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3 Common Questions Students Have About USA Pathways

Fri 20 May 2016

Preparing for your university education is an exciting time, especially when you’re planning to study abroad. Students looking to apply to universities in the USA can look forward to a wider range of study options than anywhere in the world, as well as the chance to experience a whole new culture.

However, the prospect of studying in an unfamiliar place, far away from your family and friends, can be daunting for students. This is especially true when you also need to improve your English skills to achieve the standards that US universities expect.

While university pathway programs offer a potential solution to this problem, it’s natural that many students still have concerns. Read on to find out the answers to some of the most common questions applicants have about US pathway programs.    

1. Will Enrolling in USA Pathways Mean Another Year of Study?

Studying in the USA takes a lot of time and money, and many international students worry that enrolling in a pathway program will mean an extra year of study. However, this is not necessarily the case.

Because of the high standard of ONCAMPUS’ university pathway programs for the USA , each of our graduates earn the equivalent credits of a freshman year in university when they complete their course successfully. This means that taking a pathway program won’t slow you down in getting the degree you want.

Students in pathway programs can earn their degree without needing an extra year of study

2. Do Graduates of USA Pathways Have the Same Choice & Flexibility as Other US Students?

One of the attractions of studying in the USA for international students is the flexibility it offers. American university students not only have a huge variety of study topics to choose from, but they can also take their time finding the right area of study before selecting a major.  

Students in USA pathways enjoy all the same freedom and flexibility as other US university students. You can choose from four great locations in Boston, Texas, California and New York State. What’s more, each of these locations offer guaranteed progression to one of ONCAMPUS’ partner universities for students who successfully complete the course.   

Students can choose from great locations like Monterey Bay in California

3.  Is it Hard for Students to Adjust to a New Culture in University Pathway Programs for the USA?

 In addition to trying to improve their English skills, international students also have to face life in a new country, with a wildly different culture than they are used to. Luckily, university pathway programs are designed to make this transition as easy as possible. Programs take place on the campus of partner institutions, helping students to integrate fully into campus life.

 Class sizes are kept small so that each student can get the personal attention and support they need. This also makes it easier to get to know your new classmates, and form friendships with other students who are experiencing this new environment for the first time.

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