International Fellows Program

"The program made me a lot closer to my classmates. We were able to share our knowledge with each other. This was an advantage over other international students who had to struggle to learn independently. We formed a strong team perhaps because of the rigor of the program and the external pressures of living in a different culture. I have made a lot of good friends, and I am sure we will keep in contact after graduation.

—Hiroshi Ishimura, Japan


Your Contacts

International Fellows Program
(909) 621-8308

Michael Ballagh

Asst. Vice President for Study Abroad and International Programs

Todd Sasaki 
Director of International Programs

Drucker Admissions Office
Tel (909) 607-7811 
Toll Free (800) 944-4312
Fax (909) 607-9104

Arts Management Program

Sotheby's Institute MA in Arts Business

Sarah Odenkirk
Assistant Director
Sotheby's Institute of Art

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"Managers have to learn to know language, to understand what words are and what they mean. Perhaps most important, they have to acquire respect for language as our most precious gift and heritage. Without the ability to motivate by means of the written and spoken word or the telling number, a manager cannot be successful."
—Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005)


The International Fellows Program is academically rigorous and tailored to the Drucker curriculum. It provides incoming non-native English-speaking international students an excellent opportunity to refine their language and participation skills, so that they may succeed in their graduate-level courses and adapt to the expectations of American academic and business culture.

Although some students are required to participate in the program, all are welcome–and recommended–to join. The program begins in June, with ten intensive weeks in the summer and one course during the fall semester. Upon successful completion of the program in December, students will receive an International Fellows Certificate.

The goals of the program are to help students:
  • Develop sophisticated spoken and written English for academic and professional purposes.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of American culture-in particular, business and academic cultures
  • Build confidence for success in the classroom and beyond
  • Become bilingual and bicultural managers in their fields 

Admissions Procedures

Application to Claremont Graduate University's International Fellows Certificate Program is automatically made upon application to CGU.

Some students are admitted to this program as a condition of their acceptance to CGU. Others may volunteer to take the program as a complement to their graduate studies. Students who enroll in the International Fellows Program must complete all required courses.

Stages of the Program

Stage One: Summer Session (10 weeks)
  • Advanced English for Graduate Studies: Oral Proficiency
  • Advanced English for Graduate Studies: Text Analysis and Composition
  • Intensive tutorial support for pronunciation
  • Discussion groups with American CGU student leaders.
Stage Two: Fall Semester
  • Drucker MBA, FE or ARMGT courses, or Sotheby's Institute Arts Business courses, one of which is MGT 345: Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 145y: English for Organizational Behavior
  • Students in weekly tutorials engage in critical discussion of management issues with an English instructor.


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