University of California - Santa Barbara
Virtue of the Bridge Program
How did you benefit from educational opportunities outside the school? (UC prompt)
For those who start their studies in the U.S. with linguistic disadvantages, AP and IB courses are unattainable dreams. As with many of my fellow international students in California, I could not benefit from the virtues of sophisticated academic courses because of my status as an E.L.D student. However, my longing for more profound learning finally led me to other substitutive programs for advanced studies. When I discovered Fullerton College's Bridge Program, I felt as if this program has been designed for me. The Bridge Program fulfilled the demands of earnest high school students who sought self development. As one who has experienced the educational benefit of F.C.'s Bridge Program, I am glad for the opportunity to discuss how this program broadened my views and relieved the burden of tuition.
The Bridge Program introduced me to a world outside my high school by offering opportunities for self improvement. Fullerton College is equipped with talented professors and various academic courses, having relatively few restrictions on choosing courses. Thus, I no longer needed to be worried about all the prerequisites for AP courses, since the quality of teaching was equally as good as that of my school's AP and IB...
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