Aston International Academy

Introduction

Why Study Aston?

Over 130 Schools Worldwide

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Aston has helped over 1 million students worldwide achieve their educational dreams. And we want to help you.

Since 1991, we have been helping students learn English and study abroad. Our longest running school is Balboa City School, a private international school, in beautiful San Diego.

The Aston Educational Group has schools in the United States, Canada, Vietnam and China.

Our students graduate and attend some of the top-ranked universities in the world.

Aston's Interactive Teaching Model is unique in the world. We continue to research and study new and exciting ways to help students improve.

In 2015, our digital ESL textbook series "Study It" was awarded the Best Digital Textbook in the world. In Toronto, we operate the first ever tablet-based language school.

​Aston is a leader in preparing students for the 21st Century.

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Intensive English Program (IEP)

Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment USA Austin

Our most popular program at Aston Texas is the Intensive English Program. Aston Texas' Intensive English Programs is made up of 5 levels: Beginner, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced. [+]

Intensive English Program (IEP) Our most popular program at Aston Texas is the Intensive English Program. Aston Texas' Intensive English Programs is made up of 5 levels: Beginner, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced. You are given a placement test at the beginning of the semester to determine your level. ​ Our Aston Texas campus is based on semesters similar to what you will find at US colleges or universities. Each semester is 15 weeks. Each semester is very comprehensive and you will study all aspects of English including: Grammar, Speaking, Listening, Reading, Pronunciation and Idioms. Features of the Program Start Any Monday Available for the Beginner to Advanced Level. 5 different levels to progress through. You will study: Grammar, Conversation, Writing, Reading, Pronunciation, Listening and Idioms in each semester. Mid-Term and Final Exams are given in all of our programs. You can study from 1 week to 52 weeks. You can transfer to any of our other locations in Canada or USA. Class times may vary and depend on your level Materials fee is extra. Downtown Austin, Texas location The Grammar Program Students do a variety of exercises as they move through our grammar levels. Students in our advanced levels work on grammar points such as Articles, Relative Clauses, Verb Tenses, Phrasal Verbs and more. The Pronunciation Program We will help you produce different English sounds, understand a variety of native English accents and the correct word stress. We will do a variety of activities to help you including dictation and reading out loud. The Conversation Program The focus of the Conversation Program is to help you improve your speaking and listening skills. Students who reach our Advanced Levels can debate, understand humour, complex subject matter, speak spontaneously and more. The Listening Program We will help you to improve your listening by teaching you a variety of strategies to help you understand the main ideas of speaker, recognize the difference between written and spoken English and high frequency idioms. The Writing Program Our writing program is designed to assist you with academic writing skills. You will learn how to create a thesis, write a clear, detailed essay with supporting points. You will be ready to write essays in college or university. The Reading Program Reading in English is an important skill to learn. We will teach you how identify basic literacy techniques such as plot and settings, how to scan for information, how to recognize subtle differences in tone, style and meaning. ​About Our Levels BEGINNER LEVEL ​Students who have completed the beginner level will be able to accomplish simple written and spoken communication about basic needs and personal topics, such as where they live, people they know and things they have. They will also be able to understand the topics of basic readings and conversations, guided by a fundamental foundation in grammar. Students will be able to use familiar expressions about everyday life and converse about concrete situations. LOW INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ​Students who have completed the low intermediate level will be able to understand and communicate ideas about the past, present and future, including organization and relationship of events. They will be able to express preferences, comparisons, explanations and agreement. They will also be able to find, record and differentiate information and meaning from different types of readings and listenings. The low intermediate level also enables students to discuss people, places, objects and events and ask for and provide clarification. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ​Students who have completed the intermediate level will be able to prepare for written and spoken communication, including brief presentations and simple essays, in addition to describing and commenting on stories, beliefs and experiences related to work, school, leisure and abstract ideas. They will also be able to ascertain main ideas and details from readings and listenings and predict meaning of unfamiliar language. They will feel confident discussing events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and provide reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. HIGH INTERMEDIATE ​Students who have completed the high intermediate level will be able to thoroughly prepare for written and spoken communication, including detailed presentations and essays. They will also be able to respond critically and make inferences about readings and listenings. The high intermediate level also enables students to communicate and evaluate problems, solutions, point of view and arguments for academic and personal topics while providing supports, details and examples. They will be able to interact with native speakers with a significant degree of fluency and spontaneity, expressing a variety of thoughts, opinions and emotions. ADVANCED LEVEL ​Students who have completed the advanced level will be able to summarize and paraphrase a wide variety of topics and information, while expressing and defending detailed critical responses to readings and discussions. They will also be able to write clear, detailed academic essays on given cultural topics, emphasizing relevant issues, in addition to writing personal essays using advanced, diverse vocabulary to convey subtle meaning and a strong writer’s voice. The advanced level enables students to provide clear, detailed descriptions and arguments about complex subjects, as well as understand and take detailed notes from natural, non-scripted English. Advanced students will be able to speak spontaneously and successfully interact with flexibility in social, academic and professional settings. TOEFL PREPARATION We offer an Intermediate and Advanced TOEFL Preparation Program. You will be doing some of the following activities in the classroom: - Read academic texts on a variety of topics - Listen to academic texts on a variety of topics - Talk about the overall main idea of a text or listening - Practice finding the main ideas of each paragraph of a text- Discuss where to find the main ideas and details of a text or listening - Discuss how to distinguish general and specific ideas - Do multiple-choice questions with detail information from a text or listening - Practice orally summarizing the main ideas from a text or listening - Practice summarizing in writing the main ideas from a text or listening - Talk about and practice strategies for effective note-taking - Do multiple-choice exercises that focus on sentence paraphrasing - Discuss transition words and which are best for speaking or writing - Practice speaking with transition words We cover all aspects of the TOEFL test. [-]

