The Land of Educational Opportunity: Finding The Best U.S. Options for Brazilians
McMillan Education has helped countless Brazilian students identify and enroll in an array of U.S. schools and universities in order to help further their studies, maximize their extracurricular talents, and live in safe and supportive communities. Schools and colleges value the gift of language, culture, intellect, and spirit that Brazilian students bring, particularly as they look to diversify their student bodies, and our students have found great success in their respective admission searches.
For middle and high school aged students, boarding schools provide the perfect balance of academic rigor, personal support and development, and access to extraordinary extracurricular activities. And for those students considering US colleges and universities, opportunities abound for international students looking to uncover their intellectual and social interests while making invaluable personal and professional connections.
1. The 24/7 Learning Experience: Boarding schools are designed to engage students from early morning through late at night with meaningful lessons taught in the classroom and throughout the day. In short, teaching and learning are never limited to the four classroom walls, and instead extend into the athletic arena, art studios, dining halls, and dormitories. This model of teaching allows students to dive deeper into topics that intrigue them, while also allowing schools to extend learning beyond the traditional topics of math, science, English, history, and languages.
2. Safety & Security: Boarding school students are kept safe throughout the day, night and weekends as faculty and professional security personnel are trained to monitor campus visitors and ensure that students are appropriately chaparroned at off-campus events. This “security blanket” allows students to learn and live in a safe environment and parents to feel secure about their children’s well-being.
3. Small Classes & Exceptional Faculty: The average class size at most boarding schools is 12, leading to engaging, discussion based courses where students are stretched to reason, debate, and question. Led by outstanding faculty, who often serve not only as teachers, but role models and mentors, students are simultaneously stretched and supported in their classroom endeavors and in their lives by caring, committed faculty who are experts in their fields and in guiding young men and women through their journey through adolescence.
4. Extending Your Interests: Whether you aspire to be a professional athlete, award winning musician, or internationally renowned researcher, boarding schools provide students with access to world-class coaching and facilities, along with unrivaled resources for students to discover new interests and maximize their potential outside of the classroom.
5. The Road to US University: American colleges and universities maintain their commitment to enrolling qualified international students and often look to US boarding schools to help fulfill this important priority. The boarding school experience allows international students to acclimate to the US education system, further develop their reading and writing skills, and establish a strong foundation in core classes, like US History and American Literature, that are essential for their college years.
Why US Universities?
1. The Gold Standard: US colleges and universities continue to be widely regarded as providing the finest undergraduate educational opportunities in the world. Many international students will pursue their undergraduate degrees in the US and stay on for Masters or Doctoral programs, while others will choose to return home after graduation. Regardless of the path, we help students identify schools and programs that will export well for when they return home to begin their professional careers.
2. The Liberal Arts: Unlike universities in other parts of the world where students are forced to choose their course of study before enrolling, most US universities follow the liberal arts approach, allowing students to investigate a wide range of courses and topics before selecting their “major” or main area of study. This educational philosophy promotes critical thinking and exposes students to subjects they may have never known they had an interest in. The liberal arts also promote research and true learning, versus memorization, allowing students to be well-prepared for graduate studies and life.
3. All-Inclusive Learning & Living: Much like boarding schools, US colleges and universities are 24/7 learning environments where students have access to world-class research opportunities, athletic and arts facilities, student run organizations, and residential life programming. And with all of these options within walking distance of residence halls, it is easy for students to integrate into campus life and make their mark on the community.
4. Networking: American colleges and universities take pride in the strength of their alumni networks and work tirelessly to assist their students and graduates in finding internships, research opportunities, and employment. By leveraging their schools’ career planning services and alumni networks, students have access to a robust group of alumni and friends of the college who are committed to supporting the professional growth and development of students.