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Study Abroad: England, USA, Switzerland, Canada

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Study Abroad: England, USA, Switzerland, Canada

England, the USA, Switzerland, Canada - the most popular countries, where foreign students come to combine study and rest. Educational institutions in England, the United States, Switzerland, Canada have high rankings and are included in the TOP list of world education lists.

Bonuses and advantages of studying abroad:

  • immersion in the language environment
  • highly qualified teachers
  • a wide range of specialties and programs
  • prestige of educational institutions abroad
  • unusual experience for foreign students
  • high ranking of foreign schools, colleges, institutes
  • modern equipment of the campuses
  • international practice
  • immersion in the cultural environment
  • high status of diploma / certificate / certificate
  • opportunity to choose subjects for studying
  • intensive educational program.

Educational levels in foreign schools and universities

Educational programs abroad as a whole are similar, but nevertheless in each country the programs have their own peculiarities. An approximate list of steps in the curricula of students:

  • Primary School
  • high school
  • high school
  • preparation for admission to the institute
  • bachelor's degree
  • obtaining a master's degree.

Types of foreign educational institutions for foreign students:

  • language schools and centers
  • private schools
  • boarding schools
  • international colleges
  • universities
  • residence and education in the teacher's family.

United Kingdom

In Britain, children from the age of 5 enter primary school and study there until age 11, then attend secondary school classes, where the curriculum provides for the passing of the GCSE (The General Certificate of Secondary Education) test, which confirms compulsory secondary education in the UK. Continue education can be a two-year pre-university program A-Level. Higher education provides for a bachelor's degree, master's degree, MBA course at universities in the country.


The American system of education is characterized by 4 stages: primary, secondary, higher education, postgraduate. Children start primary education at the age of 5, and secondary classes correspond to grades 9-12. The USA is characterized by the receipt of the High School Diplom a diploma about the completion of the senior school and the further passage of the Advanced Placement program for those who wish to more carefully prepare for entering the university and to study in depth the number of subjects. For foreign students there is a mandatory passing of language exams: IELTS or TOEFL. Students receive higher education in American universities and colleges.


Switzerland is a multilingual country, therefore education is available in several languages at once, which is a great advantage of the educational system for foreign students. As in other countries, education begins with an elementary school for children from the age of 6, then they are transferred to a secondary school and pass the Swiss Federal Maturite program, which is particularly complex and intensive. Instead of the traditional Swiss course, students have the opportunity to study in foreign sections of different countries: A-Level, High School Diploma, French baccalaureate, Abitur and others. Also there is the International Baccalaureate program, developed in Switzerland, which has become internationally recognized, which makes it possible to enter a number of Swiss (and not only) universities without entrance examinations. In higher education institutions, students continue their studies for 4-6 years (the duration of the program is affected by the type of specialty and the chosen direction).


Education in Canada begins normally with an elementary school, and after graduation from high school students receive a school diploma OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma). As in America, in high school students from 9th grade start earning credits (educational credit units) for further admission to the university. The duration of study in a university depends on the type of specialty and student's progress; distinguish different degrees of qualifications: certificate, diploma, bachelor, master and doctor of science.

How to choose the best school or university and organize a trip abroad?

For those wishing to study abroad, you must book a place on the course and start preparing a package of necessary documents for the trip well in advance of the beginning of the program.

SMAPSE helps its clients to fully organize a trip with the purpose of studying abroad. To begin with, specialists will help you choose the most appropriate academic or linguistic program, depending on your desired country, budget and requirements for the educational course. After that, experts will help to contact the representative of the school and find out the necessary requirements for admission, and further SMAPSE employees are ready to take on any organizational issues, including booking tickets, translating documents and writing to the embassy / consulate.

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