The program is designed for quality, effective preparation of foreign students for study in American and world universities: the emphasis is on preparing for training at the University of Vermont, but students can choose their own educational institution.
In each version, which is represented in the university, there are three training blocks:
1) Academic English (it helps foreign students to achieve the language level required for studying at a foreign university)
2) in-depth study of core subjects
3) special integration courses aimed at adapting students to the new environment.
In the process of training, each student prepares courses for educational credits (credit units), and with due diligence after the completion of the program, he can apply immediately for 2 courses. If the student has obtained the average number of credits, but successfully passed the IELTS language test (from 6.5 points) or his alternative, the enrollment for 1 course of the university will also happen almost automatically.
In the preparatory center there are the following options:
1) Foundation 2 periods (8 months)
For admission, you need to know English no lower than 6.0 points on the IELTS scale or equivalent. The classes start in May, August and January.
2) Foundation 3 periods (9 months)
Students with an English language level of 5.5 on the IELTS scale (or with the equivalent exam results) are accepted. Beginning of classes takes place in August. During the first period, students focus on active and super-intensive learning of the English language, the remaining two stages repeat the standard, classic version of the Foundation.
The Private Catholic University of St. Louis (St. Louis University) is considered one of the best and oldest universities in the country, regularly enters the national TOP-100. It is the oldest university to the west of Mississippi, known for its innovative educational programs and at the same time faithful to the Catholic tradition: from 1826 the university is under the auspices of the Jesuit order. Despite the official religion of the campus, students can study here from any country of the world, of any nationality or religion. The Jesuits have always been a model of the desire for science, self-education and learning, they were the pioneers of teaching children and adolescents - the basic principles of their work are preserved in the university to this day.
Not only Americans who represent 50 states are trained here, but also foreigners - representatives of more than 78 countries. The branch of the university became the first American university in Europe - it was founded in Madrid (Spain) and has been successfully working till now.
More than 99% of teachers have the highest qualifications in their field.