I had an amazing experience in Global Pathways. Being a foreign national, we face a lot of challenges, but the Pathways staff was there to guide me through these difficulties. Through Global Pathways I was able to transition into my degree program easily. As a student, you are making a choice. If you are willing to be successful, then you are in the right place. Read more about Devjayant's experience with Northeastern University Global Pathways.
"One of the most exciting things I have done is to join all the club activities. The events I attended at Northeastern University have been memorable and a good way to build confidence in socializing with others. I was able to make a lot of good friends through all the group work assigned in classes—which is also a good way to get to know people!"
"Living and studying at Pace University's Westchester campus is a nice break from city life and I really enjoy the great sense of community here. Of course, I can always take a short trip to New York City by using the free shuttle bus whenever I like!"
"Since moving abroad to New York, I have learned to become independent and confident in myself. Pace University encourages students to be responsible for themselves, but they will of course always be there to help if we ever have any problems."
"Life at Pace University has been a transformative experience for me as they've helped me realize that I can be a leader and not just a follower. I was initially drawn to study at Pace by some of the highly regarded professors that teach here."
"New York is such a diverse city so it's very easy to meet people from all over the world and learn new cultures. This helped me to understand new ways of thinking, which is a rare opportunity."
"I chose Pace University's New York City campus because it is based in Lower Manhattan, which opens up so many opportunities for me. I was able to use my finance skills by volunteering for a local charity and felt a great deal of satisfaction."
"Living in New York City is an amazing experience. There are so many people here of different nationalities so I never feel like I'm a foreigner. I think it's important to feel like you are part of the community."
"I really enjoy studying at Pace University because the teachers are very friendly and approachable, so I always feel comfortable asking them questions if I don't understand something."
"I managed to get an internship related to my major thanks to Pace University's Career Services office. They helped me optimize my resume and gave me guidance. Together we found a great company and I found the work experience there extremely valuable!"
"I love living in Boston, since it is kind of a mecca for education. There are lots of universities here, so I can meet students from all over the world. Since I have to use English all day to communicate with friends and classmates, my English skills have improved quite naturally."
"I can't pick a particular course that has helped me improve because, basically, every course I have taken right from the start of my Pace University journey has helped me in one way or another." Learn more about Obiageri's experiences at Pace University
Jeong Hee
"There are many reasons I chose the Bachelor's Completion program in Leadership with a Business minor at Northeastern University. It is fast, and offers practical studies that we can use in the business world. I learned not only academic knowledge, but also what I need for practical insights to adapt to the quickly changing business trends."
"Pace University's location is very good. Students can work in downtown Manhattan during the day and study at Pace at night. It is very convenient."
"The first time I arrived at Quinnipiac I knew it was the right University for me to attend. It was not only its beauty, its location, its ranking, or the right amount of people per classroom, but how friendly people can be with you. It is impressive the way in which you are able to make so many friends in so little time."
"I love Quinnipiac University because of all the helpful professors, my great advisor, and all my friends from all around the world. But I am especially thankful for what Quinnipiac teaches me, by giving me a great experience, as well as giving me a high standard of education that is preparing me for life."
"I don't know what I would have done without the Global Pathways program, especially when I was initially adjusting to a new country and culture. The Global Pathways staff have been so friendly and helpful - they even personally showed me how to use the laundry machines when I first arrived! Now I want to stay in New York. There's so much here to see and love."
Ting Ting
"My professors inspire me in classes that are both stimulating and practical, while Pace University has been so helpful to my career development. They genuinely care about my progress and my trajectory."
"The best thing about living away from home is the ability to be independent, to plan your life in the way you want to plan it. I have learned how to be part of a team, to motivate people, to involve them in projects and to make my ideas come true. My parents think that Global Pathways was their greatest investment as it is one that will never depreciate!"
"The teachers are amazing. They care about what students think, and they care about whether you understand or not. I chose Global Pathways because I felt it was the right choice for me. It felt like the right choice and it was the right choice."
“My favorite thing about studying in the USA and being at Merrimack College is interacting with different cultures and making new friends.”
“In the USA, nobody judges you and they are always kind with you no matter what. American people have beautiful values and that is something I treasure. At Merrimack College, I have got to know everyone and it is an amazing environment full of joy and harmony. I love being here!”
“There are good opportunities for students in the USA. I joined an exhibition about video games in Boston, and it gave me an opportunity to get involved in the entertainment industry and creative thinking. At Merrimack College, I like the food at Sparky’s Place restaurant, because it is better than usual fast food, such as McDonald’s.”
“There are a lot of things that I like about studying in the USA. One of them is the change of seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn). Back home, we only have two seasons and it is nice to live and experience something different.”
“People are so friendly and easygoing here in the USA, especially at Merrimack College.”
“At Merrimack College, I have the chance to develop friendships with people from all over the world.”
"I joined the Merrimack Out Reach Experience (M.O.R.E.) and really enjoyed it – it’s a weekend retreat with other students. I also like the shopping in America!”
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Pace University

For more than 100 years, the nationally-ranked Pace University has provided education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience. Its students have an open door to all the advantages of studying, working, and living in New York City.

