At ONCAMPUS Boston, located in the heart of America’s #1 college town, we prepare international students to succeed – academically, socially, and professionally – with a 1–year university transfer program that enables you to earn college credit while gaining a deeper understanding of the U.S., its education system, and which options are best for you.
Why choose ONCAMPUS Boston?
- The intensive 25-hour-per-week combined academic and English program
- Equivalent to year 1 of University, 28-32 University credits
- No SAT score / personal statement/ letters of recommendation required
- An average class size of 15
- Living on a university campus alongside American students
How ONCAMPUS Boston supports your success:
University Transfer Program
- As you work on successfully completing your first year, ONCAMPUS Boston will help you with the critical next step – deciding which college or university is the right one for you. We will help you explore and understand your options, work with you on the application process, and show you how to transfer the 28–32 college credits you have earned.
- Although you may apply to transfer to any school you wish, you also have the option to enroll at any of ONCAMPUS Boston’s partner schools. These exceptional public and private educational institutions, including Wheelock College, recognize the value of our program for international students and will allow you to transfer and enroll at their school through an expedited application process and without SAT or ACT exam requirements.
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- Wheelock College, with just 1,200 students, provides a learning environment that is safe, comfortable, and supportive.
- Complete with a dining hall, student center, coffee bar, and sports and fitness center, Wheelock has everything that makes studying at a small college so appealing.
- Wheelock is also a part of the Colleges of the Fenway, a group of six schools all located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. These schools, which have a combined enrollment of over 12,000 students, share some facilities, social activities, and student clubs and organizations – everything that makes studying at a large university so appealing
- Be a part of the Colleges of the Fenway community which includes these prestigious schools:
- Wheelock College
- Emmanuel College
- Massachusetts College of Art and Design
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
- Simmons College
- Wentworth Institute of Technology
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- In addition to instruction in writing and speaking English, you will take the same classes as other Wheelock students, from the very same Wheelock faculty, and earn the same amount of college credit (12–16 credits per semester).
- After successfully completing ONCAMPUS Boston’s first–year experience, you will have earned 28–32 credits and be on track to earn the 120 credits most schools require to receive a Bachelor’s Degree. Find out more about the University Transfer Program.
- Like most college freshmen, you will live in a residence hall (also called a dormitory or “dorm” for short), with other male and female students, that is located right on Wheelock’s campus. This is a mandatory part of ONCAMPUS Boston’s program because residence halls are an ideal place to make friends, socialize, and acclimate to college life in America.
- You will share a room with another student of the same gender who may be American or another international student who speaks a different language than you.
- Your floor will have a resident assistant / RA (also a student at Wheelock) who organizes social activities and is there to answer questions. There is also a resident director, a professional who is responsible for creating a safe and happy environment for everyone in the building.
- A meal plan is included and you’ll find the dining hall and campus cafes are great places to socialize.
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University Transfer Program
Kimberly Sizelove, Director of ONCAMPUS Boston
Kimberly Sizelove brings twenty-five years of international teaching and leadership experience to her role as the Director of ONCAMPUS Boston. Kimberly has extensive and varied experience in international program administration, curriculum development and ESL instruction. Inspired by teaching English in Okinawa, Kimberly completed an MA in TESOL at Ball State University in Indiana. She lived in the Netherlands where she held a leadership role at the School of Economics of Fontys University of Applied Science for 18 years.
Upon her return to the USA in 2008, she founded a study abroad program between participating universities in the Netherlands and the USA. In this role, she expanded her knowledge of the F-1 visa immigration process and gained experience in recruitment and advising. Since 2010, she has served as the Director of the English Language Program at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and then moved to Rhode Island to set up an English language institute for a nonprofit company, Associates in Cultural Exchange, at the University of Rhode Island.
Kimberly’s extensive experience abroad gives her a distinct advantage as Director of the ONCAMPUS Boston university transfer program. She is dedicated to enhancing the international student experience through collaboration and effective communication, and truly understands the intricacies of the different types of higher education landscapes.
Katherine Hala, B.A (Boston University), M.A. (Boston University), Academic Quality and Compliance Manager
Katherine Hala has been with ONCAMPUS Boston since its launch in the summer of 2012 and serves as an academic and transfer advisor, workshop instructor, and faculty liaison in her role as the Academic Quality and Compliance Manager.
Katherine’s experiences in the field of international education began when she was an undergraduate student in the University Professors Program at Boston University. She studied abroad in Grenoble, France for one year and taught English and Art in Lugano, Switzerland for a semester. After her undergraduate work, Katherine moved to Arles, France and taught English in the public school system for two years.
Katherine has also benefitted from many years of experience in Student Affairs. As she was completing a Master of Arts at Boston University, she held positions in the Orientation Office at BU and in the Student Development Office at Wheelock College. Katherine continues to promote the personal development and community engagement of students in her role as the Resident Director (RD) of one of Wheelock’s six residence halls, Longwood House. She supervises a team of Resident Assistants – student leaders at Wheelock who build community in the residence halls – and a house of 75 students. A number of ONCAMPUS Boston students live on the third floor of Longwood with other Wheelock first-years. This on-campus leadership position complements her efforts to support the personal and academic success of all of our students.
Gabrieal Babin, B.S. (Wheelock College), Student Recruitment and Support Officer
Gabrieal joined ONCAMPUS Boston in October of 2013. After earning her B.S. in Human Development and Child Life at Wheelock College, she worked as an events and conference coordinator where she helped internal and external groups run successful events. She also works as the Resident Director of Pilgrim House, at Wheelock College, a building of 80 undergraduate females, some of those being ONCAMPUS Boston students. As an alumnus of Wheelock College, Gabrieal has the unique advantage of understanding the traditional American student experience and is able to adapt it to fit the needs to the international student body.
Gabrieal helps to ensure a positive student experience right from the start being the first point of contact with students. She is dedicated to providing a smooth arrival process, by giving detailed pre-arrival information; and upon arrival, providing support for the transition into and throughout the program.
One aspect of her role is to implement an orientation program for students to provide an overview of transitioning into the US higher education system, familiarizing students with the campus and surrounding community environment, and acquainting students with the resources that are available to them. Gabrieal also provides immigration support, tours and information sessions to agents, engaging student events, and serves as the financial, housing, and healthcare liaison.
Heather Martin, B.S. (Wheelock College), Administrative Assistant
Heather Martin is the Administrative Assistant for ONCAMPUS Boston. She recently graduated from Wheelock College with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development with a focus in Developmental Psychology and an Education Minor with a focus in Special Education.
In this position she supports the ONCAMPUS staff, faculty, visitors, partners, and - most importantly - students. Martin also coordinates student related activities and functions, providing social, cultural, and educational opportunities for all students to engage with the Wheelock community.
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