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EF International Language Centers 2013 - 2014

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University Preparation Abroad Students and adults ages 16 and above

United Kingdom USA Canada

Australia Singapore

Pathways to academic success


Your starting point
University graduate
(with bachelors degree or equivalent)

What's your English level?


Take our free online test at: www.ef.com/upibt

Your language requirements

Choose your EF program


EF Pre-Masters, EF Pre-MBA or EF Pre-PhD Program
6 or 9 months

Your result

EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

Guaranteed admission to a Masters, MBA or PhD program in the UK, US, Canada or Australia

Fast Track
Your English tests at IELTS 5.5 or higher*

EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

EF University Foundation Year


6, 9 and 11 month options

Guaranteed admission to a Bachelors degree program in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and Singapore

Fast Track
Your English tests at IELTS 5.0 (UK, Singapore, North America) IELTS 5.5 (Australia) or higher*

High school graduate

EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

EF Diploma in Business & Management


11 months

Complete your first year of a Business & Management Bachelors degree in the UK

Fast Track
Your English tests at IELTS 5.5 or higher*

EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

University Transition Program


2 or 3 terms (14 weeks each)

Gain university credit and admission to a Bachelor's degree program at an accredited partner university

Fast Track
Your English tests at TOEFL 450 PBT/ 45 IBT or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

EF Accelerated College Degree Program High school student


Grade 11

Phase 1 EF Academic English


6 or 9-month Program

Phase 2 High school diploma + Associate's degree


Approximately 24 months

Earn an Associates degree in the US or Canada Use credits toward a Bachelors degree program in the US or Canada

*or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

University Preparation Abroad

Welcome to EF
EF University Preparation Abroad specializes in preparing students for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English-speaking countries. Established in 1965, EF has helped more than 15 million international students study abroad through language immersion, cultural exchange and university preparation programs. For students seeking guaranteed university placement, we have developed proven pathways for enrollment at one of our 150 partner universities in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia or Singapore. We operate independently, which means we can place you at the best university possible. The proof is in our results 100% of EF University Preparation Abroad graduates are accepted at one of our partner institutions or other highly ranked universities around the world. We look forward to answering all of your questions regarding guaranteed placement and to finding a program that will help you reach your full potential.

Guaranteed placement in higher education

Sincerely,

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Wide range of program options
4 6 8 10 12 EF University Preparation Abroad Guaranteed university placement Personal step-by-step guidance The true student lifestyle EF Academic English Program

Jennifer Hepworth Director

EF University Preparation Abroad Programs


15 18 19 20 22 EF University Foundation Year EF Diploma in Business and Management EF University Transition Program EF Accelerated College Degree Program EF Pre-Masters, Pre-MBA & Pre-PhD Programs

EF University Preparation Abroad United Kingdom


27 28 30 32 34 School system of the United Kingdom Partner institutions in the United Kingdom EF London EF Oxford EF Cambridge

EF University Preparation Abroad North America


37 38 40 42 44 46 48 49 School system of North America Partner institutions in North America EF New York EF Boston EF San Francisco EF Atlanta EF Seattle EF Vancouver

EF University Preparation Abroad Australia & Singapore


51 52 53 54 55 School system of Australia Partner institutions in Australia EF Sydney School system of Singapore EF Singapore

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56 Other EF programs 58 Enrollment form 59 Terms and Conditions

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Prepare for guaranteed academic success


EF University Preparation Abroad programs are designed to give international students the academic and language skills required for higher education in an English-speaking country. Whatever path you're destined for, we can help you fulfill your potential.

Program Overview EF University Preparation Abroad prepares students for direct admission to a higher education program at an English-speaking university. We guarantee university placement by preparing students for the rigors of higher education by helping them gain the language and academic skills they need to succeed. Our programs are tailor-made to your specific academic goals, to ensure that you meet the English language and academic requirements of local university systems. Guaranteed university placement Students who successfully complete one of our preparation programs are guaranteed direct admission to one of our 150 EF University Preparation Abroad partner institutions in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and Singapore. Many university preparation programs are linked to only one or a few universities, but at EF we give you all the credentials and skills you need to apply to virtually any. Set your expectations high and choose the university of your dreams.

With you all the way With EF, you can be confident that youll receive mentorship and instruction from fully certified faculty and staff. All of our students are guided by an experienced EF University Pathway Manager who helps manage the university application process; from enquiry to acceptance. Pathway Managers are experts in higher education and are fully committed to helping students gain admission at the worlds most prestigious institutions. As part of our visa support, EF University Preparation Abroad has been licensed by the UK Border Agency to enroll international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. With EF, were truly with you all the way. A personalized program Our proven approach to university preparation means that our programs can be personalized to your unique language and academic needs. Regardless of your level of English fluency, we can help you meet and exceed university entrance language requirements. You'll also benefit from a wide range of specialist academic modules, which are elective courses that focus on academic subjects. Well help you ace your exams, gain speaking confidence and thoroughly prepare for the academic and cultural challenges ahead.

The University Preparation program included everything I needed to know about the university application process, including personal statements, entrance interviews and references.
Michael Adamer from Austria EF Oxford Enrolled at the University of Oxford

University Preparation Abroad

University certified and accredited EF University Preparation Abroad Programs have earned the approval and recognition of prestigious accreditation boards, universities and educational associations worldwide. Government approved educational bodies such as the British Council, EAQUALS, ACCET and NEAS accredit all of EFs International Language Centers worldwide. Additionally, most of our programs are certified by Southern New Hampshire University, while the British Accreditation Council accredits all of our schools in the United Kingdom. Most recently, our Singapore school has earned registration with EduTrust. For program accreditations, please see pages 15-25. Associated with a top Business School EF University Preparation Abroad students can gain direct entry with credit transfers to Hult International Business School's Bachelor's degrees. Hult is currently ranked by the Financial Times as one of the worlds top business schools and offers a oneyear MBA Program as well as diplomas, Bachelor and Masters degrees. It has campuses in some of the world's most exciting cities, including Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Shanghai and London.

Commitment to cutting-edge research Innovation in education has been our focus for nearly 50 years. We're constantly developing our learning methodology, EF Efekta Learning System thanks to our teams of researchers in Cambridge, Zurich, Shanghai and Hong Kong. EF has established a Research Unit at the University of Cambridge Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics to collaborate on fundamentally improving the way students learn English. In 2011, our research unit was awarded a grant from the prestigious Isaac Newton Trust of Trinity College to do groundbreaking research improving the way students learn English.

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

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Earn guaranteed university placement


University Preparation Abroad guarantees you placement at one of our 150 partner universities around the world. The results speak for themselves: 100% of program graduates are accepted to institutions of higher learning.

University Preparation Abroad

Placement guaranteed Its a fact were proud of: 100% of our graduates have been accepted to one of our 150 partner universities or other highly ranked universities worldwide. Among our graduates, 90% were awarded placement at their first choice university. In 2012, almost half of our EF University Foundation Year students in the UK were awarded places in the countrys top 30 universities. Furthermore, nearly half of our Pre-Masters and Pre-MBA students were accepted into the top 30 universities in the UK including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Imperial College London. Recent placements in North America include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Boston University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of British Columbia. In Australia and Singapore, students have been placed in the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, La Trobe University and Nanyang Technological University, to name but a few.

Earn official proof of your proficiency With University Preparation Abroad programs you receive certified proof of your language fluency and academic achievements, recognized by employers, universities and governments around the world. All students studying English in an Academic English Program will take the EF Cambridge English Level Test (EFCELT) at the end of their program to assess their level of proficiency. Developed by top class linguists and assessment experts, the EFCELT evaluates your language level according to the internationally recognized standard, the Common European Framework of Reference. Additionally, we help you prepare for the required proficiency exams needed to pursue your desired university degree, giving you official proof of fluency. EF Program Diploma All students receive this official document listing the programs they have taken and the grades they received. It assesses a students exposure to their host countrys language, culture, history, politics, literature and art.

I chose to study with EF because I wanted to prepare for university. Now I have been accepted at Northeastern University, Emmanuel College and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Joselin Acosta from Venezuela University Foundation Year at EF Boston Enrolled at Emmanuel College

Recent EF University Preparation Abroad placements


Student name Nina Gilmizyanova Michael Adamer Rabia Akbulut Igor Babischenko Alexander Dippo Paris Mei Yin Sin Wai Pui Gabriela Blancarte Marat Bukhanov Fanny Flandin Lisha He Petr Lysov Camilla Beige Yushi Karawai Shu Hang Liu Eduardo Garcia Pereira Tatsuaki Koizumi Monireh Partovi Tugce Karabacak Emi Nishino Sakolrit Chanpum Julia Krivoruchko Benjamin Nicolas Kaine Fanny-Anne Braide Dindin Rosidiyin Rauan Kenzhekhanuly Daisuke Yamaguchi Sergey Nikolenko Sara Pliego Gomez Ae Sol Park Venda Yuniarti Home country Russia Austria Turkey Russia Indonesia China Macau Mexico Kazakhstan France China Russia Norway Japan China Venezuela Japan Iran Turkey Japan Thailand Russia France Nigeria Indonesia Kazakhstan Japan Russia Spain South Korea Indonesia University St Andrews University Oxford University University of Cambridge University of Cambridge University of Cambridge University of Cambridge University of Cambridge University College London University College London London School of Economics London School of Economics Durham University Loughborough University University of Nottingham Imperial College London Cardiff University St Andrews University University of Warwick York University King's College London Bristol University University of Bath Exeter University Leicester University Cranfield University Harvard University Harvard Law School Massachusetts School, UPenn Wharton School of Business University of Texas University of Texas Austin Student name Sandra Sjogren Pablo Viteri Moreira Pierre Bousquet Mykyta Kuzmenko Anna Oskolkova Aziz Eren Yzer Yishu Xia Audrey Winny Wangkar Fabio Sciaretta Ga Na Park Cintya Caribay Marquez Gary Bouet Wolfgang Berthier Aliya Batyrova Sunarto Sunarto Satria Bakti Wan Cheng Wu Yudha Aditya Daulet Zhampeiis Mikhail Rudakov Min Jung Kwon Apiwat Pengjam Lev Tsypin Jose Mendoza Christian Gutierrez Garcia Radot Marojahan Siregar Artur Mirzakhalov Marcelo Villaroya Pedro Chavez Renny Movita Dhania Yulinda Home country France Ecuador France Ukraine Russia Germany China Indonesia Italy South Korea Venezuela France France Russia Indonesia Indonesia Taiwan Indonesia Kazakhstan Russia Korea Thailand Russia Venezuela Mexico Indonesia Kazakhstan Spain Venezuela Indonesia Indonesia University University of Oregon University of Iowa Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston University HULT International Business School Babson College University of San Francisco Fordham University Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University Suffolk University Purdue University University of Massachusetts Carnegie Mellon University Kelley School of Business San Francisco State University Thunderbird School Simon Fraser University University of Toronto Sydney University University of Technology Sydney Bond University Bond University University of Western Sydney University of Western Australia University of Wollongong Macquarie University Macquarie University Nanyang Tech. University Nanyang Tech. University

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Benefit from personal step-by-step guidance


Our experienced faculty and EF University Pathway Managers are experts at navigating the university application process. With their guidance and mentorship, you'll be placed in a university program that matches your personal goals and career ambitions.

Counseling in your native language When you contact your local EF office, an EF Academic Counselor will give you a free consultation to familiarize you with the educational requirements of your preferred country of study. Informational seminars are conducted regularly and complementary English testing will help assess your language ability. Travel worry free Our experienced EF Academic Counselors are experts at navigating the required paperwork and procedures to assist you with university entry. We're able to give you full visa support because we are licensed by the UK Border Agency to enroll international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. To streamline your travel plans, we can also help you with travel and insurance arrangements. Expert EF University Pathway Managers Throughout your program, an on-site EF University Pathway Manager will mentor you on the university application process from start to finish. They'll work with you one-on-one to determine which universities meet your academic and career goals and then help you devise a successful application strategy. University Pathway Managers give expert advice on application requirements, including your personal statement, recommendation letters, transcripts and exam scores. Once your acceptance letters arrive, they can help you decide which offer to accept. Faculty and staff During your studies, our dedicated academic and administrative team will ensure that you gain the credentials needed to enter university in your host country. Our teachers work on your individual needs, improve your communication and research skills, and provide regular assessments of your progress. Our friendly staff will make sure you are comfortable in your new surroundings so you can feel confident during your transition into higher education.

Personalized assistance personalized study plan 1A We assess your language and academic skills to devise a  study plan to help you reach a sufficient level of English and prepare you for university-level course work. We can also help if you need a conditional offer letter for visa purposes. for university 2 Prepare We enroll you in an appropriate preparation program that  acts as a stepping stone to an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree program. to top universities 3 Apply Your EF University Pathway Manager works with you  to choose your field of study, complete all application paperwork as well as visit nearby institutions of higher education. After weighing all your options, your Pathway Manager will counsel you on how to make the best decision for your future.

I chose to study with EF because of its reputation and because I like the structure of the Pre-Master's program. The program really helped me prepare for a Masters in International Commerce.
Pedro Chavez from Venezuela EF Pre-Master's Program at EF Sydney Enrolled at Macquarie University

University Preparation Abroad

EF University Pathway Managers Mick Davies, Cambridge


MA, University of Cambridge Mick was educated at the University of Hull and the University of Cambridge. He has been with EF University Preparation Abroad for nearly 20 years. In addition to working at our school, Mick is also a test writer and examiner for the University of Cambridge, which helps him keep up to date with the latest happenings in the university world.

EF University Preparation Abroad Teachers Gary Ciesla, New York MEd, Mount Saint Mary College
Gary comes to EF New York with a significant history and background of teaching in diverse classroom environments. He holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and is a published author. His work as the University Pathways Manager has allowed him to build upon and expand his professional expertise mentoring students.

Pamela Astarte, San Francisco MEd, Lesley College California


Pamela joined EF San Francisco with an ECE teaching credential and a certificate in non-profit management. In addition to her BA and MEd she has taught, directed and founded programs at colleges worldwide such as the Ecole Bilingue in Paris, the University of Foreign Languages in China, Holy Names University and Stanford University.

Robert Baker, Vancouver BA History, University of Winnipeg


Robert has more than ten years teaching experience in a variety of countries and environments. He specializes in teaching communication skills with an emphasis on coaching students to become effective presenters. Robert has strong dedication to helping students reach their goals. His love of history and current affairs are often features of his lessons.

Joanne Cardolaccia, Boston


MA, University of Florida Joanne coordinates the EF Pre-Masters and EF Pre-MBA Programs at EF Boston. After completing her Masters in French Linguistics at the University of Florida, Joanne lived and studied abroad. With nearly a decade of language teaching experience, she is a valuable asset to her advisees, assisting with TOEFL preparation and application workshop programs.

Nastaran Norouzi, London BSc, MBA and registered PhD student, University of London
Nastaran has experienced a truly international education and is able to use her first-hand experience to prepare her students for university life in the UK. She joined EF London to teach Business and Communications pathways while also lecturing at universities around London. She currently teaches Research Methods to Pre-Master's and Pre-MBA students.

