Boteva speaks to U.S. News and World Report about high schools preparing international students for college

Orlina Boteva, director of the Office of International Programs at the University of Maine, spoke to U.S. News and World Report about how high schools can help international students transition to college in the U.S. Boteva said she has noticed that students who spend a year or two at a U.S. high school adjust more quickly to college-level academics and tend to seek more academic support. Boteva also said AP and early college offerings can set students up for success and speed up their time to college graduation. For example, the UMaine offers reduced rates for international students in U.S. high schools to take college courses through the school’s Early College program at the rate of $138.25 per credit hour. “These are significant savings for students’ families,” Boteva said.