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Program delivery

The International Study Center is in partnership with James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. The International Study Center delivers the English for Academic Purposes courses and programs, and James Madison University delivers the academic, credit-bearing courses. Students who are accepted into the International Study Center are also granted conditional acceptance by the host university, subject to completion of the International Study Center program.

International Study Center is the dba name of Study Group USA Higher Education LLC.

About the James Madison University International Study Center

James Madison University is committed to preparing students to learn, to grow and to lead. Our on-campus International Study Center (ISC) offers specially designed programs as a true testament to this commitment.

International students at the ISC will be part of a supportive community that helps them fully integrate into American university life to share the Madison Experience!

Foundation for degree success

The ISC delivers a customized language and academic preparation program that gives international students the exact foundation necessary to achieve success on a James Madison University degree.

The International Year One program offers pathways to this top-ranking public university in the USA for international students who do not meet English language entry requirements.

Assured progression to James Madison University

Get a US degree at James Madison University in USAEnrolling into International Year One gives you the security of knowing that you have received a conditional offer of a university place. Your I-20 immigration form is issued by the university and is valid for the entire duration of your studies.

Once you have successfully completed your English preparation course and have met the required English and academic entry standards, you will proceed directly to your preferred bachelor's degree.

Integrate into campus life

You will be fully enrolled at James Madison University and can enjoy all the advantages of student life. Classes are taught on campus in James Madison University classrooms.

A comprehensive range of academic facilities are available to you, as well as extracurricular activities which allow you to get to know your American classmates. You are expected to communicate entirely in English, and such total immersion in the campus environment will be invaluable for your future studies.

Teaching quality and personal attention

You will be taught by specialists in preparation for American universities. Academic preparation and English classes are taught by qualified TESOL teachers. Undergraduate academic credit courses are taught by University faculty but in smaller classes than the normal curriculum, and with built-in specialized support for international students.

The James Madison University International Study Center is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training - ACCET. ACCET accreditation for the International Study Center

International Study Center mission

The International Study Centers are committed to providing our students with the skills, knowledge, and perspectives needed to take maximum advantage of the unlimited opportunities for success and achievement offered by a global education through strong university partnerships.