Semi-Intensive English Program

Campus Full time 1 - 12 weeks Open Enrollment USA Austin

​The Semi-Intensive Program is designed for students who want a short-term study option. You will study 15 hours per week. Aston Texas' Intensive English Programs is made up of 5 levels: Beginner, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced. [+]

Semi-Intensive English Program ​The Semi-Intensive Program is designed for students who want a short-term study option. You will study 15 hours per week. Aston Texas' Intensive English Programs is made up of 5 levels: Beginner, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced. You are given a placement test at the beginning of the semester to determine your level. ​ Our Aston Texas campus is based on semesters similar to what you will find at US colleges or universities. Each semester is very comprehensive and you will study all aspects of English including: Grammar, Speaking, Listening, Reading, Pronunciation and Idioms. Features of the Program Start Any Monday Available for the Beginner to Advanced Level. 5 different levels to progress through. You will study: Grammar, Conversation, Writing, Reading, Pronunciation, Listening and Idioms in each semester. Mid-Term and Final Exams are available in all our programs. You can study from 1 week to 12 weeks. You can transfer between our schools in Canada or the USA. Class times may vary and depend on your level Materials fee is extra. Downtown Austin, Texas location The Grammar Program Students do a variety of exercises as they move through our grammar levels. Students in our advanced levels work on grammar points such as Articles, Relative Clauses, Verb Tenses, Phrasal Verbs and more. The Pronunciation Program We will help you produce different English sounds, understand a variety of native English accents and the correct word stress. We will do a variety of activities to help you including dictation and reading out loud. The Conversation Program The focus of the Conversation Program is to help you improve your speaking and listening skills. Students who reach our Advanced Levels can debate, understand humour, complex subject matter, speak spontaneously and more. The Listening Program We will help you to improve your listening by teaching you a variety of strategies to help you understand the main ideas of speaker, recognize the difference between written and spoken English and high frequency idioms. The Writing Program Our writing program is designed to assist you with academic writing skills. You will learn how to create a thesis, write a clear, detailed essay with supporting points. You will be ready to write essays in college or university. The Reading Program Reading in English is an important skill to learn. We will teach you how identify basic literacy techniques such as plot and settings, how to scan for information, how to recognize subtle differences in tone, style and meaning. ​ About Our Levels BEGINNER LEVEL ​Students who have completed the beginner level will be able to accomplish simple written and spoken communication about basic needs and personal topics, such as where they live, people they know and things they have. They will also be able to understand the topics of basic readings and conversations, guided by a fundamental foundation in grammar. Students will be able to use familiar expressions about everyday life and converse about concrete situations. LOW INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ​Students who have completed the low intermediate level will be able to understand and communicate ideas about the past, present and future, including organization and relationship of events. They will be able to express preferences, comparisons, explanations and agreement. They will also be able to find, record and differentiate information and meaning from different types of readings and listenings. The low intermediate level also enables students to discuss people, places, objects and events and ask for and provide clarification. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ​Students who have completed the intermediate level will be able to prepare for written and spoken communication, including brief presentations and simple essays, in addition to describing and commenting on stories, beliefs and experiences related to work, school, leisure and abstract ideas. They will also be able to ascertain main ideas and details from readings and listenings and predict meaning of unfamiliar language. They will feel confident discussing events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and provide reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. HIGH INTERMEDIATE ​Students who have completed the high intermediate level will be able to thoroughly prepare for written and spoken communication, including detailed presentations and essays. They will also be able to respond critically and make inferences about readings and listenings. The high intermediate level also enables students to communicate and evaluate problems, solutions, point of view and arguments for academic and personal topics while providing supports, details and examples. They will be able to interact with native speakers with a significant degree of fluency and spontaneity, expressing a variety of thoughts, opinions and emotions. ADVANCED LEVEL ​Students who have completed the advanced level will be able to summarize and paraphrase a wide variety of topics and information, while expressing and defending detailed critical responses to readings and discussions. They will also be able to write clear, detailed academic essays on given cultural topics, emphasizing relevant issues, in addition to writing personal essays using advanced, diverse vocabulary to convey subtle meaning and a strong writer’s voice. The advanced level enables students to provide clear, detailed descriptions and arguments about complex subjects, as well as understand and take detailed notes from natural, non-scripted English. Advanced students will be able to speak spontaneously and successfully interact with flexibility in social, academic and professional settings. TOEFL PREPARATION We offer an Intermediate and Advanced TOEFL Preparation Program. You will be doing some of the following activities in the classroom: - Read academic texts on a variety of topics - Listen to academic texts on a variety of topics - Talk about the overall main idea of a text or listening - Practice finding the main ideas of each paragraph of a text- Discuss where to find the main ideas and details of a text or listening - Discuss how to distinguish general and specific ideas - Do multiple-choice questions with detail information from a text or listening - Practice orally summarizing the main ideas from a text or listening - Practice summarizing in writing the main ideas from a text or listening - Talk about and practice strategies for effective note-taking - Do multiple-choice exercises that focus on sentence paraphrasing - Discuss transition words and which are best for speaking or writing - Practice speaking with transition words We cover all aspects of the TOEFL test. [-]

