I am an international student currently doing my Bachelor Of Biotechnology (Hons) at INTI international University after having completed my Foundation In Science at INTI itself.
As a matter of fact, I had already completed my A-levels in my home country, but I still did my Foundation before starting my degree. One of the main reasons I initially chose that study path is because of some Immigration requirements.
There are many of my friends who took a gap year after high school but I chose to do my Foundation instead. The advantages of doing so for me were;
- Familiarizing myself with the university environment before engaging in a 3-year course
- Adapting to the idea of leaving my family behind and being away from home for a year
- Knowing the coursework weightage, grading system, academic achievement awards and so on
In short, doing Foundation was a “trial phase” to make sure that I can adapt to university life before making a commitment for 3 years by enrolling into a degree programme.