When you graduate from high school, a whole new chapter begins in your life. A sea of possibilities and considerations. The whole world is open. What will the future bring? Should you take a sabbatical? Should you study higher education right away or do you want to wait a year? Should you go on to university at all? Maybe you have your eye on a course that requires a quota-2 application? We know all about these considerations. We went through it ourselves and now have daily dialogues with our wonderful clients who are themselves in this maze of considerations and decisions.

In this short letter, we put on our academic glasses and try to make you a little more aware of what a stay abroad at college in the USA can bring.

 

Styrk din kvote 2-ansøgning på College i USA.

You may already know that your dream education requires a Quota 2 application. Maybe you have tried to apply and have not been accepted, for example because of your grade point average. -You have probably already looked into the possibility of applying via Quota 2 again next year. When you apply via Quota 2, other criteria are taken into account besides your average. A lot of study programmes attach importance to a stay abroad. Check if necessary. what is emphasised in applications to CBS here!

A stay abroad can be done in many ways. We are seeing a growing trend of young people using their gap year to optimise their Quota 2 application by studying a semester at a college in the US. Our clients are typically athletes and they therefore combine the semester/their sabbatical by playing their sport at the given college - as a fully integrated part of their hverdag som Student Athletes..

You can put together a pretty cool study programme at college in the US and in this way choose courses that are relevant to the programme you might want to apply for via quota 2. After a semester (which typically lasts about 4 months) you get a transcript or a certificate that documents the courses you have completed - and that can be used in your applications and for your CV. In general, there are really good opportunities to get admitted. The US is the country with the highest number of international students and they are very proactive in increasing this number.

BEMÆRK: Mulighederne for optagelse samt omkostningerne forbundet optagelse – bliver endnu bedre hvis man viser et atletisk niveau som kan bidrage til deres sportslige afdeling. Det er her S
port Scholarships become highly relevant.

Student-athletes på College i USA

Vores klient, Esben Wolf tog 1 år på Providence College og blev herefter optaget på en Bachelor i International Business på CBS via kvote 2.

Få erhvervserfaring igennem College i USA.

Work experience is also one of the elements taken into account for quota 2 applications!

However, it can be quite difficult to get exciting and relevant work experience when you only have a secondary education. It is not easy to be hired for something you are not trained or qualified for. That's where internships come in!

When you study higher education in Denmark or Scandinavia, it is normal to have a student job on the side and some programmes have a compulsory internship. At college in the US - especially if you are a student athlete - it is a explicitly full-time study and very few students have a job on the side. On the other hand, they have a really long summer holiday (+3 months) and it is during this period that really many students take internships and build up relevant work experience.

Universities are also doing a lot to boost internship opportunities for their students, and you'll find internship fairs and workshops throughout a spring semester to help you get even better prepared. Unlike in Denmark, many of these internships are also paid, which makes it an easier decision.

Vores klient, Alvin Mazaheri (til højre) tog 1 år på MacEwan University og blev herefter optaget på en Bachelor i Business Administration på CBS via kvote 2.

Why not just study the whole degree at college in the US?

In the US, different entry requirements apply and in many cases there will be more places and more 'relaxed' entry requirements. It is a real priority for the US to maintain their position as the most used destination for international students. This benefits us, you and all our clients. It can therefore be an obvious option to simply study your entire undergraduate degree in the US instead of worrying about the Quota 2 application. The really cool thing about this is that you don't have to make that decision before you go over there. Many of our clients go to college in the US with the intention of being there for a semester or a year - but end up studying their entire undergraduate degree over there. An undergraduate degree in the US typically takes 4 years, by the way! Many colleges have start dates several times a year, so you're not limited to maybe waiting a year to start process.

This sounds really good! And it's true - an education in the US is a huge investment in your future and in yourself. But it also costs money to get an education in the US. It does in Denmark and Scandinavia too, we're just very privileged with our welfare system. Fortunately, there are good opportunities for financing! Besides the possibility of SU, are scholarships (scholarships) awarded by universities themselves, a golden opportunity to make the education and experience affordable - or even free. A distinction is made between academic and athletic scholarships and here in our little shop it's the athletic scholarships that we spend all our time on.

Please contact us if you are curious about the athletic, academic and financial aspects of attending college in the United States. There are options for all priorities, levels and ambitions!

Thanks a lot for reading along!
//The entire NSSA team

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