Campus: CATS Academy Boston in USA
Studying: Grade 12
I have always wanted to study in the U.S. Boston is the center of high-class education, so it’s a very good opportunity to study here. I chose to study at High school level as it will give me seamless transition to top universities in the U.S.
Studying at CATS Academy:
The teachers are really nice and they are always willing to help us and explain everything thoroughly. I like that the lessons are interactive as we learn from different mediums such as eBooks and videos.
I really enjoy taking part in extracurricular activities; I take part in academic clubs and I am also looking to take part in volleyball club.
I would like to study Business and Law at University of Massachusetts or Suffolk University.
Campus: Abbey College Manchester
Programme of study: International Foundation Programme (Business Pathway)
University: Lancaster Uiversity – Management
“Being the first student from Albania to come to Abbey College Manchester I was a little nervous at the start. I did not need to worry; everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
Class sizes were very small and the learning resources and equipment in the college were good. The teachers made the classes enjoyable and they were very enjoyable. I got really good help when preparing my university application and managed to get several offers. I did well in my examinations and managed to get to the university I really wanted. The experience at the college was one I will never forget and hopefully I will be the first of many students from my home country to come to study in Manchester.”
Campus: Kings Colleges Oxford
Programme of study: Advanced Foundation Year
After much hard work, Irid achieved 75% in his Advanced Level Foundation – equivalent to attaining 3 A’s at A-level. He had a number of offers, but chose to take up the offer from Kings College University London to study Computer Science.
How did studying abroad change me:
First of all, I’ve learned how to live alone, in other words to take care of myself. I feel more independent and confident in myself. Studying in the UK has taught me how to be more sociable and how to be more serious in my studies whilst still finding time for other activities.
What will be my memories of Kings College:
Most of all, the time spent with friends, all my teachers that have been really friendly with me and the amazing city of Oxford.
Till now everything has gone very wellfor me. The University is great in every aspect, starting with the campus which is amazing and everything is well organized. Regarding academic matters, the teachers are very professional. Even though you might be in a class with +100 people the teachers have special meetings during the week when you can consult and ask for help in case you need it etc. If you need help for any subject you don’t feel confident about there are tutors which are always eager to help in every moment. (more clearly they make everything more easy) The campus that I mention above its extremely big, you can find everything that you ask for, starting with shopping malls, sports center and every day there are events and activities in which you can get involved. Regarding the students, there is a diversity of them from all over the world and in general most of them are very friendly. Every student has to fullfill a various number of general classes in order to choose a specific field (which means from the moment that school starts you have at least 6 months to decide that in which specific field you want to study).
I am continuing psychology and I did not have lots of exams to give this year, except two of them. The University is very good. The classes are small with 20-28 students and the staff pays attention to everyone.The staff is very friendly and professional. During classes they organize debates, presentation, activities. There are students from all over the world. It is a very friendly and kind society. The program is advanced, which means we take 6 lessons within a lecture hour. There are two semesters per week. The school grounds are very good.The University is in center of the city and has two buildings. University organizes different evening clubs and I have been registered for the cinematography club. In general I like this University. This University has the advantage that its diploma is the same with the diploma of Sheffield in England, and I am thinking to continue my master there.
I am Armedin Kuka, from Shkoder, ALBANIA.
I have always been wishing and dreaming for studying in England.
After searching and got information at “Integral Education Programs”, I decided to apply for the best school, Cambridge Tutors College (CTC).
At last, my dream came true because the school accepted me as one of their students and I won a scholarship.
I mostly spend my time studying daily subjects that I have at school, getting prepared for the science Olympiads, where I’ve been given awards too. Only this year I participated in one of them and I got awarded the first price.
The time left I enjoy playing basketball, which is my hobby.
During summer vacations I study extra for subjects I am interested in such as: maths, physics and IT.
I would like to advise every student that talent isn’t enough if you want to achieve something in life.
We must work hard and have the will to achieve the results we want to!
My dream for the future is, after finishing the CTC, continue the studies in the Cambridge University, for science and engineering.
I thank CTC for accepting me and offering me a scholarship.
I would advise all the students of my age to go in for CTC, the school that makes the dreams of all students come true!
I remember it as a year ago today I was looking for a consultancy agency to study abroad. Once contacted several offices, then I selected Integral. Today I realize that I made the right decision.
Integral offered not only with information on different colleges, but also helped me for the preparation of documents, facilitating the contacts until my academic preparation for IELTS. After the disclosure of some possibilities, I decided to study International Foundation Programme, a new one year program, of LSE that prepares students for prestigious UK universities. What made this program different from Albanian schools was the maximum attention focused on small classes, the development of critical thinking and the presence of a person (Personal Tutor) who observes the ‘academic progress throughout the academic year. Furthermore they provide assistance in applying for universities. The whole program was at the same time challenging as well as rewarding. For example, in my class all received more than two bids from the Russell Group universities.
For me it was a really, really special year, that in addition to my academic growth has given to me even more intense friendships that go beyond the borders of Europe.
Campus: ABBEY College Manchester
Destination: Queen Mary University of London
Programme of Study: Dentistry
“Being the only student from Albania in Abbey College Manchester I was a little nervous at the start. I did not need to worry; everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The learning resources and equipment in the college were good. The teachers made the classes enjoyable and they were very interactive. Having very small class sizes too helped my confidence and my communication skills. I got really good help when preparing my university application and managed to get several great offers. I did well in my examinations and managed to get to the university and onto the degree course I really wanted. The experience at the college was one I will never forget and hopefully there will be more students from Albania that will come and study in Manchester.”
Studying High School Diploma
CATS Academy Boston.
“When I arrived last year, the dorm parents absolutely helped me. They were all very friendly and made me feel comfortable. They also helped with my English. If I had questions, they would answer them.”
Campus: ABBEY College Cambridge
Programme of study: International Foundation Programme (Engineering Pathway)
Overall IFP Score: 79%
Destination: Civil Engineering at the University of Surrey
“Abbey Cambridge has a very nice environment; the students and teachers are very friendly. I received a huge amount of support from staff when completing my university application, helping me with my choices and personal statement.”
Campus: ABBEY College Cambridge
Study Programme: A Level
A Level Subjects: Economics A, History B, Politics A
Destination: Queen Mary University of London, to study Law
“Studying at Abbey College Cambridge was special to me, I met new friends and it allowed me to reach my full potential by helping me to love learning. I have a lot of favourite memories, I honestly can’t say which is the best. Seeing the teacher’s dedication to their subjects gave me an incentive to work harder in order to make them proud. My dream is to work as a lawyer and then help my father’s business. Abbey Cambridge is the main stepping stone to achieve a place at a good university.”
Studying High School Diploma
CATS Academy Boston
“The boarding and welfare staff helped me from day one. They showed me around the dorm and introduced me to other girls. The dorm parents are there for all of us to talk to and to help with school work.”