English Language Preparation
Since English is the medium of instruction in US universities and colleges, international students are required to present evidence of their language skills to meet the admission requirements. Students’ language skills are measured by specific tests such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Michigan Test. Saudi students who lack the English language skills will enroll into English language centers. Foreign students can satisfy the English language admission requirements by obtaining the desired TOEFL or Michigan Tests scores or by attending language centers at their schools or ones affiliated with them and achieve the required level. The Saudi government scholarship program covers a one-year of English instruction. SACM views the English training as a crucial element for a student’s success in the academic program. SACM encourages Saudi students to exert their best efforts in learning the language not only to meet admission requirements, but also to be able to compete and succeed in a different academic environment as well as understanding the underlying social and cultural values of the American society.