Population: 316 million (UN, 2012)
Capital: Washington DC
Largest city: New York City
Area: 9.8 million sq km (3.8 million sq miles)
Major language: English
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Computers and electrical machinery, vehicles, chemical products, food and live animals, military equipment and aircraft
GNI per capita: US $48,620 (World Bank, 2011)
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The United States is the number one destination for international students seeking to study overseas for higher education. In fact, about 30 percent of all current international students in the world are studying in the United States.
What makes a U.S. education so popular?
The U.S. higher education system has an international reputation for quality:
• Distinguished programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in almost every field of study.
• Many universities attract world-renowned faculty and are at the forefront of research and technological development.
• State-of-the-art facilities include libraries, laboratories, computers, and other resources.
Diversity of institutions and programs
The range of educational opportunities available in the United States is immense. No matter what kind of learning environment your students seek, they will find ample choices from among the 3,600 diverse higher education institutions in the country.
Navitas at UMass Dartmouth is located at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, with satellite facilities in the Southcoast Massachusetts region. Just one hour from Boston, the 700 acre campus is located between Providence, Rhode Island and Cape Cod, less than one hour by car from the famed sailing city of Newport, Rhode Island and Nantucket, Massachusetts and close to numerous beaches. Water sports abound.
As a UMass Dartmouth student undertaking a Navitas program, you will have access to state-of-the-art university facilities and services, including libraries, computer laboratories, recreation facilities, on-campus accommodation, health and career services.
For international students thinking about studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the USA, Navitas offers an Undergraduate Pathway Program and a Pre-Master’s Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell).
The University Pathway Program (UPP) at Navitas at UMass Lowell provides you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to successfully complete your BACHELOR’s degree in the U.S. The University Pathway Program is offered in a three-semester format, which is equivalent to the first year of a UMass Lowell Bachelor’s degree program. After successfully completing your University Pathway Program, you will move directly into the second year of your undergraduate degree. Graduate and undergraduate students with a TOEFL iBT 55 may begin in the Intensive Academic English pathway. As a Navitas at UMass Lowell student, you are a university student from Day 1. Throughout your degree, your studies will be monitored by both Navitas and UMass Lowell to ensure your academic success.
Boston is one of the USA’s most exciting and cosmopolitan study locations. For international students seeking an American undergraduate degree, Navitas offers a pathway program into the University of Massachusetts Boston, one of America’s most respected universities.
The Navitas at UMass Boston University Pathway Program is composed of elements that enable you to successfully complete your UMass Boston undergraduate degree.
The University Pathway Program comprises disciplined for-credit and other courses that completed with the specified grade point average will enable you to commence your second year of your UMass Boston degree program.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky, with over 50 highly regarded universities and colleges offers some of the very best university education, university facilities and hospitality in North America. WKU (Western Kentucky University), with 22,000 students on a magnificent campus and highly ranked degree and graduate programs, is a leader amongst universities in the southeast of the USA.
Navitas at WKU is located at the WKU Bowling Green campus and offers a University Pathway Program (UPP) and Pre-Masters Program designed to prepare international students for university studies in the USA. Bowling Green is close to Nashville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky and serves as an educational hub for the South Central Kentucky region. You will have access to state-of-the-art university facilities and services, including libraries, computer laboratories, recreation facilities, on-campus and off-campus accommodation, health and career services.
For international students thinking about studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the USA, Navitas offers an undergraduate International University Transfer Program (IUTP) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).
The International University Transfer Program (IUTP) is designed to provide an academic and cultural bridge for you during the 1st year of your U.S. university degree. Enrolling in the IUTP means you are UNH student from day one. Upon successful completion of the IUTP, you can transfer directly into the 2nd year of your degree program. Navitas at UNH offers academic support as well as additional help in English and math to ensure you will be prepared as you continue your studies at UNH.
Navitas at UNH offers majors through three of the colleges at UNH: the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Whittemore School of Business & Economics, rated as one of the top business schools from the Princeton Review 2010.