Last week, First Study has had new cooperation with Pacific Lutheran University and University of California Santa Cruz.
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a integrated private university located in the Washington state. It has included nursing, education, calculation, and so on. PLU has a huge campus that it is about 90 football field big. The school is very close the city center and the Seattle international airport, so it has always been a great choice for students to study. 
	Washington Monthly-15th best university
	The Princeton Review- One of the best business school among 295 schools.

University of California Santa Cruz(UCSC) is a public school, located in the US Silicon Valley. It is famous for its practical programs. The school is founded in 1965. Its modern school building and innovative teaching has attracted many local students to apply. 
In fact, UCSC’s unique geographic location has brought many advantages for students to learn and have internship. In the Silicon Valley, the high-tech companies located in the Silicon Valley will provide opportunities for students have a one-year internship. When international students graduate, students even have a chance to earn a work permit to stay in the US to work.
	The Princeton Review-One of the most environmental friendly school in the US.
	Times Higher Education World University Rankings-No.2 highest with Stanford University.

If you want to see complete information, please check our website.
Congratulations to those children chosen to go to final!
The final of the English speech contest "I am big, I can see the world" will be held in Taipei on July 8. 
One of the judges of the contest is Lavinia Yang, the Executive Director of First Study. She is so proud of those little speakers for expressing their idea.

We really should educate and cultivate our children since they are young. And going to other countries, participating camps are good ways to do so.

For more information:
Effective June 1, 2017, Cal State Apply will replace CSUMentor as the new CSU application for admission. Transition from CSU Mentor to Cal State Apply-new!

Those who wish to apply to both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs for Fall 2017 are encouraged to complete their application by May 31st through CSU Mentor. Applications are considered completed when the applicant has: (1) completely filled out the application. (2) paid the $55 application fee, and (3) clicked submit. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

CSUSB Undergraduate Application
CSUSB Graduate Application
Transition from CSU Mentor to Cal State Apply

CSU Mentor will close at midnight, May 31st, 2017, and will be replaced by Cal State Apply. Cal State Apply will accept applications for winter 2018.
The official opening of the International Film Festival in Cannes!
Riviera French Institute offers various French language courses including summer courses. Please click the link and see the detail.!

Let's study French in Cannes witness Hollywood movie stars!
Alpadia Language Schools with many certificates provides summer courses and other language programs.
SLUWE (Saint Louis University Writing Exam) and TOEFL (PBT) have been removed from ALL undergraduate and graduate Pathway entry and progression requirements.
NOTE: The TOEFL / SLUWE will be used as placement tests to determine the appropriate courses for each student only.
Transcript and minimum GPA no longer required for Academic English only applicants. Applicants will only need to submit a diploma.

Effective immediately, the fees for housing and meals for the INTO Drew University Pathway and Academic English programs have been reduced. We now are able to exclude housing and meal costs during the long holiday/New Year university break for students who prefer to leave the residence halls to travel home or elsewhere during the holidays. Students will be able to leave their belongings in their rooms during the break at no additional cost. Students who intend to stay in Drew housing during the scheduled closure will be able to, and associated fees for housing and meals will apply.
    Standard Pathway: $16,700 for one year
    5-semester Pathway: $23,910 for Year 1 (Year 2 identical to four-semester PW)
    Academic English: $8,350 for one semester
    Bank statements need to reflect $69,852 (before scholarships are applied) for standard PW I-20
Note that housing and meals for students staying on campus during the holiday/New Year break will be approximately $1,850. Final pricing is determined by Drew University.
The reduced prices will be reflected on all statements and offer letters going forward for Fall 2017. Outstanding offers (including confirmed offers) will have this rate applied retroactively and updated statements will be issued in the next week. The new housing rate will be applied to existing Pathway students beginning in Fall 2017. pricing has been updated, and please find updated brochures by visiting folder or check the attachments.

March/April – Two-Term Pathway Programme start dates at 5 different INTO centres. Perfect for those last minute students!
INTO University of Exeter Progression Requirement Changes

