Welcoming KGSP Cohort 9


We are very excited for our upcoming new cohort of KGSP students starting their KGSP journey in fall 2017! A fantastic group of 103 students have been selected, with 20 students starting as undergraduate freshmen, and 83 students as Foundation Year participants.  KGSP has partnered with six higher education institutions for the 2017/18 Foundation Year programs:

  • Boston University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Washington
Students in the Foundation Year programs will take preparatory courses in STEM fields and advanced academic English, as well as learn soft skills such as time management, study skills and cultural adaptation to prepare for their undergraduate education. In addition to this rigorous academic schedule, Foundation Year students will also take standardized tests and complete applications for undergraduate study, to begin in fall 2018.

The new undergraduate students will matriculate at some of the top universities in the United States including Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Purdue University, Pennsylvania State University, and Stanford University—just to name a few! They will pursue varied and challenging majors like Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Physics.

KGSP provides support to each new KGSP student during the various stages of their transition to the United States.  KGSP meets each Cohort 9 student at the airport as they arrive to the U.S. in August and September, helping them to settle into their new city and providing additional local orientations. During the first days in the U.S., each student will spend time getting to know their KGSP Advisor and their partnership will ensure that each student has the resources needed to be personally and academically successful.

Cohort 9 is an incredibly talented group of future leaders, and KGSP welcomes them to our community!