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Navitas University of Massachusetts Boston

UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program, often referred to as Navitas or GSSP, is a first year experience program which has been designed to speak to the needs of international students who are coming to pursue degrees at an UMass Boston from non-English speaking countries with various levels of academic skills and various levels of English language proficiency.

The undergraduate GSSP is the first year of a credit-conferring, bachelor’s degree program at UMass Boston, but with additional academic and student support services designed to ensure success. Students enjoy small class sizes, additional instruction time, and a high degree of interaction with deeply committed faculty, while forging strong relationships within the campus community. Through the expertise, resources, and programming that we provide at Navitas GSSP, students receive comprehensive preparation for successful academic and professional careers.

Fast Facts & Rankings
• UMass Boston is the only public research university in the city of Boston • Best business schools in Northeast (2021 Princeton Review)
• #3 most diverse four-year college in the United States (USA Today)
• #9 top universities in Massachusetts and #79 in the United States (QS World University Rankings: USA 2020)
• #56 best colleges for information technology in USA (2021 Niche)
• #113 top public schools in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2021) The GSSP Advantages
• Make your transition from high school to a U.S. university easier
• Be a UMass Boston student from day one
• Attend smaller classes. Average 20 students per class
• Receive individual attention and personal support
• Choose from any of the 3 intakes per year: Sept, Jan and May

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Courses Offered

  • Undergraduate GSSP
  • Graduate GSSP
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

University Campus

  • Boston

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