Pathway courses are a form of university preparation especially for international students. Here are our top 5 reasons you should study a pathway course!
1. It will help you get into a better university
The main reason to study a pathway course is so you can get into a great university! If you’d like to study abroad, but don’t meet the academic requirements for your preferred university, a pathway course can help you gain entry.
This means you’ll often be able to go to a better university than your current grades allow, and you’re guaranteed progression to your chosen university if you successfully complete your course!
2. It’s a great way to improve your English
One of the major benefits of a pathway course is that you can improve your English. You’ll have dedicated language support so you can raise your English language level to the standard needed for university-level study, and you’ll learn more about the academic language used in your destination country too.
This means you’ll find it easier to participate in class discussions and get the most out of your degree.
3. You’ll make friends from around the world
Your classmates on a pathway course will typically come from all around the globe! You’ll get to meet people from so many different countries, and learn all about their cultures and traditions.
This will help you to broaden your horizons, and make your study abroad experience even more enriching.
Your college or study centre will also organise lots of fun activities and events during your course, so you can get to know your classmates better. They will be other international students just like you: in a country far away from home, often for the first time.
This shared experience can help bring you closer together — in fact you may just make some friends for life!
4. You can settle into your new home
A pathway course isn’t just about learning academic skills. You’ll also learn all about the culture and customs in your new home.
As you’ll typically study your course in your destination country, this can make adapting to life there much easier. This will mean you’ll feel more settled in when you start your university studies.
5. You’ll be fully prepared for university
The transition from school to university is a big one, especially when you’re studying abroad! A pathway course will help you prepare for university-level study: you’ll learn how to write and reference essays, and gain the skills and confidence to take part in academic debates.
You’ll progress to your degree fully aware of what’s expected of you, and ready for success!
Want to know more?
If you’d like to find out more studying abroad, and where in the world a pathway course could take you, explore the links below, or get in touch if you have any questions.