TOEFL Program

Campus Full time 15 weeks Open Enrollment USA Austin

The TOEFL preparation program is the best for students who dosen't have enough score to go to College and University. We support students to get high score of TOEFL test ! We help students to improve and learn Skills and test Strategy in the class. [+]

TOEFL Program The TOEFL preparation program is the best for students who dosen't have enough score to go to College and University. We support students to get high score of TOEFL test ! We help students to improve and learn Skills and test Strategy in the class. ​ ​It is a challenging class that students have to get over 60% of placepment test or complete our intensive programs level 4 so that you can take a TOEFL class. Feature of Programs Start Every Monday earn strategy for the test to get high score experienced TOEFL teacher will teach you to achieve your ideal score of TOEFL 15 weeks programs class time will be changed depends on students level Material is extra fee Downtown in Austin TOEFL Programs Students can learn variety skills and strategy of the test to get high score in TOEFL ​It is challenging programs and you can learn things such as below. Reading Academic text from many variety topics Learn how to listen in Academic texts from the variety topic Discussing about the main idea from text and Listening Practice of finding the main idea from text and listening Finding the main idea from tex t and listening Distinguishing detailed and general idea Do questionair with detailed information from texts and listening Practice orally summarizing from text and Listening Practice of summarizing in writing from texts and listing Learn and practice of effective note-taking Discuss about prefixes, suffixes and roots Practice and learn strategy of how to manage the time in the test Practice of questionnaire and answering of personal topics Practice to tell about personal experienced topic Practice of answering and questioning of personal idea Practice of providing examples from personal experience Practice of providing opinion in writing and speaking Discuss of comparing answers from many variety essays Tell about how to pre-writing/planing in essays Discuss about necessary elements of Introduction Analyzing of contents for each paragraph in essays Discuss about necessary elements for conclusion Discuss about how to paraphrase the part of introduction Learn the sturucture and style of Academic essays [-]

Preparatory Year

Pathway Program - Anderson College

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Toronto

Anderson College is located in Toronto, Canada. It has an excellent reputation as a Healthcare College. Its state of the art lab equipment provides students with real, hands-on experience. [+]

Pathway Program - Anderson College Anderson College offers students the opportunity to Work and Study and receive a Post-Graduate Work Permit. Anderson College is located in Toronto, Canada. It has an excellent reputation as a Healthcare College. Its state of the art lab equipment provides students with real, hands-on experience. Most of the programs are 6 to 12 months in length. Eligible students may apply for an Off-Campus Work Permit and work up to 20 hours while studying. One year Post-Graduate Work Permits may also be available to eligible students. Anderson College has been helping students for over 25 years. Anderson College Info Founded: 1988 Number of Students: varies Location: Toronto, Canada Residence: There is no on-campus housing. Students can find off-campus housing. StudyAston can assist with your housing needs. Accreditation: OSMT (Ontario Society of Medical Technologists), students are eligible to sit for the National Certification exam with CSMLS (Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences), a member in good standing with both the National and Provincial Society of Career Colleges; OACC (Ontario Association of Career Colleges), and NACC (National Association of Career Colleges) If you are among those foreign trained Doctors, Technologists, Physiotherapists, or Nurses that are struggling to re-enter the health care sector, then we strongly suggest you consider Anderson College. We can help you overcome the obstacles you may be experiencing. Your healthcare career can continue in Canada. School Amenities One of the key features of Anderson College is its outstanding labs and modern lab equipment. Using equipment that is found in the healthcare industry will give you an excellent start to your career. Off-Campus Housing StudyAston can assist you in finding the best accommodation option for you. We offer the following housing options: Homestay Dormitory Stay (May to August only) Apartment options ​Contact us for more details. Programs Additional Programs include: Personal Support Worker Medical Laboratory Technician Physiotherapist Cardiology Technologist Medical Esthetician Intra Oral Level 1 & 2 Dental Assistant Business Administration Logistics & Supply Chain Accounting and Payroll Mechanical Engineering Design Diploma Early Childcare Assistant Esthetics Tuition Anderson College offers a wide variety of programs of varying length. Contact us for more information at info@studyaston.com [-]

