A University Foundation Year can serve multiple purposes. Some international students need to develop their English skills, others need some boost in their hard skills, such as Math or Sciences. Whatever the reason may be, studying a Foundation Year can make you more confident and overall more satisfied with your study abroad experience.
1. Starting your university experience with more knowledge
This is very straightfoward: the more you study before your Bachelor program, the more confident you’ll become and the easier it is going to be to get adjusted to studying at a university level. Learning program-specific courses can also make you understand what you can expect when you start your uni studies later on, so you won’t be lost in your first semesters.
2. Getting familiar with the county (and also having more time to spend in Europe)
Moving abroad for your studies can be a hectic time. A new city, new culture, new friends, new challenges… It’s much easier (and also a better experience) to take it slow. During the Foundation Year you can get used to your new surroundings, discover your new hometown and enjoy it too a little more.
3. A smooth transition from school to university
Universities (especially tech universities) are no joke, really. Especially the first few semesters might seem hardcore after your school years. Miderms, finals, assignments, practical training, lab trainings and other new, slightly more difficult concepts become the normal. By doing a Foundation Year, you can do a “practice round” for these new challenges. It will help you understand the new challenges you are facing so you’ll have a smooth and comfortable transition to uni life.
4. Meet your peers- even from other universities
During the Foundation Year you can also form bonds for life. Foundation classes are normally small classes, which gives you the chance to get to know each other, and make memories and friendships for a lifetime. These friendships can stay with you during your university years as well, and they can be useful in your future career. If you do a Budapest International College Foundation, chances are that you will also meet Foundation students from other universities and other programs as well, making your professional network even bigger.
5. Comfortable, high-quality ammenities and services
At Budapest International College, we are here to make your study abroad goals a reality and make your dreams come true. We make sure to help you in every step of the way, with attentive and helpful staff. During your Foundation Year, you’ll have a helpful team of people help you set up your new life in Hungary.