Learning is not just about where you go, but what you become once you arrive.
There’s a whole new world out there. An interconnected, cross-cultural, collaborative place with educational and career opportunities around every corner and across every border.
You see the potential of this new world – and the potential inside yourself. We’re passionate about helping you unlock both. Here you can create the content that will be used within the module.
Your Journey Starts Here
Build a Strong Foundation.
We make it possible to start your journey off on the right foot, by taking care of the basic elements involved in adjusting to a new culture – everything from language and etiquette to bank accounts and cell phones. As part of welcoming you to your new home, we’ll make all the arrangements for housing and pair you with a compatible roommate; get you a student ID, meal plan and transportation card; and make sure you get a tour of campus so you can get used to your new surroundings.
Get a Taste of a New World.
Learn about cultural traditions and expectations and prepare for dinner with American family on American Holiday. Personalized suggestions on campus and community activities to help students integrate and make American friends. New Mind also provides roommate matching based on personality and cultural fit.
Think Global. Act Local.
Participation in activities, excursions and challenges that will engage you to use and reflect on social activeness, creativity, leadership and critical thinking Balloon Drop, Rocket Launch, better understand your own strengths related to these skills.
Learn to be a Better Learner.
Personal Advisors help students transition to college by connecting them to academic resources and mentoring them on faculty relations. Global Learning Curriculum teaches key skills beyond ESL; such as intercultural competence and academic success skills to help students start college strong. Service Learning and Projects focus on hands-on learning and discovery to help students gain confidence and maximize their college experience. Trips, Activities, and Student Life Events help grow the UPP community and connect students to campus life.
Let a Mentor Be Your Guide.
Advisors meet students 1 on 1, and help them navigate the cultural and academic transitions they are faced with. Each student works on an individual development plan that charts their progress. Individualized Development Plan for career and major choices. Academic expectations maximize international students’ college experience.
a sense of self-reliance in academic and life skills
the ability to create and apply original ideas
the ability to link personal interest to past, present, and future success
a sense of compassion and an interest in contributing to society
the ability to communicate effectively and take initiative in social, cultural, and academic environments
the ability to thoughtfully contemplate, analyze and apply lessons learned from past experiences
an increased awareness and respect for various cultural values, customs, and traditions