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Our Program Section V3

Our Program

An Alternative Pathway to Achieving Your Dreams

Do you aspire to attend a university abroad but need support with your entry requirements? Are you willing to live in a homestay to improve your English language skills?

If yes, then the fully sponsored RizeUp 2 + 2 program is for you. It gives you the opportunity to study for two years at a community college in the United States or Canada to gain university credits, followed by two years at an international university to earn a degree.

We will also provide up to one year of ESL (English as a Second Language) training abroad if necessary.

Our Colleges

Join the Top Community Colleges

Auburn, WA, USA

Green River College

Ranked number one in Washington State for IT and resource management by College Factual.

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Toronto, ON, Canada

Humber College

Over 100 pathway partners throughout Canada and around the world. 220 programs available.

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Orlando, FL, USA

Valencia College

Winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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Affiliate Homestay Programs

Expand your horizons with a homestay

While studying in the United States or Canada, students are required to reside in a local home as a family member for the duration of their community college studies. Homestays will be provided through such reputable organizations as:

Got Questions?

What is the difference between a community college and a university?

A community college is designed to support your pathway towards university admission by developing your academic profile. A community college generally offers two-year associate degrees or diplomas. Universities offer bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctorates.

What degree will I earn by attending a community college?

Upon completing community college, you will earn an associate degree or diploma. These credits can then be transferred towards a bachelor’s degree at an international university.

Why homestay?

For your years of study at a community college, you will live with a local family, vetted by a reputable homestay organization.
Homestays promote international understanding and cultural exchange while ensuring a clean, safe, and welcoming environment during your time at the community college. Homestays also give you the opportunity to improve your English, meet new people, participate in family outings, and have a positive academic and cultural experience.

Is homestay mandatory?

Yes, you are required to commit to a homestay for the full duration you attend a community college.

How long is the RizeUp program?

The RizeUp program is potentially five years in duration: one year of language preparation (if needed), followed by the 2 + 2 program i.e. 2 years of community college followed by 2 years in a university.

What does the program cover in terms of costs?

The RizeUp (Khotwa) program is a full-ride scholarship, covering tuition and living expenses for the one year of ESL (If required), two years of community college and the two years of university.