International Year One Program (iY-1) students arrived at Syracuse University in May to continue their first year on the Syracuse University campus.

Syracuse University, in partnership with Interlearn, Inc., iY-1 offers a special blended first-year university learning curriculum for students in designated countries. This program provides students with a practical education and a more simplified college application process that is both rigorous and inclusive. In the fall semester, students take two credit-bearing undergraduate-level courses coordinated with English for Academic Purposes coursework, which provides students with opportunities to engage in activities in English that encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and independent learning. In the spring semester, the credit-bearing class load increases, and students may choose their track of study leading into engineering, the sciences, business, health professions, and a wide variety of other fields. Then, students spend their summer at Syracuse University. With the first year of study completed, students are supported socially and academically through their transition into the University and campus life. By the end of the summer term, students are ready to join the Syracuse University student body as sophomores.

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Enjoy the iY-1 2023 Summer highlights below!