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Learn More Than Just English

International students choose to study in the U.S. for many reasons — some want to improve their English proficiency, others seek to enroll in a degree program, and many just want to experience life on an American college campus. Global Launch provides a community that gives you the support you need and the opportunities necessary to achieve your goals, no matter what they are.

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University preparation

If you want to be successful at a top American university like Arizona State University, you will need to learn how to interact with your classmates, speak to your teachers, give presentations and more.

At Global Launch you go beyond standardized testing to give you the academic skills and university preparation you need to succeed at the university level. 

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Cultural immersion

When you learn English at Arizona State University, you will be fully exposed to the English language and American culture every day and interact with ASU students, staff members and faculty. Phoenix is also a quick drive or flight to some of the most popular destinations in the U.S. like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, providing further American cultural immersion.

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Dedicated student support services

Global Launch offers our own full-time support staff dedicated to help you during your English language studies at Arizona State University. Our team is filled with many international students and professionals who understand your unique experience, and who provide more than 26 years of combined experience in immigration assistance, academic advising, tutoring services and more.

Connect Activities

Learning a new language can be difficult. Classroom learning can give you the skills you need to learn a new language, but you must practice using that language every day to help you build confidence and remember the language better. 

Global Launch’s Campus and Online Immersion programs provide more than 250 Connect Activities each year to help you use your language outside of the classroom every single day, build a community of friends and colleagues from around the world, and explore the beauty that Arizona has to offer.

Did you know?

Global Launch students who attend at least one Connect Activity a week are twice as likely to earn A’s and B’s in their classes.

Past activities and events

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Conversation clubs

Practice your conversational English with new Global Launch friends and American ASU students. Use past, present and future tense, practice listening, speaking and sentence structure, play games and participate in activities.

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Graduation celebrations

A time for new students, graduating students and alumni. Celebrate the end of the session in a celebration with awards, videos, photo memories, speeches and certificate ceremonies for students who are graduating from Global Launch.

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ASU Sporting Events

Sports are a very big part of American college culture. In the Campus Immersion program, you can attend Pac-12 college football, basketball, volleyball games with other Global Launch students. Sit with other ASU students to get the real American college experience.

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Arizona day trips

Explore the beauty of the American Southwest on day trips to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Tucson or other locations around the state – all included in your tuition.

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ASU events

Participate in student events and meet other American students on campus. ASU hosts a wide variety of events for all students such as International Night, fitness events, Homecoming, arts festivals, parties and traditional ASU student events and more.

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Housing and Dining

Global Launch students have many housing options.
Choose your program below to learn more about the housing options available to you.


All ASU campuses offer a variety of on-campus dining options from sushi to pizza to popular restaurants like Chick-fil-a, Subway, and Starbucks. The maroon meal plan is available to most Global Launch students. For more information about ASU meal plans, visit the Sun Devil Dining website.

Living in Phoenix and Arizona

Arizona is located in the southwestern United States, and is known for its sunshine, natural beauty, and vibrant community, rich in culture and activity.

You will study on ASU’s largest and most vibrant campus in Tempe, Arizona, which is a short 15 minute drive to Phoenix, Arizona’s capital city.

Phoenix and Tempe are major centers for technology and innovation, professional sports, and cultural events, including live music, fine arts, cultural and sporting events, street markets, and festivals and more.

 

Living in Phoenix: Arizona State University (ASU)

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