I've just completed my bachelor's degree in hotel management. My goal is to do a master's or a post-graduate program in culinary arts. I consulted some counselling agencies, but since there are many programs to choose from in the field of culinary arts, I am confused about which one to pick. Please suggest how I can choose a program the fits my goals. I plan to start my studies in the fall of 2012. Also, what is the minimum IELTS score required for the U.S. and Canada? - S
For a list of institutes that provide culinary arts as a program of study in the U.S., please see http://www.petersons.com/college-search/culinary-arts-school.aspx
With respect to picking the right course, consider factors such as the specializations you wish to develop in the certification (degree/ diploma/ certificate) as well as the costs and duration of the program.
It is advisable to take both the English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) and other standardized tests that are required (if any) by your course seriously, and prepare accordingly.
Again kindly read between the lines. This is the clue to tell you all, that USA always prefers TOEFL.
We don't understand Student's thinking, why they feel, IELTS is easier than TOEFL. Both are on same scale.One is conducted by USA Institution and second one by UK and Australian Institutes.
Don't you think it's baffling issue for anyone, including US VO's and an issue of pride also to them, why students want to study in USA without writing the examination conducted by world-wide famous ETS, basically an American Company and based on English Skills Testing, suitable to USA Educational institutes. We always insist... put aside all other arguments like USA schools also accepts IELTS, we all know that.. but folks it's your US Visa which is important here. Interested in USA education ? Then, "Go for TOEFL". Period.