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Approach International Student Center

  • Approach International Student Center
  • 96 Harvard Ave #2
  • Allston, MA 02134
  • (781) 640-6641

Program Description

Approach International Student Center offers English as a Second Language and test preparation programs to International Students. At Approach, we teach, embrace, guide and support our students from day one. Our mission is â??To provide high quality, flexible and affordable English and Test preparation programs to students from all over the world.â??

Our programs are designed to help you achieve your academic and professional goals as fast as possible and, as inexpensively as possible. We teach over 500 students each month highly specialized teachers and a broad range of student supporting services to help you succeed including housing placement into host families, airport transfer, translations, interpreters, university placement, immigration advising and career counseling.

On your first day at APPROACH, you will take a placement test and undergo an interview to determine program eligibility. You might be placed into one of the 6 levels of our English program or qualify for the TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, SAT, and Advanced Academic Preparation. Our university placement program helps you make a smooth transition from our school to the University of your choice. If a professional career is what you are looking for, we are here to help you providing a specialized career and immigration advising.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 250
  • Middle School: 250
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Babson College
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Harvard College
  • Northeastern University