The mark of bril­liance

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RECOG­NISED through­out the world as a mark of qual­ity, an Amer­i­can de­gree is a pass­port to to­day’s global job mar­ket. The Amer­i­can De­gree Trans­fer Pro­gramme ( ADTP) un­der the Cen­tre for Amer­i­can Ed­u­ca­tion ( CAE) at Sun­way Uni­ver­sity of­fers a smooth and quick path­way for stu­dents to pur­sue their de­gree at a uni­ver­sity of their choice in the United States.

The ADTP at Sun­way Uni­ver­sity ac­cepts stu­dents for all ma­jors. For most ma­jors, stu­dents spend the first two years of their stud­ies in Malaysia and fi­nal two years in the US.

Stu­dents are re­quired to take core sub­jects and lib­eral arts cour­ses. The flex­i­bil­ity of the pro­gramme al­lows other trans­fer op­tions for se­lected Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ties, where stu­dents can com­plete one year of their stud­ies in Malaysia and con­tinue the last three years in the US.

Stu­dents who meet the re­quired aca­demic grades can choose their trans­fer in­sti­tu­tion from a wide range of uni­ver­si­ties in the US and Canada, among other places.

Tai­lored af­ter the Amer­i­can un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree pro­gramme, Sun­way Uni­ver­sity’s ADTP pro­vides stu­dents with a mix­ture of sub­jects that are both spe­cific and gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses, en­sur­ing that stu­dents are well pre­pared for the next phase of their stud­ies in the US.

ADTP stu­dents in Sun­way are en­cour­aged to take part in ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing sport­ing events. They not only strive for good grades but also com­mit them­selves to learn­ing and char­ac­ter build­ing out­side the class­room.

Maryann Kok Cher Ling, a for­mer ADTP stu­dent, shares that be­ing ac­tively in­volved in ath­letic ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing her stud­ies in Sun­way helped her be­come a bet­ter per­son, per­son­ally and aca­dem­i­cally.

She was one of the swim­mers who rep­re­sented the Se­lan­gor team in the 2016 Sukma Games, win­ning two re­lay gold medals and two in­di­vid­ual sil­ver medals.

For Kok, her ex­pe­ri­ence in Sukma 2016 helped her de­velop skills that are use­ful in the aca­demic side of life. As an ath­lete, she un­der­went 20 hours of train­ing per week.

“It helped me de­velop solid time management skills as I had to bal­ance my stud­ies and swim­ming,” says Kok.

The young swim­mer en­sured that she had a timetable and stud­ied ahead of time to main­tain a good bal­ance be­tween her aca­demic and ath­letic com­mit­ments.

Cur­rently a ju­nior in the Uni­ver­sity of Idaho, Kok also plans to par­tic­i­pate in other com­pe­ti­tions dur­ing her stud­ies in the US, hop­ing to gain more ex­pe­ri­ence of other cul­tures, meet and de­velop new friend­ships and broaden her hori­zons.

The first- hand ex­pe­ri­ence gained in sport­ing events for stu­dents such as Kok helps them ac­quire the mix of knowl­edge, skills and un­der­stand­ing to live in and con­trib­ute to the global so­ci­ety.

The ADTP at Sun­way strives to bring out the best of each stu­dent and equip them with the skills re­quired to per­form well aca­dem­i­cally.

The ADTP has been de­vel­oped specif­i­cally to al­low stu­dents to study the first part of their Amer­i­can de­gree at Sun­way Uni­ver­sity.

The pro­gramme has been de­signed in con­sul­ta­tion with Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ties to en­sure that stu­dents can trans­fer seam­lessly to the US to com­plete their stud­ies.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 7491 8622, e- mail info@ sun­way. edu. my or visit uni­ver­sity. sun­way. edu. my/ amer­i­can- de­gree.

Maryann Kok Cher Ling and her fa­ther in one of the swim­ming com­pe­ti­tions she par­tic­i­pated in dur­ing her stud­ies in Sun­way Uni­ver­sity.

Kok is cur­rently a ju­nior in the Uni­ver­sity of Idaho.

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