Education First’s (EF’s) university preparation free trial course started in the United States and the United Kingdom over the holidays.
Applying for universities overseas can be nerve-wracking for both students and parents. Application procedures often include essay submission and certified evidence of academic levels; for international students, these documents have to be translated. EF University Preparation Abroad thoroughly prepares students for the challenges of higher education. They learn essential study skills such as essay writing, critical thinking, and group work, as well as academic English. Studies can be specialized, with coursework in a major such as Business, IT, Law, Media and Communications, Tourism, Sports Science, Art, Science, and Engineering.
This EF program also provides an overview of the local education system. When considering any sort of overseas degree program, it’s important to realize that educational systems vary greatly from country to country. At the undergraduate level, students in the United Kingdom pursue a bachelor’s degree for which study usually lasts three years and ends with final examinations, whereas undergraduate students in North America often pursue a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in four years. International students are required to have an additional year of secondary school education studies, known as a University Foundation Year.
Last month EF started a free trial university preparation course that includes local university tours for those who join any language course that lasts at least two weeks either in Boston or San Francisco in the United States, or in Oxford or Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Local universities included during tours are: Harvard University, MIT, Suffolk University, Boston University, University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, and University of Cambridge, among others. Upcoming trial courses and tours are scheduled during February 24–April 13, and July 21–August 31. The two-week language course fee will be reimbursed to those who decide to take the regular University Preparation Course Abroad..
EF’s University Preparation Course Abroad is available for anyone 16 years of age and older. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 03-5774-6210.
For general information on EF University Preparation Abroad, see http://www.efjapan.co.jp/university. — WAKANA CATCHPOLE