Find out how to apply to Pace University in New York

About Pace University

Well-known and highly respected, Pace University is a private, metropolitan university that offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, College of Health Professions, and School of Education.

  • Established: 1906
  • Type: Tier 1 Private University
  • Student Population: Undergraduate 8,694, Graduate 4,163
  • International Student Population: 1,800
  • Areas of Strength: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Management, Marketing, Psychology

Outstanding career preparation

Pace University is committed to preparing students from all over the globe for a successful career. Located in the heart of New York City, Pace’s international students have unparalleled opportunities for networking. The University’s internship program is one of the largest among universities in the New York metropolitan area.

  • Each year, 900+ Pace students work in internships with over 500 employers.
  • 79% of international students in the class of 2013 reported full-time professional employment within one year of graduation.

New York: One of the biggest and best cities in the world

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Pace University’s New York City campus is directly adjacent to the Manhattan entrance ramp of the Brooklyn Bridge and across from New York City Hall. Pace is also within walking distance of world-famous sites, including:

  • Wall Street
  • Freedom Tower
  • World Financial Center
  • South Street Seaport
  • Chinatown

Students are just a short subway or boat ride away from all the other New York City landmarks, including:

  • Times Square
  • Empire State Building
  • SOHO
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Central Park
  • Brooklyn Heights

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International student pathways to Pace University

Global Pathways is your first step to earning a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree from Pace University. International students are advised on the best route to success at this top-ranked US university, and options depend on a student’s education level, academic grades, and English proficiency.

Global Pathways Undergraduate Program

Students with an English language score below the bachelor’s entry requirement can start with the Global Pathways program at Pace University in New York City.

  • 4–12 month pathway program
  • English and academic skills classes combined with university courses taught by University faculty
  • Earn 7-17 undergraduate credits, which are transferred into a bachelor’s degree (join in  Year 1 semester 2, or with Advanced Freshman status in semester 1)
  • On successful completion, choose from over 45 bachelor’s degrees, including Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, International Management, Marketing, Psychology, and more

Global Pathways Graduate Program

Students who need to improve their English level to meet master’s entry criteria can first study this pathway program at Pace University in New York City.

  • 4–12 month pathway program
  • Pathways courses include GMAT Test prep where necessary
  • Earn 3-11 graduate credits, which are transferred into a master’s degree
  • Progression options include top-ranked MBA, MS, MA, and MPA degrees in Business, Accounting, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Finance, Information Systems, Investment Management, Human Resources, Media & Communication Arts, Government, Software Engineering, and more

Direct entry to Pace University degrees

International students who meet all the English and academic requirements for a degree at Pace University can apply for direct entry to:

Why study at Pace University?

A nationally ranked University in New York City!

  • Business school with AACSB accreditation for both business and accounting. Only the top 2% of Business Schools worldwide have this dual accreditation
  • 79% of international students in the class of 2013 reported full-time professional employment within one year of graduation
  • One of the Top 20 “Colleges That Will Make You Rich” by Forbes Magazine
  • One of the Top 50 “US Colleges with Highest Salary Potential for Graduates” by BusinessWeek Magazine
  • Pace’s Lubin School of Business is named among the Best Business Schools in the USA (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • Ranked #173 national university in the USA (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • Ranked top 15% of universities in the USA for return on investment, based on total cost of a degree and alumni earnings (, 2015)
  • Pace University has been named among the “Best in the Northeast” colleges (Princeton Review, 2015)
  • 7 MBA and MS programs ranked in the Top 40 Best Master’s in USA (Eduniversal, 2014)

Employers who have hired Pace international student interns

64% of all Pace international students who were eligible did an internship in 2014, as part of Pace’s large and innovative internship program.