Megumi Kikuchi, Sydney BBus, Homes Institute Sydney


Megumi left her home country of Japan at the age of 15 to study English in Christchurch, New Zealand. After completing three years of high school, she moved to Sydney where she gained a Diploma of Hospitality Management from TAFE and a Bachelor of Business from the Holmes Institute. Her own experience studying abroad has strengthened her support for University Preparation students.

Linda Walden, Boston


MEd, Boston College Linda has worked as both a writing teacher and an academic counselor for universities in and around Boston for many years. Prior to joining the teaching staff at EF Boston, she worked nearby at both Lasell College and Pine Manor College. She enjoys helping students perfect their grammar and writing skills. Her vast experience working in admissions makes her a resource to her students applying to university.

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Experience the true student lifestyle


Our program centers offer the authentic student experience: topnotch academic resources, comfortable accommodation and a variety of student activities that will have you immersed in the local culture and meeting friends from around the globe.

Student life with a global perspective Study at an EF University Preparation Abroad program center and youll be part of an exciting international student body. Learning alongside students from around the world means daily lessons are always enhanced with lively discussions and a global perspective. The language fluency you gain in class is quickly reinforced outside the classroom as you interact in English with native speakers and your fellow classmates, who come from up to 100 different countries. Campus activities office Each week, an on-site EF Activities Coordinator at your school arranges a full schedule of sports, activities and excursions to help immerse you in an authentic campus lifestyle. Participating in organized events is also the best way for you to meet fellow students and build a network of international friends. The weekly calendar of events is also found on EF's own online campus, My EF, an online portal where you can find your weekly course schedule, optional activities and a unique social networking feature that connects you to other EF students at your school - even before you go!

Excursions and trips Your EF Activities Coordinator will plan a number of excursions and trips throughout your stay, which are available at a special EF price. Youll have the chance to visit museums and historical sights or enjoy your host citys nightlife. On the weekends explore your host country farther afield on a weekend trip to Paris, New York, or to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Sports & activities Play in an international football tournament or join campus clubs in just about every sport or activity. Each center is located near athletic facilities so you can swim, play tennis or work out at the gym. Many students choose to try new adventure sports, such as mountain biking or scuba diving. Your schools activity calendar may also include gatherings geared toward students with hobbies and special interests, such as scrapbooking, photography, community service or class yearbook, just to name a few.

EF helped me prepare for university by teaching me the foundations of writing (creative and academic), presentation skills and research. I thoroughly feel that my analytical and English skills have greatly improved.
Yuska Lutfi from Indonesia EF Pre-Master's Program at EF San Francisco Enrolled at St. Mary's College

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EF International Language Centers


EF Boston Campus

EF New York Campus

EF Cambridge Residence

EF Sydney Residence

EF San Francisco Residence

EF Homestay Accommodation (Included) Homestay accommodation is included in every University Preparation program. By living with a host family, you can immerse yourself in the local culture and customs while practicing your English with native speakers. The standard accommodation is a shared room with another EF student, usually of a different nationality. EF Homestay includes: Shared room (singles available for a supplement)   Breakfast and dinner (Monday-Friday) and all meals on weekends EF Campus & Residence Accommodation For a supplement, you may also choose to enhance your experience abroad by living with students from all over the world at an EF Campus or Residence. Student residences offer you a social environment that allows you to practice your new language skills with classmates. You'll get a taste of the real student lifestyle - where amenities might include student lounges, sports facilities and cafeterias. EF Campus & Residence accommodation include:  Shared room in a student residence (singles available for a supplement)  Meals in the student cafeteria or self-catered Accommodation options
Destinations London Cambridge Oxford Boston New York San Francisco Atlanta Seattle Vancouver Sydney Singapore EF Homestay Single Shared EF Residence Single Shared

EF Oxford Campus

EF Singapore Residence

EF Seattle Campus

EF London Residence

EF Atlanta Campus

EF Vancouver Residence

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Academic English Program


Establish a strong foundation of language and academic skills to prepare for an EF University Preparation Abroad Program. You'll gain the language skills and qualifications to excel in your chosen academic field.

What is the EF Academic English Program? The Academic English Program is a flexible length program that helps students obtain the level of English required for entry to University Preparation Abroad programs. Regardless of your current language level, EF can help you meet or exceed the language requirements needed to enter the following EF University Preparation Abroad Programs: EF University Foundation Year, EF Accelerated College Degree Program, EF Diploma in Business and Management, EF PreMasters & EF Pre-MBA Program and the EF Pre-PhD Program. Learn more, faster Students who require the Academic English Program can begin any Monday of the year at any University Preparation Abroad location and study for as long as they like. Courses are taught at all levels, from beginner to proficiency, and are designed to accelerate your language fluency quickly and effectively. Students wishing to study six or nine-months on a long-term program can also choose to focus on specific academic or career-related subjects. Depending on program length, you may have the opportunity to participate in an internship or volunteer experience at a local company so you can develop industry-specific language skills, build a personal network and gain real-world experience.

EF Efekta Learning System, our innovative method EF Academic English Courses and Programs use the EF Efekta Learning System, our own complete package of learning materials specifically created for each level and phase of learning. Your class-time abroad, led by inspired teachers, is combined with technologically enhanced lessons in iLab, then reinforced with speaking practice in real-world situations. Its a fact: you make faster progress when youre absorbing the language in various ways, around the clock. University of Cambridge collaboration Our collaboration with the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations has resulted in the development of the EF Cambridge English Level Test (EFCELT), a groundbreaking test that assesses language proficiency levels. Developed by world-class linguists and assessment experts, the EFCELT evaluates your language level according to the internationally recognized standard, the Common European Framework of Reference.

The classes at EF are small enough for every student to get personal attention from the teachers so we can make maximum progress.

Malin Chromic from Germany Academic English Program at EF Singapore

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ESOL Examinations

Experts in Education
Innovation in Language Learning and Assessment

Academic outline
Intensive Weekly Program - most popular! 32 lessons per week:  14 general language lessons to build grammar, vocabulary, written and spoken communication skills 6 teacher-guided lessons in iLab (some on iPads)  10 special interest classes in a choice of varying subjects such as Business, Music, Vocabulary, Language & Film, Pronunciation and Grammar  1 double-session lecture to develop listening comprehension and cultural understanding

Program details
What is this program? The Academic English Program helps students meet the minimum language requirements of a University Preparation program. Program details 26 lessons per week (General Program) (40-minute lessons) 32 lessons per week (Intensive Program) (40-minute lessons) Program duration 2 to 52 weeks, starting every Monday. 6, 9 or 11 months, with start dates in January, April, June and September). Locations All EF University Preparation Abroad locations: EF London, EF Oxford, EF Cambridge, EF New York, EF Boston, EF San Francisco, EF Atlanta, EF Seattle, EF Vancouver, EF Sydney and EF Singapore English requirement No minimum English level required. Result Students who successfully complete the Academic English Program are allowed entrance to a University Preparation Abroad that guarantees university placement.

General Weekly Program 26 lessons per week:  14 general language lessons to build grammar, vocabulary, written and spoken communication skills 6 teacher-guided lessons in iLab (some on iPads)  4 special interest classes in a choice of varying subjects such as Business, Music, Vocabulary, Language & Film, Pronunciation and Grammar  1 double-session lecture to develop listening comprehension and cultural understanding

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

Pathway to a university preparation program


High school or university graduate
Grade 11

EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

EF University Preparation Abroad Program


6, 9 or 11-month options

Guaranteed admission to a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD program in an English-speaking country

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Choose the right program for you


Our wide range of program options help prepare you for the challenges and rewards of higher education in an English-speaking country.
EF University Preparation Abroad Programs EF University Foundation Year EF Diploma in Business and Management EF University Transition Program EF Accelerated College Degree Program EF Pre-Masters & EF Pre-MBA Program EF Pre-PhD Program

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University Foundation Year


Gain the skills you need to progress directly to an undergraduate program in an English-speaking country.
I chose EF because I needed help to improve my TOEFL and SAT scores. Thanks to EF, I was accepted at Suffolk University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Miami.
Hsiu-Te Lin from Taiwan University Foundation Year at EF Boston Enrolled at Northeastern University

What is an EF University Foundation Year? EF University Foundation Year is a six or nine month program of study that helps international students fulfill language and academic requirements for university entrance in an English-speaking country. This additional year of secondary school studies is required for students seeking higher education in the United Kingdom and highly recommended for students who wish to study in the United States, Canada, Australia or Singapore. Intended for high school graduates, this program bridges the gap between a student's previous education, and what is expected of him or her at a university abroad. Successful graduates of the program are guaranteed admission to one of EF's 150 partner institutions. Gain the skills to succeed Our EF University Foundation Year prepares you thoroughly for the challenges of higher education. Youll learn essential study skills such as essay writing, critical thinking and group work, as well as academic English. It will also provide you with an overview of local customs and educational systems. You can specialize your studies with academic coursework in Business, Information Technology, Law, Media & Communications, Tourism, Sports Science, Art & Science and Engineering.

Perfect your English EF University Foundation Year will give you the training in English you need to meet university enrollment requirements. To qualify for most bachelors degree programs, students generally need an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL of 550 PBT/ 213 CBT/ 81 IBT orabove. For students whose English is not yet strong enough, an additionally program of study, the EF Academic English Program, may be necessary to help establish a strong foundation of English fluency to meet enrollment requirements of any University Preparation Abroad program. For more information about EF's Academic English Program, see page 12. Guaranteed admission to university Every EF school has a dedicated University Pathway Manager to advise students on the university application process, including finding suitable degree programs, visiting universities and helping with application materials and deadlines. They will help you gain placement at our 150 partner institutions as well as non-partner universities as well. We've successfully placed our students at the world's top universities including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, University of Cambridge, the University of Melbourne, among many others.

Learn more about EF's University Foundation Year Pathway to an English-speaking university
EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

High school graduate

EF University Foundation Year


9 or 11 months in the UK 6 or 9 months in the US 9 months in Australia and Singapore

Guaranteed admission to a Bachelors degree program in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and Singapore

Fast Track
Your English tests at IELTS 5.0 (UK, Singapore and North America), IELTS 5.5 (Australia) or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

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United Kingdom and Singapore
Program overview

University Foundation Year:


Every countrys school system and entry requirements are unique, which means that the EF University Foundation Year Program varies from country to country. In all countries, students will receive a portfolio of EF qualifications that are recognized by schools and employers worldwide, including a university accredited certificate, an accurate assessment of the students language ability and a personalized report of their achievements. Whichever country you choose to study in, you're guaranteed entry to one of our 150 partner universities worldwide.

In the United Kingdom and Singapore, all international students who have studied for less than 13 years are required to take an additional year of study known as a University Foundation Year before commencing higher education studies. EF's nine-month University Foundation Year program satisfies these requirements and consists of three main study areas: English, core modules and specialist subjects. Students also prepare for and take the IELTS exam, required may be required for entrance to a university in the United Kingdom

and Singapore. Core modules will focus on improving your academic skills, university specific IT skills and study techniques. In addition, students learn about the local culture and choose three specialist modules based on the degree discipline they will follow, including: Marketing & Media; Business, Finance & Management; Science, Engineering & Technology; Art, Design & Music; and Humanities & Law.

United States and Canada


Program overview
The EF University Foundation Year in the United States and Canada provides a combination of intensive English, TOEFL and university preparation lessons, academic research, study skills and essay composition. In addition, students can choose specialist modules in their academic area of interest, preparing them for their university degree. Graduates of this program have special benefits at some of our partner institutions, including acceptance of an advanced EF level instead of a TOEFL score, flexible application deadlines and quick admissions decisions. Students may apply in advance for conditional acceptances for visa purposes. Students in the United States will prepare for the SAT university entrance exam. A fast-track program is also available that condenses the program material into six months, allowing students with an advanced English level to advance more quickly.

Australia
Program overview
The Australian educational system recommends that all international students who have not obtained an official Year 12 Certificate complete a university preparation program. To reach this requirement, EF's University Foundation Year program combines English tuition with study techniques, including presentation skills, critical thinking and research to help prepare students for university studies in Australia. Most Australian universities require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 and students may choose to prepare for and take the IELTS during their program. However, through our university partnerships, students can skip this step and progress directly to a number of our partner universities without IELTS, solely upon successful completion of our program.

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Program details
What is this program? University Foundation Year in the UK prepares high school graduates for entrance in a Bachelor's degree program in the United Kingdom or Singapore. Program details 30 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) Program duration 9 months, with start dates in Jan, April, June & September. 11 month option available in September only. Locations EF London, EF Cambridge, EF Oxford and EF Singapore English requirement IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 510 PBT/180 CBT/ 64 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. For the UK, a SELT (Secure English Language Test) is required in order to obtain a visa. Result Program graduates are guaranteed entry to one of our partner institutions in the United Kingdom or Singapore.

Academic outline
Term one  Study Skills and Advanced English  English for Academic Purposes  Contextual Studies  Academic Presentations  University Preparation studies Term two  IELTS Preparation  Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods or Advanced Statistics  Choose one of the specialist modules listed below Term three Critical Thinking   Choose two of the specialist modules listed below

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake)  21st Century Business Accountancy Advertising  Applied Science  Art & Design  Art History Bio-science  Business Information Management  Communication Studies Economics Engineering Entrepreneurship  Human Resources Management  Information Technology  International Business  Language and Linguistics Law Marketing Mechanics  Media Studies  Music Performance  Music Technology Psychology  Pure Mathematics Social Sciences  Sports Science  Travel and Tourism

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

Program details
What is this program? University Foundation Year in the US and Canada prepares high school graduates for entrance in a Bachelor's degree program in the in the US or Canada. Program details 32 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) Program duration 6 or 9-months, with start dates in January, April, June & September Locations EF Boston, EF New York, EF San Francisco, EF Atlanta and EF Vancouver English requirement 9-months: TOEFL 450 PBT/ 133 CBT/ 45 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. 6-months: TOEFL 490 PBT/ 163 CBT/ 57 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. Result Program graduates are guaranteed entry to one of our partner institutions in the United States or Canada.

Academic outline
Term one  SAT* Preparation (Mathematics and Vocabulary) or Academic Vocabulary  TOEFL Preparation  University Application Workshop  Writing Fundamentals  Grammar and Pronunciation
*SAT is offered in the US only

Term two  Advanced TOEFL Preparation University Application Workshop   Academic Writing and Grammar  Advanced Reading  Advanced Culture and Communications College Survival Skills   1 specialist module

Term three  Research and Writing Communicative Presentations  Advanced College Lecture series  Critical Reading and Analysis  3 specialist modules

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake)  US history Mathematics International Law Cross Cultural Business  Communication Journalism Science and Technology Business Correspondence Creative Writing Globalization Travel and Tourism Negotiation Skills American Music SAT preparation (US only) Advanced Business Concepts Business Basics Community Service Learning Criminology Debates Drama  International Political Economy Psychology Film Making Economics Management Biology Advertising World Politics

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Program details
What is this program? University Foundation Year in Australia prepares high school graduates for entrance to a Bachelor's degree program in the in Australia. Program details 32 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) Program duration 9 months, start dates in April & September Location EF Sydney English requirement IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 525 PBT/ 194 CBT/ 71 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. Result Program graduates are guaranteed entry to one of our partner institutions in Australia.