Pathway Program - Austin Community College

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Austin

Austin Community College is a nationally recognized two-year college serving Central Texas. ACC is focused on student success and providing affordable, flexible pathways to help students reach their education goals, learn new job skills, or advance their career. [+]

Pathway Program - Austin Community College The #1 Transfer College to the University of Texas (UT is ranked 30th globally, US News Best Colleges) Austin Community College is a nationally recognized two-year college serving Central Texas. ACC is focused on student success and providing affordable, flexible pathways to help students reach their education goals, learn new job skills, or advance their career. The college currently enrolls more than 43,000 credit students. ​To transfer to a university, your first two years of study at a four-year college or university are spent completing the core curriculum and pre-major classes that prepare you for an intended major field of study. If completed in its entirety, the 42-credit core curriculum at ACC can replace the core curriculum in your bachelor's degree when you transfer. Austin Community College Scholarships Scholarships are available from a wide variety of sources, and many are reserved specifically for ACC students.for qualified Aston students. Contact us for more information on how to apply. We are happy to help. About the College Founded: 1973 Number of Students: 41,000+ students Student Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1 Residence: none available on campus. However, there are a number of off-campus apartments and dormitory-style accommodations available. Accreditation: The Austin Community College District is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ​ NCAA: Not available Location: There are 11 campuses throughout Austin. Aston Texas is close to the Riverside campus. School Amenities International Student Office is eager to guide you toward a rewarding college experience. We offer support from the time you apply to ACC until you earn an associate degree and/or transfer to a university. You are eligible to work on-campus for Austin Community College if you have a valid F-1 visa and you maintain good academic standing. You can work up to 20 hours a week. On-Campus Housing On-Campus Housing is not available at the Austin Community College. You will need to make your own housing arrangements. Investigate your options independently or Contact us for help. School Photos ACC is committed to helping students reach their goals. They provide extensive support services - including free tutoring, advising and counseling, and specialized help for veterans - to put students on the path to success. They're also redesigning curriculum and implementing new ways of teaching. Tuition ACC's low tuition rates and financial aid options make college a possibility for thousands of students each year. ACC's payment plan can help if you can’t pay your full tuition by the deadline. Visit ACC's website for more information about tuition fees for the upcoming year. [-]

Pathway Program - Centennial College

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Toronto

Centennial College is Toronto, Ontario close to our Aston Toronto school. It was the first community college in Ontario. Centennial offers more than 100 diploma and certificate programs, as well as bachelor degrees and collaborative programs with the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. [+]

Pathway Program - Centennial College Centennial is ranked first in student satisfaction among Toronto’s public colleges as based on the 2015 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey Centennial College is Toronto, Ontario close to our Aston Toronto school. It was the first community college in Ontario. Centennial offers more than 100 diploma and certificate programs, as well as bachelor degrees and collaborative programs with the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. More than 12,000 full-time students attend Centennial College. ​Centennial's programs emphasize hands-on experience with laboratory learning, industry placements and paid co-op education. Students can take advantage of Centennial's numerous transfer agreements with other institutions to pursue further education with the benefit of advanced standing. Centennial College Co-op Program Co-op is an optional program for students at Centennial College. To graduate with a co-op diploma, students must complete three work terms, each with a minimum of 420 hours. It is an excellent way to gain real-life work experience in Canada. Contact us for more details. About Centennial Founded: 1966 Number of Students: 12000+ enrolled full-time Languages Spoken on Campus: 80+ Campuses: Centennial has 5 campuses in the Greater Toronto Area and 1 Residence. Accreditation: Centennial College is accredited by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canda Additional Ranking Information Centennial College is ranked 13th in Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges - Research Info Source, 2015 94.8% of Employers are satisfied with Centennial students - Colleges Key Performance Indicators, 2015 #2 best Instagram Page in Canada - Canada University and Colleges Social Media Awards, 2015 School Amenities The College has nearly 2100 computers both Windows and Mac in 100 general and specialty labs across all campuses. There are 153 smart classrooms throughout all campuses which feature multimedia equipment contained in a podium and linked to a ceiling mounted projectors. The college has two child care centres providing stimulating, high-quality care to children of students and Centennial College offers private rooms for prayers on campus.​ The Centre for Academic English (CAE) provides free English tutoring and workshops for Centennial students at all campuses. The tutors are professional teachers with certification from TESL Ontario or TESL Canada. On-Campus Housing ​"Centennial’s student residence is located at Progress Campus, but frequent bus service that takes students to a light-rail station that connects to the subway makes it easy for all students to commute. Converted from a hotel, Centennial’s residence features an atrium as a common room, a glass elevator and even a small indoor pond. The front desk and lobby feature the tasteful décor of a hotel, but students are free to make their dorm rooms their own" - OntarioColleges.ca ​ Contact us for the current residence and meal rates. School Photos Centennial students will get the full Toronto experience in any of the four campuses across the GTA. Numerous restaurants, theatres and nightclub options are available, as well as museums, historical buildings and tourist attractions to explore. With a population of nearly 2.5 million speaking over 140 languages and dialects, Toronto is said to be one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Parents can rest easy knowing it is ranked as North America’s safest large metropolitan area, according to Places Rated Almanac. - Colleges Ontario Tuition Tuition guidelines are established by the Ontario government and are subject to revision. In addition to basic tuition fees, all programs require the payment of mandatory non-tuition related incidental fees. Program incidental fees vary by program. Tuition Fees for International Students start at approx. $14,000+ (2 semesters). Payment Plans are available. Contact us for details. The Centennial College Work Study Program provides on-campus, part-time employment for students in need of additional financial assistance. It is aimed at students whose financial need cannot be fully met by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), OSAP Supplementary programs, or personal resources. Eligible students are allowed to work up to a maximum of 15 hours per week at a minimum of $12.00 per hour. Although the number of hours per week may vary by department, students are not allowed to exceed 125 hours per semester enrolled. [-]

