Husson University

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Husson University

Bangor, Maine

Ranked among the top ten nationally recognized universities for students participating in internships by U.S. News & World Report

Founded in 1898, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. Husson offers a rigorous curriculum, robust internship opportunities and a diverse community of caring and support to prepare you for a professional career.

Husson University inspires and prepares students for careers in current and emerging fields. Our internships and clinical placements ensure strong professional development. All 51 challenging undergraduate and graduate programs promote critical thinking, self-confidence and the communication skills necessary for success. Students may take advantage of 50+ clubs and organizations, 20+ athletic teams, and a host of activities in the safe and vibrant city of Bangor, Maine. Husson celebrates diversity, welcoming international students from more than 40 countries. A suite of student support offices, guarenteed housing, on-campus dining, modest costs and scholarships are value added services that make certain a positive return on student investment.

Scholarships at Husson

Husson University offers merit-based scholarships to accepted students. Undergraduate international students with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or higher are eligible for scholarship amounts ranging from USD $5,000 - $10,000 USD. If you apply to Husson, you are automatically screened for scholarship eligibility based on academic merit criteria.

Academic English Tuition & Start Dates

Course Term 2020 Price
BridgePathways 10 weeks (20 hours per week) $3,600

Conditionally admitted students seeking English instruction prior to their studies at Husson University are welcome to attend the Bridge Academic English Program at BridgeEnglish in Denver, Colorado.

Term Start Dates
  • February 10
  • April 20
  • June 29
  • September 8
  • November 16
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks

*The Academic English program takes place at BridgeEnglish, Denver.

Fees and additional services

  • Registration Fee
  • Express Mailing of I-20
  • Private ESL Classes
  • Materials and Resources Fee
  • $155
  • $97
  • $75 per hour
  • $199 per term

Holidays observed at BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish, Denver:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day*
  • Presidents' Day**
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • January 1
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • May 25
  • July 3
  • September 7
  • November 26 - 27
  • December 25

*Martin Luther King holiday is observed at all centers except Denver.

**Presidents' Day is observed at the Denver center only.

The BridgePathways® Academic English Program was developed precisely for international students to succeed in a U.S. academic environment.

As a BridgePathways student you will:

  • Develop your English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Be assigned coursework designed to prepare you for university assignments
  • Learn how to successfully participate in discussions and lectures
  • Prepare for standardized tests
  • Participate in essential social and cultural immersion experiences

BridgePathways is a goal-oriented program that is customized and targeted based on your current level. It’s how we measure your success and help you reach your desired goals. With BridgePathways, you are assured the ultimate preparation for success at your U.S. university.

Short-term Certificate Programs

Husson University’s College of Business offers academic certificate programs open to international students who would like to experience US university life, but are unable to commit to four years of a degree program. Certificate programs combined with the BridgePathways Academic English Program offer a high value experience for any international student.

  • Experience life on a U.S. university campus
  • Earn an academic certificate from an accredited U.S. university
  • Learn English and immerse yourself in American culture

Certificates offered:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Counter Terrorism and Security
  • Sales

ENGLISH PLUS! Each of the above academic certificate programs may be combined with the on-campus BridgePathways Academic English Program.

BridgePathways and Husson

BridgePathways offers students customized English learning opportunities with the value of authentic U.S. university experience. The programs work for each unique student’s needs and last from 4 to18 months.

Benefits Include:

  • An authentic U.S. University experience that doesn’t require a long-term commitment
  • Introduction to specific career paths or the opportunity to explore specific career fields
  • An intensive, English immersion environment
  • Opportunity to transfer from a certificate program into a full degree program
  • 15 to 60 academic credits from Husson University
  • An official certificate of completion in a specific academic discipline
  • Broaden your career opportunities by enhancing your primary major with an additional skill set
  • An official BridgePathways certificate in English as a Second Language studies, including skill level analysis
  • Full-time student status, which includes eligibility to participate in all campus activities and events, on-campus housing and dining

Tuition and Fees: Download detailed certificate program and tuition information

Download program descriptions here.

Application Materials:

  • A completed application found at
  • Current high school or university transcript
  • One letter of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for success in the program
  • A test of English proficiency (waived for students who will attend the BridgePathways Academic English Program
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s passport ID page
  • For visa approval, a declaration of finances form and bank statement indicating financial resources for the length of the program

Apply Now

All application materials should be sent electronically to Andrius Ksikvas, Office of International Initiatives, at

Students at Husson University experience American life in the Northeastern U.S., with its unique and historic culture and diverse population. The quiet, 208-acre campus in Bangor, Maine provides a focused learning environment for students, yet is just five minutes from charming downtown, which is in the heart of Bangor, the 3rd most populous city in Maine. Husson State takes great pride in its community and gives students every opportunity to get involved in student life.

Clubs and Organizations

Husson University boasts over 40 campus-based clubs and organizations, offering the opportunity for students to cultivate a “living learning environment” through educational, cultural, and social programs outside the classroom. Organizations include Student Environmental Group, the International Student Association, the Outdoors Club and many more groups that combine with academics to round out every student’s university experience.

Leadership Opportunities

HU gives all its students the chance to sharpen their leadership skills through groups such the Student Government, which is comprised of the Senate and Executive Board members; the Greek Governing Board, which oversees fraternities and sororities; or through positions in the residence halls, such as Resident Advisor. At Husson, the goal is for every student to reach his or her potential not only academically, but as a successful, contributing, and interdependent citizen of society.

Athletics and Intramurals

The variety of athletic and recreation activities at Husson University is a reflection of the university’s spirit. College teams include football, baseball, golf, soccer, cross-country, basketball, lacrosse and more, while intramural sports include flag football, volleyball and others. Students who prefer recreational pursuits over team sports can join group or individual activities ranging from whitewater rafting and hiking trips to aerobics and Tai Chi.

Residence Life

On-campus housing choices at Husson accommodate a variety of students. There are four residence halls, three of which are traditional shared or private dorms; the other is the new Darling Learning Center, which features suite-style living space for up to four residents per unit. All of the residence halls are located adjacent to one another and in close proximity to the main academic building. Whether you live in one of the three traditional residence halls or in the new Darling Learning Center, on campus living fosters individual development and enhances your connection to the residential community and the university. For BridgePathways students, shared living offers a great opportunity to improve their English skills!

How to Apply to BridgePathways at Husson University

  • 1. Click 'Apply Now'
  • 2. Select Husson University.
  • 3. Select your start date.
  • 4. Confirm your application.

With BridgePathways:

  • You can apply year-round.
  • University partners offer conditional admission to qualified students.
  • Receive a TOEFL/IELTS waiver upon successful completion of the program.<


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