OHLA Miami and Orlando- Best Language School in Miami and its Award Winning English Program receives once again the Excellence Award for Best Language School in Miami.
OHLA Your Gateway to Higher Education!
As part of our University Pathway Program with OHLA, OHLA Schools-Best Language School Miami are keen in providing A true International School-69 Nationalities, not only with a highly accredited and Best Language School in Miami, but also with additional services related to our University Pathway Program with OHLA.
Lynn University and OHLA Schools has a memorandum of understanding with OHLA, whereas students pursuing Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs, are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS as part of their admission process.
Lynn University recognizes OHLA’s English Program and as such upon completion of our Advanced 2 level and or ELITE, students are automatically admitted to Lynn University for an array of Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs.
Here you will find some pictures and footage of their visit.
OHLA Your Gateway to Higher Education!
OHLA PATHWAY PROGRAM SEMINAR
Open Hearts Language Academy (OHLA), is the pioneer of University Pathway programs for International students in the United States of America and has partnership agreements with over 36 leading universities and colleges across the USA.
OHLA, known as the Best Language School in Miami and the recipient of many Academic Awards for Best Language School in Miami, has campuses in Miami and Orlando, Florida and is the premier international school of choice to learn English as a second Language (ESL) and then continue on to higher education. The universities offered in the OHLA Pathway program offer a variety of subjects that encompass the diversity of career fields that today’s international students are seeking. Each and every student enrolled in OHLA’s University Pathway program will be qualified to enter the work force upon graduation. The OHLA Pathway Program is flourishing and in fact, the great majority of OHLA students upon completion of the Advanced 2 continue on to higher education at one of OHLA’s many partnered universities in the United States.
Here’s what a former student had to say: “The Pathway Program at OHLA s an awesome opportunity for people who want to apply for university. First they have many options of colleges and universities. Second students don’t have to take the TOEFL or SAT to apply. Third, they assist you in the process in a very efficient way, forth the students just have to complete the Advanced 2 Level and then they are accepted directly into universities that work with OHLA. The most important thing is that their English Program is amazing, you meet students from all over the world. And now I will begin my new stage in my life and I will start my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at FIU.” See video of Leticia A, Brazil
Two of the universities represented, Florida International University and University of Central Florida, are located in Florida, which makes either of these options an easy transition for International students who are studying at either the OHLA Miami Campus or the OHLA Orlando Campus. A representative from the Universities recently came into both the OHLA Miami Campus and OHLA Orlando Campus to discuss each university.
Additional Universities partnered with OHLA were in attendance during the presentation, universities in the likes of Auburn University, Louisiana State University, University of Kansas, University of South Carolina, University of Illinois at Chicago, Adelphi and American University had the opportunity to discuss with OHLA students the different academic opportunities for bachelors and master degree programs.
The students were also informed that by entering the OHLA University Pathway Program, they would have ongoing academic counselling and a supervision network that works to empower them to succeed at their chosen University.
The objective of OHLA’s Pathway Program is ultimately to support and encourage International Students to pursue their dream of higher education here in the United States.
The Academic English program offered, prepares students linguistically for the Project Management Program classes taken with Miami Dade College. Over the 8 week period, Miami Dade College’s School of Continuing Education & Professional Development will provide 72 hour of classes in Principles of Project Management. Students will also be required to complete a project utilizing project management principles in order to receive their Certificate.
Academic English classes are held Monday to Thursday from 09:00 am to 2:00 pm and Friday from 09:00 am to 12:40 pm. The Project Management Program classes with Miami Dade College are either held at OHLA or MDC (Wolfson Campus) three times per week from 2:15 pm to 5:15 pm.
· Bachelor’s degree
· Intermediate to Advanced Level of English
· Student must enter the USA with a Student Visa (F1). I-20 issued by OHLA.
Project Manager’s Roles and Duties
Project Management Methodologies
Problem Solving Management Skills Project Life-Cycle Phases
Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT) and PERT/CPM
The Risk Management Process
Basics and importance of ISO9000
Quality Management Concepts, benchmarking
Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM)
Techniques for handling crisis management
Proper project documentation
June 26th to August 18th, 2017
August 21st to October 13th, 2017
Duration: 8 Weeks
Program Cost: US$5250
Program cost includes:
+ OHLA Application Fee + SEVIS and Mailing Fee + 8 weeks of Intensive Academic English classes (24 lessons/week) + 72 hrs. of Project Management classes + Books for the Academic English Program + Material for the Project Management Program + Certificate of Completion from OHLA + Certificate of Completion from Miami Dade College for the Project Management Program.
Program cost does not include
* Accommodation & Meals
* Airport transfer
* A minimum number of 4 students per session is required to run this program.
