Learn about our earned admission pathway program for international students.

About the International Year One (iY-1) Program

The iY-1 Program offers international students unprecedented access to U.S. higher education. Syracuse University, in partnership with Interlearn, Inc., has developed a special blended first-year university learning curriculum for students in designated countries. iY-1 provides students with a practical education and a more simplified college application process.

International students who qualify for this program begin Syracuse University classes in their home countries, often in their hometowns, taking credit-bearing courses, English language classes, and study skill modules from Syracuse University faculty and local teachers. Classes will be taught in a hybrid format, with in-person classes with instructors at local centers and online classes with Syracuse University professors. Upon successful completion of the program and meeting all requirements, students progress to the Syracuse University main campus or to other partner institutions in the U.S. where they complete their undergraduate degree.

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