The list of employers includes:

  • Revlon
  • Deloitte
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Ernst & Young
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Disney ABC Television
  • Viacom
  • Deutsch Bank
  • Barclays
  • Citigroup
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Societe Generale
  • PepsiCo
  • Bank of NY Mellon
  • Warner Music
  • Sony
  • IBM
  • United Nations

Pace University alumni

Pace University boasts an impressive network of influential alumni in business:

  • Ivan G. Seidenberg – former Chairman and CEO, Verizon – Pace University’s “Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems” is named for his service as a trustee.
  • Philip Bleser – CEO, Global Corporate Bank – North American, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • William C. Nelson – Chairman of HBO
  • Frank A. Calderoni – EVP & CFO, Cisco System, Inc.
  • Paula L. Summa – General Manager/Inside Sales at IBM
  • Melvin Karmazin – former CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Joseph Ianniello – Chief Operating Officer, CBS, Inc.
  • MaryAnn Fappiano – Managing Director/Human Capital Management Practice Lead, Gartland & Mellina Group
  • William D. McGrath – Group VP – Operations at Time-Warner Cable and Chief Information Officer of AOL
  • Jane Lewis-Corwin – New York State Assemblywoman
  • Colin S. Tam – CEO, AEI Asia
  • Jose Luis Castro – Interim Executive Director of Finance & Development, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Student life at Pace University


Pace University students are offered a variety of safe, secure and comfortable residences that allow them to focus on their studies in a sociable and relaxed environment. Accommodations include university residence halls, private off-campus apartments and even homestays with local families.

Read more about student housing options at Pace University.

Dining options

Pace University’s on-campus dining hall, Café 101, serves top-quality foods ranging from burgers to sushi to fresh fruit. An in-house Starbucks helps to fuel students before lectures or study sessions in the library. Being in lower Manhattan, Pace students have access to neighborhood dining options ranging from fast food to fine dining. Several even accept Pace OneCard Flex Dollars as payment and even more offer discounts to Pace students.


As a Pace student, you will have the opportunity to dive into your choice of student clubs and organizations, participate in athletics, and attend incredible performances without even having to leave campus.  Here are is sampling of some of the available options.

Student Clubs and Organizations

      • Association of Latin Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA)
      • Hospitality and Tourism Association (HATA)
      • Institution for Management Accountants (IMA)
      • Interactive and Direct Marketing Lab (IDM)
      • Pace Advertising Club
      • Pace Finance Club
      • Pace Investment Club
      • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
      • Women in Corporate America (WICA)

      • Beta Beta Bata, National Biological Honor Society
      • Chemistry Club
      • Criminal Justice Society
      • Health Pre-Professional Society
      • Pace Computing Society
      • Pace Public Relations Club
      • Psychology Club
      • Public Relations, Editors and Producers (P.R.E.P.)

      • Black Student Union (BSU)
      • Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
      • Christian Fellowship at Pace
      • Desi Heritage of Southeast Asia (DHOSA)
      • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
      • Hillel
      • International Student Club
      • Muslim Student Association
      • Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)
      • SAMOSA (South Asian Multi Oriented Students Association)
      • Shakti Dance Team
      • United Chinese Student Association

      • The Pace Press
      • WPUB Radio
      • POP TV
      • Aphros Literary Magazine
      • P.A.C.E. Board

      • Glee Club
      • Stand Up Productions student non-for-profit theater company
      • Pace Step Team

      • Model UN
      • N.A.T.U.R.E.
      • Oxfam America at Pace


Pace University’s men’s and women’s teams compete in NCAA Division II athletics within the Northeast 10 Conference. Cheering for the Pace Setters at home or away games is a fun way for students to share in Pace’s school spirit!  Informal intramural sports leagues also provide for fierce  on-campus athletic competition.

      • Baseball
      • Basketball
      • Long Distance Running
      • American Football
      • Lacrosse
      • Swimming and Diving

      • Basketball
      • Long Distance Running
      • Field Hockey
      • Lacrosse
      • Soccer
      • Softball
      • Swimming and Diving
      • Volleyball
      • Cheerleading
      • Spirit Dance Team

      • Badminton
      • Basketball
      • Beach Volleyball
      • Dodgeball
      • Indoor Flag Football
      • Indoor Soccer
      • Softball
      • Team Handball
      • Volleyball


Pace University’s academic calendar is filled with on-campus opportunities to catch top-notch theater and dance performances produced by the Performing Arts Department; attend a taping of the famous Bravo TV show Inside the Actor’s Studio; and witness internationally-acclaimed talent at the University’s downtown cultural hub, The Schimmel Center.

“I oversee and maintain the daily operations of the Global Pathways Program at Pace University, ensuring that students are provided with a quality program in every aspect. We give them the foundation for success.”

Catrillia Young – Director, Global Pathways, Pace University

“I am devoted to helping international students adapt to university life in New York City from the point of application onwards. I help with questions ranging from how to submit an application to finding housing in the city and more.”

Stephanie Li – International Admissions Advisor, Pace University

Vivienne Beshay, International Admissions Advisor “I help with application processing and student services for Global Pathways. I also lead Brooklyn Public Library conversation groups for adults looking to practice and improve on their English.”

Vivienne Beshay - International Admissions Advisor, Pace University

Are you an Accepted Student? Join Catrillia and Stephanie for a Global Pathways Webinar to learn helpful pre-arrival information!