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Welcome to Global Launch!

For over 40 years, Global Launch has been offering Intensive English Language instruction through our IEP. Take ESL classes at Arizona State University, meet students from over 160 countries, and receive a TOEFL waiver upon completion of the program.

Global Launch also provides the ASU-USA Pathways Program for students who wish to start their degree at ASU faster, through conditional admissions.

Global Launch's Intensive English Program is designed for international students who want to take their English skills to the next level. We know you have plans for your future, and many IEP options. After successfully completing our program, many students transfer into one of ASU's world-renowned degree programs.

Take your learning further with ASU-USA Pathways!

The ASU-USA Pathways program (ASU-USA) is designed for international students interested in obtaining an undergraduate degree at Arizona State University (ASU) or any other U.S. university. It provides support for students who would like to improve their English skills and who want the opportunity to show they can perform well in U.S. university classes.

The Largest IEP in the U.S.

Achieve your English goals, experience American culture, and prepare for academic study in the U.S. through Global Launch's Intensive English Program (IEP) -- the largest IEP in the U.S.

Start your degree program with additional Academic and English language support in ASU-USA Pathways

  • Earn 24 or 25 real academic credits that transfer to ASU or other American universities
  • Ease into American education system: after two or three semesters in the program students take freshmen courses with American ASU students.
  • Immerse yourself in American student life by staying in guaranteed on-campus housing
  • Take freshman English/Writing courses with other ASU International students


Total Students


Student Ratio
Female 51%
Male 49%


Total Faculty


Student/Faculty Ratio
25 : 1


Estimated Cost



Total Applicants






Test Scores

SAT Math


SAT Reading


SAT Writing

ACT Composite


U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked ASU No. 1 among the “Most Innovative Schools” in America for 2016, ahead of Stanford at No. 2, MIT at No. 3, as well as Duke, Harvard and Cornell. The top rating was conferred by leading college officials across the country based on ASU’s curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology and facilities.

ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ranks #25 nationwide among public and private law schools, according to the 2017 Best Law Schools list released by U.S. News & World Report. The list also recognizes ASU for its flagship programs, including legal writing (#7), dispute resolution (#11) and health law (#19).

The W. P. Carey School of Business ranks in the top 35 among the Best Graduate Schools for business in the nation. On the 2016 list, W. P. Carey ranks #30 for full-time MBA programs, the best ranking for any Arizona school.

The Princeton Review ranks ASU one of the country’s top universities for undergraduate education in its 2015 edition of “The Best 379 Colleges.” The ranking puts ASU in the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges in America. The Princeton Review praised ASU for its outstanding academics, quality of student life and numerous internship opportunities.

A Sunny Place to Study

Arizona is known for its sunshine, natural beauty, and vibrant community, rich in culture and activity.

Arizona’s capital city, Phoenix, is the 6th largest city in the U.S., and a major center for technology and innovation, professional sports, and cultural events, including live music, fine arts, cultural and sporting events, street markets, and festivals that are commonplace throughout the city.

Global Launch Intensive English Program

ASU's Intensive English Program is designed for international students who want to take their English skills to the next level. We know you have plans for your future, and many IEP options. After successfully completing our program, many students transfer into one of ASU's world-renowned degree programs.

Take your learning further with ASU-USA Pathways

Global Launch provides students with the chance to continue their English language learning while starting their degree program. With the ASU-USA Pathways program, students will:
  • Earn 24 or 25 real academic credits that transfer to ASU or other American universities
  • Ease into American education system: 2 semesters into 3 semesters
  • Take freshman courses with American ASU students
  • Immerse yourself in American student life by staying in guaranteed on-campus housing
  • Take freshman English/Writing courses with other ASU International students

International Education

More and more international students chose Arizona State University. ASU ranked as the top public research institution and No. 4 overall college or university for international students, according to a report released by the Institute of International Education. International student enrollment at ASU has more than doubled in the past five years. In that time, students from more than 135 countries have enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in every discipline.

International Development

ASU International Development identifies and pursues projects that provide solutions to the most complex challenges facing the developing world today. We provide the link between ASU’s world-class researchers and international development funding agencies around the world. We engage NGOs, the public sector and foundations in strategic partnerships that leverage our individual strengths to create solutions for long-term, sustainable development.

Focus Areas:

  • Creating Sustainability - by finding solutions to the social implications of a future of constrained resources coupled with growing demand, especially the challenges facing the world’s mega-cities
  • Advancing Global Health - by discovering new cures for disease and better systems of delivering health care in the world’s most demanding environments
  • Redesigning Higher Education - to educate the greatest number of students to the highest global standards at a sustainable cost
  • Enhancing Citizen Security - by finding practical solutions to environmental, economic and social challenges in an urbanizing world

Your campus is your home away from home

As part of a vibrant academic community, ASU Learn English students use new language skills to discover themselves through involvement in campus life and activities. Practice your English, learn about worlds beyond your own, and build a network of mentors and friends. With more than 1,100 clubs and organizations, it's easy to try new things and to meet new people who share similar interests. Whether you're a soccer player or spectator, science enthusiast, entrepreneur, or lover of the arts, there's a club for you. Search our list of ASU Clubs and Organizations to discover ways to connect, or start your own club!

All Day Trips

  • Grand Canyon Be amazed by the beautiful Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.
  • Sedona, Arizona Enjoy the red rock sandstone towers of Sedona, a majestic destination famous for its spiritual and recreational activities.
  • Northern Arizona In the Winter, get a chance to play in the snow and enjoy the cooler climate, pine trees, and recreation up North, in and around the town of Flagstaff.
  • Old Tucson, Arizona and Sonoran Desert Preserve Learn about the 'Wild West' through a movie studio tour, and then visit a museum about Arizona desert animals and landscape.

Students & Faculty

  • 79,274Total Students
  • 38,858Male Students
  • 40,416Female Students
  • 4,395Total Intl Students
  • 2,917Intl Male Students
  • 1,478Intl Female Students
  • 7,626Total Faculty
  • 4,374Male Faculty
  • 3,252Female Faculty
  • 25:1Student/Fac Ratio


total applicants

admitted (25795)

enrolled (9544)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Accounting and Business/Management
Adult Development and Aging
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Air Traffic Controller
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied and Professional Ethics
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, Other
Applied Psychology
Arabic Language and Literature
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological/Biosystems Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Development
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computational Mathematics
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Conservation Biology
Construction Management
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Curriculum and Instruction
Dance, General
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Education Policy Analysis
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Psychology
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Family and Community Services
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
Gay/Lesbian Studies
Geography Teacher Education
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
History, Other
Industrial and Product Design
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Interior Architecture
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Public Health/International Health
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Biology
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
Operations Management and Supervision
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Policy Analysis, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Radio and Television
Real Estate
Real Estate Development
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Research and Development Management
Russian Language and Literature
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Science, Technology and Society
Secondary Education and Teaching
Small Business Administration/Management
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Social Work, Other
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Statistics, General
Sustainability Studies
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Transportation/Mobility Management
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
Writing, General
Youth Services/Administration
Zoology/Animal Biology

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