Build a career and life in Chicago
Follow your dreams at the nationally respected DePaul University with the Global Gateway Program.
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Why Study Abroad at DePaul University
DePaul University is a well-respected and academically challenging university with a focus on inclusivity, personalism, and professionalism. Here is a place where equal importance is placed on community spirit and individual student success – ensuring you gain the confidence to find your place in this innovative city.
#42 Most Innovative (U.S. News and World Report, 2020)
One of the Best Colleges for 2021 (The Princeton Review)
DePaul University is ranked #124 in the USA (US News and World Report, 2021) with programs holding top national rankings in several fields.
Live and study in Chicago, the third largest city in the USA. Learn from experienced instructors who will support you throughout your studies.
Access internship and real-world training opportunities in Chicago. More than 450 organizations actively recruit DePaul students on campus each year.
Global Gateway Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Designed for international students who are academically qualified but need to enhance their English proficiency, the Global Gateway Program (GGP) provides students with a combination of academic and English courses. Students who successfully complete the GGP can matriculate into DePaul University. Choose undergraduate or graduate study depending on your study level.
“Classes are relatively small. You can talk to a professor freely, and every professor is really friendly and you can ask whatever question you have. I think the study atmosphere is really good at DePaul.”
Freya from China
Studied GGP and progressed to study an MS Finance at DePaul University