Academic outline
Term one  Language Development  Introduction to EAP  Study Skills and Australian Universities (Application Workshop)  Introduction to Academic Writing  5 specialist modules Term two  IELTS Preparation  Study Skills and Australian Universities (Application Workshop)  Introduction to Critical Thinking  Lecture Skills and Note-Taking  5 specialist modules Term three  Advanced EAP  Research Skills Presentation Skills  Advanced Critical Thinking  Advanced Academic Writing Skills  5 specialist modules

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) Australian Literature  Australian History Australian Politics Vocabulary Current Affairs  Creative Writing Drama B  usiness  Business Vocabulary  Business Issues M  arketing  General Science Media Studies  Exam Skills G  rammar  Issues and Media Literature  Australian Studies Finance  IELTS Preparation

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Diploma in Business & Management


Earn guaranteed entry into the second year of a UK Business or Management undergraduate degree.
Studying at EF has been one of the best experiences of my life. For me, teachers are one of the most important things at EF because they support students in every aspect: they've helped increase my confidence and given me crucial advice."
Hector Sanchez from Mexico Diploma in Business & Management at EF London Enrolled at Durham University

What is the EF Diploma in Business and Management? This intensive 11-month program prepares students for entry to the second year of a UK undergraduate program in a business or management related field. All university bachelors degrees in the UK require international students to study an additional year of schooling, known as a University Foundation Year. This diploma combines this extra year of secondary education with the first year of a bachelors degree. As a result, you are allowed to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree quickly, after one year instead of two. Guaranteed placement When you earn a Diploma in Business and Management from EF, youll reach your academic and career goals quickly and proceed to a Bachelors degree program in a business related field. Successful graduation ensures your admission, and also prepares you thoroughly for life at university, making sure you achieve the best results possible. In recent years, students enrolled in this program have been placed at many prestigious universities including Durham University, University of Exeter, University of East Anglia, Royal Holloway (University of London), University of Essex, Oxford Brookes University and University of Westminster, to name just a few.

Validated and recognized program The EF Diploma in Business and Management Program is accredited by the British Accreditation Council, which guarantees standards in independent institutions of higher education in the UK. Additionally, the program is accredited by the British Council and EAQUALS and is certified by Southern New Hampshire University.

Program details
What is this program? This program prepares high school graduates for entry into the second year of a business related Bachelor degree in the UK. Program details 30 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) in the first 16 weeks followed by 27 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) in the remaining 21 weeks, plus reading and exam weeks. Program duration 11 months*, starting in August. Locations EF London & EF Cambridge English requirement IELTS score of 5.5, TOEFL 525 PBT/ 194 CBT/ 71 IBT. Students need to reach IELTS 6.0 to start stage two in the final 30 weeks. Result Program graduates are guaranteed entry into the second year of a business related Bachelor's degree program in the UK.

*A 30-week fast-track option is available for students who have completed a University Foundation Year, A-Levels, IB or equivalent.

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

Pathway to a UK university degree


High school graduate EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

EF Diploma in Business & Management


11 months

Complete your first year of a Business & Management Bachelors degree in the UK

Fast Track
Your English tests at IELTS 5.5 or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

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University Transition Program


Perfect your English and academic skills while earning college credit from an accredited university.
I had a really great time on the University Transition Program. I have experienced the real American college life, been able to join groups and sports clubs and I have really grown as a person. I really think the UTP is the best program that EF has to offer.
Gabriela Guaita Saba from Venezuela University Transition Program at EF Boston Enrolled at Suffolk University

What is the EF University Transition Program? This program is designed for high school graduates who wish to earn a Bachelors degree from an accredited American university. During the program you will improve your academic English skills; acquire crucial academic, study and research skills; as well as complete academic coursework towards your program of study. If you successfully complete your University Transition Program and meet the graduation requirements, you will gain admittance to a Bachelors degree program at one of our partner universities. Fast track to a university degree During this program, you not only prepare for university study, but earn up to 21 university credits, which can be transferred to a Bachelors degree program of your choice. This program can be completed in two or three terms depending on your English and academic abilities. Once youve completed this program, youll be on track to graduate with a Bachelors degree in your chosen field in just over three years. This unique program is divided into two types of classes: Classes taught at an EF International Language Center, including  English language, academic skills and university preparation classes to help you prepare for and complete your forthcoming Bachelors degree successfully.  Classes taught at a partner university, which are worth up to 21 academic credits toward a Bachelors degree.

Graduation requirements In order to gain admittance to a Bachelors degree program, you must meet minimum entry requirements. You must also achieve an Institutional TOEFL score to show readiness to progress to the next level after each term and have an overall attendance of at least 80%. The required exit level to progress to an undergraduate program is 540 on Institutional TOEFL.

Program details
What is this program? This flexible length program helps high school graduates prepare for university study while earning university credits that can be transferred to a Bachelors degree program at one of EF's partner universities. Program duration 2 or 3 terms (14 weeks each). Start dates in January and September. Locations EF Boston & EF Atlanta English requirement Minimum TOEFL 450 PBT/ 45 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Result Guaranteed entry into the second year of a Bachelors degree at a partner university

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

Pathway to an American university degree


High school graduate EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

University Transition Program


2 or 3 terms (14 weeks each)

Gain university credit and admission to a Bachelor's degree program at an accredited partner university in the US

Fast Track
Your English tests at TOEFL 450 PBT/ 45 IBT or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

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Accelerated College Degree Program


Build a strong academic foundation while acquiring a North American diploma and Associate's Degree.

What is the EF Accelerated College Degree Program (ACDP)? EF's Accelerated College Degree Program allows students who have completed Grade 11 to earn a high school diploma and an Associates degree in the United States or Canada. The first phase of study takes place at an EF International Language Center where you'll strengthen and reinforce your English language skills in preparation for two years of academic study where you'll earn your high school diploma and Associate's degree at a partner university. You'll graduate at least one year earlier than your classmates back home saving you time and money. After completion of your Associates degree, you may choose to continue your university education by transferring your university credits towards the completion of a full Bachelors degree. Earn a diploma and prepare for a degree This program is divided into two phases. The first will be spent at one of the EF schools in the United States or Canada where you'll develop your English fluency, academic writing skills and prepare for university study. Phase two is spent at one of EFs partner colleges where you earn a high school diploma at the same time as you study for your Associates degree in Washington State or Vancouver. Students can complete both in just two years and therefore save one year of tuition costs as well as living expenses.

Immersed at a North American campus While enrolled in the second phase of the Accelerated College Degree Program, you'll be living and learning alongside American or Canadian students as you gain further English fluency and earn your Associate's Degree. You'll choose between studying on the campuses of Green River Community College in Washington State, Seattle Central Community College in Washington State or Columbia College in Vancouver, Canada. You'll work closely with your University Pathway Manager to determine your academic discipline and how best to apply your academic credentials. Guaranteed placement Complete the EF Accelerated College Degree Program and you'll fast-track to college and graduate from university at least one year earlier than your classmates back home. Our programs guarantee your successful entry to a college degree program though our trusted partnerships with accredited institutions of higher learning where you'll graduate with the academic qualifications you need to succeed.

Our teachers constantly challenge us to improve our English. We learn in different ways so that we can really perfect our pronunciation and vocabulary.

Marie Wya from Nigeria EF University Preparation Abroad

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Academic outline
Phase one
32 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) for 6 or 9 months:  14 general language lessons to build grammar, vocabulary, written and spoken communication skills  6 teacher-guided lessons in iLab (some on iPads)  10 special interest classes in a choice of varying subjects such as university preparation, business, music, vocabulary, language & film, pronunciation and grammar  1 double-session lecture to develop listening comprehension and cultural understanding

Program details
What is this program? The Accelerated College Degree Program helps students who have finished Grade 11 earn a high school diploma and Associates degree in the United States or Canada. This two-phase program begins with intensive English language study for six or nine months. During the second phase of the program, students earn a high school diploma and Associate's degree at a partner university over the course of 24 months. Program details 32 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) during the first 6 or 9 months. Phase two is completed at a partner university. Program duration 6 or 9 months (first phase) followed by two years of university study at one of EF's partner universities. Locations EF Boston, EF New York, EF Seattle, EF San Francisco and EF Vancouver. Phase two of the EF Accelerated College Degree Program is spent at one of our partner colleges choose from Green River Community College and Seattle Central Community College in the US, or Columbia College in Canada. English requirement 9-month program: IELTS 4.0, TOEFL380 PBT/ 83 CBT/ 26 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test 6-month program:IELTS 4.5, TOEFL410 PBT/ 103 CBT/ 34 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test

Phase two
 Approximately two years of academic study at one of EF's partner universities where students complete their high school diploma and Associate's degree.

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

In collaboration with:

Fast-forward to an American college degree


EF Accelerated College Degree Program High school student
Grade 11

Phase 1 EF Academic English


6 or 9-month Program

Phase 2 High school diploma + Associate's degree


Approximately 24 months

Earn an Associates degree in the US or Canada Use credits toward a Bachelors degree program in the US or Canada

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Pre-Master's, Pre-MBA & Pre-PhD


Secure guaranteed university placement on a top-ranked Masters, MBA or Pre-PhD program.

What is the EF Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA/Pre-PhD Program? EF's postgraduate programs prepare non-native English speakers for entrance in a Master's degree, Master of Business Administration degree or a PhD program at an English-speaking university. These six or nine month intensive programs provide you with all the linguistic and academic skills necessary for postgraduate study. Progress to your choice of university We can provide successful program graduates with guaranteed acceptance to one of our partner universities offering Masters, MBA or PhD programs. Not only do we guarantee placement at an EF partner university, but we can also assist you with your application to apply to virtually any Masters, MBA or PhD degree Program in your country of study. Our Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA and PhD alumni are now studying at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, just to name a few. Enhance your qualifications To qualify for these programs you must have a recognized bachelors degree (or the equivalent) and the English language skills required for this level of study. For students wishing to pursue an MBA, you will normally need at least two years work experience. However some of our partner universities accept successful EF Pre-MBA Program graduates with less than two years work experience. A customized program EF's postgraduate programs are flexible in length and can be customized, giving you the possibility to study for either six or nine months. We will help build the necessary language and study skills you will need to succeed in a demanding Englishspeaking academic environment. Following this, you will take specialist module classes in an academic area of your choice to help prepare you for your postgraduate degree.

English and exam training One of the goals of EF's postgraduate preparation programs is to help you perfect your specialized academic English. All university postgraduate programs require an official language proficiency score for international student admissions. Therefore, our programs include highly structured exam training for the IELTS or TOEFL exam, as well as a wide range of elective classes in your area of specialization. You'll receive the best possible preparation for your future studies and gain the confidence and knowledge to succeed in a competitive academic environment. Some of our Australian partner universities even allow entry without TOEFL or IELTS scores after successful completion of the Pre-Master's or Pre-MBA Program. Specialist academic modules In addition to English language tuition, the Pre-Masters and Pre-MBA Programs offer GMAT and GRE preparation (mandatory in the United States) and a variety of specialist modules that include popular subjects such as: Business Management Marketing  Tourism & Hospitality Media Studies Sports Science Entrepreneurship Science Law Advertising Mathematics Statistics Linguistics

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Local industry experience Also included in the nine-month EF Pre-Masters and EF Pre-MBA Programs in the UK and Australia is an optional one-month internship where you will have the opportunity to put your newly acquired knowledge to work in a local business. This hands-on training will be an invaluable addition to your CV and will enhance your career prospects when you begin seeking employment. You'll work in an international environment with native speakers and improve your level of English by using industry-specific vocabulary. Expert help with applications Every EF University Preparation Abroad campus has a dedicated EF University Pathway Manager on-site to work with students study plans and application forms. They provide individual guidance and professional advice about applying to the university of your choice. They will help with the application process, prepare you for interviews, assist you with essays and make sure your applications are received prior to their deadlines.

EF has helped me by giving valuable advice when preparing university applications as well as consultation on the nuances of the American education system.
Alsu Shaydulinna from Russia Pre-Master's Program at EF Boston Enrolled at Florida International University

Learn more about EF's postgraduate programs Pathway to a postgraduate degree


University graduate
(with bachelors degree or equivalent)

EF Academic English
2-week to 9-month Program

EF Pre-Masters, EF Pre-MBA or EF Pre-PhD Program


6 or 9 months

Guaranteed admission in a Masters, MBA or PhD program in the UK, US, Canada or Australia

Fast Track
Your English tests at IELTS 5.5 or higher or equivalent on the free EF University Preparation Internet Based Test (UPIBT).

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Program overview
The Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA program consists of three main areas; English Language, core subjects and specialist modules. Specialist modules are academic classes subjects students wish to pursue at university. During the first term, the main focus is on strengthening English language skills while refining key study strategies. Students will also work with their University Pathway Manager to begin preparing University applications. During the program's second term, students will reinforce their language skills through official exam preparation (IELTS or TOEFL). In addition, the curriculum further strengthens university skills, including research methods and academic writing. They'll also explore the academic subjects they have chosen for their specialist modules. During the third term, students will advance their academic learning skills, with a focus on communication and presentation abilities. They'll also choose additional specialist modules. Students may also enroll in a shorter six-month PreMaster's & Pre-MBA program in the United States.

Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA Program:


The Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA program was developed to prepare students for postgraduate qualifications in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. The program of study bridges the gap between students previous learning styles, experiences and cultures with a focus on skills development, especially in terms of language, research and study skills, and numerical and computer literacy.

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Program overview
Students receive 30 lessons of classroom tuition per week over the course of three terms. In addition, they are expected to carry out significant autonomous self-study in order to complete homework tasks set by their teachers. Participants are also required to attend a minimum of two tutorials per term. These form part of the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all course participants. The focus of the program changes as the course progresses, moving from more concentration on English skills early in the course to more concentration on specialist modules towards the end. The program is led by experienced, PhD qualified tutors who assist you with finding a PhD supervisor, framing proposals and the university application process.

Pre-PhD Program:
The EF Pre-PhD Program offers comprehensive preparation for international students pursuing a PhD or Doctoral degree in the UK. Offered at EF Cambridge, the program consists of intensive English classes combined with research methods, study skill training and PhD authoring to ensure optimum achievement at university. You receive the best possible preparation for your PhD with highly structured exam training for IELTS and a wide range of specialist modules in your specialization. The PhD authoring module also allows you to develop your research field, which will ultimately benefit your thesis.

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Program details
What is this program? The Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA Program prepares university graduates for entrance to a Masters degree or MBA program in the UK, US or Australia. Program details 30 lessons per week in the UK (40-minute lessons) 32 lessons per week in the US and Australia (40-minutes lessons) Program duration 6 or 9 months, with start dates in January, April, June & September Locations EF London, EF Cambridge, EF Oxford, EF New York, EF Boston, EF San Francisco and EF Sydney English requirements 9-month program:IELTS 5.5 TOEFL525 PBT/ 194 CBT/ 71 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. 6-month program:IELTS 6.0 TOEFL550 PBT/ 213 CBT/ 81 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. For the UK, a SELT (Secure English Language Test) is required in order to obtain a visa. Result Guaranteed entry into the first year of a postgraduate business degree in the UK, US, Canada or Australia.

