4 Ways Foundation Courses Simplify Studying in the USA
Fri 26 Feb 2016
Applying to American universities can be a source of great confusion for international students. Trying to research different colleges, visa requirements, and acceptance criteria online is difficult for anyone, but it’s even harder when you’re dealing with an unfamiliar destination and English isn’t your first language.
But what if there was an easier way? International foundation courses are designed specifically for students from other countries to get the English and academic skills they need to succeed at a top American university. Best of all, the courses take place at real university campuses, so students get the chance to get used to their new country in friendly, supportive surroundings.
Read on to find out how why foundation courses can be the best path to studying in the USA.
1. Get One-On-One Advice from the Moment you Apply to Study in the USA
The American university system is very different from many other countries in the world, which can make it difficult for international students beginning the application process. That’s why ONCAMPUS works hard to make it easier for you.
When you apply through ONCAMPUS, a University Advisor will meet with you and guide you through the process. They will be there every step of the way to answer any questions you might have, and offer expert advice to help you gain acceptance at the university of your choice.
2. Foundation Courses Provide the Academic Preparation Students Need
Students learn English skills and subjects in their area of study
Foundation courses are different from standard English language training programs. In addition to improving English skills in an immersive environment, students learn other academic skills that are specific to the area they are interested in studying.
Best of all, your one-year foundation program offers the same amount of credits as a full year of college, meaning you can go straight into sophomore year at your chosen institution once you complete your course.
3. Foundation Courses in the USA Offer Entry to Several Partner Universities
ONCAMPUS provides foundation courses in the USA in a number of locations, including Boston, New York State and California. During these courses, students take a normal freshman load as they earn the first year of their degree, taking classes taught by university faculty.
Because they know that our foundation programs provide the perfect preparation for university study, our partner schools will fast-track your application, and do not require you to submit SAT and ACT scores. And with several partner institutions in each location, students have plenty of options to choose from.
4. Foundation Courses Help International Students Adjust to Life in the USA
Foundation courses students live on the campus of a partner university
Of course, international students also face challenges beyond the classroom. Coming to a new country and adapting to a different culture can be challenging for anyone, but ONCAMPUS’s expert faculty and support staff make it easy for students to make a smooth transition to their new lives. Classes take place on the partner university campus, and the small class sizes make it easy for students to make friends with other students who are also new to the country.
Are you ready to begin your adventure? Contact us to learn more about the easy way to study in the USA!
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