America’s institutions of higher learning are well-regarded throughout the world, so it’s no wonder students from other countries choose to come to the United States to complete their education. Hodges University has the advantage of being in a beautiful, tropical location, with miles of beaches to enjoy and easy access to three major metropolitan areas. Is Hodges a good place for international students to find their pathways to success? The answer is an unequivocal yes.
Hodges boasts a diverse student body, welcoming students of all nationalities and cultures. Our personal attention to the distinct needs of our students ensures that you’ll feel at home, both on campus and online. Online tutoring is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through our Smart Thinking program. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as the opportunity to learn English in our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
Our ESL program is open to students over 18 years of age who have legal status to study in the United States. It’s designed to provide English instruction that enhances a student’s existing knowledge, training and job skills in order to better communicate and pursue employment opportunities in the United States. The program promotes speaking and language comprehension, vocabulary and reading comprehension, and grammar and writing skills using computer-assisted language learning. We also offer an Intensive English Program Bridge for non-native speakers pursuing a college degree at Hodges University.
Often, students enroll in the ESL program to gain the skills necessary to pursue further education and employment opportunities. They then go on to seek a degree at Hodges, supported by administration, staff and faculty who strive to make them feel comfortable and achieve their goals. Hodges graduate Majani Lullein, a student from Venezuela who completed the ESL program before going on to achieve an Associate of Science degree in paralegal studies, says the support of Hodges employees was invaluable as she pursued her degree.
“The administration, staff and faculty… always made me feel comfortable and at home. They understood it was not easy to make radical lifestyle changes. They respected and supported my commitment to learning a new language while pursuing my academic goals,” she explained.
One advantage Hodges offers to international students is the ability to pursue a degree online. On-site learning is not always practical for students from other countries, but online courses make it easy to reap the benefits of an education from home while managing professional and personal responsibilities. Our online courses are taught by caring faculty, using an online platform that allows for peer interaction and instructional support.
For an international student wishing to transfer from a school in another country, college credits can be evaluated through an agency to determine which credits will transfer. International students interested in pursuing one of Hodges’ graduate programs, must provide necessary undergraduate degree information. The admissions process for international students requires:
- Admissions application: Completing the application is the first step toward admission into Hodges University.
- Bank statements: We need copies of recent bank statements to determine whether your funds are sufficient for support in the United States.
- Passport: We need a copy of your passport, to verify your identity.
- Tuition payment: If for some reason you’ve paid your tuition and your visa is not obtained, the funds are fully refundable with proper documentation.
No matter how you choose to learn or which degree you decide to pursue, Hodges will be there with you every step of the way. Our admissions team can help you determine how to turn your education, degree and training into credits that will help you attain your goals. We want to get to know you, understand your strengths and weakness, and provide support and encouragement so you will be a confident learner.
If you’re ready to take the next step along your pathway to success, we invite you to learn more about Hodges University. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate or graduate degree, or would like to boost your English language proficiency through our ESL program, we can help you get started. Call 833-510-1915 to learn more, or contact us through our website.