UK academic outline
Term one Language development  English for Academic Purposes  IT skills for University  University Preparation Term two  IELTS preparation  Research Methods  Choose one of the specialist modules below Term three Critical thinking  Dissertation development  Choose one of the specialist modules below

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake): Accountancy, Advertising, Art History, Applied Mechanics, Economics, English Literature, Entrepreneurship, Business Studies, HR Management, Law, Marketing, Media Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sport Science, Travel & Hospitality, GMAT preparation, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Language and Linguistics, Music Performance and Technology

North America academic outline


Term one  GRE/GMAT Math or Math Foundations  GRE/GMAT Verbal  Multi-disciplinary Topics or Pre-MBA Business Fundamentals  TOEFL Preparation  Application Workshop  Writing Fundamentals  English Grammar Term two  GRE/GMAT Math  GRE/GMAT Verbal  Advanced TOEFL Preparation  Academic Writing & Grammar  Application Workshop  Advanced Business Concepts or Advanced Reading  Choose one of the specialist modules below Term three  Advanced College Lecture Series  Research Writing  Critical Reading & Analysis Communicative Presentations  Choose three of the specialist modules below

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake)

Accreditations, memberships & certifications:

US history, Mathematics, Business, International Law, Communication, Journalism, Science & Engineering, Travel & Tourism, Drama, Psychology, Economics, Management, Advertising, Statistics, Political Economy, Community Service, Marketing, Creative Writing, Current Affairs, Biology, Advertising, Statistics

Australia academic outline


Term one  Language Development  English for Academic Purposes Application Workshop Academic writing  Choose five of the specialist modules below Term two  IELTS preparation Application Workshop Critical Thinking  Lecture Skills & Note-Taking  Choose five of the specialist modules below Term three  Advanced English for Academic Purposes Research Skills Presentation Skills Advanced Critical Thinking  Advanced Academic Writing  Choose five of the specialist modules below

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) Grammar, Vocabulary, Current Affairs, Media, Literature, Australian Studies, Business Studies, International Business, Marketing; Finance, Travel & Hospitality, IELTS Preparation, Social Sciences, Economics, Creative Writing, Australian Literature

Program details
What is this program? The Pre-PhD Program prepares university graduates for entrance to a PhD program in the UK. Program details 30 lessons per week (40-minute lessons) Program duration 6 or 9 months, with start dates in January, April & September Location EF Cambridge and EF Oxford Result Guaranteed entry into a PhD program in the UK. English requirement 9-month program: IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 525 PBT/194 CBT/71 IBT minimum or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test. 6-month program:IELTS 6.0 TOEFL550 PBT/213 CBT/81 IBT or the equivalent on the free EF UPiBT test.

Academic outline
Term one  Language Development  Introduction to English for Academic Purposes  Proposal Development  British Culture  Two sessions with a personal tutor Term two  Critical Thinking  Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods  Two sessions with a Personal Tutor  Choose one of the specialist modules below Term three  IELTS Preparation  PhD Authoring  Two sessions with a personal tutor  Choose two of the specialist modules below

Specialist modules (availability varies depending on school and intake) Accountancy, Advertising, Art History, Applied Mechanics, Economics, English Literature, Entrepreneurship, Business Studies, HR Management, Law, Marketing, Media Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sport Science, Travel & Hospitality, GMAT preparation, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Language and Linguistics, Music Performance and Technology

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School system of the United Kingdom Partner Institutions in the United Kingdom Degree programs available at our partner institutions EF London EF Oxford EF Cambridge 27 28 29 30 32 34

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EF Oxford

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School system of the United Kingdom


The United Kingdom's school system is considered the gold standard in education and has been influential in establishing educational benchmarks around the world.

Primary school Compulsory education begins at age five when students progress from Grade 1 to Grade 6, learning subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science. Secondary school From the age of 11, students attend secondary school. Starting in Grade 10, students begin preparation for their General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs), an academic qualification awarded in specified subjects (up to nine or ten subjects). A-levels at a sixth form college After taking GCSEs, students can choose to enter the workforce, pursue training at a vocational college, or continue studying for two additional years for university entrance exams, called the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education, commonly referred to as "A-levels". Students study three or four subjects and their "A-level" grades are determining factors in university admittance.

The Bachelors degree Undergraduate students in the UK typically pursue a Bachelors degree for three years that ends with final examinations. Entrance requirements for international students include English proficiency (with a minimum IELTS level 6.0) and an additional year of secondary school, known as a University Foundation Year. Masters, MBA or PhD degrees A traditional Masters degree is in either the Arts (MA), Sciences (MSc) or in Business Administration (MBA), which typically last one year. They require both exams and a thesis to graduate. Some specialized careers require the completion of a doctoral program or PhD, which may include four to five years of advanced study and research, plus a formal dissertation. For most of these programs, international students are required to have a recognized undergraduate degree and an English level of at least IELTS level 6.5. For an MBA, students are usually required to have at least two years of relevant work experience.

United Kingdoms top universities


Our students continually gain placement to the United Kingdom's top 30 universities*. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. University of Oxford University of Cambridge London School of Economics Imperial College, London University College London Durham University University of St Andrews University of Warwick Lancaster University University of Exeter University of York University of Bath University of Bristol University of Sussex University of Edinburgh University of Nottingham University of Sheffield University of Leicester University of Southampton University of Loughborough University of Buckingham University of Glasgow School of Oriental and African Studies, London Kings College London Newcastle University University of Birmingham University of East Anglia Royal Holloway, University of London University of Surrey University of Leeds

*According to Times Higher Education, one of the world's leading higher education news publications.

The education system in the UK


Primary school  Six years  First and second grades are called infants  Third to sixth Grades are called juniors Secondary school  Five years  Grade 10 students begin studying for GCSE exams (in nine or ten subjects)  GCSEs are at the end of Grade 11 Sixth form college  Two years  First year is called lower sixth; second year is called upper sixth  A-levels are studied during both years University  Three years (occasionally four years)  Years are divided into two semesters or three terms  Bachelors degree is awarded upon completion  Students take subjects in their degree area and sit final exams Postgraduate studies  One year (occasionally two years)  Masters degree is awarded upon completion  Students must complete course work, write a thesis and sit final exams  Masters students can continue studying for a doctoral degree or PhD

Compulsory education

Elective education

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Partner institutions in the United Kingdom


EF continues to build strong relationships with universities in the UK in order to offer our students guaranteed placement at some of the world's most respected institutions.
Trusted partners in education We have helped students progress to university in the UK for more than 45 years by developing relationships with many prestigious universities. Our partner institutions place their trust in our high quality programs and give EF University Preparation Abroad students either guaranteed admission or preferred consideration. EF's top partners in the United Kingdom include Durham University, Loughborough University, University of Exeter, the University of York and Hult International Business School. Apply to any university in the UK With EF University Preparation Abroad youre not just limited to our partner institutions - we will also help you apply to any UK university of your choice. Our graduates have progressed to more than 100 of the 120 universities in the UK, including each of the top 30 universities, which include the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University College London and the University of St Andrews.

Top partner institutions

Students that take the EF University Foundation programme are well prepared for the rigours of study at a top UK university like the University of Durham. As a result we welcome applications from EF students. Beth Sutcliffe International Officer, Durham University

Loughborough University has a well-established relationship with EF University Preparation Abroad. The strong academic education students receive at EF, plus the encouragement to engage in social and sporting activities, means you are well prepared to progress to a leading UK university. Loughborough University welcomes applications from EF University Preparation Abroad. Charlie Carter Deputy Director, International Office Loughborough University

Applicants from EF University Preparation Abroad Programs are a welcome addition to our multi-cultural student body in many subject areas. We have been impressed by their independent learning skills and enthusiasm for their subject. Nikki Padget Head of International Student Recruitment, University of Exeter

The University of York has enjoyed working closely with EF University Preparation Abroad because of the professionalism of their staff and the quality of their programs, as well as the enthusiasm of their students. The programs are well designed and tailor-made for many of our courses. We also encourage their innovation in developing new programs. Doug Pearce International Recruitment Manager, University of York

Hult is a top-ranked Business School that offers Bachelors degrees from its campus in central London. Our student diversity is second to none, with students hailing from over 60 countries to engage in an academically rigorous and practical program. Graduates achieve a US-accredited degree from a prestigious institution. We work closely with EF University Preparation Abroad to make the transition into a full undergraduate degree as seamless as possible. Dr. Ian Dougal Academic Dean, Hult International Business School

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Law/ Social Science

Media Studies

EF partner institutions in the UK University of Aberdeen Academy of Contemporary Music University of Abertay, Dundee Anglia Ruskin University Bath Spa University University of Bedfordshire Birmingham City University University of Birmingham Bournemouth University University of Bradford University of Brighton Brunel University University of Buckingham Cambridge Regional College University of Chichester Coventry University De Montfort University University of Derby University of Dundee Durham University University of East Anglia University of Essex University of Exeter University of Greenwich University of Huddersfield University of Hull Hult International Business School, London Kingston University Lancaster University University of Leeds Leeds Metropolitan University University of Leicester University of Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University London South Bank University Loughborough University Manchester School of Arts Middlesex University Northumbria University Nottingham University Nottingham Trent University Oxford Brookes University Plymouth University University of Portsmouth Roehampton University University of Salford Sheffield Hallam University Solent University, Southampton Swansea University University of Southampton University of Sunderland Sussex University Teeside University Thames Valley University Trinity University College University of Wales University of Wales Institute, Cardiff University of Westminster University of Worcester University of York York St John University Writtle College

MBA program

Accountancy/ Finance

Art & Design/ Music

Business/ Management

Mathematics

Degree programs available at our partner institutions

Undergraduate degree programs Humanities/ Languages Engineering Information Technology Economics Hospitality/ Tourism Education Applied Sciences Health/ Medicine

Masters Masters programs

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With EF, you can focus on your specialized area of study. For me, that was economics. I gained the complex vocabulary and language skills I needed to study finance and accounting.
Amir Abedzadeh from Iran University Foundation Year at EF London

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EF International Language Center

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London

Academic programs

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Diploma in Business & Management (p. 18) Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22)

London has reigned as capital of the Englishspeaking world for centuries. With a colorful mix of languages and cultures, the city is a fusion of age-old traditions, world-class entertainment and renowned academic institutions.
World-class city, world-class education London perfectly blends timeless traditions with the excitement of a modern world-class city. If you are looking for English tradition, nothing can compare to the regal Changing of the Guard outside the beautiful Buckingham Palace. You will be enchanted by the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly Circus and market stalls of Covent Garden. The shops of Oxford Street and Knightsbridge are truly a trendsetters paradise, while the West End offers the best choice of theater in the world. With a large international student population and an extensive number of universities and colleges, London is a perfect city for academic success and personal achievement. Centrally located Our centrally-located London school is just a short walk from Waterloo Station, with excellent connections via London's Tube, to the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and the Waterloo & City lines. We've just renovated our historic Victorian building with sleek modern interiors and new student facilities, such as an expanded caf, student lounge and technology-enhanced computer labs. The school's spacious outdoor courtyard features cafe-style table and chairs, perfect for catching lunch or studying in the sun.

 Welcome package and orientation meeting  Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (IELTS) for all programs except Academic English (Two exams for DBM)  Twin room in an EF Homestay  Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals at weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available Arrival transfer service $140 Round-trip transfer service $280 Single room in an EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Twin/Triple room in EF Residence, self-catered (available for a supplement)

Included in the program

EF London: 74 Roupell St, London SE1 8SS 10-minute walk from Waterloo Station

University College British Museum The Barbican

Picadilly Circus

Covent Garden Trafalgar River Thames Square Tate Modern Tower of London

Program starting dates


 University Foundation Year/Academic English Year Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Sep 5  Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Semester/ Academic English Semester 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, June 14, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, June 13, Sep 5  Diploma in Business & Management 2013: Aug 26 2014: Aug 25

EF London
London Eye Big Ben Westminster Abbey South Bank University

Tower Bridge

Tate Britain Burgess Park

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As part of the University Foundation Year program, I took a course on essay writing. Since then, my writing skills have quadrupled.
George Tamunokuro from Nigeria University Foundation Year at EF Oxford

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EF International Language Center

www.ef.com/oxfordyear

Oxford

Academic Programs

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22) Pre-PhD Program (p. 22)

This university city defines the best of higher education, boasting graduates from Nobel Prize winners to esteemed novelists. Its beautiful architecture and old-world elegance has charmed students from around the world for over 800 years.
Captivating student city Oxford is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious university cities where students flock for a first-rate education. Since its founding by King Henry II in 1167, the university, and its beloved city, has inspired the world's most accomplished philosophers, writers and scientists. Today, one in five people living in Oxford are students, making it one of Britain's premier student-focused cities. Students in Oxford can explore the universitys medieval quads and mysterious baroque chapels, or discover its hidden gems in the Ashmolean Museum. In your spare time, take a relaxing punt down the picturesque banks of the river, shop at the quirky markets or dine at the local cafs. Surrounded by academia EF Oxford has recently undergone a complete transformation. Our newly renovated school includes a large glass-roofed cafeteria, brand new entrance and foyer, as well as modernized classroom facilities. Top-rated student amenities include multiple student lounges, study library and fitness center. Our residential campus is adjacent to Oxford Brookes University, where you can gain access to many of its facilities and lectures. Because of this special relationship, many EF University Preparation Abroad students choose to transfer there for an undergraduate degree.

 Welcome package and orientation meeting Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (IELTS) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English)  Twin room in EF Homestay  Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals at weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test)

Included in the program

Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $160 Round-trip transfer service $460 Single room in an EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Single/Twin/Triple/quad room at EF Residence, selfcatered (available for a supplement)

EF Oxford: Pullens Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 ODT 10-minute bus ride from central Oxford
Oxford City Football Club University of Oxford Medical School

University of Oxford Museum of Natural History

EF Oxford

Program starting dates


 University Foundation Year/Academic English Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Sep 5  Academic English Semester 2013: Jan 4, Sep 6; 2014: Jan 3, Sep 5  Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Year/Pre-PhD Year 2013: Sep 6; 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Sep 5  Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Semester/Pre-PhD Semester 2013: Sep 6; 2014: Jan 3, Sep 5

Ashmolean Museum Oxford Train Station

Trinity College Oxford Brookes University Bodleian Library The Queens College Town Hall Magdalen College University Botanic Garden

Southeld Grandpont
Riv er Th am es
Oxford University Athletics Track

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EF's learning system helps you speak English all the time. Best of all, the teachers help support you so you can really focus on your weaknesses and how to improve them.
Madelaine Parraga from Venezuela Pre-Master's Program at EF Cambridge

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Cambridge

Academic Programs

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Diploma in Business and Management (p. 18) Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22) Pre-PhD Program (p. 22)

Study amidst medieval colleges, historical libraries, wooden footbridges and cobblestone courtyards. Cambridge is one of the UK's oldest university cities, where EF students are immersed in one of the world's best academic environments.
Englands premier university city The city of Cambridge has offered a world-class academic environment since the founding of its namesake university in the early 13th Century. Today, the University of Cambridge still maintains its historic tradition of educating world leaders, scholars and artists. As a student in Cambridge, experience academic traditions dating back centuries by punting along the scenic River Cam and strolling by the universitys ancient libraries, colleges and medieval courts. Take part in student theatrical productions, attend Kings College performances or join fellow students at the local pub for a pint and good conversation. Peaceful setting, experienced staff EF Cambridge is housed in an attractive Victorian schoolhouse just a ten-minute bus ride from the medieval quads of the University of Cambridge. Our school's student facilities include lounges, computer labs, student cafeteria and free Wi-Fi throughout. The school's peaceful grounds feature a garden and patio, providing outdoor space for student barbecues. As a pioneer in EF's University Preparation Abroad programs, EF Cambridge offers highly experienced teaching staff who specialize in exam and university preparation.