Pathway Program - Humboldt State University

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Arcata

Humboldt State University is a public institution located near San Francisco, California. Its beautiful campus is located near the Pacific coastline and nestled in the Redwood Forest. [+]

Pathway Program - Humboldt State University Humboldt State University is ranked #57 in the Regional Universities "West" Category by U.S. News and World Reports: "America's Best Colleges". Humboldt State University is a public institution located near San Francisco, California. Its beautiful campus is located near the Pacific coastline and nestled in the Redwood Forest. Humboldt State has over 50 undergraduate degrees and close to 20 research institutes. Its oceanography, clean energy and forest research institutions are the most impressive. Humboldt State has a smaller enrolment which means more personalized attention for students. The most popular majors at Humboldt State University are: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts. Humboldt State University is nationally recognized for our graduate’s contributions to creating a better world. The Princeton Review calls HSU a top “Green College,” and Humboldt State is considered #1 for great small colleges for nature lovers. Humboldt State University Scholarships Scholarships are available at Humboldt State and they are awarded on academic merit, which may be judged by GPA or SAT scores. Scholarships range from $7500 to $15,000 for qualified Aston students. Contact us for more information on how to apply. We are happy to help. About the University Founded: 1913 Number of Students: 8200 students Student Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1 Residence: Traditional residence halls as well as apartment and suite style living are available. Accreditation: ​ NCAA: Division II Conference Location: North of San Francisco near the town of Arcata. Additional Ranking Information Washington Monthly Magazine recently ranked HSU in the top 20 master’s-level universities in the U.S. for social mobility, research, and service. HSU ranked in the top 10 medium-sized universities in the number of alumni who join the Peace Corps (and we rank #1 in California). The area, Humboldt County, has been ranked the second most beautiful county in the U.S. The Princeton Review calls HSU a top “Green College" Humboldt State is considered #1 for great small colleges for nature lovers. School Amenities The campus offers more than 180 academic, career, cultural, sports and lifestyle clubs. Art exhibits and lectures take place throughout the year, and the University's Center Arts brings in nationally recognized performers and speakers. The campus has a student recreational facility with a state-of-the-art fitness/wellness center, and a recently completed physical education facility features kinesiology labs and gym space. Twelve intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the Division II level, including nationally ranked men's football and basketball teams and the women's rowing team. "Humboldt State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, and health insurance. Humboldt State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)." - Best Colleges US News Report On-Campus Housing Humboldt apartments and residence halls are located in a spectacular setting–on the edge of a 2,500-acre Redwood forest–and yet just a short walk from the heart of campus. When you come to HSU, you can choose a residence hall organized around a theme. Theme Housing gives you a chance to live and learn for a year alongside people who share your interests. ​Contact us for the current residence and meal rates. School Photos Humboldt State University was founded as a teacher's college in 1913. Over the last century, it has grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to an accredited university with extensive research facilities. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Tuition International students must be enrolled full-time (12 units per semester for undergraduates; 9 units per semester for graduates). Additional costs include books and other school supplies, medical insurance, housing, food, and miscellaneous expenses. Visit the Humboldt's Centre for International Programs page to learn more about their current tuition for international students. [-]

