University of Massachusetts Boston - Navitas GSSP
UMass Boston is recognized for its innovative research offers its diverse student population an intimate learning environment and a rich experience of living in a great American city. The UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is specifically designed for international students and provides English language support, additional academic for-credit courses and skill-development course. Students progress directly into their chosen degree program upon successful completion of the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP.
UMass Boston is part of the prestigious University of Massachusetts system and is the only public research university in the city of Boston. Its highly-ranked programs, along with a variety of research, co-op and internship opportunities provides students with the skills and experience they need in a competitive job market.
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Campus & lifestyle
UMass Boston Navitas GSSP is located on the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus. Being on campus means you have full access to all campus facilities making your transition to university life a lot easier.
Activities and leadership
The Office of Student Activities can help you make the most of your time at UMass Boston, by providing information about opportunities outside the classroom.
If you aspire to a student leadership position, are looking for student employment, or want to access the many resources and services, the staff at Student Activities can help.
Recognized Student Organizations
Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) are clubs and organizations funded by undergraduate fees. As an undergraduate student, you're welcome to join any RSO, or to start an RSO surrounding a particular area of interest. Current RSOs include Anime and Magna Club, Business and Marketing Club, Cricket Club, Fashion Club, Information Technology Club, Jazz Club, Psychology, Sailing Club, Student Athlete Advisory Council as well as country specific student associations.
The Beacon Fitness Center
The University of Massachusetts Boston's Beacon Fitness Center is for the sole use of the students, alumni, staff and faculty of UMass Boston and offers a friendly, healthy environment for people of all abilities to enjoy. The staff are all professionally trained and can provide instruction on personal fitness and health concerns. The range of programs on offer, includes free exercise program design, group exercise classes, orientations and fitness assessments.
Events and activities
The UMass Boston Navitas GSSP office sponsors several events per semester for UMass Boston Navitas GSSP students to participate in. These events are planned with you in mind, so that you can get to know your classmates as well as UMass Boston Navitas GSSP alumni, and to get to know the City of Boston. A few activities include: soccer tournament, talent show, whale watching, Halloween party, Boston professional sporting events, dinner parties, and more.
All students should have housing arranged before they arrive on campus. The UMass Boston Navitas GSSP staff provides assistance to international students in obtaining on- and off-campus housing. First-year international students may apply for rooms in the on-campus residential community. Off-campus accommodation options include local Homestays and apartment buildings.
Scholarships & funding
The bursary is equivalent to 10% of the tuition fee for up to 8 units of study within one program only with a UMass Boston Navitas GSSPpartner institution. The bursary does not apply to additional units or repeat units that may also be undertaken and excludes mixed English options.
- Family Bursary applies where two or more students from the same family study at a UMass Navitas GSSP partner institution.
- The first family member can be studying at a UMass Boston Navitas GSSP partner institution at the same time as the other family members or may have studied at any UMass Navitas GSSP partner institution previously.
- The family bursary is granted to the second and subsequent family members who study at a UMass Navitas GSSP partner institution.
- Not have previously received a UMass Navitas GSSP partner institution scholarship or bursary, or had a scholarship or bursary from a UMass Navitas GSSP partner institution withdrawn.
Award of Excellence
The UMass Boston Navitas GSSPis committed to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals. To recognize outstanding academic achievement and university engagement, the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships each semester to continuing students who maintain their enrollment in the GSSP. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to fostering intercultural understanding through their active engagement within the university community to be eligible.
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