Benefits of CAP

Prepare for university success with CAP

Students who enroll in CAP are able to take advantage of several benefits.


No TOEFL exam required

In most cases, no TOEFL exam is required for the student to enter a CAP partner university. Instead, CAP students satisfy their English requirements by successfully completing the English for Academic Purposes program at the ELI with grades of “B” or better.


Preparation for success in a U.S. university

Through the ELI’s English for Academic Purposes program, CAP students develop many of the skills that are necessary for success in a U.S. university, such as research, critical thinking, and academic writing skills. This gives CAP students a distinct advantage over international students who do NOT enroll in a similar program!


Period of adjustment before beginning regular coursework

Since CAP students begin their studies at the ELI, they have time to become accustomed to life in the United States at an American university. Challenges such as homesickness and culture shock can be dealt with before the students actually begin their regular university coursework, where such distractions can be detrimental to their ability to succeed. By beginning their university experience at the ELI, the students will be in a comfortable, supportive environment, surrounded by faculty and advisors who have vast experience and success in helping students fulfill their academic dreams.

Build teamwork and leadership skills

Developing strong bonds between members of each cohort is of critical importance for this program. In order to help the students to begin that process, the ELI organizes an initial weekend getaway (i.e., a retreat) during the students’ first session of study. This retreat will focus on team-building activities, helping the members of the cohort to get to know each other and to learn to support and encourage one another. We invite you to watch our video to learn more about the CAP Cohort Weekend Retreat!

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