Study Online and Earn University Credit BEFORE Applying to School

What is “U.S. Academics & Culture” online class?



Students who pass the class earn:

  • U.S. strategies to succeed in western universities
  • Western communication and socialization skills
  • Three university credits on a U.S. transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation from a U.S. Professor (in English) to strengthen university applications and job resumes
  • Certificate of Competition to strengthen university applications and job resumes
  • Preferred acceptance into an elite 4-year private U.S. college

There’s no application and no English score required.  Visit to enroll today!

Who can enroll?

  • International students 14 years old, or older
  • Students who can complete the class in English (No TOEFL required, but recommended score of 60 and higher)
  • Students who want to learn success skills for U.S. study
  • Students who want to become more competitive for school and job applications

When to enroll?

  • Simple answer, at anytime
  • A new class starts each first Monday of every month
    • The 2016 class schedule: Jan 18th, Feb 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, July 5th, Aug 1st, Sept 6th, Oct 3rd, Nov 7th, and Dec 5th

How to enroll?

  • Click this “Enroll Now” link or the button below

How long does it take to finish the class? 

  • Students complete the class on their own pace. Some students take a couple weeks, some students take several.  All students must complete the class within 12 weeks.

How does this cost compare with the cost of taking 3 credits in the United States?

Cost Comparison


Looking for a scholarship?  Partial scholarships are provided on a case by case basis.  Please click here to email our team.


This on-line course will provide the keys to success for studies in the United States.  From how to effectively apply to your school of choice to strategies of how to integrate on campus when  you first arrive, Tara and her team will guide you through the entire process.Susie Askew, Director at the University of Nevada, Reno  Office of International Students and Scholars

Knowing culture before coming to U.S. decreases anxiety for adjusting to new country. Just for my culture, I think it’s really mandatory, before.” — Minjae L., Seoul, South Korea

This study is helpful for me. It helped mentally prepare me studying and to meeting new friends.” — Wei C., Shanghai, China

Knowing culture gave me confidence to talk, get involved, and participate.” — Wayne L., Beijing, China



FREE WEBINAR  – Wednesday, January 10, 2016

Register for the Webinar that Works Best for Your Time Zone:


Time: (Japan 1900 / 7 pm JST;    South Korea 1900 / 7 pm KST;    China 1800 / 6 pm CST)

Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 101-847-563    United States: +1 (415) 930-5321    Access Code: 337-877-485



Time: (Colombia and Peru 1800 / 6 pm COT;     USA  6 pm EST & 3 pm PST)

Registration URL:

Webinar ID: 113-033-235  United States: +1 (914) 614-3221    Access Code: 239-072-648



Time: (Western Europe and Central Africa  1800 / 6 pm CET,   UTC/GMT +1 hour)

Registration URL:

Webinar ID: 112-670-603  United States: +1 (562) 247-8422    Access Code: 166-492-316



Time: Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 1800 / 6 pm AST;      Brazil 2000 / 8 pm BRST

Registration URL:

Webinar ID: 111-060-659  United States: +1 (415) 930-5321   Access Code: 267-977-595

HLSL Institute

Our Mission

We improve the quality of life for international students by teaching U.S. academics and culture.  International students can more easily navigate U.S. university classrooms, campuses, and social networks to achieve academic, social, and professional goals.

Our Services

Since 2010, our team has been on the forefront of pre-departure research and instruction to support students pursuing study abroad.  We teach pre-departure and post-arrival classesthat help international students manage cultural and academic challenges associated with adjustment in new schools.

Through curriculum design, international teaching and presentations, online webinars, research, and publications, we provide international students with early, effective, and practical education so they live healthier, more successful, and happier lives.

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