Included in the program


Included in the program
 Welcome package and orientation meeting  Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons) University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (IELTS) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English)  Twin room in EF Homestay  Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals at weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $125 Round-trip transfer service $350  Single room in EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Twin room in EF Residence, self-catered (available for a supplement)

EF Cambridge: 221 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN. 10-minute bicycle ride from central Cambridge
Stonebridge Common Midsummer Common

Kings College Queens Green Queens College University of Cambridge Parkers Piece

Grafton Shopping Centre Coldhams Common Anglia Ruskin University EF Corporate Training

Program starting dates


 University Foundation Year/Academic English Year Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Year/Pre-PhD Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Sep 5  Academic English Semester/ Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Semester/Pre-PhD Semester 2013: Jan 4, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Sep 5  EF Diploma in Business & Management 2013: Aug 26; 2014: Aug 25

University Botanical Gardens

Cambridge Train Station Homerton College

Cambridge Golf Course

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North America
School system of North America Partner Institutions in North America Degree programs available at our partner institutions EF New York EF Boston EF San Francisco EF Atlanta EF Seattle EF Vancouver
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EF Boston

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EF Atlanta

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School system of North America


A degree from a North American university will give you a lifetime of rewards. With maximum flexibility, well help you select the best university to help you reach potential.

Education in North America Schooling is mandatory for all children aged six to 16. The academic calendar runs from September to June. Elementary, junior high and high school Elementary school typically runs from Grade 1 to Grade 6 (ages 6 to 12) and Grades 7 to 8 (ages 13-14) are spent at a junior high or middle school. Grades 9-12 (ages 15 to 18) are attended at a high school where students gain a deeper understanding of core subjects and choose elective classes in specific subjects. All students aiming for university must take either the SAT or ACT entrance examination. Community colleges Community colleges provide programs for high school graduates and are often used as a springboard to a four-year university degree. They have fewer admission requirements than four-year institutions and usually cost less. Students can take a two-year Associates degree and credits are transferable to a fouryear bachelors degree.

Bachelors degrees at university Undergraduate Bachelor's degrees in the United States and Canada are typically designed to be completed in four years of full-time study. International students must have an English level of at least TOEFL 550 PBT/ 213 CBT/ 81 IBT to be considered for entrance to university. Graduate degrees A Masters degree program lasts 18-months to two years; accelerated MBA programs last one year; and doctorates need additional study. Master degrees in Business often require a bachelors degree plus two years of managerial-level work experience. International students are required to have a TOEFL 550 PBT/ 213 CBT/ 81 IBT or higher English level.

North Americas top universities


Our students continually gain placement to North America's top 30 universities*. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. California Institute of Technology (USA) Harvard University (USA) Stanford University (USA) Princeton University (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) University of Chicago (USA) University of California Berkeley (USA) Yale University (USA) Columbia University (USA) University of California Los Angeles (USA) Johns Hopkins University (USA) University of Pennsylvania (USA) University of Michigan (USA) University of Toronto (CAN) Cornell University (USA) Carnegie Mellon University (USA) University of British Columbia (CAN) Duke University (USA) Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) University of Washington (USA) Northwestern University (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) McGill University (CAN) University of Texas at Austin (USA) University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA) University of California San Diego (USA) University of California Santa Barbara (USA) University of California Davis (USA) Washington University in St Louis (USA) University of Minnesota (USA)

*According to Times Higher Education, one of the world's leading higher education news publication.

The education system in North America


Elementary school Six years Elementary school begins at age 6 and typically finish elementary school at fifth or sixth grade  Years are called Grades  Prior to First Grade, children as young as five can enter kindergarten, which aims to prepare students for First Grade. Junior high school  Two or three years, depending on the school system  Also known as middle school High school Four years American students study and take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or the ACT (American College Test) required for most university admissions  At completion, students earn a nationally recognized high school diploma Community college T  wo years  Years are divided into semesters, trimesters or quarters  An Associates degree is awarded upon completion  Credits earned can be transferred to a four-year program, leaving only two or three years remaining for a bachelors degree University/College Four years  Years are divided into semesters, trimesters and quarters  A bachelors degree is awarded upon completion Students take general education subjects and specialist courses towards their major  Masters students can continue studying for a doctoral or PhD

Compulsory education

Elective education

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Partner institutions in North America


We've helped place students in some of the world's most respected institutions of higher learning, including some of the top universities in North America.
Guaranteed acceptance We have been helping students progress to university in North America for nearly 20 years and have long-standing relationships with a number of prestigious universities. Today we have over 60 partner institutions in North America. They have placed their trust in our programs and give EF applicants either guaranteed admission, or preferred consideration. Many provide students with benefits including fast-track application processing and conditional acceptance letters for visa purposes. Some also accept EFEnglish levels in lieu of an official TOEFLresult. Maximum choice and flexibility By pursuing higher education in the United States through University Preparation Abroad, you can take advantage of a wide selection of colleges and universities in North America. If you have not yet finished high school in your home country but want to study in North America, we recommend the EF Accelerated College Degree Program, saving you up to a year of tuition fees and living expenses. Our EF University Foundation Year can qualify you for most undergraduate degrees in North America and will guarantee your admission to one of our partner universities. If you plan to pursue a Masters degree or an MBA, enroll in our EF Pre-Masters or EF Pre-MBA Program and apply to any graduate school in the USA or Canada.

Top partner institutions

If youre interested in getting excellent English preparation we hope you will consider the EF University Preparation Abroad Programs. Weve welcomed many students to the University of Hartford from these programs and all have done extremely well within their university studies. The transition from English studies to university studies is easy and youll be assisted at each step of the process. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Hartford. Samuel N. Skinner Director of International Admissions, University of Hartford

Hult is one of the worlds leading business schools, with a global campus footprint spanning Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. Students can study in multiple locations during the program, giving them a unique perspective on the global economy. EF PreMasters and EF Pre-MBA graduates do very well at Hult, thanks to the excellent preparation they receive. Dr. Stephen Hodges President, Hult International Business School

Johnson and Wales University is pleased about the close partnership with EF University Preparation Abroad and is looking forward to welcoming students, after successful completion of their EF University Preparation Abroad Program. Scholarships are available at JWU for qualified EF undergraduates planning to attend one of our four campuses in Providence, North Miami, Denver, or Charlotte, NC. Wesley Roy Director of International Relations, Johnson & Wales University

San Francisco State University (SF State) offers over 100 major programs. SF State works very closely with EF. The University Preparation Program allows students to increase their English language proficiency and to prepare them for university admissions. SF State looks forward to having these excellent students from EF in the future. Patrice Mulholland Assistant Director of International Student Services and Recruitment, San Francisco State University

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University Preparation Abroad

Law/ Social Science

Media Studies

EF partner institutions in North America Art Institute of Vancouver (CAN) Art Institute of Vancouver Burnaby (CAN) Berkeley College (USA) British Columbia Institute of Technology Bunker Hill Community College (USA) California State University East Bay Capilano University (CAN) Centennial College (CAN) Colorado Mountain College (USA) College of the Desert (CAN) Columbia College (CAN) De Anza College (USA) Diablo Valley College (USA) Douglas College (CAN) Edmonds Community College (USA) El Camino College (USA) Everett Community College (USA) Farleigh Dickinson University (CAN) Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising (USA) Fisher College (USA) Foothill College (USA) Green River Community College (USA) Hult International Business School (USA) Iona College (CAN) Iowa State University (USA) Johnson and Wales University (USA) Kwantlen Polytechnic University (CAN) Laurentian University (CAN) Lewis University (USA) Loyalist College (CAN) Lynn University (USA) Manhattan College (USA) Manhattan Institute of Management (USA) Mercy College (USA) Miami-Dade Community College (USA) Middle Tennessee State University (USA) Midwestern State University (USA) Mira Costa College Montana State University (USA) Mount Ida College (USA) Newbury College (USA) New York Film Academy (USA) Niagara College (CAN) Northern Arizona University (USA) Oglethorpe University (USA) Orange Coast College (USA) Pace University (USA) Palomar College (USA) Peralta Colleges - Berkeley City College Peralta Colleges - College of Alameda Peralta Colleges - Laney College Peralta Colleges - Merritt College Pine Manor College (USA) Royal Roads University (CAN) Rider University (USA) San Francisco State University (USA) Santa Barbara Business College (USA) Santa Barbara City College (USA) Santa Monica College (USA) Seattle Central Community College (USA) Seneca College (CAN) Snow College (USA) South Puget Sound Community College (CAN) Southern New Hampshire University (USA) St Johns University (USA) Suffolk University (USA) The Evergreen State College (USA) The University of Findlay (USA) Thompson Rivers University (CAN) Troy University (USA) University of Canda West (USA) University of Hartford (USA) University of Indianapolis (USA) University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (USA) Vancouver Island University (USA) Wartburg College (USA) Washington College (USA)

MBA program

Accountancy/ Finance

Art & Design/ Music

Business/ Management

Mathematics

Degree programs available at our partner institutions

Undergraduate degree programs Humanities/ Languages Engineering Information Technology Economics Hospitality/ Tourism Education Applied Sciences Health/ Medicine

Masters Masters programs

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With EF, I learned completely differently than in my home country and I feel fully prepared for my future profession.
Caterina Ospina from Spain EF University Foundation Year

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EF International Language Center

www.ef.com/newyorkyear

New York

Academic Programs

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Accelerated College Degree Program (p. 20) Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Programs (p. 22)

America's largest metropolis is the world's trendsetter for all things entertainment, fashion and business related. Be a part of the intensity and the innovation that is New York by studying on our 25acre campus, set just 45 minutes outside Manhattan.
The best of both worlds EF New York allows you to have the best of both worlds a location that gives you access to the bright lights and entertainment of New York City, as well as the academic environment of a peaceful 25-acre wooded campus. With Manhattan just 45-minutes away, students often take the train into the city to enjoy incredible sightseeing opportunities. Enjoy the iconic status of the Statue of Liberty on her perch on the Hudson River or admire the towering heights of the Empire State Building as it soars 443 meters into the sky. In Midtown, stretch your legs along Fifth Avenue's 'Museum Mile', which contains some of the world's most valuable and inspiring art in the world. Sporty types will enjoy catching a baseball game at Yankee Stadium or a basketball game at Madison Square Garden. In New York, the possiblities are truly endless. Traditional leafy campus Our leafy New York campus is just a train ride away from central Manhattan. Its 25 acres of wooded land, beautiful brick buildings, tree-lined paths and views of the Hudson River make this traditional American school a prime location for learning English. Campus amenities include a university library, student lounges, cafeteria and movie auditorium. Active students can also choose to take advantage of the campus fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Nearby, the village of Tarrytown offers a quaint downtown area with student bars, restaurants and boutique shops.

 Welcome package and orientation meeting Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English and EF ACDP)  Twin room in an EF Homestay Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $130 Round-trip transfer service $260 Single room in an EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Single/Twin/Triple/Quad room on the EF New York campus, half board (available for a supplement)

Included in the program

EF New York: 100 Marymount Ave., Tarrytown, NY 10591. 45-minute train ride to Manhattan

Guggenheim Central Park 5th Avenue Empire State Building Broadway

EF New York

Rye River

Tarrytown
Hudson River

Wall Street

Yonkers Bronx
Columbia University LaGuardia Airport

Program starting dates


 Accelerated College Degree Program Year/ Academic English Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Jun 14, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Jun 13, Sep 5  Accelerated College Degree Program Semester/University Foundation Year & Semester/Academic English Semester/ Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Year & Semester 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Sep 5

Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan Jersey City


Newark Airport

Queens
East River

Long Island
JFK Airport

Statue of Liberty

Brooklyn Rockaway

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I'm happy with the results I gained in the friendly and professional atmosphere at EF. I especially appreciate my tutors for their advice and assistance with my application to MIT. With their support, I was able to find a full scholarship.
Sergey Nikolenko from Russia EF Pre-Master's Program

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University Preparation Abroad

EF International Language Center

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Boston

Academic Programs

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) University Transition Program (p. 19) Accelerated College Degree Program (p. 20) Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22)

Boston is America's oldest major city and the birthplace of American independence. This harbor city attracts students from around the world to its more than 50 universities, making it the nation's premier academic capital.
Americas premier student city Metropolitan Boston has more students than any other American city and is home to some of the country's most prestigous universites, such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Boston, you can live the life of a typical American student, joining people from across the country and around the world. The academic energy can be felt everywhere, from the bookshops and bars of Harvard Square to the trendy shops of Newbury Street. On weekends, stroll along the historic Freedom Trail, catch a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park or dine at Faneuil Hall. Historic campus on 17 acres EF Boston's stately brick building and sprawling 17-acre grounds provide a a truly authentic academic environment for students preparing for university abroad. Located in Locations_Text the student neighborhood of Brighton, the school is in close proximity to Boston College, Helvetiva Neue LT Com 75 Bold 5pt (Leading: 5pt) Colour Code: 7C7C7C Boston University and Suffolk University. The interior of our historic residential school Opacity 100% has been refurbished with the latest learning technology, with Wi-Fi access throughout, Area_Textprograms, student lounges and a bright cafeteria. We offer a wide range of preparation Helvetica Neue LT Com 45 Light 5pt (Leading 5pt) including the EF University Foundation Year, EF Pre-Masters and EF Pre-MBA Colour Code: Programs. 7C7C7C
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 Welcome package and orientation meeting  Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (TOEFL) excluding EF Academic English and ACDP Programs  Twin room in an EF Homestay Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $90 Round-trip transfer service $180 Single room in an EF Homestay, from $39/wk Single/Twin/Triple/Quad room on the EF Boston campus, half board (available for a supplement)

Included in the program

EF Boston: 204 Lake St., Brighton, MA, 02135 15-minute bus ride from downtown Boston
Somerville
Oakley Country Club Harvard University

Arlington

Tuft University

Strawberry Hill

Cambridge
Watertown Square Harvard Business School Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Program starting dates


 University Foundation Year & Semester/Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Year & Semester/Accelerated College Degree Program Year/Academic English Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Sep 5  Accelerated College Degree Program Semester/ Academic English Semester 2013: Jan 4, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Sep 5

EF Boston

Baseball Field Emmanuel College

er Riv rles Cha Back Bay

Quincy Market

Beac

Newton Golf Course

Boston College

Museum of Fine Arts Northeastern University

Chestnut Hill Mall

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My courses helped me prepare for university study. The staff at EF offered great advice on academic essays and how to build a portfolio so that I could apply to my ideal university.
Vania Lam from China EF University Foundation Year

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University Preparation Abroad

EF International Language Center

www.ef.com/sanfranciscoyear

San Francisco

Academic Programs

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Accelerated College Degree Program (p. 20) Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22)

San Franciscos signature hilly streets, sweeping pacific views and eclectic neighborhoods have made it a top American destination for international students. Our school in the famed Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood puts you in the heart of it all.

