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Frequently Asked Questions

What classes will I take at Global Launch?

What classes will I take at Global Launch?

All IGPP students will take a total of three classes

The following two courses are required of all participants:

GPE 96 - Graduate Presentations & Communication Skills: This course is integral for the students’ success in Master’s programs because it helps students develop their ability to persuade, inform, and motivate an audience. It covers key competencies such as identifying audience, purpose, and context; researching and organizing information; preparing and delivering effective visual aids; and communicating concisely in English. The other component of this course builds competency in cross-cultural communication through developing cultural perspectives.  The course will be coupled with activities that will include impromptu technical-themed presentations, evaluations by the professor, and feedback from peers.

GPE 97 - Graduate Reading Strategies: Utilizing individual students’ course of study, this course is designed to give graduate-bound students a thorough grounding in strategies and techniques for efficient and effective reading of complex, dense texts expected of graduate degrees.   Through the problem-analysis/team-solution model, graduate students will build foundations for critically analyzing texts and utilizing them for resolving real-world issues in business and technology, while amassing a graduate-level English lexis.

Additionally, Engineering students will take:

GPE 95 - Graduate Academic and Technical Writing: Aspiring leaders in technology and science must be able to communicate their ideas in an understandable, logical, and persuasive manner; effective writing in English is essential for both graduate-level students and professionals. Through the exploration of efficient techniques and writing processes for targeting specific audiences with effective content, this course helps students develop the skills needed to write clearly and succinctly, in both academic and technical settings.

Additionally, Business and Global Management students will take:

GPE 91 - Academic and Business Writing Skills: Aspiring business leaders must be able to communicate their ideas in an understandable, logical, and persuasive manner; effective writing in English is essential for both graduate-level students and professionals. This course helps students develop the skills needed to write clearly and effectively, in both academic and business settings, through the exploration of efficient techniques and writing processes for targeting specific audiences with impactful content.

Does Global Launch offer scholarships?

Does Global Launch offer scholarships?

Global Launch does not offer any financial aid or scholarships.

 

I already have health insurance. Do I still need to buy ASU health insurance?

I already have health insurance. Do I still need to buy ASU health insurance?

Yes. All students with F-1 visas are required to buy health insurance through Global Launch unless they provide proof of the alternate ASU-approved health insurance. For questions, contact GlobalLaunch@asu.edu.

I don't have proof of my measles immunizations. What can I do?

I don't have proof of my measles immunizations. What can I do?

ASU requires all students to submit proof of 2 measles vaccinations or a blood test showing proof of measles immunity. Immunizations and lab tests are offered at all ASU Health Services locations. ASU Campus Health Center.

You can find the MMR form here.

 

Can I work while I'm taking classes at Global Launch?

Can I work while I'm taking classes at Global Launch?

F-1 students may work on campus a maximum of 20 hours per week. Global Launch F-1 students may not legally work off campus. If you have any questions about what jobs you can accept, speak with a student advisor for information. Global Launch does not want students to risk losing their student status.

 

Are there dining facilities available on campus?

Are there dining facilities available on campus?

Yes, students can purchase a Maroon meal plan or buy meals individually. There are many cafeterias as well as popular and inexpensive restaurants on campus and within walking distance of campus. Go to ASU's Sun Devil Dining page for more information.

Is there a final exam at the end of the program?

Is there a final exam at the end of the program?

There are no final exams.  Grades are determined by ongoing class attendance, participation, in-class assessments, assignments and projects

 

What should I bring with me when I come to register?

What should I bring with me when I come to register?

Bring your passport, visa, 1-20, measles vaccination record and method of payment.

 

How and when do I pay for Global Launch tuition and fees?

How and when do I pay for Global Launch tuition and fees?

Tuition, fees, and health insurance must be paid in full at the beginning of the session. You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, traveler's checks or cash. Visit ASU's billing page for more information.