I have the opportunity to take AP classes, Honors, Dual Enrollments (with Concordia Nebraska), which have prepared me immensely to succeed at University of Toronto. Since we have a smaller student body, all kids can be taken care of in terms of college counseling. All juniors and seniors are required to have a minimum of 2 counseling meetings per semester with their designated counselor. I took on a heavy course load, however, students have the flexibility to select the courses they would like.
The international office is serious about student safety. I got my driver’s license, however, I was not granted permission to drive without a family member in U.S.. The international office consists of an academic advisor that is exclusively in charge of international students’ academic performance, she checks students’ grades every week and provides after-school tutoring twice a week. Apart from an academic advisor, the office is also equipped with a Chinese admission officer who communicates with parents a and host families. Our director oversees everything including our events such as World Culture Day, etc.
When I was applying for Linfield, a TOEFL test was required. The general admission rate and specific admission rate for Chinese applicants can be found on Linfield’s website, which is around 75%. For new international students, there is a compulsory orientation program that takes place usually in mid-august. It is International Student Leadership’s duty to run the program. International Student Leadership consists of both domestic students and international students who applied and passed the interview with the director of the International Office.
I was hosted through my agency, however, Linfield provides their own home-stay program.
Over the course of my three-year experience at Linfield, I was involved in Student Ambassador, International Leadership Team, Debate, Tennis. I also created Coffee Club. Tennis team is always open for all students, the tryout determines the ranking and matchups for the games. Not only has Debate built me up profoundly in improving my articulation skills, but also confidence in public speaking.