Immerse yourself in sunshine Welcome to San Francisco, where you can enjoy the bustle of a cosmopolitan city just minutes from the Pacific Ocean's most beautiful scenery, including the towering redwood forest of Muir Woods National Monument or the panoramic views of Golden Additional features available Gate National Park. On weekends, explore the historic Alcatraz Island penitentiary or  Arrival transfer service $65 Round-trip transfer service $110 take a road trip along the famous Highway 1 as it winds along California's coastline.  Single room in EF Homestay, from $39/wk There are plenty of activities and events to keep you entertained in your spare time  Single/Twin/Triple room in EF Residence with breakfast SAN FRANCISCO including film and music festivals, sports, museums and gallery exhibitions. 65x65mm (available for a supplement) Study with the best facilities San Francisco was recently named the top large city for College students by the American Institute for Economic Research, and EF University Preparation Abroad is ideally located in the citys famous Fishermans Wharf area. With a wide range of preparation programs, our school is a prime location for whatever you wish to pursue. The school has a student lounge with a TV, a pool table, Wi-Fi and more, while the classrooms offer views of the famous San Francisco cable cars and the stunning Golden Gate Bridge. Partner universities nearby include San Francisco State University and CSU East Bay.

 Welcome package and orientation meeting  Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (TOEFL) excluding E  One external English exam (TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English and ACDP)  Twin room in an EF Homestay Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test)

Included in the program

EF San Francisco: 2748 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94109. Fishermans Wharf location at cable-car stop
Alcatraz Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Bay

Fishermans Wharf Palace of Fine Arts

Pier 39

EF San Francisco
Lombard Street

Program starting dates


 University Foundation Year/Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 13, Sep 5  University Foundation Semester/ Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Semester/Academic English Year & Semester/Accelerated College Degree Program Year & Semester 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Jun 14, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Jun 13, Sep 5
The Presidio
The Fillmore

Chinatown

Financial District
Union Square Market Street

University of San Francisco

Painted Sisters Haight-Ashbury Castro Street

Golden Gate Park

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I came here to learn English and my experience has been very rewarding. Before my language skills were very basic and now I do very well well and my confidence has really improved."
Takumi Nishida from Japan EF University Preparation Abroad

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EF International Language Center

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Atlanta

Academic Programs
Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) University Transition Program (p. 19)

Atlanta sparkles as a jewel of the American south and one of the nation's most spirited cities. EF's newest school on the campus of Oglethorpe University offers a top-rate environment for university preparation.
Southern charm Discover southern hospitality at its finest in Atlanta, a world-class city in America's south whose explosive growth has made it a powerful business and entertainment hub. Tour the global headquarters of CNN and Coca-Cola for a behind-the-scenes look at their operations or admire marine wildlife at the Georgia Aquarium. Take a break from the hustle of city life on a stroll through Piedmont Park, which hosts open-air movie screenings, music concerts and festivals all summer long. Leafy campus Things are heating up in Atlanta, where EF's newest school is set on the leafy campus of Oglethorpe University, near the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood. The school's Gothic architecture and stately buildings invite you to share in the life of the university, offering many modern amenities, including a student lounge, library, modern computer labs and sports facilities. After class, catch up with your friends at one of the many cafs and restaurants nearby.
ATLANTA 65x65mm

 Welcome package and orientation meeting  Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (TOEFL) excluding E  One external English exam (TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English and ACDP)  Twin room in an EF Homestay Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $70 Round-trip transfer service $140  Single room in EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Single/Twin room in EF Residence, with full board Mon-Fri (available for a supplement)

Included in the program

EF Atlanta: 4484 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30319 Sandy Springs Located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta Chattahoochee River
Oglethorpe University Chastain Park
Brookhaven Kingswood

EF Atlanta
DekalbPeachtree Airport

Mercer University in Atlanta

Atlanta History Center Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Buckhead

The Miami Circle

Program starting dates


 University Foundation Year/Academic English Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 13, Sep 5  University Foundation Semester/Academic English Semester 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, June 14, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 13, June 13, Sep 5  University Transition Program Year & Semester 2013: Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Sep 5

Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta Opera

Emory University

Atlanta Botanical Garden Georgia Tech Centennial Park Area Atlanta University
West End Virginia-Highland Decatur Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site CNN Center East Atlanta Village Atlanta Cyclorama

Turner Field

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EF International Language Center

Seattle
www.ef.com/seattleyear

Academic Programs

EF Academic English Program (p. 12) EF Accelerated College Degree Program (p. 20)

Our school on the campus of Evergreen State College blends the spectacular natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with Seattle's cool urban style. Study here and discover the dynamic energy of one of America's favorite cities.
Natural paradise Our school at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington gives you the best of two Pacific Northwest cities. On campus in Olympia, experience a cutting-edge music scene, coffee houses and farmers markets. Hike through the Olympia National Park or try salmon fishing in the local rivers. In Seattle, about an hour from campus, discover the hundred-year-old Pike Place Market for fresh produce and street performances or climb the 605-foot tall Space Needle for an aerial view of the harbor. An excellent teaching faculty and individual attention account for the high student satisfaction rates reported from EF University Preparation Abroad students year on year. Outstanding facilities Experience American college life at Evergreen State College in Olympia, where EF is celebrating over 25 years of instruction on campus. The campus features large green quads and stately academic buildings. An excellent teaching faculty and individualized attention account for the high number of students who return year after year. Sports facilities are also available where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or take advantage of the climbing center, tennis courts, weight room and football fields.

 Welcome package and orientation meeting  Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  Twin room in an EF Homestay Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $110 Round-trip transfer service $190  Single room in EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Twin room on the EF Campus, full board Monday to Friday (available for a supplement)

Included in the program

EF Seattle: Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, 98505. Located one-hour from Seattle by car
Puget Sound University of Washington Scenic Beach State Park Space Needle Bellevue

Olympic National Forest

Bremerton
Lake Cushman

Seattle

Mercer Island Seattle Tacoma Intl Airport

Kitsap Peninsula
Vashon Island

Program starting dates


 Accelerated College Degree Program Year & Semester/ Academic English Year & Semester 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Jun 14, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Jun 13, Sep 5
Point Deance Park

Mason
Harstine Island

Auburn
Lake Tapps

Tacoma
Pacic Coast Highway

EF Seattle
Fort Lewis Evergreen State College

Graham Mt. Rainier National Park

Olympia

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EF International Language Center

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Vancouver

Academic Programs

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Accelerated College Degree Program (p. 20)

Our modern and stylish school sits in the heart of Vancouver's vibrant student district. This city's sparkling waterfront and innovative culture creates a truly inspiring place to study and seek higher education.
Study Canadian style Vancouver the city of style on the scenic West Coast of Canada, and a place where you can snowboard, hike and golf, all on the same day. Familiarize yourself with the posh boutiques and cafs of Gastown, shop on prestigious Robson Street and admire the citys avant-garde art galleries. You will have plenty of time to enjoy winter sports in the nearby mountains or for something truly unique, venture to the beach for salmon fishing and kayaking. Superb facilities & location EF Vancouver has been remodeled to offer a state-of-the-art learning environment. Enjoy our relaxing student lounge, two spacious computer rooms and plenty of cafs and restaurants nearby. You will soon discover the many universities based nearby, making it easy to continue studying in the area after your program has ended. After class, take advantage of the schools top location at the doorstep of many museums and easily connected to public transport.

 Welcome package and orientation meeting Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English and ACDP)  Twin room in an EF Homestay Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $80 Round-trip transfer service $160  Single room in EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Single/Twin room in EF Residence. Breakfast only or self catered (available for a supplement)

Included in the program

EF Vancouver: 929 Granville St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1L3 Near to the marina and a short walk the center

Stanley Park

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Harbour
Second Beach Vancouver Water Airport

Program starting dates


 University Foundation Year & Semester/Academic English Year/Accelerated College Degree Program Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Sep 5  Accelerated College Degree Program Semester/ Academic English Semester 2013: Jan 4, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Sep 5

English Bay
Sunset Beach Museum of Vancouver Kits Beach

Nelson Park

Vancouver Art Gallery

EF Vancouver
BC Place Stadium Vancouver Aquatic Center University of Art & Design Charleston Park

Science World

Vancouver Pacic Central

City Hall

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Australia & Singapore


School system of Australia Partner Institutions in Australia EF Sydney School system of Singapore EF Singapore 51 52 53 54 55

EF University Preparation Abroad

EF Singapore

EF Sydney

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School system of Australia


Build valuable skills and credentials by studying in Australia, an increasingly popular study destination that welcomes students from around the globe.

Primary and secondary school Education in Australia is compulsory for ten years, but university-bound students study for twelve. Australian students study from Grade 1 to Grade 10. The curriculum is nationalized across Australia with students learning core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education. At the end of Grade 10, students sit their School Certificate examinations. They can then choose to leave school and enter the workforce, attend a vocational school or continue studying for two more years to complete their Year 12 Certificate, required for university studies. Bachelors degrees Upon completion of their Year 12 Certificate, students usually undertake a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program for three years, although some degrees take four or five years to complete. International students must demonstrate fluency in English and the equivalent of the Year 12 Certificate from their own country to enter university. Alternatively, students can take an EF University Foundation Year and progress directly to a degree program at one of our partner universities. The entrance requirement for international students is normally an English level of at least IELTS 6.0.

Postgraduate degrees Postgraduate programs are offered in Australia for Masters degrees in the Arts (MA), Sciences (MSc), Business Administration (MBA) and Doctorate degrees (PhD). Masters programs generally last for one or two years. Doctorate programs usually require four to five years of additional advanced study. Candidates for an MBA degree will need at least two years of managerial level work experience in addition to a bachelors degree. The entrance requirement for international students is normally an English level of at least IELTS 6.5. Alternatively, international students can attend EFs Pre-Masters or Pre-MBA Program and progress directly to one of our partner universities.

Australias top universities


Our students continually gain placement to Australia's top 20 universities*. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. University of Melbourne Australian National University University of Sydney University of Queensland Australia Monash University University of New South Wales University of Western Australia University of Adelaide Macquarie University University of Wollongong University of Newcastle Queensland University of Technology Charles Darwin University University of Tasmania Curtin University Deakin University Flinders University Griffith University La Trobe University University of South Australia

*According to Times Higher Education, the UK's leading higher education news publication.

The education system in Australia


Primary school  Six years  Years are called Grades Curriculum is nationalized across Australia  Students learn English, mathematics, science and languages Secondary school Four years  Grade 7 to Grade 10  Students choose an academic or vocational path  All students prepare and sit for their School Certificate exams Year 12 certificate Two years Students follow academic subjects to prepare for university entrance  In the second year, students take Year 12 Certificate University Three to five years   Years are divided into three terms  Students take program subjects in their degree area and sit final exams  Bachelors degree is awarded upon completion  Students can opt to study for one more year and earn an Honours degree Postgraduate studies  One to two years Students must complete coursework, write a Masters thesis and sit final exams  Masters degree or MBA is awarded upon completion Masters students can continue studying for a doctoral or PhD degree

Compulsory education

Elective education

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Partner institutions in Australia


Successful completion of an EF University Preparation Abroad Program guarantees you acceptance at one of our partner institutions around the world.
Partner institutions We have been helping students progress to university for more than 40 years and have developed long-standing relationships with a number of prestigious institutions in Australia. These partners have placed their trust in our preparation programs and give EF University Preparation Abroad students either guaranteed admission or preferred consideration. To streamline the application process, some of our partner universities accept successful EF University Preparation Abroad graduates without IELTS/TOEFL scores. Apply to any university in Australia EF University Preparation Abroad programs prepare you for entrance to virtually any bachelors or postgraduate degree program in Australia. Your EF University Pathway Manager will help you determine your best university options and will assist you with applications to any institution in Australia.

Top partner institutions

Bond University Bond Universitys personalized approach to education, combined with its focus on industry relevance, sets it apart from other Australian universities. We schedule three semesters per year which means students can complete a bachelors degree in two years and a Masters degree in one year. We welcome EF University Preparation Abroad students to our programs, with direct pathways into the University from EF University Foundation Year and EF Pre-Masters and EF Pre-MBA Programs. Brett Walker General Manager Strategic Partnerships, Bond University, CRICOS provider number: 00017B

University of Wollongong UOW is a leading Australian university, placed in the top 2% of universities in the world by its performance in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, The Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings for 2010. EF students are welcome to join our vibrant international community, via our direct-entry agreement for EF University Foundation Year, Pre-Masters and Pre-MBA students. Peter Day Manager, International Marketing & Admissions, University of Wollongong, CRICOS provider number : 00102E

Law/ Social Science

Media Studies

EFpartner institutions in Australia Australian School of Tourism & Hotel Mgmt Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts Blue Mountains Hotel School Bond University Canning College Curtin International College James Cook University Kingston International College La Trobe University/ACN Macquarie University Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Queensland Inst. of Business & Technology Southern Australia Inst. of Business & Tech. Perth Institute of Business & Technology Sydney Institute of Business & Technology University of Ballarat at AMIMelbourne University of Western Sydney William Blue Intl Hotel Management School Williams Business College Wollongong University College

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University Preparation Abroad

MBA program

Accountancy/ Finance

Art & Design/ Music

Business/ Management

Mathematics

Humanities/ Languages

Engineering

Information Technology

Economics

Hospitality/ Tourism

Education

Masters programs

Applied Sciences

Health/ Medicine

Degree programs available at our partner institutions

Undergraduate degree programs

Masters

EF International Language Center

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Sydney

Academic programs

Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15) Pre-Masters & Pre-MBA Program (p. 22)

Australia's most sophisticated city blends spectacular natural beauty with the fun-loving and adventurous spirit of its locals. EF's school just five minutes from the Sydney Opera House provides an ideal learning environment for international students.
Discover life down under Sydney is Australia's largest metropolis and has been the center of Australian life and culture since its founding as a British colony over 200 years ago. Today, it has evolved into a dynamic South Pacific powerhouse, being both a resilient economic hub, as well as one of the world's most beautiful harbor cities. The fun-loving and open spirit of the locals is known the world over, making it a perfect location for international students seeking authentic interaction with native-speakers. Explore its many beautiful beaches, including Manly and Bondi, where fantastic surf make conditions ideal for all types of watersports including surfing, paragliding and sailing. Enjoy breathtaking views of the citys harbor and skyline, flanked by the white sails of the Opera House. On weekends, get adventurous with a visit to the Australian Wildlife Park or snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. Studying in Sydney EF Sydney is situated downtown, literally steps from the Sydney Opera House and the dozens of cafes, bars and restaurants of the historic Rocks District. Housed in a heritage building, EF's classrooms are equipped with latest iPads and high-tech, flat-screen computers. With EF University Preparation Abroad, you have many options to progress to a nearby university with preferred consideration from one of our partner institutions such as the University of Western Sydney, La Trobe University or Wollongong University. If you're interested in exploring more of Australia, we are eager to help you apply to one of our many partners outside Sydney.
Program starting dates
 Unversity Foundation Year/ Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA Year 2013: Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Apr 11, Sep 5  Pre-Master's & Pre-MBA Semester 2013: Jan 4, Jun 14 2014: Jan 3, Jun 13  Academic English Year & Semester 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Jun 14, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Jun 13, Sep 5

 Welcome package and orientation meeting  Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (IELTS) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English)  Twin room in an EF Homestay Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $115 Round-trip transfer service $230  Single room in EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Single/Twin room in EF Residence, with a range of meal plans available (available for a supplement)

Included in the program

EF Sydney: 5-7 Young St. Sydney, NSW 2000 At Circular Quay, near the Harbor
Harbour Bridge

Sydney Opera House

Observatory Park Museum of Contemporary Art

Circular Quay
Ferry to Manly Beach

Government House

EF Sydney
Lang Park

Circular Quay Train Station Museum of Sydney

Botanical gardens

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School system of Singapore


Experience the excitement of Singapore, the educational hub for international students preparing for university in an English-speaking country.
Schooling in Singapore Education in Singapore is mandatory for ten years, although university-bound students study for thirteen. Classes are taught in English and the academic year runs from July to April. Primary and secondary school Primary and secondary education lasts for ten years and is compulsory. At the end of Grade 10 students sit the GCE O-level or GCE N-level examinations. Students who complete secondary education may proceed to pre-university education at the Junior Colleges, pursue certificate or diploma studies at one of the Polytechnics, or leave school and enter the workforce. In the Singaporean education system, pre-university education lasts for three years. These three years will prepare students for the GCE A-level examinations. Bachelors degrees Upon completion of GCE A-levels, students may undertake a bachelors degree at one of Singapores public or private universities, which is obtained after three to five years of study. Bachelors degrees in Engineering, Dentistry, Law, Building, Real Estate, Music and Architecture require four years, while Medicine requires five. The minimum English requirement for entry to a bachelors degree is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Postgraduate degrees A Masters degree in Singapore can be obtained after completing one to three years of postgraduate study. The education requirement for students wishing to complete a Masters degree is a bachelors degree or equivalent, and the standard English language requirement is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Doctorate degrees are awarded after an additional two years of study.

