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“Estudiar en Broward fue muy positivo para mí. Mejoré mi inglés, avancé mi carrera universitaria, pude conseguir una buena beca y tuve tiempo para decidir qué estudiar.”

Sara Correa, Fontbonne University (Transferred 2014)

How do we help students prepare academically for College?

At Broward College Ecuador we provide students with all the necessary tools to transition succesfully to a U.S. university or college. Students at BC-E may take remedial courses that will help them achieve college entry level mathematics and english. Furthermore, at BC-E students enjoy an english-speaking environment with small class-sizes and specialized faculty; all without leaving their home country. Throughout their course at BC-E students mature and become adapted to the demands of an american institution, making them more likely to succeed when they continue their education abroad.

How can we help students transfer succesfully?

The important thing is to find a school that is a good fit for the student and one that is within your financial means; at Broward College we can assist you greatly with the process of finding the right fit for the student once he or she is ready to transfer to a school in the United States. There are thousands of schools to choose from like small liberal arts colleges, large state universities, Ivy League and other highly selective schools.

How does BC-E tuiton compares to average tuiton in the U.S.?

By starting their studies at BC-E parents will pay approximately $8.000, compared to the $20.000-$50.000 price tag of the same type of education in the U.S. Once they are ready to transfer, a students GPA can help them earn scholarships and other financial help. It’s just a matter of finding out about what’s available and applying for it.

How can students prepare for a U.S. education?

The most important thing is to get him or her to read, read, and read some more. The more a student reads, the more interest he/she will have, and the more prepared he/she will be for high school classes. (The College Board website’s Planning for College section at has a list of recommended books for college bound students.) Work with the school counselor to make sure that your child is taking the most difficult classes that he or she can handle. In the 9th and 10th grades, your child should be taking laboratory science classes and any honors classes that are offered. In the 11th and 12th grades, students should be enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes if offered at the high school. A good rule of thumb: the more competitive the college’s admission requirements, the more AP or IB classes students should take.

There are several websites that can be a big help in helping parents plan for their child’s post high-school years:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Preparing Your Child for College-A Resource Book for Parents (

The College Board website’s Parent’s Guide(

The Parents section of the Mapping-Your-Future website(

U.S. News & World Report’s current rankings of colleges and universities (

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Only at BC-E students can join the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and enjoy the wide range of benefits. Thousands of scholarships are offered directly to PTK members in the U.S.