Information for International Students

International students make up a very important part of the diverse fabric of the McCallum Graduate School. The transition to graduate study in another country presents unique challenges and opportunities for learning. At Bentley, there is a network of professional staff available to assist in the adjustment to a new academic and personal environment.

Academic Edge Program

Center for International Students and Scholars

Conversation Partners Program

English For Speakers of Other Languages Center

Graduate Academic Tutorials

Navigating the U.S. Classroom

The Academic Edge Program

Strategies for Academic Success for International Graduate Students

We encourage international students to take advantage of this program to increase academic skills in advanced English while improving writing, speaking, listening and pronunciation prior to beginning classes. Confidence levels in using spoken and written English will be greatly strengthened! 

Students in the E-Program in advanced level English preparation will read and prepare business cases and then write a business case analysis, and will converse and discuss program topics and assignments with other new international graduate students and the program director through social software like WIKIS and BLOGS. In addition, the best ways to document resources using the popular MLA, APA and Chicago Styles of documentation will be covered. Students in this pre-preparation program will take notes while listening to real lectures and real life radio shows and will take practice tests to assess performance.

Once here in the fall, students can receive ongoing academic support through special tutorial services just for international graduate students. If you intend to enroll in this program, please send an email to Professor Mary Wright at mwright@bentley.edu stating your intention to participate. You will later receive information explaining how to go online to the Bentley University BlackBoard (Bb) site to begin your lessons. There is no cost to this program, it is part of the academic support services offered by the McCallum Graduate School of Business.