Frequently Asked Questions
Moving to the US
- How early should I arrive in Los Angeles?
- Will I have time to get settled in the US while I’m in the program?
- Will these classes count towards my MBA degree?
- Will I receive a grade for my participation?
- Will I be assigned homework?
- How will I get my books and materials for the program?
- What is the attendance policy for the program?
Registration and Payment
- How is this program different from the Dashew International Center Orientation Program?
- Who can I contact if I have other questions?
- Can you put me in touch with MBA students who have participated in the program?
Moving to the US
It's best to arrive as early as you can before the IPO begins, but we recognize that because of current visa requirements you may arrive very close to the start of the progam.
The program is structured to ensure that you will be free after 12 PM on 2-3 days each week. This will allow you to take care of living arrangements if necessary. While there is homework, the assignments are spread out to provide a balance between school and moving.
No. These classes are your chance to practice and prepare for the MBA experience. They will not go on your academic record.
No. This program is ungraded. However, instructors will provide you with feedback about your assignments in an effort to help you improve your language skills and better understand the expectations of Anderson faculty during the regular school year.
Yes. You will have considerably less homework than you will during the regular school year (and it won't be graded), but we do give assignments to help you apply what you learn in class.
All reading materials are included in the IPO fee and will be given to you at our first meeting.
In our experience, people who attend all classes end up getting the most benefit and enjoyment from the program.
We have many fun events, including an opening reception, a day at the beach, field trips to local L.A. attractions, several lunches, and a closing barbecue. All of these events are included in your registration fee.
Registration & Payment
Online credit card payment for the IPO is accepted upon registration. To register, access the registration website, fill out the information, and click next to continue.
Payment can be made using any of the authorized credit cards listed on the payment site. However, payment must be in dollars so please check with you credit card company to make certain the company will authorize a dollar payment.
We are unique in that we offer a custom-tailored academic program for the entering MBA student. The Dashew program offers undergraduate and graduate students general guidance on moving to the U.S.
If you have any program-related questions, send us an email.
If you are interested in talking to an MBA student, send us an email.
Published: Thursday, July 28, 2011