WISE Academic Year Program

The Whittier International Student Enrichment (WISE) Academic Year Program gives high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates an early start in their university careers while they gain the needed English language skills to be successful.

WISE, a partnership between Whittier College and high schools around the world, gives students the opportunity to study in a top-ranked U.S. university while providing an exceptional program that:

  • Develops students’ critical thinking skills through American university classes
  • Immerses students in American culture and provides intensive English language training
  • Expands their opportunities for future college and university studies in the U.S. or in their home country
  • Allows students to use university courses towards their high school graduation requirements*
  • Allows students to study for and take the SAT and TOEFL exams to meet university admission requirements
* Students in 11th grade must obtain prior approval from their high school to apply the courses to their senior year transcript.