Christian Higher Education Since 1892

International Students


Greenville College offers undergraduate and intensive English language programs to meet the needs of international students at every language level by immersing you in language and culture. Situated in a quaint town near St. Louis, Missouri; Greenville College offers a transformative educational experience in the context of a caring Christian community.

The Greenville College community is dedicated to creating a safe environment full of activities to enrich your experience abroad. We offer a variety of student organizations, student success programs, athletic opportunities and music ensembles to help you explore and develop your passions. In the classroom, students receive personal attention from faculty and staff through small class sizes and encouraging and supportive professors. Approximately 75 percent of our faculty hold a doctoral or terminal degree in their field and many of our faculty actively engage in their fields through conferences, research and publications.

Our campus represents students from a variety of cultures and celebrates the diversity that each student brings to campus. Greenville College is home to students from countries around the globe including China, Ghana, Japan, Kenya, Rwanda and Saudi Arabia. In the past, we’ve also had students from Austria, Canada, Chile, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, the Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

Travel Opportunities

  • St. Louis, Missouri: There are many opportunities, formal and informal, for students to experience the history and culture of St. Louis. Located less than an hour from campus, St. Louis is home to the Gateway Arch, the Saint Louis Zoo, professional sports teams, music, museums, international cuisine and shopping.

  • Springfield, Illinois: Located 70 miles north of campus, Springfield offers a variety of diversions: shopping, music venues, restaurants and historical sites including the Illinois State Capitol, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Lincoln’s former home.

  • Chicago, Illinois: Only a four hour drive from campus, the “Windy City” offers a variety of attractions including Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Willis Tower, world-class shopping, Broadway shows and a variety of museums, parks, festivals and restaurants.

  • Students at Greenville College also have a variety of travel opportunities including trips and domestic study in cities like New Orleans, Los Angeles, Nashville and Washington, D.C.

University Pathways at Greenville College

We meet students at their language level, whether they are already proficient English speakers or they would like to develop their understanding of the English language. For students who would like to expand their basic language skills in English, we offer a program called University Pathways. University Pathways is a 12-month, non-credit program that helps international students develop their writing and speaking skills in English to prepare for entry into traditional undergraduate university programs in the United States.

International students are not required to enroll in the University Pathways program. International students who have demonstrated English proficiency may enroll directly in undergraduate study at Greenville College.

Student Recruitment and Service Agents

These agencies help Greenville College connect with students in their local market and help students navigate the process of going to the United States to attend college. Some agencies also offer ongoing services to students after they enroll in a college in the United States.

  • Yenching Elite Education - International Education Pathway and 3:2 Engineering Programs - China

    Greenville College partners with Yenching Elite Education as a premium partner in China. Yenching Elite Education focuses on providing access to our “Pathways Programs” designed to assist Chinese students upon graduating from high school to learn English. Students completing a one-year Pathway Program enjoy a curriculum focused on English language development and additional coursework to prepare them for attending the school’s four-year degree program. Yenching Elite Education also collaborates to find top students interested in pursuing our 3:2 engineering partnerships with University of Illinois and Washington University

  • Beida Jade Bird International Education Pathway Program - China

    Beida Jade Bird International Education (BJBIE) partners with colleges and universities in the United States to offer "Pathway Programs" to Chinese students upon high school graduation. Students completing a one-year Pathway Program enjoy a curriculum developed together by BJBIE and the university, which focuses on English language development and additional coursework to prepare them for attending the school's four-year degree program.

Students are not required to work through one of our agents. If you would like to work directly with an admissions counselor at Greenville College, contact us at 800-345-4440.

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