Pathway Program - IBT College Flight Attendant Program

Campus Full time 8 weeks September 2017 Canada Toronto

Aston is pleased to offer ESL students the opportunity to transfer directly from Aston's Pathway Program to the IBT College Flight Attendant Program with the required English level. [+]

Pathway Program - IBT College Flight Attendant Program Aston is pleased to offer ESL students the opportunity to transfer directly from Aston's Pathway Program to the IBT College Flight Attendant Program with the required English level. The Flight Attendant Diploma is 8 weeks in length. It is the only Flight Attendant Diploma program in Toronto. ​Our students were hired because they could speak English plus their native language. Many airlines are looking for Flight Attendants who can speak more than one language. The curriculum was designed by Air Canada. ​ The Flight Attendant course is a registered and approved diploma program suitable to those seeking employment as Flight Attendants. The course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the lucrative job market of airline attendants. ​ Once graduated, IBT students are proficient in safety policies and procedures, have thorough knowledge in aviation and aircraft policies as well as in aircraft emergency procedures. Graduates have been hired by: Emirates Airline Mexicana Cathay Pacific ANA British Airways American Airlines Qatar Airline Internships are not possible for students who graduate from the Flight Attendant Diploma. The Flight Attendant Program is an approved Diploma by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The Flight Attendant Diploma is offered by IBT College in their downtown campus Toronto. ​ The Life of a Flight Attendant From training to graduation to their first flight -- we are so proud of our amazing Flight Attendant students! [-]

Pathway Program - Lambton College

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Toronto Sarnia Mississauga + 1 more

Lambton's main campus is located in Sarnia with satellite campuses in Toronto and Mississauga. Lambton College continues to lead the way in Mobile Learning technology. [+]

Pathway Program - Lambton College Lambton is ranked 15th in student satisfaction among Ontario's public colleges as based on the 2015 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. Lambton's main campus is located in Sarnia with satellite campuses in Toronto and Mississauga. Lambton College continues to lead the way in Mobile Learning technology. Continued investment into upgrades and improvements, makes Lambton an excellent choice for students serious about success in the 21st Century. ​ State-of-the art equipment and facilities and a dedicated, experienced faculty help students get the most out of their education and get the best career training. Small class sizes allow for focused attention and many opportunities to socialize and make friends. International students can access a world class education at an affordable price at Lambton College LAMBTON COLLEGE CO-OP PROGRAM ​Co-op students have the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace. They undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist them in finding permanent employment after they graduate. Minimum co-op hours of 420 are required for most programs. Additional requirements for co-op programs may be needed such as a minimum Grade Point Average. Contact us for more information. About Lambton Founded: 1967 Number of Students: 2500+ enrolled full-time International Students: 30+ Countries Campuses: Lambton has 2 campuses. The main Campus in Sarnia and a smaller campus in Toronto* and Mississauga. On-Campus Housing is available in Sarnia only. Accreditation: Lambton College is accredited by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University Location: Sarnia, Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario Canada Lambton College is recognized by Apple as a Distinguished School. Apple Distinguished Programs are K-20 academic implementations within one school, across a district, or in a higher-education academic program that provides one-to-one access to Apple notebook computers and/or mobile devices to all students, faculty, and administrators. They demonstrate an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. School Amenities Student life at Lambton's Main Campus in Sarnia is about getting the full college experience, which means feeling at home on campus. The smaller student body allows students to easily make friends and get to know classmates, and plenty of socializing opportunities exist in both the Student Centre and on-campus pub The Lion’s Den. Outside the classroom and common areas, there are plenty of athletic activities, concerts and clubs for students to pursue their interests and develop new ones with their peers. ​ Student services are provided by both the Student Administrative Council and the various service departments within the college. A sample of these services includes: Counselling Financial Aid Child Care Peer Tutoring Disability Services On-Campus Housing "Lambton’s on-campus student residence is composed of 140 shared rooms. Each room contains two single beds or two double beds, two desk chairs, two armoires with built-in shelves, and a shared washroom. A mini-fridge and microwave are available in the room, with a common kitchen area shared by all residents.Cable, internet and local phone connections are included, and a laundry card is provided to students, which can be loaded by debit or credit card".- OntarioColleges.ca ​Contact us for the current residence and meal rates. The Residence is located on Lambton's Sarnia campus only. School Photos Lambton College, Main Campus, Sarnia Sarnia is most known for its waterfront, in particular its sandy beaches, swimming, boating, fishing, and its well-kept walking trails. It is close to both Detroit and Toronto. ​ Lambton College, Toronto Lambton College recently opened a campus in Toronto for international students who were looking for an opportunity to study in Toronto. Off-campus housing is available however many of the amenities found on Main Campus may not be found at this location. Lambton offers smaller class sizes, flexible instruction hours and affordable tuition fees.​ Tuition Lambton is one of the most affordable colleges in Ontario. Tuition Fees for International Students vary per program and they are subject to change or increase. In addition to basic tuition fees, there are additional fees such as books, supplies or living costs. . Contact us for details and let us know which program(s) you are interested in. [-]