INTO North America Entry Requirement Cheat Sheet 2017-18
INTO Colorado State University: Program Updates, $4,000 Post-Pathway Progression Scholarships, Mid-semester Academic English intakes, and Graduate Pathway changes.
INTO George Mason University Graduate Pathway in Masters of Law (LLM) update
IUG is awarding Scholarships to students with outstanding academic results who wish to enter our Bachelor programs during the Academic Year 2017-18. Please find attached the document with all details and conditions.
Plymouth University and the International University in Geneva (IUG) have signed a partnership to award a Dual Degree in Geneva, Switzerland:
 Bachelor programs applications for following entries are now open:
Ø APRIL 2017 (Applications deadline closing soon – please contact First Study as soon as possible)
Ø SEPTEMBER 2017 (Applications Deadline: end of April 2017)
INTO CSU: Changes to English Foundation and Graduate Pathways
INTO CSU will offer two new mid-semester intakes for Foundations of English Language in the spring and summer semesters. These shorter sessions are designed to give students an earlier start in their planned Pathway or Academic English program. Successful students may be able to progress directly to their Pathway program.
Effective immediately, the Graduate Pathway program leading to a Master of Agriculture degree is no longer accepting new applications. Students interested in Agriculture, should be referred to our Master of Agriculture in Agricultural Extension Education Graduate Pathway program as an alternative option. Students already in the Pathway or degree program, or who have applied, been admitted or confirmed for this Pathway program, will NOT be affected by this change. 
Grade progression requirements for the Civil Engineering Graduate Pathway programs for the CIVE courses have been reduced from a B to B-, if students earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all CIVE course. Please visit link for full program details.
INTO OSU: General English Will Discontinue
Please note that INTO OSU will no longer offer General English (GE) courses after summer term 2017. Application material have been updated and June 2017 is the last available start term for General English applicants. NOTE: Short-term English programs are still available upon request for special groups. Please contact center to discuss arrangements.
The Irish Government has agreed to extend the Third Level Graduate Scheme, for non-EU/EEA students at level 9 and above of the National Framework of Qualifications. The new permission will double the ‘stay back option’ for masters and PhD students from 12 months to 24 months. This will allow eligible graduates who have studied in Irish higher education institutions and whose award is granted by a recognised Irish awarding body at Masters or PhD level to remain in Ireland for two years to seek employment.
New Year, new campus! St Giles provides you 5 option of Junior courses!
This year, there are FIVE more campus: LA, New York, Boston, Bournemouth in UK and also Family Course in New York! In addition, you can also have explorer tour with your family!
Tell this news to your bro, sis, and parents! Join St Giles with your family! Offer you various options!

Contact First Study to know more!

Our partner school, The Language Gallery, is coming to Berlin this year!
Now you may choose to study at Hannover or Berlin in Germany!  New option, new experience! 
You could explore the city with Berlin Bear, Memorial to Murdered Jews in Europe, Berlin Wall, cathedral etc. Don't miss the chance to have historical journey!

Find Program Service in our website to get more information!

With immediate effect, the Pacific University undergraduate freshman international freshmen began to accept the 2017 application.

University of the Pacific is a well-known private comprehensive university, founded in 1851, is the United States of America California earliest recognized university license.

★ Website Address:
★ 2017 spring I-20 deadline: Dec 10th, 2016
★ To the school day: Jan 09th, 2017
Spring 2017 I-20 Closing date: Dec 16th, 2016
Registration day: Jan 16th, 2017
Application conditions:
University grades: GPA 2.5 - 3.5 / Taiwan requirements please see the attached GuideBook
Undergraduate academic background requirements: different professional requirements are different, see the manual
English performance requirements:
Language course (2 semesters): GPA 2.5; TOEFL 50 or IELTS 4.5 or closed beta
Language course (1 semester): GPA 2.5; TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.0 or closed beta
Master's degree program (2 semesters) MAP 2: GPA 2.5; TOEFL 68 (14) or IELTS 5.5 (5.0) or closed beta
(1 semester) MAP 1: GPA 3.0; TOEFL 74 (16) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or closed beta
(1 semester) IMAP: GPA 3.0 - 3.5; TOEFL 80 (18) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0) or closed beta
GRE / GMAT: Not required
Instrument / Recommendation: No
Master Application:
Application requirements: GPA 2.7-3.0 to be GMAT or GRE results, note that all applications need to submit Cover Letter.
At present we recommend the application of the following professional:
Business School: Accounting, Business Analysis, Human Resources, MBA, Marketing, Information Management, Applied Economics.
Law School: LLM,
School of Engineering: Master of Engineering, Master of Biomedical Engineering
School of Education
Graduate offers dual admission to the majors: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Applied Economics, MBA
Note that dual entry for graduate students is required to submit applications through ELS
The Canadian government has quietly introduced an important change to how it processes visas for students entering Canada to pursue conditional admissions or pathway programmes.
Under the new processing policy, visa officers are instructed to issue a study permit – that is, a Canadian study visa – only for the period of the student’s preparatory studies. This is a departure from the previous practice which saw visa officers issue a single study permit for the entire duration of both the student’s prerequisite and academic studies.