EF Partners in Singapore
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Curtin University Singapore James Cook University Kings International Business School Marketing Institute of Singapore Melior International College University of Nevada Las Vegas, Singapore PSB Academy

The education system in Singapore


Primary school
 Six years  A four-year foundation stage and a two-year orientation stage  After Grade Six, students must take an exit examination (the Primary School Leaving Examination) to progress to secondary school

Secondary school
Four years  Special, Express, Normal Academic or Normal Technical paths  Students prepare for and sit the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-level examinations or GCE N-level examinations

Junior college
 Three years  Pre-university education  Students prepare for, and sit the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level examinations

University
 Three to five years depending on subject  Admission in on the basis of Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level results or other examination of equivalent standing  Bachelors degree is awarded upon completion

Postgraduate studies
 One to three years  Students must complete coursework, write a Masters thesis and sit final exams  Masters or MBA degree is awarded upon completion  Masters students can continue studying for an additional two years to complete a Doctoral degree

Compulsory education

Elective education

Law/ Social Science

Media Studies

EFpartner institutions in Singapore Curtin University Singapore James Cook University Kings International Business School Marketing Institute of Singapore Melior International College University of Nevada Las Vegas, Singapore PSB Academy

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University Preparation Abroad

MBA program

Accountancy/ Finance

Art & Design/ Music

Business/ Management

Mathematics

Humanities/ Languages

Engineering

Information Technology

Economics

Hospitality/ Tourism

Education

Masters programs

Applied Sciences

Degree programs available at our partner institutions

Undergraduate degree programs


Health/ Medicine

Masters

EF International Language Center

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Singapore

Academic programs
Academic English Program (p. 12) University Foundation Year (p. 15)

Singapores thoroughly modern skyline and medley of international influences creates the perfect backdrop for English language studies. Study here and experience the energy of one of Asia's hottest capitals.
Modern city Singapore City is an energetic island encapsulating the best of the Eastern and Western cultures. Its impressive skyline is dominated by both towering skyscrapers as well as traditional temples. For superior shopping malls and eateries, stroll down Orchard Road, the city's main shopping district, or head to Clarke Quay, a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare along the harbor. For excitement, take to the sky in a giant observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer, and experience remarkable scenes of the citys skyline including the magnificent Marina Bay and its colorful skyscrapers. Escape to nearby Sentosa Island for the thrill of theme park attractions and the beauty of its tropical rain forests and golden sand beaches. Learn and live the modern way EF Singapore is in a brand new building situated in the heart of the city, just five minutes from the attractions at Clarke Quay. Facilities include bright airconditioned classrooms, student lounges and a sunny rooftop terrace. After class, enjoy some of the fun amenities of the school, including table tennis, foosball, Nintendo Wii. After completing the EF University Foundation Year Program, students can continue their university degree in the UK, USA, Canada or Australia through EFs network of partner universities. Students may also choose to stay in Singapore and complete their degree at one of the local universities.
Program starting dates
 University Foundation Year 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Sep 5  Academic English Year & Semester 2013: Jan 4, Apr 12, Jun 14, Sep 6 2014: Jan 3, Apr 11, Jun 13, Sep 5

 Welcome package and orientation meeting  Weekly schedule of lessons (40-minute lessons)  University placement guaranteed Visits to universities and prospective student exhibitions  University preparation and counseling with a personal EF University Pathway Manager  Assistance with university application materials  One external English exam (IELTS/TOEFL) for all programs (excluding EF Academic English)  Twin room in an EF Homestay Breakfast & dinner Monday-Friday, all meals on weekends Language fluency and progress tests  EF course diploma and transcript  EFCELT Report (EF Cambridge English Level Test) Additional features available  Arrival transfer service $50 Round-trip transfer service $100  Single room in EF Homestay, from $39/wk  Single/Twin/Triple/Quad room in EF Residence, with a range of meal plans available (available for a supplement)

Included in the program

EF Singapore: 15 Carpenter St. Singapore 059904 Conveniently located in the city center

Little India
Far East Plaza Orchard Road Rafes Great World City Clarke Quay Pearls Hill City Park Tiong Bahru Park College of Medicine Esplanade Singapore Theatre Flyer

EF Singapore
Chinatown Marina South City Park

Mount Faber Park

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Pulau Brani

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Learn a language at any age

More EF programs
Join students from more than 100 countries, who choose to learn languages abroad, experience cultures and prepare for international careers.

EF Academic Year Abroad


For students and adults aged 17 and above. Achieve first-class language credentials, academic knowledge and immerse yourself in another culture through our six or nine-month EF Academic Year Abroad programs. Study at one of our EF International Language Centers in 40 destinations worldwide. First, youll perfect your language skills, then study the academic subjects that interest to you. Youll return home with excellent language proficiency, friends from around the world and memories to last a lifetime. Our wide range of six and nine-month programs are carefully structured to give you an in depth understanding of your chosen language and enable you to use it in an academic or professional context. Our unique collaboration with the University of Cambridge means you experience the best methods to improve language learning. Furthermore, youll be taught by experienced teachers using our exclusive teaching method, the EF Efekta System. Youll acquire language skills through discussions, written exercises, group work and sessions in our interactive online learning labs (iLabs). Proof of language proficiency is key - in fact over 90% of EF Academic Year Abroad students take an internationally recognized language exam including Cambridge Exams, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, DELF or DELE. www.ef.com/year

EF Language Courses Abroad


For students aged 16 and above. Courses start every Monday in almost 40 exciting cities around the world. Youre never too old or too young to start learning. Intensive English for Business Our EF Intensive English for Business will give you the tools and knowledge needed for success in the corporate world, while achieving an understanding of business principles. EF Internship with language studies An EF Internship combines a four to eight week internship with an EF language course. If you want a more in-depth experience, we offer the EF Internship Plus Program, 12 weeks of language study and 12 weeks of Internship. Learning guarantee We are so confident that your learning will be faster with EFs Efekta Learning System that we actually guarantee your language progress. If you attend all your classes at your EF school and do all the assignments set by your EF teachers, we guarantee you will advance one learning level every eight weeks (more weeks for higher levels). If you do not, you will study with EF for free until you do! www.ef.com/schools

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University Preparation Abroad

EF International Academy
For students aged 14 to 19. Prepare for the A-levels or International Baccalaureate diploma at EFs private international high schools worldwide. EFs private high schools in New York, Oxford, Torbay, Brisbane and Vancouver offer various programs, including two-year A-levels, EF International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and preparation programs. For ages 14-19. www.ef.com/academy

Hult International Business School


For university students and professionals. Study abroad and earn a US Bachelors, MBA or Masters degree at one of the world's top business schools. American-style university education Earn a US accredited, four-year Bachelors degree in Business, Communications or International Relations at Hult International Business School in London. Hults world-class faculty and exceptional curriculum has earned it top rankings, making it the 23rd best business school in the US and 44th in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Hult is also listed among the Top 1% best business schools worldwide by the Financial Times. Accelerate your career Jump-start your career with a Masters degree in International Business, Marketing Communications, Finance, Digital Marketing or International Relations. Talented business professionals with at least three years of work experience may also apply to Hults accelerated one-year MBA program. Take advantage of Hults unique Global Rotation program and study at a combination of their campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai or Shanghai. For more information email postgraduate@hult.edu or apply online. www.hult.edu

EF Language Courses Abroad


For adults and professionals aged 25 and above. Looking for a smart way to spend your vacation? Maximize your time off by mixing language studies, networking and career development with an active free time program. Courses start every Monday with flexible length between two to 52 weeks. www.ef.com/schools

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Enrollment form
Please complete this form in block letters and mail or fax it to your EF University Preparation Abroad representative or the representative listed on the back of this brochure. Please include the enrollment fee, cancellation protection fee and courier fees (if needed) along with the documents indicated in the checklist below. If you have any questions, please email ef.admissions@ef.com. Personal information
Male Female
San Francisco Cambridge Vancouver Singapore Singapore Singapore New York

Choose your program and study location

Family Name_____________________________________________________
London

Atlanta

Home Address____________________________________________________ City______________________________ Postal Code_____________________ Country__________________________________________________________ Telephone________________________________________________________ Fax_____________________________________________________________ Email____________________________________________________________ Email address to send invoice to_____________________________________ Date of Birth (day/month/year)_______________________________________ Do you smoke? Do you have any existing medical conditions/allergies? Yes Yes No No

EF UFY Year (9 months) EF UFY Semester (6 months) EF ACDP Year (9 months) EF ACDP Semester (6 months) EF Diploma in Business & Management EF University Transition Program EF Pre-Masters or EF Pre-MBA Year (9 months) EF Pre-Masters or EF Pre-MBA Semester (6 months)

Seattle

Oxford

Preparation programs

San Francisco

Cambridge

London

Atlanta

Special dietary requirements? (halal, vegetarian, food allergies, etc): ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

EF Academic English Programs (long-term) Academic English Intensive Year (9-month) Academic English General Year (9-month) Academic English Intensive Semester (6-month) Academic English General Semester (6-month) EF Academic English Course (short term) Please indicate the number of weeks desired:

Current/previous education
School Name_____________________________________________________ School Address___________________________________________________ University/career choice (if known)___________________________________

Seattle

Oxford

English language programs

Vancouver

New York

London

Atlanta

Program starting date (day/month/year):______________________________ Program length:___________________________________________________ Agent name:_____________________________________________________

EF Homestay (shared room) EF Homestay (single room) EF Residence (shared room) EF Residence (single room)

EF Travel Services (an additional fee will be charged)


Do you wish to take the Erika travel insurance policy? Do you wish for us to arrange your onward transfer from your arrival airport to your school or host family? Yes Yes

Document checklist
 A copy of your passport  Transcript from your school (in English)   Reference from high school/university  Statement of purpose including reasons for studying overseas, academic goals, chosen degree program and professional goals International English exam certificate (IELTS/TOEFL etc) or EF University  Preparation Abroad English language test Proof of alternative insurance policy (if not taking the Erika Insurance  Ltd. policy)

Undertaking
I authorize EF University Preparation Abroad to take appropriate action in the event of a medical emergency. I have read and agreed to the conditions outlined on the opposite page. The signature below of a parent/guardian will also constitute their consent for the student to participate in all EF University Preparation Abroad Programs, including all activities and excursions offered.

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Signature of applicant Date

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Signature of parent or guardian (if student is under 21) Date

Erika Travel Insurance


You cant do anything to prevent an unexpected storm from closing the airport, but you can help cover your program investment. To ensure the best travel experience, we recommend that students buy insurance. Take advantage of our comprehensive package offered through Erika Travel Insurance, with its favourable premiums, 24-hour emergency assistance and tailor-made coverage for EF students, including coverage for medical expenses, refunds in case of illness and property loss coverage.