Pathway program - Post University

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Waterbury

Post University is famous for its amazing business programs. The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business has been ranked in the Top 10 for ROI (Best Return On Investment) in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by PayScale.com. [+]

pathway program - Post University Over 125 Years of Helping Students Reach Their Goals. Post Facts Post University is famous for its amazing business programs. The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business has been ranked in the Top 10 for ROI (Best Return On Investment) in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by PayScale.com Founded: 1890 Location: Waterbury, Connecticut - 90 minutes to New York City and 120 minutes to downtown Boston Accreditation: Post University is accredited by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). ACBSP National Business School Accreditation for the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1 Majors and Minor Degree Programs: 50 Dormitory: Yes On-Site Cafeteria and Dining Hall: Yes Fitness Centre: Yes NCAA Sports: 20 Division II Teams Campus Size: 58 Acres English Plus Improve Your English and Get a University Certificate The English Plus program is designed for international students who are unable to commit to a four year degree program but would like to earn an Academic certificate from a U.S. university. Take advantage of Post's amazing business programs to improve your professional skills. The English Plus programs are expected to be completed in less than one year. Students must obtain an F-1 Student Visa to qualify for the English Plus programs. Pathway Get a Degree at Post International students enrolled in StudyAston's program at Post are offered conditional admission to the university based on successful completion of the Advanced level of study without needing to take TOEFL or IELTS.​ Below is a list of popular undergraduate degrees for International Students at Post: B.S. in Accounting B.S. in Finance B.S. in International Business Administration B.S. in Marketing ​B.S. in Management B.S. in Sport Management B.S. in Business Administration B.S. in Computer Information Systems B.S. in Environmental Science ​B.A. in Psychology B.A. in Communication and Media Studies Additional information about undergraduate and graduate degrees can be found on Post University websites. ESL Study English at Post! Short-Term ESL Courses starting from 1 month to 3 months are available. General ESL Conversation Plus Pronunciation Conversation Plus Listening Business English Courses run 16 hours per week from Monday to Thursday. A Student Visa for some countries may not be required for courses less than 18 hours per week and less than 3 months in length. Check with your local Embassy for details. Students can easily transfer between our schools in North America. Transferring between our ESL schools is a great way to travel and enjoy various North American cities. ​At Post, you can enjoy an American university experience and travel easily to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. ​ When you arrive at Post University, you are not just going to school -- you are joining the Post family. Students who register with StudyAston@Post can enrol in one of the following program options: Short-Term ESL Program English Plus Certificate Program Conditional Acceptance into a Post University degree program without needing to take TOEFL or IELTS. ​ Marchant's Story Living abroad can be a difficult experience. Listen to Marchant's Story of how he overcame life as an International Student at Post University. Located Between Boston and New York One of the best features of Post University is its location. A short train ride can take you to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. [-]

Pathway Program - St. Edward's University

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Austin

St. Edward's University is located in Austin, Texas very close to our Aston Texas school. St. Edward's offers more than 70+ undergraduate and graduate programs. [+]

Pathway Program - St. Edward's University St. Edward's University is ranked #13 in the Regional Universities "West" Category by U.S. News and World Reports: "America's Best Colleges". St. Edward's University is located in Austin, Texas very close to our Aston Texas school. St. Edward's offers more than 70+ undergraduate and graduate programs. For more than a decade, St. Edward's has been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. St. Edward’s encourages you to study abroad through exchange programs with our partner universities and by participating in faculty-led programs, internships and service-learning trips to locations around the world. You can also choose from more than 1,000 study abroad options in more than 90 countries offered by organizations that we work with and recommend. St. Edward's has 19 partner universities around the world including Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan, Catholic University of Korea (CUK) , South Korea and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. St. Edward's University Scholarships Scholarships are available at St. Edward's and they are awarded on academic merit, which may be judged by GPA or SAT scores. Scholarships range from $7500 to $15,000 for qualified Aston students. Contact us for more information on how to apply. We are happy to help. About the University Founded: 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross Number of Students: 5000+ in grad and undergrad programs Student Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1 Residence: St. Edward's has a wide variety residence halls on campus with dining plans available. Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ​NCAA: Division II Conference Location: Austin, Texas Additional Ranking Information St. Edward’s was named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. The university shared first-place honors with Harvard, Pitzer and Princeton Theological Seminary ​The Princeton Review named St. Edward’s University to its 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Bestcolleges.com ranks St. Edward’s as #5 on its 2016 list of Best Colleges for Hispanic Students. ​St. Edward’s University was recognized as a 2010–2011 College of Distinction™ for its exemplary commitment to four key areas: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities and Successful Outcomes. School Amenities What do you get when you mix more than 1,400 on-campus residents, a commanding view of downtown Austin, one cool Chilean architect, candlelit traditions, lots of sunshine, mentors galore, a chef’s love of fresh food from different cultures, students and faculty from across the globe, and countless dreams and passions? An energy that's unmistakably St. Edward’s. At St. Edward's, there's always something going on. Student Life gives you the opportunity to meet new people and make a positive, lasting impact — offering support along the way. On-Campus Housing Your residence hall at St. Edward's is more than where you sleep and study. It becomes your home, where you’ll meet people from around the world and make lifelong friends. ​ You'll get a real sense of belonging through regular events and outings with your residence hall community. Living on campus, you'll have leadership opportunities in the student-run Residence Hall Association and your hall's Residence Event Planning Council. Our full-time, live-in residence directors and resident assistants will offer you plenty of support as you transition from high school to college. ​Contact us for the current residence and meal rates. Check out some videos of different residences on-campus. School Photos It’s an exciting time for St. Edward’s as they celebrate university-wide growth, including new facilities, national rankings, Fulbright award winners and more. Watch the video to see how far they’ve come in the last five years. Tuition Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's has provided access to affordable, quality private education for more than 130 years. While cost is a factor, do not let the price of tuition alone discourage you from applying. Visit St. Edward's University page to learn more about their current tuition. [-]

