International Fellows Program

Summer 2014 IF Program Dates
June 9 – August 13

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


International Fellows Program
(909) 621-8308

Michael Ballagh

Asst. Vice President for Study Abroad and International Programs

Lissa Petersen
Academic Director of the International Fellows Program 

Todd Sasaki 
Director of International Programs




This program, specially tailored to the Drucker curriculum, is widely known for its academic rigor. The International Fellows Program provides incoming non-native English-speaking international students an excellent opportunity to polish their language and participation skills, so that they may succeed in their graduate-level courses and adapt to the expectations of American academic culture.

Some Drucker international students are required to participate in the program, but all are welcome--and recommended--to join it. The program begins in June, with ten intensive weeks in the summer, one course during the fall semester, followed by an optional spring course. 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


Stage One: Summer Session
  • 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
  • Up to 3 Drucker MBA, IS or FE 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.

Optional Stage Three: Spring Semester
  • Management 108y:Critical Analysis of Management Issues 
  • Students in weekly tutorials engage in critical discussion of management issues with an English instructor.



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.

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