How ICU makes the most of the trimester system through intensive term-long courses

Students build their own curricula around their interests

The academic year at ICU is divided into three trimesters, with each course lasting one trimester term. At universities that separate the academic year into two semesters, students only have eight opportunities to select courses over their four-year academic careers. Thanks to the trimester system, however, ICU students get 12 chances to choose courses. This allows for a dynamic learning experience, one where students can design their own curricula as their interests change and develop.

Academic terms at ICU and other universities

Compacting each course for more intensive study

Classes for most ICU courses are held several times a week, which lets student learn under a more intensive approach than the traditional weekly class framework allows for.

A week at ICU

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