World of American Universities

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World of American Universities

Unit 1 Introduction


  • To compare basic features of U.S. colleges and universities
  • To evaluate these basic features based on your preferences


Attending a college or university in another culture can be challenging. In this unit, you will learn about basic features of the U.S. education system and compare some of the colleges and universities you can choose from.

This unit will help you better evaluate colleges, so you can choose the one that’s best for you.

At the end of the unit, you will begin the University Profiles Project. Here is an example of a profile for Harvard University:


Let’s get started!

This is the first of three modules in the Pathway to a Top University course. This module contains six units that will guide you through different aspects of the U.S. higher education system. You’ll demonstrate what you’ve learned by completing short research assignments in order to create profiles for six universities. The University Profiles Project (UPP) is the final project for this module.

Course Features

  • Lectures 69
  • Quizzes 10
  • Skill level All Levels
  • Language English
  • Students 66
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes


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