on acceptance letter) and complete the following tasks:
- Complete the Housing agreement form
- Complete your Health Profile
- Submit your photo for your student ID
- Complete the Math Placement Exam (an email with further information you will be sent to you 6-8 weeks prior to arrival)
- Pay tuition and fees (payment in full due two weeks before arrival)
- Submit your arrival details here (airport pickup requests must be submitted 2 weeks prior to arrival)
- Set up your Gonzaga mailbox
- Submit your official transcripts no later than four weeks prior to arrival for final and official review of your transfer credits. Importantly, you should submit official transcripts as early as possible to increase the likelihood that your final transfer credits are evaluated prior to enrolling in classes. Transcripts can be submitted through the contact information listed below.
- Submit an official professional course-by-course evaluation from a NACES or AACRAO organization for any international post-secondary coursework. Visit Gonzaga’s International Transfer webpage for more information.
- Collect course descriptions and/or course syllabi. These are required in evaluating international transfer credit for potential course equivalencies.
- Confirm that all official transcripts and materials have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to arrival. Allow for ample delivery time for mailed transcripts.
- Upon arrival, attend required . The Gonzaga Global team will be available for additional support. We would love to offer you a warm welcome, feel free to introduce yourself and say hi!
- With your transfer credits in mind, the Gonzaga Global team will offer support with finalizing your class schedule to ensure accurate coursework planning.
- Once completed, your final transfer credit will be visible through your Zagweb student portal account. Review the results with a member of the Gonzaga Global team to see how your degree and major requirements are affected.
Contact your enrollment counselor with questions at any time
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
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