This SABIC pre-foundation year program has been specifically designed keeping in mind the cross culture barriers that students face in the American society and how to overcome them successfully. Since 2011, SABIC sends at least 75-80 scholarship students for English Language and Cultural Orientation training.
The aim of the program is to enhance the English Language Skills, Study skills, Typing Skills and other skills that will help them to continue their higher education in American universities. After the Pre-Foundation program at PMU, these students go to the United States of America to pursue their degrees in Engineering, Business etc.
Another important aspect of the program is the Co-Curricular activities program, which is specially designed in coordination with the academic program.
Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University (PMU) has specially designed this program for SABIC Pre-Foundation Year students. Following are main objective of the program:
- Equip SABIC Students with a complete set of 8 integrated English language skills (Reading, writing, listening, speaking, researching, computing, viewing and presenting) with a focus on Academic Reading and Writing particularly at level 3 and above.
- Understand and Apply Problem Solving & Thinking Skills to Academic and Real Life Situations
- Prepare the students for understanding and accepting the diversity of the USA with its multicultural makeup
The pre-foundation program is closely monitored by SABIC officials and is continuously improved based on the feedback of the students, SABIC officials and PMU faculty.