Who's it for?

This is Part 3 of a 4-part series to help U.S. high school students prepare for applying to colleges abroad in places like the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and more. In this course, you'll learn how college admissions abroad is different from college admissions in the U.S. and how, when and where to apply. You'll learn about summer programs, transferring abroad and visiting campuses overseas, and you'll hear from some university admissions representatives themselves. At the end of this course, you'll have a strong understanding of what overseas universities are really looking for in applicants and know what to do to prepare.

What will I learn?

  • Learn what's important in the college abroad admissions process

    You'll see the key differences between U.S. college admissions and admissions abroad, and you'll see how to yourself preparation time by focusing on these key aspects.

  • Understand how, when and were to apply

    Equally important to understanding admissions requirements is knowing how, when and where to apply. You'll learn the recommended timeline and where to get started.

  • Get the facts on summer programs, transferring and visiting campuses abroad

    Will summer programs help in the admissions process? Can you transfer to a university abroad from a community college or university in the U.S.? How important are campus visits?

What's included?

  • 1

    G'day & Welcome!

    • G'day & Welcome!

    • Survey: Your Admissions Process

  • 2

    What Do You Know?

    • Quiz: College Admissions Abroad

  • 3

    What Universities Abroad Consider

    • Key Admissions Components

    • Other Application Components

    • The Personal Statement/Essay

  • 4

    What Universities Abroad Don't Consider

    • What Doesn't Count

  • 5

    How to Apply

    • How (and Where) to Apply

    • Rolling vs. Early Decision vs. Early Action

    • Quotas? Impacted Majors?

    • What happens after you apply?

  • 6

    Transferring Credits Abroad

    • Can you transfer abroad?

  • 7

    Summer Programs & Gap Years

    • Summer Programs

  • 8

    Campus Visits Abroad

    • What to Expect

    • Case Study: Visiting King's College London (UK)

  • 9

    Recommended Application Timeline

    • Application Timeline

  • 10

    Test Your Knowledge

    • Quiz: What Did You Learn?

  • 11

    What Now? Next Steps

    • What You Learned & Where to Go from Here

    • Resources

  • 12


    • Feedback Survey

Meet Sara

Founder of College Apps Abroad and the Course Instructor

Sara Cavalieri

G'day! My name is Sara, and I'm the founder of College Apps Abroad. I'm a San Diego based educational consultant, specializing in helping students apply for college and grad school outside of the U.S. I have more than 10 years of experience working in international recruitment and admissions for some of the world's top institutions in the UK and Australia, and I studied and lived overseas myself in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Brazil for almost a decade. With a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University and Master of Education from the University of New South Wales, I've also helped hundreds of students across North and South America apply for some of the world's top institutions. As you can see, I’m passionate about international education, and I look forward to helping you on your journey, too!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will this course tell me the specific admissions requirements of universities abroad?

    No, this course summarizes the general important components of an application to a university abroad and how this differs from U.S. college admissions. Every university abroad sets its own admissions standards, which also varies according to each specific program.

  • Will this course guarantee my acceptance into a university abroad?

    No, nothing in life is guaranteed! This course will prepare you for what to expect in the college abroad admissions process

  • How long will I have access to the course and materials?

    You'll have access for a 2-year period, but if you need more time, feel free to reach out directly.