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IELTS: A gateway to studying in the US

IELTS: A gateway to studying in the US

Sreng Mao; ACE/IDP

Cambodian students are increasingly looking overseas for opportunities to further their education and the US remains one of the most popular destinations. However, many students remain unsure about the English language requirements for gaining entry to US education institutions. Some also have problems with ensuring they have certifiably proven their English language ability before they begin their application process which can lead to delays in enrolling and departing to their new study destination.

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is the world’s most popular high stakes English language proficiency test with two million tests taken in the last year. Over 8,000 organisations trust and accept IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true to life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

Of the more than 8,000 institutions that accept IELTS, more than 3,000 of them are higher educational institutions and programs in the US. According the Times University World Rankings 2013-2014, 15 of the world’s best universities are located in the US.

IELTS tests are administered at centres throughout the world - there are currently more than 800 test locations in over 135 countries. The test is conducted at IDP Education in Cambodia every two weeks, usually on a Saturday, compared to other test systems which are sat only twice a year. Additional test dates can be set for groups of 10 or more candidates. The current cost of the test is US$180.

So if you dream of studying at one of the very best universities in the world, need proof of your English language ability and want to start studying as soon as possible, then IELTS is the gateway to make your study abroad in the US dreams become a reality. You can also visit an IDP Study Abroad Resource Centre to get free advice from trained counselors on what are the best course and institutions for you.

For more information about IELTS in Cambodia, visit: http://www.cambodia.idp.com or pop in to any ACE campus in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.

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