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You will be insured and taken care of on site. There will always be a 24/7 assistance.

Yes

Accommodations are either included in the package or you can find one on your own.

Most of the time NO (for example, in China companies are forbidden by law to pay their interns). However, in some countries, it varies according to the company’s internal policy.

Generally, from 1 to 6 months, for immigration purposes mostly.

The sooner the better so that you are really able to benefit from every experience you will have thoroughly selected.

No, so it is essential to select the right program.

On exams and regular assignments.  These marks, in addition to your high school results will determine your acceptance to the universities you will have applied to.

Yes, the Foundation Program’s faculty will assist and advise you throughout the process.

Generally, to hold a high school degree and obtain a score of 5.5 at the IELTS.

Students become fluent in English and acquire the required academic methods they will be expected to apply once admitted at university.
Also, as students enhance their overall academic level, they have the opportunity to be admitted to more selective institutions.

In general, one academic year.

Yes.  You will be able to study within your field of interest (i.e. Law, Humanities & Social sciences ; Business & Finance ; Engineering & Computing ; Architecture, Arts & Design.)

Yes, we can arrange training sessions.

Yes, in most cases.  The interviews are held either in person or on Skype.

Yes, you can apply to as many universities as you wish, and sometimes to different programmes within the same university.

It depends on the type of program you are applying to and the institutions’ requirements.

Yes

Yes, specially if you are applying for an MBA and most probably for most Masters’ programmes involving financial topics.

It is highly recommended as most renowned universities will not consider your application unless you have 2 to 5 years of professional experience.

It depends on the institution’s acceptance policy.  My Next Step will advise you on an individual basis in due time.

It all depends on the gap between your results and the institution’ s requirements.  My Next Step will advise you on an individual basis in due time.

Yes, provided you accept the offer in due time.

Several universities will consider a deferred entry, but you will have to justify your request.
In case you decide to follow an academic programme for one year, you may then be assessed on the grades you will obtain during this year.  Therefore, your request needs to be well thought out in order not to lose your offer if your results become insufficient which may happen, specially in France when students follow the « Classes Préparatoires », traditionally known for their highly severe grading system and which does not have an equivalent elsewhere.   Likewise, if you decide to take a Gap Year and/or do an internship for one year, you will have to outline precisely your project so that it is approved by the university.

• UK institutions will start sending offers by mid-March
• US institutions will send their offers by April 30
• Canada and other countries have no specific deadlines to send their offers.

• In the UK and Canada, the only elements you can provide after the deadline are the IELTS scores and the official transcript of the results you will have achieved at your final secondary school exam (i.e. A-levels, International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Swiss Maturity, Bachillerato…)
• In the US and other countries, it is deeply advised to send a complete application, including the IELTS/TOEFL and SAT scores, by the deadline.

Yes, if you wish to apply to universities in the United States.
Foreign students are generally not accustomed to this test, therefore you should consider taking it at least once in your Junior year of high school in order to have the opportunity to re-take it during the 1st term of your Senior year.

If you are applying to UK institutions, My Next Step highly recommends you take the IELTS, since many universities do not consider the TOEFL anymore.  Nonetheless, since the IELTS is recognized in 95% of the universities outside the UK, your IELTS scores will also be valid outside the UK.

2 years prior to the starting date of the academic program you are applying to.

Yes, if you are a student who has not followed an academic program 100% in English for the past 2 years preceding your application.

• In the UK, all students can apply to a maximum of 5 universities, unless you are applying to follow medical studies, in which case, you can apply to a maximum of only 4 institutions.  The same application will be dispatched to all universities.
• In Canada, the US and most other countries, you are entitled to apply to as many universities as you wish.
The more universities you apply to, the greater are your chances to receive offers.  Yet, the heavier will your workload be to fill out the applications and fulfill the different requirements.  Therefore, it is important that you initiate the process early.

No, in both cases, you have to choose either one.

• In the UK, if you are applying to Cambridge or Oxford and/or to medical/veterinary school, the deadline is Oct. 15. Otherwise, the general deadline is Jan. 15.
• In Canada, the deadlines are Jan. 15 for McGill University and Feb. 1 for Concordia and HEC-Montreal universites. In other universities accross the country the deadlines vary according to the institution.
• In the US and in most other countries, the deadlines also vary according to the institutions. Usually, they run between the end of November of the current year and the end of February of the following year.

The sooner the better! Regardless of the country where you are planning in pursuing your higher education, you should start setting up your project no later than during your Junior year of high school.