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Seattle

Oxford

Accommodation

Sydney

Boston

Program information

San Francisco

Cambridge

Sydney

Boston

If yes, please specify:______________________________________________

Vancouver

New York

Sydney

Boston

First Name(s)_____________________________________________________

Terms & conditions


Who may apply? EF University Preparation Abroad programs are open to students above the age of 16. How To Enroll Students may enroll by phone, online, by mail, at an EF office or with an EF representative. Please complete the Enrollment Form on the opposite page, choosing your program center and accommodation type and send by mail or in to person to your local EF representative along with the non-refundable Enrollment Fee of $250, and the non-refundable Cancellation Protection Fee of $100. Programs fill up quickly, so we advise you to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you get into the EF International Language Center of your choice. Please note: If you are enrolling in a program that begins within 30 days, please send the Enrollment Form, Enrollment Fee, Cancellation Protection Fee, Course Fee, an additional non-refundable Courier Fee of $80 may be charged in order to expedite enrollment. Whats Included in the Program Fee? Programs, accommodation and meal plans vary by EF school, please check the detailed list on specific destination pages. In addition, at least one external English examination (IELTS/ TOEFL) is included in all programs except Academic English Courses, and the Accelerated College Degree Program. A limited number of university applications are included in all programs except Academic English Courses. For more information, contact your local EF Office or representative. Whats Not Included in the Program Fee? Enrollment/administration fee, EF Course Books, travel from home country to EF International Language Center (unless otherwise specified), transfer from airport to accommodation, transportation to and from the EF International Language Center, Internet/Wi-Fi in homestay or residence is not guaranteed, Meals and snacks outside of above specified meal plan, some activities and most excursions require a participation fee. Commission of transaction paid for by credit card is not included in the program fee. Validity of Brochure Fees The prices published in this brochure are based upon currency exchange rates in effect at the time of writing [5 August 2012]. They are therefore subject to change, up to 30 days before departure. The prices in this brochure are valid until 30 September 2013. Payment Terms and Deadlines Full payment is due 30 days prior to program start date. For all programs an Enrollment Fee, equivalent to US$ 250, is payable upon application received at the EF office. For admissions directly on the EF University Preparation Abroad Program full payment is due 30 days prior to program start. For admissions on an EF English language course (Part A course) of 12 weeks or more prior to an EF University Preparation Abroad Program, a deposit equivalent to US$ 3000 is payable 30 days prior to course start. The remainder of the EF University Preparation Abroad Program fee is due 30 days before program commencement date. For admissions on an EF English language course (Part A course) of 12 weeks or less prior to an EF University Preparation Abroad Program, full payment for the program is due 30 days prior to the start date of the EF English language course. If any fees become overdue, EF University Preparation Abroad reserves the right to suspend or cancel tuition and to charge 2% interest on the balance per month or part thereof. Methods of Payment The Course Fee must be paid to by any of the following means: 1. To the local EF office or representative 2. By credit card 3. By Bank trasfer to the following account: Account Holder: EF Language Colleges Ltd Account Holder Address: Haldenstrasse 4 6006 Luzern Switzerland Bank Name: Credit Suisse Bank Address: Schwanenplatz 8 6004 Luzern Switzerland IBAN: CH25 0483 5030 3195 2200 2 BIC/SWIFT: CRESCHZZ80A Clearing Number: 4835 Payment Plan As soon as we receive your Enrollment Form with your Enrollment Fee, we will send confirmation of your acceptance, along with an initial invoice detailing the payment due. A final invoice will be sent requiring the remaining balance, which is due at least 60 days prior to your program start date. If final payment is not received prior to the start of the program, EF reserves the right to charge a late payment fee for any amounts overdue. Cancellation and Refund Policy All cancellations and terminations should be made in writing to your nearest EF office, EF local representative or EF Center Director. In all cases the Enrollment Fee, the Courier Fee and the Cancellation Insurance premium (see below) are non-refundable. Cancellations The Program Fee shown with each EF International Language Center description in this brochure comprises two elements: the Tuition Fee* for tuition and the Student Services Fee, which includes accommodation. The Tuition Fee is fully refundable if you cancel more than 14 days prior program start. Additional refunds will be made from the Student Services Fee and Accommodation Package as follows:  If you cancel 60 days or more before the start of the program you will receive a full refund, except for the Enrollment Fee, the Courier Fee, and the Cancellation Protection Fee and the Program Deposit. The Program Deposit will be refunded if your visa application is denied.  If you cancel less than 60 days prior to departure EF will retain 40% of the Student Services and Accommodation Fee (max. $500 for USA EF International Language Centers, for all other EF International Language Centers max. $1000) to cover the cost of prepaid accommodation and services. Late cancellations should be done in writing, before 5 p.m. (Central European Time) on the Friday prior to your program begin date to avoid an additional $250 for waiting time in the case that you have booked a transfer. Students who do not show up for the program are also liable for up to $2,500 of the program fee. For all programs in the United States: Same Day Cancellation Prior to the Start of Class: If you are accepted by EF and enter the United States on an I-20 obtained through EF and subsequently cancel prior to the start of scheduled classes, or never attends classes, EF may retain: All the tuition charges for up to six weeks, any actual housing costs incurred by EF and a maximum total of $500 for nonrefundable charges, including any application/registration fee, courier fees, travel and cancellation insurance, and housing administration fees. *Tuition fees by program: 9 month EF Academic English Program, EF ACDP, EF University Foundation Year, EF Diploma in Business and Management, Diploma in Engineering, EF Pre-Masters and EF Pre-MBA Programs, Pre-PhD Program and University Transition Program:  USD3500 for 9 month program  USD2300 for a 6 month program Academic English program - less than 9 months  50% of total program fee. ** Student Services Fee that maybe retained (for non-US schools) 9-month Academic English Program, ACDP, University Foundation Year, Diploma in Business and Management, Pre Masters and Pre-MBA Programs & University Diplomas at Hult and University Transition Program  Up to USD1500 Academic English Program (less than 9 months)  40% of the Student Services Fee For US schools the maximum amount of total fees that will be retained is USD500. ***Late cancellation and No Show Fees (for non-US schools) 9 month Academic English Program, ACDP, University Foundation Year, Diploma in Business and Management, Pre-Masters and Pre-MBA programs and University Diplomas at Hult and University Transition Program.  Up to USD1,500 Academic English Program (less than 9 months)  Up to 4 weeks of the program fee For US schools the maximum amount of total fees that will be retained is USD500. For all programs In the event that the World Health Organization (WHO), or an international governmental health authority issues a countryspecific travel warning or forbids travel, EF students have the right to postpone or re-book travel within 365 days. If students wish to cancel, the above stated cancellation rules apply. Late Arrivals, Absences, Changes No refund will be granted if you arrive late, or are absent during your program. Periods of absence may not be made up with free extension of the program. If a student fails to maintain 80 to 90% attendance, EF will not be able to issue any program certificate or diploma. In the case a student behaves inappropriately in any manner to EF staff, host family, or other students, he or she may be asked to leave the program. In such circumstances there is no refund due. The same applies to those involved in any illegal activities. EF University Preparation Abroad will consider, at its discretion, a partial refund in cases where there is evidential proof of exceptional and extenuating circumstances. Withdrawals All withdrawals need to be made in writing to EF. If you wish to withdraw from your program after arrival at the EF International Language Center, you must inform the EF School Director and sign a copy of the program change notification form. This is your proof of your withdrawal, so please keep until you have received your refund. Refunds can only be made by the EF office or representative where the program fees were paid, and EF will process all refunds within 45 days of receipt of written notification. For all programs in the U.S.: If you wish to withdraw from your program after arrival at the EF International Language Center and before the mid-point of your program, EF will keep all fees for the first 4 weeks of your program and a prorated amount of tuition. Prorated refunds will be calculated on a weekly basis. A partial week will be calculated as a full week. EF may retain any actual housing cost incurred and a maximum total of $500 for non-refundable charges, including housing administration fees. If you terminate your program after the mid-point of your program, EF may retain all remaining tuition and student services charges. EF may retain any actual housing cost incurred and a maximum total of $500 for non-refundable charges, including housing administration fees. The program is defined as the entire period of booked study, i.e. it may consist of several terms or semesters, but payment is for a maximum of 12 months. For all other programs: For Tuition fees, you will receive a full refund for all remaining weeks after a four-week notice period. For the purpose of refund calculations, used weeks will be calculated on the non-discounted ILS weekly price equivalent for the relevant programs. A partial week will be calculated as a full week. No Student Services will be refunded after program start. If you terminate after below withdrawal date* of your program, EF may retain all remaining tuition and student services charges. 9-month EF Academic English Program, EF ACDP, EF University Foundation Year, EF Diploma in Business & Management, EF Pre-Masters & EF Pre-MBA Programs, Pre-PhD Program, University Diplomas at Hult and University Transition Program.  If you withdraw within the first week of the program, we will refund 90% of the Program Fee and 75% of the Student Services Fee.  If you withdraw within the first four weeks of the program, EF will retain the Program Fee for the first four weeks and refund all unused Program Fees. EF University Preparation Abroad will also refund 75% of the Student Services Fee. If you withdraw after the first 4 weeks of the program and before completing the first term of your program*, you must give the School Director 4 weeks advance notice. EF University Preparation Abroad will calculate on a prorated basis the unused portion of tuition and will refund 25% of the Student Services Fee. For refund calculations, weeks will be calculated on non-discounted EF University Preparation Program Abroad weekly price. A partial week will be calculated as a full week.  No refunds will be made for terminations occurring during the remainder of the program.  Refunds can only be made by the EF office or representative where the program fees were paid. The EF office or representative will process all refunds within 30 days of receiving written notification from you. * Withdrawal dates for each program are as follows: January Academic Year & Semester 2013: March 8, 2013 April Academic Year & Semester 2013: June 7, 2013 June Academic Year & Semester 2013: August 23, 2013 September Academic Year & Semester 2013: December 13, 2013 January Academic Year & Semester 2014: March 7, 2014 April Academic Year & Semester 2014: June 6, 2014 June Academic Year & Semester 2014: August 22, 2014 September EF Academic Year & Semester 2014: December 12, 2014 If a student fails to maintain an 80% attendance record, the EF International Language Center will not be able to issue any program certificate or diploma. In the case a student behaves inappropriately in any manner to EF staff, host family, or other students, he or she may be asked to leave the program. In such circumstances there is no refund due. The same policy applies to students involved in any illegal activities. These conditions do not affect your rights as defined by the consumer protection laws in your host country. Academic Materials All EF University Preparation Abroad students are required to purchase the needed program materials. This fee will be included in your total invoice. Prices may vary by destination and by the length of your program. EF Academic English/ACDP........................Semester / Year All locations. .................................................145 USD / 185 USD EF University Foundation Year....................Semester / Year UK & Singapore. .............................................................280 USD USA & Canada............................................ 300 USD / 350 USD Australia.......................................................................... 470 USD EF Diploma in Business and Management UK ..................................................................................280 USD EF Pre-Masters & EF Pre-MBA. ................ Semester / Year UK.................................................................185 USD / 280 USD USA & Canada............................................ 350 USD / 380 USD Australia........................................................330 USD / 470 USD For Hult academic resource fees please contact us. Class Schedules and Duration of Lessons Classes are offered at all EF centers worldwide in a block schedule format on weekdays from 8:00 to 20:00. In some centers, classes may take place on the weekends. Students will continue to have two consecutive days off. EF lessons have a duration of at least 40 minutes. My EF web service All EF students will automatically receive an online account for My EF. Any correspondence, photos and other media used on My EF will be considered private and EF will not accept any responsibility for such correspondence or media. Parent/s or legal guardian-/s of students under the age of majority traveling with EF give their consent for the student to use the My EF web service. Arrival and Airport Transfers Please indicate on your enrollment form if you would like an EF University Preparation Abroad representative to meet you at the nearest major airport to the school. The fee for this one-way optional transfer varies by school and prices are listed in this application booklet. The cost covers administration, greeting services and transportation. The transfer service is offered between 0700 and 2100 hours local time on Sundays. If you arrive any other time, we can arrange a special transfer for you at an additional cost. Academic Criteria To graduate from the University Foundation Year, Accelerated College Degree Program, University Transition Program, Diploma in Business and Management, Pre-Masters/Pre-MBA Programs, Pre-PhD Program and University Diplomas at Hult, students will be required to meet prescribed academic standards and assessed regularly throughout the term. The assessment will take into consideration class work, examinations and attendance. Students must also achieve the minimum English requirements for degree programs to be considered successful program graduates. This will require the successful completion of the necessary English exam in the study country. Should a student not perform satisfactorily or not meet the required minimum English levels for admission to a degree program, they will not be allowed to proceed with their original program but will be offered an alternative program or invited to withdraw without a refund. For all programs, upon arrival you will take a written examination to determine that you are at the stated level of English for admission to EF University Preparation Abroad Programs. For the Academic English courses, upon arrival you will take a written examination to determine the level at which you should begin your studies. Every EF University Preparation Abroad Center will provide up to six levels. Please note: when a school has a beginners group of less than five students, EF University Preparation Abroad reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons per week. Rebooking Fee Each time you request a change of program town, program dates or type of accommodation type after initial enrollment, you will be charged a rebooking fee of USD $100, which is payable immediately. Travel Arrangements EF is happy to help you with every detail of your travel arrangements. Please consult the program dates to determine when you should arrange to depart from your home country and to return home upon program completion. Please note that EF may advise you to travel up to two days before or after the dates listed. Contact an EF Representative for full information. Public Holidays and Vacations Vacations vary from one program center to another. For programs beginning in January or April there will normally be two breaks of one to two weeks. Please call our office for more details. In general, for programs beginning in June, there will be a one-week fall break and a three-week Christmas vacation. For programs starting in September, there will normally be a three-week Christmas vacation and a one-week spring break. Your accommodation is available during vacation periods. You therefore have the choice of (a) staying with your host family or in your residence/apartment; (b) participating in optional EF tours at an additional cost; or (c) traveling independently at your own expense. In the event of a Public Holiday in the host country, the EF school will be closed. Classes missed for Public Holidays will not be made up at a later date. iLabs and the EF Efekta System iLabs are currently available at all EF International Language Centers of English. All EF General courses include access to the iLab upon enrollment, throughout the course and a 3-month online post-course. All EF Intensive courses include access to the iLab upon enrollment, throughout the course and a 6-month online post-course. Destination policies For students to Singapore, local additional policies will be provided when you enquire about your trip. Photography and film material By accepting EFs terms and conditions, the participant accepts that EF freely can use all photography, film and sound material that has been created by EF and or by EFs staff during the trip, without asking further approval from the participant. Expulsion Students are admitted on condition of these terms and rules published by EF University Preparation Abroad. EF University Preparation Abroad reserves the right to expel any student who seriously breaches school rules. There will be no refund in the event of expulsion. Cancellation Protection EF Cancellation Protection is charged at a one-time fee of $100 and is non-refundable. If you are forced to cancel before departure due to illness, or illness in your immediate family, EF will refund the Course Fee. Cancellation must be given in writing at your local EF office no later than your course start date. A doctors documentation must be provided within 10 days of the claim. Travel and Medical Insurance 9 months $990; 6 months $740 11 months $1,290 All our students are required to have medical and accident insurance. We have negotiated tailor-made coverage for EF students with the insurance provider Erika Insurance Ltd. We strongly recommend this policy as it protects you against expenses incurred through accident or illness, and provides coverage for loss or theft of baggage and personal effects. It also provides coverage against interruption of your EF program due to very serious illness and includes Liability and Legal coverage. If you do not wish to take this policy, you will need to provide us with a copy in English of the alternative insurance policy you have taken out individually. Please note: students enrolling at Sydney or Brisbane are required by the Australian Government to insure themselves medically with an Australian company. EF can provide students with Medibank Private insurance. Please contact us for more detailed information regarding the cost of Medibank insurance. Students from Norway, Sweden and Belgium are exempt from this requirement as the Australian Government has reciprocal arrangements with these countries. Liability EF will not be liable in any way to the student in the event of any service, contracted to be supplied by EF, becoming impossible to supply by reason of industrial dispute or other cause outside the control of EF. EF will not be liable for loss, damage, or injury to persons or property howsoever caused, save where the liability is expressly imposed beyond exclusion by statute. All programs are supplied by EF Education First Ltd., Switzerland. Please fax or send completed Enrollment Form to the office of the EF representative on the back of this brochure. Or fax to: EF University Preparation Abroad Brengasse 25 CH-8001 Zrich Switzerland Tel: +41 43 430 4200 Fax: +41 43 430 4210

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Worldwide Headquarters EF Education First Brengasse 25 P.O. Box 2224 8001 Zrich, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 43 430 40 00 Fax: +41 (0) 43 430 41 10 United Kingdom EF Education First 22 Chelsea Manor Street London, SW3 5RL, UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7341 8777 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7341 8788 North America EF Education First One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141, USA Toll Free: +1 (877) 235 7895 Tel: +1 (617) 619 1623 Fax: +1 (617) 619 1701 Australia EF Education First 5-7 Young Street Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Tel: +61 29247 4869 Fax: +61 29247 7691 Singapore EF International Language Centers 15 Carpenter Street Singapore 059904 Tel: +65 6834 4610 Fax: +65 6834 4609 EF World Wide Agents Knowledge Village G06, Block 11 PO Box 502988, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 (0) 4 44 62 510 Fax: +971 (0) 4 44 01 238

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The EF International Language Centers in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Oxford, Manchester, Bristol and Bournemouth are: The EF International Language Centers in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Oxford, Manchester and Bournemouth are members of: The EF International Language Centers have been licensed by the UK Border Agency to enrol international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. The EF International Language Centers in the USA are accredited by: The EF International Language Centers in the USA are members of: EF Vancouver and Toronto are accredited by Languages Canada. The EF International Language Centers in Sydney and Brisbane are accredited by: The EF International Language Centers in Cambridge, St. Julians, Cape Town, Paris, Nice and Munich accredited by: The EF University Foundation Year in the UK is moderated by Oxford Brookes University Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations. EF Education is an active participant in the Comit Europen de Normalisation. All EF Courses are recognized by Hult International Business School.