plus directed study: PLUS+ Directed Study

PLUS+ Directed Studies is for students who want to improve their academic performance in English. This three-unit program can substitute for one academic course to contribute to a full course load for international students holding F-1 or J-1 visas. Credits are not applicable to degree completion.


  • Weekly, 90-minute meetings for a full trimester in San Francisco (in-person only)
  • One-on-one instruction from a PLUS instructor
  • Support for GGU degree coursework


  • Preparing for exams
  • Understanding and successfully completing GGU assignments and projects
  • Improving case study analysis and write-up skills
  • Improving academic writing skills
  • Communicating more effectively with GGU professors
  • Becoming more successful in team projects
  • Participating actively in class
  • Presenting more effectively
  • Improving spoken English (pronunciation, intonation, stress)


  • $4,200 for 15 hours per week of PLUS coursework