An Introduction to CollegeCare

Living and studying in a new culture can be challenging. To successfully accomplish your goals, you will need the right support – both inside and outside the classroom. Your time in the U.S. will offer many exciting opportunities and amazing experiences. With guidance from University Bridge’s expert advisors, you can make the most of your time here – and confidently progress to your top-choice university.

Our students tell us there are so many questions they didn’t even know they’d have until they got here!
Here are a few you might encounter:

 

  • How do you register for classes?
  • What if you want to change your major?
  • Can you cope with university level study in English?
  • Who can you talk to about your progress?
  • Where will you live? How will you furnish your apartment?
  • Who will help guide you academically and ensure you are on track?
  • How do you open a bank account?
  • What happens if you need to go the doctor or the hospital?
  • What do you need to know before you learn to drive?

 

You’ll have your own personal advisor to help you with all of the above, along with anything else you might face during your time in the U.S. We call this CollegeCare.

 

Thanks to CollegeCare, University Bridge students become top achievers with impressive results. Like our 2015 Virginia class – 100% of students were admitted to the University of Virginia, ranked #24 in the U.S.!

About CollegeCare

CollegeCare provides everything you will need to excel. Our unique support system was designed specifically with the needs of international students in mind and far exceeds what is offered at any university in the U.S.

This is the key to our – and your! – success.

Helping You Succeed Academically

  • COUNSELORCONNECT® – Your personal advisor will meet with you twice a month (and any other time you want to talk!) to help you tackle any challenges.
  • We’ll help you plan an academic schedule that will help you progress to the university of your dreams.
  • From searching for the right transfer school and helping with the selection process to assisting with all facets of the application and interview process, our advisors are here to help you and your family.
  • Struggling in a course? We’ll set up tutoring and a personalized study plan.
  • We’ll send regular reports to your parents back home so they can see how well you are progressing towards your goals.

Making Sure You Can Focus On Your Studies – And Enjoy Your Stay In The U.S.

  • We’ll pick you up at the airport– and help you get settled into your new home!
  • Our student housing offers amenities like a gym, a pool, and a technology center. Everything you need for a healthy, productive lifestyle!
  • We host fun social events so you can get to know your fellow students (and life in the US!) from NBA basketball games to a tour of Google.
  • Want to bring mom and dad for a visit? We’ll help you make the travel arrangements.
  • Need to go to the doctor or dentist? We’ll help you navigate the complicated U.S. healthcare system – which can even be challenging for American students.

CounselorConnect®: Your Personal Advisor

Your personal advisor will meet with you at least twice a month to discuss your progress, plans, and any help you need in college or your daily life. They will also work with you outside of these meetings on anything else you might need.

 

Our advisors are graduates from universities such as Columbia, Stanford, Duke, Michigan, and the University of Virginia, so they know what it takes to get admitted to the best universities in the country. Our advisors are all hardworking, smart and talented individuals, so we’re happy to have them on our team – and you’ll be happy to have them on your team, too!

 

Each advisor is responsible for around 15 students, which makes it easy for advisors to get to know each student individually, and tailor their coaching to that student’s needs, goals and aspirations.

 

On average, our students receive 150 hours of one-to-one coaching and advising. Every student has different needs, and we never cap the amount of assistance anyone receives – if you need more one-on-one guidance, you will get it!

Some Of The Ways We Help:

Academic Support

  • Each student is assigned a private academic advisor upon arrival
  • Personalized study plan
  • Course selection, modification and registration
  • Academic and performance monitoring
  • Advice on choosing a major
  • Academic reminders, such as the last day to drop a class
  • On average, 150 hours of one-on-one counseling
  • 15:1 student to counselor ratio
  • Assistance setting up both free and paid tutoring services
  • Transfer guidance

Cultural and Social Support

  • High-end accommodations
  • 24/7 emergency hotline
  • In-depth orientation
  • Help opening a bank account
  • Free SIM card with unlimited data package
  • Airport pick-up
  • Transportation to/from school every day
  • Social events including NBA and major league baseball games, go-karting, meals out, cultural festivals and events, and many others

Personal and Professional Development

  • Elite university mentoring
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Visits to major-relevant local businesses, both big and small
  • Advice on internships
  • Letters of recommendation

When you are studying with us, if there is anything you need let us know and we will try to help.

Apply now to start your journey to a top 50 university.