Information regarding this program can be found at http://www.ohla.com/academic-english-program-project-management-certificate/
Join OHLA an award winning Language School for 6 consecutive year as Best Language School in Miami, Florida.
One of the most discussed topics when studying abroad is the living situation. OHLA offers a wide range of accommodation options, however, the most debated among them is homestay with a local family. Homestays can be a hugely rewarding experience, as it presents an unparalleled opportunity for an authentic cultural exchange. Living with your host family will enable you to practice English with native speakers in a comfortable setting. Additionally, your adopted family will help meeting new people and exploring the city a less stressful task.
The goal for every host family placement is a mutually rewarding and educational exchange. Therefore, sufficient preparation and orientation are imperative to help ensure a successful interchange for all parties. All OHLA host families are thoroughly screened and given training on becoming a host parent. Such training includes:
- Information on student’s background (family, school, customs, and religion)
- The academic program in which the student is enrolled in
- Handbook on potential conflicts and ways to overcome any problems
- How to be a good host family and how to help your exchange student succeed
For further information on host families please contact our Homestay Director, Margie Acero at: email@example.com
Top 10 Tips for a Successful Visa Interview
The visa interview is the most essential part of the entire process of obtaining a tourist or student visa. In spite of having all of the required documents and meeting all the criteria, visa applications often get refused. Being prepared and knowing what to expect for the visa interview can mean the difference between getting your visa approved or denied. Below are a few tips on preparing for your visa interview.
- Wear formal clothing.
- Be polite, greet the officer with a smile and say “good morning.” (or good afternoon)
- Give brief and to-the-point answers.
- Make direct eye contact with the officer.
- Focus on your study goals and future plans during the interview not your desire to be with family or friends in the USA.
- If you do not understand a question, say “I do not understand. Please repeat the question.”
- Be honest during the interview.
- Be prepared to express why you want to learn in the USA and why you will return to your country.
- Have your financial documents with you and in order.
- Be positive and confident!
Dear Partners and Friends,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, to all our partners that have believed in us throughout the years, you are more than partners you are family to us.
For close to 19 years we have worked so hard to be the best school we can be and today thanks to you, our staff, faculty and students we are the recipient of this prestigious award.
Thank you endlessly for your support.
President/Marketing Director @ OHLA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Open Hearts Language Academy Receives 2016 Miami Award
Miami Award Program Honors the Achievement
MIAMI November 14, 2016 — Open Hearts Language Academy has been selected for the 2016 Miami Award in the Language School category by the Miami Award Program.
Each year, the Miami Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local and international community and business category. These are companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Miami area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Miami Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Miami Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Miami Award Program
The Miami Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Miami area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Miami Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Miami Award Program
Miami Award Program
Introducing Our New Business & Marketing Certificate Program
OHLA and Miami-Dade College partner to offer our students a new professional certificate program. Students are able to take our Academic English courses while obtaining a professional certificate in Business & Marketing from one of the largest colleges in the United States. The English classes take place at our OHLA Miami campus, students then attend Miami-Dade’s Wolfson Campus located just 1.3 miles (10 mins) away. The duration of the program is 12 weeks and the program commences every academic semester.
OHLA is constantly looking for innovative ways to better prepare its students for the competitive workforce. Professional certificates make students more valuable to employers by demonstrating they are knowledgeable and skilled in their careers.
The Business & Marketing Certificate Program will draw emphasize in the following fields:
- Business & Marketing
- Starting and operating your own business
- Digital Marketing Design
- Developing a successful media campaign
- Finance Management
- Finance for non-financial managers
The Business & Marketing Certificate Program includes:
- OHLA Application Fee
- Mailing Fee
- Intensive Academic Program (24 lessons/week)
- Business & Marketing Courses from Miami Dade College (78 hours)
- Books for the Academic English Program
- Books for the Certificate Program
Total Program Cost: $4,500
For further information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
OHLA Partners with Flywire
We are proud to announce that OHLA has partnered with Flywire to provide students with a secure and easy method of sending international payments. This service provides students and their families a cost effective and convenient way of making payments to OHLA in foreign currencies.
Flywire enables our international students to save money on foreign exchange rates, as Flywire guarantees that it will beat your bank rates every time. Additionally, this payment method allows payment tracking, so you know exactly where your money is at all times.
Our staff is constantly trying to find ways to save our students money when they pay tuition by international wire or credit/debit card.
Flywire allows students to:
- Pay from any country and any bank
- Save money on bank fees and ensure your payment is received in full
- Obtain excellent foreign exchange rates with a best rate guarantee
- Receive piece of mind with 24×7 multilingual customer support
- Track your payment from start to finish
Go to https://www.flywire.com/pay/ohla and follow the simple steps!