August Orientation Session

The August Orientation Session is required of all incoming students. It is designed to introduce new students to the field, research techniques, and the range of resources available within the city. Intensive language courses are offered to students to prepare them to complete the BGC language requirement.

The Academic Programs Office offers three intensive, noncredit, two-week classes in French, Italian, and German to prepare students for the language proficiency examination. Classes meet four days a week.

Students are initially tested for language proficiency upon arrival. Those who require additional instruction will be tested again at the end of the orientation session. All entering BGC students must fulfill the language requirement by April 15 of their first year.

To learn more about the August Orientation Session, call the Academic Programs Office at 212.501.3057.


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