The International Fellows Program is academically rigorous and tailored to the Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles curriculum. The program is offered by Claremont Graduate University. It provides incoming non-native English-speaking international students an excellent opportunity to refine their language and participation skills, so that they may succeed in their graduate-level courses and adapt to the expectations of American academic and business culture.
Although some students are required to participate in the program, all are welcome–and recommended–to join. The program begins in June, with ten intensive weeks in the summer and one course during the fall semester. Upon successful completion of the program in December, students will receive an International Fellows Certificate.
The goals of the program are to help students:
- Develop sophisticated spoken and written English for academic and professional purposes.
- Gain a deeper understanding of American culture-in particular, business and academic cultures.
- Build confidence for success in the classroom and beyond
- Become bilingual and bicultural managers in their fields
Admissions Procedures to the International Fellows Program
Application to the International Fellows Certificate Program is automatically made upon applying to Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Los Angeles.
Some students are admitted to this program as a condition of their acceptance to Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Los Angeles. Others may volunteer to take the program as a complement to their graduate studies. Students who enroll in the International Fellows Program must complete all required courses.
Module 1: TOEFL iBT 75-84 / IELTS 6.0
Module 2: TOEFL iBT 85-94 / IELTS 6.5-7.0
IELTS scores of 7.0 with no sub section lower than 6.5 are eligible for direct entry.
Module 1: May 15 – June 30
Module 2: July 5 – August 19
Module 1: August 28 – October 20
Module 2: October 23 – December 15
Module 1: $6,250
Module 2: $6,250
Semester Program: $12,500
For more information regarding the International Fellows Program please contact admissionsLA@sia.edu.