Pace University recognizes the importance of comprehensive internationalization and strives to promote global awareness and cross-cultural competence. The three units within Pace International – Education Abroad, International Students & Scholars, and International Academic and Support Programs - support students, faculty, and staff by providing interdisciplinary educational programs and international student/scholar services that will enhance global competencies, foster a stronger cultural connection, and prepare the Pace community for an interconnected global experience.
For additional information, contact Pace International:
The Pleasantville office provides service to all Westchester international students, including Pleasantville and the Law School and all students interested in study abroad.
International Students & Scholars (ISS) supports the internationalization efforts of Pace University by serving as the primary resource center for international students, scholars, their dependents and the University community. The Office promotes international and cross-cultural communication and understanding. ISS assists with matters of special concerns of the international population. ISS strives to educate and inform each international student and scholar through providing information prior to their arrival, conducting orientation programs, advising on immigration and employment matters, legal rights and responsibilities, health insurance, adjustment issues and personal concerns, and coordinating a variety of programs and activities on campus. ISS is responsible for institutional compliance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) regulations. For detailed information, please visit this website.
Pace University values an international experience as integral to the student curriculum and Education Abroad supports this endeavor by offering numerous opportunities for study abroad in long, mid, and short-term programs. For semester/year study abroad, students take a normal course load as defined and approved by their academic advisor while enrolled in an international institution for a semester or year. Students pay Pace tuition and are eligible to retain part of their Pace scholarship dependent on the program. Credits transfer back to Pace. Short-term programs include faculty-led programs taught by Pace faculty as well as a variety of courses offered by Pace Global Partners and study abroad providers. These courses are typically offered during January or summer. Pace Education Abroad also assists faculty members interested in organizing faculty-led courses. Education Abroad offers pre-departure orientations, re-entry orientations, as well as advising for all students studying abroad. For more information on study abroad destinations, programs and options please visit our Study Abroad website.
International Academic Support and Programs (IASP)
International Academic Support and Programs (IASP) provides academic, linguistic and cultural support to international students at Pace. IASP houses Global Pathways, F-1 Non-Degree Programs, and International Academic Support. Global Pathways is a bridge program for undergraduate and graduate international students admitted to Pace with a condition to successfully complete a combination of English and academic courses to improve their English proficiency before continuing to their degree program. The Global Pathways Program is designed for international students who meet all of the academic criteria for admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program at Pace, but do not meet the English language requirement. While in Pathways, students have a chance to improve their English proficiency by taking English courses delivered by Pace’s English Language Institute (ELI) and earn academic credits that will be counted towards their future degree if they complete Pathways successfully and matriculate into their degree program at Pace. F-1 Non Degree Programs are options for international students to come and study at Pace for a semester at a time and earn credits, rather than complete a full degree at Pace. International Academic Support provides customized resources to the general international student population at Pace in the form of workshops, one on one advising, and English language tutoring. For detailed information, please visit this website.