Delhi Campus Information Session: Graduate Student-at-Large Programs

Gain valuable insights about how you can leverage the GSAL program to explore fields of academic study and preview graduate and undergraduate level for-credit courses at UChicago.

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About the Past Event

Embark on your graduate school journey with an exclusive opportunity to meet Esther Pandian-Riske, the Program Director of the Graduate Student-at-Large programs (GSAL) programs at the University of Chicago. Join us for an insightful online information session on May 2, 2024 at 8:30 am CDT or 7 pm local Delhi time, tailored specifically for international students in the Hong Kong/Beijing area. 

Discover how the GSAL Program can serve as a remarkable bridge for international students aspiring to enter top-ranked MA, MBA, or PhD degree programs across various fields of study at the University of Chicago. Offering J-1 student visa sponsorship for 10 weeks (1 academic quarter) or 20 weeks (2 academic quarters) for full-time on-campus coursework, GSAL provides international students with a unique opportunity for classroom engagement with graduate students at the University of Chicago, all while receiving intensive academic and student support advising for success. 

During the session, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with the GSAL Program Director, as well as the Associate Director of Recruitment, who will guide you through the international admissions process. Come prepared with your inquiries and be ready to engage in fruitful discussions. 

Don't miss this chance to shape your educational path with GSAL. Register now to secure your spot and embark on a transformative academic experience with us! 

* All registrants will be sent a recording of the session within two business days after the event has passed.

About the GSAL program

Students accepted to the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) program at the University of Chicago have already completed their bachelor’s degrees and enroll in regular graduate and undergraduate courses (with adequate prerequisites) at the University of Chicago. They have the opportunity to take courses at the College, in the Graduate Divisions of the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities, and at the graduate schools in Divinity, Public Policy, Social Work, Business, and Law.

About the GSALB program

Graduate Student-at-Large: Business (GSALB) students have the opportunity to deliberately explore the academic culture of the Chicago Booth School of Business, and participate in the rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education that consistently ranks Chicago Booth as the top MBA program in the world.

About the Returning Scholars program

Through the Returning Scholars (RS) program at the University of Chicago, you can connect with an esteemed community of scholars, faculty, and alumni who share your intellectual curiosity and determination to continue your studies in your field of interest. Students have the opportunity to rekindle their passion for education through rigorous undergrad and graduate courses at The University of Chicago.

Speaking at the event

Ali Case, Associate Director of Recruitment

Alexandra Case, MS

Associate Director of Recruitment

Alexandra Case, Associate Director of Recruitment, has over fifteen years of recruitment, admission, and marketing experience. She started her career in higher education at the New York Institute of Technology as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission, then served seven years at Illinois Tech...

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Esther Pandian-Riske, GSAL Program Director

Esther Pandian-Riske, MA, MAPSS

Program Director, Graduate Student-at-Large

Esther Pandian-Riske is the Program Director of the Graduate Student-at-Large Program. Originally from Singapore, she came to Chicago as an international student and has two Master’s degrees from the University of Chicago: a MAPSS from the Graduate Division of the Social Sciences and an MPP from the...

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