With 37 unique locations and programs, the destination for students most significantly depends on each learner's desired academic pathway. Once the school is chosen, international students are able to gain an array of intellectual, social, academic, and cultural benefits. Students are provided with on-campus dormitory housing or off-campus hosting families, ensuring that international students are exposed to unique cultural and experienced-based interactions. With both classes and informal social venues, students are able to gain an insight into America, the culture, and the people.
Who Qualifies for the College Initiative Program?
The administrator of the “Community Colleges for International Development” program, Carol Stax-Brown, has outlined specific requirements that admission boards seek out when evaluating potential candidates. Specifically, Stax-Brown asserts that admissions officers look for students with credentials such as:
- Work experience
- Ability to speak (minimally) conversational English (Students accepted into the program may enroll in optional English speaking courses prior to the start of their actual program courses)
- The desire to live in, interact and experience another culture
- Business management
- Health Professions
- Information technology
- Hospitality management