Whilst a great many students wish to study abroad, it is sometimes necessary to start with a preparation year, also known as « Foundation Year », in order to have more success later on.
A preparation year allows to combine language lessons with academics classes. Despite the fact that these programmes are geared towards foreign students, some allow students to attend the academic classes in total immersion amongst local students. This is the case at Griffith College Dublin, or at Chichester College. Whether you are looking to get your english up to speed, to have a year to think, to catch up academically or even preparing to enter a top university, foundation programmes are a real asset. Often ignored, or even looked down upon, their value is nonetheless undeniable ! You will find some foundation programmes with our Language partners, but your best bet is to get in touch with one of our advisors to get further information.
Typically, these programmes are made for people who fall into the following categories :
This year is not useless or a waste of time… Universities have actually proved it : a foreign student with a good foundation year under his belt will have more success during his studies than similar students who didn’t do a foundation year. Which makes sense, it’s an academic year that gently introduces you to the local education system.
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