Pathway Program - St. Mary's University

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Antonio

St. Mary's University is located in San Antonio, Texas close to our Aston Texas school. St. Mary’s offers more than 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs. [+]

Pathway Program - St. Mary's University St. Mary's University is ranked #22 in the Regional Universities "West" Category by U.S. News and World Reports: "America's Best Colleges". St. Mary's University is located in San Antonio, Texas close to our Aston Texas school. St. Mary’s offers more than 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs. With a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds, the student/faculty ratio of 12-to-1 permits small classes and promotes active learning. Students have interned with the White House, the Dallas Cowboys, community theatres, as well as broadcasting companies. The St. Mary's Law School has been educating lawyers since 1927. Each year, St. Mary’s University welcomes students from around the world – from Honduras to Saudi Arabia – to study in our community. Let Aston help you! St. Mary's University Scholarships Scholarships are available at St. Mary's and they are awarded on academic merit, which may be judged by GPA or SAT scores. Scholarships range from $7500 to $15,000 for qualified Aston students. Contact us for more information on how to apply. We are happy to help. About the University Founded: 1852 by four French missionaries Number of Students: 2300+ in undergrad programs Student Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1 Residence: St. Mary's has 12 residence halls on campus with meal plans available. Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ​NCAA: Division II Conference Location: San Antonio, Texas Additional Ranking Information St. Mary's University engineering program ranks in the Top 15% in the United States - "Best Engineering Colleges.com "St. Mary's is one of the best in the nation" - Money Magazine, June 2016 St. Mary's scored 99 out of 100 in a Brookings Institution study that shows how well colleges prepare students for careers. It was 17th highest score in the entire United States with respect to mid-career salary. St. Mary's ranked 7th in PayScale.com's 2015-2016 rankings for salary potential after graduating. On March 23, 2015, St. Mary’s University officially became the first certified Fair Trade university in the state of Texas, and the first of our three Marianist universities to receive this status. Fair Trade is a global social movement that allows producers in developing countries to work in safe conditions, earn a living wage, improve the lives of their families, and invest in a social premium which is used to democratically determine how to improve their communities. School Amenities St. Mary’s University is a vibrant campus with many events, activities and programs for students to enjoy. "Amenities include smart classrooms; a learning commons with on-site technology assistance, a media center and a Starbucks; a natatorium and fitness center; beautiful quads, green spaces and an amphitheater; and two chapels. St. Mary's University of San Antonio also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)." - U.S. News Best Colleges Ranking The Department of Campus Recreation coordinates many programs for the St. Mary’s community, including intramural sports, wellness programs, sport clubs, informal open recreation, special events, and equipment check out. On-Campus Housing Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime. It’s an opportunity to meet people who will become lifelong friends, a chance to discover more about yourself and a time for new challenges. Freshmen benefit from the University’s requirement to live on campus during the first year. Local freshman students may opt to remain at home, but everyone is encouraged to seriously consider the advantages of residence life. Meal plans are available at an extra cost. ​ St. Mary’s currently has 12 residence halls that provide students with a home away from home. Freshmen are generally assigned to Founders Hall or Dougherty Hall, unless they are a part of a special community such as the Honors Program, Marianist Leadership Program, or Science Living Community. ​Contact us for the current residence and meal rates. School Photos The current campus was purchased for $1 in 1891 because the original campus was overcrowded.The first building on campus, St. Louis Hall opened in 1894. Learn more University history from the timeline on the first floor. Tuition Good investments start with good planning. That’s why we offer tools to help you and your family understand the smartest options for paying for your education. Visit the St. Mary's Admission page to learn more about their current tuition. [-]

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