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That got your attention, didn’t it?
The Community College Summit Initiative Program offers just that to qualified international students
Of course, there are conditions.
- The program is open only to students from Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey (although Sally Rubenstone at Admissions Without Borders has heard that eligibility will be extended to students from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ghana, and Nicaragua).
- After earning a one-year certificate or two-year associate’s degree, students return to their home countries. In other words, don’t expect to transfer to a four-year US college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.
- Fields of study include agriculture, business management and administration, tourism and hospitality management, health professions including nursing, media, information technology, and engineering science.
Community colleges often are quite different from four-year colleges.
Most community colleges don’t have dorms or the number (or variety) of student activities you would find at larger colleges with an on-campus population.
Because of their proximity and lower tuition, the schools attract both adults and US students who have recently completed high school. The smaller tuition also appeals to international students.
For students who want a FREE taste of America along with a practical dose of education, the Community College Summit Initiative Program certainly should be considered.