Introducing the Bridge Program
The focus of the Bridge Program is to prepare international students for the challenges of an American university. Entering college is stressful for all students, but international students have additional obstacles to contend with such as mastering the language, social and cultural integration combined with understanding the American school system.
Many international students address these issues by going to a private high school in the United States or an American school in their home country, but this can be very expensive. We offer a less expensive alternative of combining course work in the student’s home country with attending an American high school for their senior year. In addition to saving money, the student will earn an American high school diploma.
Students that are fluent in English and academically prepared will benefit by attending a year of high school in America. It will help the student understand the nuances of the culture and earn a California high school diploma which results in a number of benefits.
For some international students a single year is all they need to improve their situation. For others that are not on an American university tract, we will provide the necessary course work to improve their language skills and ensure their academic course work meets or exceeds most American college standards.
The Boost Program
The Boost Program is a condensed version of the Bridge Program. Students will only attend the second semester of their senior year in the United States. This abbreviated stay gives the students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the English language and culture to allow them to start college with confidence.
This program is perfect for international students that want to fine tune their language skills – both verbal and written, interact with American students and teachers to better understand the American school system and to socially adjust to a new culture. While at the high school, the students will have access to all of the school’s resources such as the college counseling center. They can help to answer many questions a student may have regarding universities in the United States.
Being a new student at a university is difficult for all students. But international students have additional challenges. This program allows them to start their college careers with more confidence.
The advantage of having an American high school diploma:
A U.S. high school diploma will give the student a clear advantage over other international students when applying to U.S. colleges because:
- Students in American high schools are better equipped to navigate the difficult process of applying to U.S. universities.
- It shows universities that students have the necessary language skills to succeed in the classroom.
- It eliminates any questions of fraud.
- Confusion on transcripts is eliminated.
- Students enjoy all of the same privileges as US students.