All Set Before Take-Off!
We equip students from all countries for a smooth transition to their study abroad experience through our Higher Ed Prep course Global Awareness and Study Skills (GASS).
Our Pre-Departure Course: Building Confidence and Awareness
The Global Awareness and Study Skills (GASS) is the MSM Higher Ed pre-departure course that prepares students for success in their destination study program or university. It offers an applied study plan that prepares students with social and cultural adaptation, study and academic integrity awareness, and pre-departure and arrival skills necessary for a soft landing in a new country.
Primed for Success
Students become familiar with their institution, the program they will study, and the student services available to them. They become familiar with an online learning management platform and use their research, writing, citing, and are able to present their study-abroad portfolio.
Arrival and accommodation options
We walk students through the essentials to prepare them for independence, from travel planning to medical insurance to money matters.
Study skills and academic integrity
Students are made aware of the study skills, accountability, and expectations necessary to be successful
A 45-hour instructional course covering general preparation topics, as well as academic content with necessary aptitudes such as research, critical thinking, writing and presentation skills to better prepare learners as incoming students at their chosen institutions.