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ACCESS

This is a 2-week pre-enrollment study-abroad program at one of the APU’s partner universities in the U.S. for students scheduled to enroll in April to provide them with cross-cultural experiences. This program is considered as an “introduction program” to increase awareness of being an university student and to develop true global citizens with intercultural understanding and communication skills. With these concepts, APU offers two ACCESS Programs; ACCESS@St. Edward's University allows students to strengthen basic academic English skills and study skills, and ACCESS@Carroll College allows students to utilize their English skills that they already have to challenge themselves for university level lectures.

ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY(SEU)

Period : Early March (2 weeks)
Accommodation : University dormitory
Country/Area : Austin, Texas, U.S.A
Application Period : Mid November to Early January
No. of students : approximately 25
Eligibility : Japanese-basis students who have been accepted to APU by January.
Must have English level of Eiken pre-2 grade or 2 grade
Credits : Since this is an pre-enrollment program, credits will not be awarded.

CARROLL COLLEGE

Period : Early March (2 weeks)
Accommodation : University dormitory
Country/Area : Helena, Montana, U.S.A
Application Period : Mid November to Early January
No. of students : approximately 10
Eligibility : Eligibility : Domestic students who have been accepted to APU by January and have have one of the following English level.
Applicants who passed Study abroad selection examination (Mandatory to participate in this program)
Applicants who are accepted to APU as an English basis student.
Applicants who have TOEFL® iBT 61 points or above, TOEIC® L&R TEST*700 or above , IELTS ™ 5.5 or above (or equivalent)
Credits : Since this is an pre-enrollment program, credits will not be awarded.


ACCESS@St.Edward's University Student testimonial
Hayato YOSHIDA(APM)March 2013

I really wanted to have a good start to make my college life great when I entered APU. To do so, participating in the ACCESS program was the very first decision I made. And what I experienced through the program definitely changed my life.
There were always many difficulties I had to face during this program, however, as I tried to overcome every situation I was in, I could have a mindset of “never give up” and could get “real friends” who I could really compete with throughout my APU life. These two things have helped me make my APU life greater.
There are so many opportunities to empower and improve yourself in APU. If you can clearly image what you would like to achieve by taking these opportunity, please try to get it. It shall change your life.

ST. EDWARD‘S UNIVERSITY (Austin, Texas, U.S.A)

St. Edward’ s University (SEU) has been receiving high recognition in the field of liberal arts education and lifelong education. SEU accepts a wide variety of students with different nationalities, cultural and social backgrounds, age, religion, etc. and offers a variety of study-abroad programs as well. APU and SEU have many things in common not only its mission and scale of the university but also its attitude towards international education. SEU is one of the significant partner universities that APU cherishes the strong partnership with. During the ACCESS period, it is possible to be aquinted with many SEU students on campus and in dormitory since it is during school period for SEU students. SEU students support the ACCESS participants as buddies and therefore ACCESS participants can learn real English, the life of college students, and learning environment in the US. For participants who are looking forward to enter APU, it is a program in which they can increase motivation and morale for 4 years at APU.

CARROLL COLLEGE (Helena, Montana, USA)

Carrol College is a private Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1909, which has won the first place for U.S. News World Report magazine’s Best Colleges (West) for 5 consecutive years. The number of students is about 1,500. Carroll College has a campus in Helena city, State capital of Montana, in the northwestern United States. Their school precepts is “Not for School, But for Life” , and they have shaped a cooperating learning community where members shares their happiness and challenge, that is, there is environment in which you can improve yourselves. Montana State is called “Big Sky Country” and it is close to the Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. You can feel and understand the culture and life of people coexisting with nature.

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