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About the Widener University International Study Center

The on-campus International Study Center at Widener University provides academic pathways and specialized support that create superior career outcomes for international students in the USA.

The International Study Center (ISC) is a dedicated facility for international students on the University campus. It is designed to help international students adjust to the American University system and thrive at Widener University.

International Study Center students at Widener University in PhiladelphiaAt the ISC, students receive English language support and academic courses taught by highly trained ESL and university teachers. The ISC also offers help with cultural adjustment and developing effective study skills, and provides the support services international students need when they study away from home.

The Widener University International Study Center is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training - ACCET. ACCET accreditation for the International Study Center

Your pathway to an American University degree

The International Study Center prepares international students for University in the USA at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs

The International Year One is a premium pathway to Year 2 of a bachelor's degree, through 3 pathways: The Pre-Master's Program offers specialist preparation for 3 types of master's degree at Widener University:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality Management
  • Pre-Law
  • MBA
  • MS Tax and Financial Planning
  • MS Hospitality and Tourism
  • 6 Master's in Engineering

Location on campus

The International Study Center puts you within a short walk (no more than 10 minutes) from all Widener University campus facilities - library, academic buildings, wellness center, residences, etc.

ISC buildings are located on the southern perimeter, near the main entrance. See campus map showing the ISC location.

A University shuttle bus stop is right across the street, giving international students easy (and free!) transport around the local area: see shuttle bus details.

Other University buildings in the area are Lathem Hall - originally a church, now converted into an impressive lecture theater - and Fraternity Row residence halls for Widener students who belong to 'Greek-letter' fraternal organizations.

International Study Center facilities

  • capacity for over 100 students in 2 buildings
  • 7 well-appointed classrooms dedicated for ISC students
  • 2 classrooms fitted with state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards
  • Spacious multi-purpose lounge
  • International student common room
  • Teacher and administrative offices - meet your teachers

International Study Center venue

The International Study Center is housed in two University buildings:

Potter Street East 13th Street
International Study Center venue at Widener University 1238 Potter Street - home of the ISC
  • Main ISC building
  • Retro-fitted mansion
  • All 3 floors are part of the ISC
  • 5 classrooms
  • Administrative offices on 3rd floor
  • Some classrooms feature a fireplace!
  • Across the street from the main building
  • Located on Fraternity Row
  • ISC is on 1st floor
  • 2 classrooms and teacher offices
  • Top 2 floors are dorm rooms

ISC campus address

The campus postal address is:

Widener University International Study Center
1238 Potter Street
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

You should only send original documentation to support your application to this address. Other ways to contact us.

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