In this free massive open online course (MOOC), students will take a virtual journey that starts in their home country and ends at a US university campus. During this journey students will develop English language skills by listening to videos and reading articles on studying/traveling abroad to a US university. The content of this course will consolidate the massive amounts of information on studying abroad available to them in order to help minimize the anxieties and concerns in achieving this goal. In addition, students will use their own context by writing their own personal stories that include their academic ambitions and challenges to achieving the ultimate goal of studying abroad.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the US higher education study abroad process from the initial research stage to program arrival.
- Reflect, analyze, and synthesize personal experiences in well-structured academic rhetorical structures to aid in college entrance and financial aid applications.
- Deploy newly acquired knowledge to identify possible obstacles and solutions. Create a plan of action and share with others topics learned.
- Demonstrate the four English Language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing to converse on the study abroad process with perspective institutions and schools.
Requirements: The only suggested requirement for this course will be the English language level. We welcome all English language levels, but it would be recommended that the students have a CEFR of A2 and higher. Most materials will be created in house with a few outside readings and videos possibly used.
Target Audience: International high school to grad students looking to study abroad at a US university. Also, family members or other supporting individuals such as school guidance counselors or educational agents. Also, non-international students may benefit from some of the content as well.
Course is offered by the University of Denver.