Published : Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 6:23 PM
Are you considering sending your child to the United States for high school? For an international student who’s ready to handle the transition, it can be a way to help ensure they’re academically and socially prepared before entering a U.S. college, some experts say.
1. English language training: Students around the world learn English in classrooms, through study guides, and even by watching cartoons or listening to the radio. But the study methods fall short of full exposure, some say.
2. Pre-college navigation: Applying to college in the United States can be a long and complicated process—with tests to take, schools and majors to explore, and essays to write. And much of the process is riddled with lingo that is often unfamiliar to international students.
3. College readiness: In addition to a better understanding of the English language, international students studying at U.S. high schools are exposed to American-style teaching, which tends to be more participatory in nature.
4. Social acculturation: The college experience in the United States doesn’t end when class is dismissed, and coming to high school here can prepare students to succeed socially, too
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