The US College Fair held at Redlands School in early May was attended by over 600 students and parents, including the US Consul General Sharon Hudson- Dean, proved to be a huge success. The evening provided an opportunity to learn more about studying in the USA and the US admission process followed by a college fair where students and parents were invited to speak to US university admission representatives and alumni.
US Consul General Hudson-Dean welcomed the group providing the context of her own journey as a parent having recently experienced the US application process with her son. She also highlighted the diverse range of education institutions in the US and spoke of how US colleges and universities are integrated into their local communities and welcome international students. Hudso...
The number of US universities travelling to Australia to recruit students (like you!) is increasing every year.
In preparation for the upcoming college fair, below are questions to consider asking university representatives. Some of the representatives will be alumni (having graduated from the university they are representing) and live locally in Sydney and other representatives will be working in the admissions office of their respective university and have travelled to Sydney to recruit students and market their university to Australians. The financial commitment a US university makes by sending an admissions officer to Australia demonstrates the institutional enthusiasm for increasing applications from Australia and many offer scholarships to qualified international candidates.
Last month I had the opportunity to attend the 24th annual conference for the International Association for College Admission Counseling which was held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio... which is also the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. More on that later.
Case Western Reserve is a prominent private research institution with nearly 95 undergraduate degree courses, 140 dual degree programs and over 100 interdisciplinary academic and research centres and institutions. Its combined undergraduate and post graduate student body of 11,000 students represents 91 countries from around the world.
The International ACAC conference is an annual opportunity for over 1,200 members who work in the field of international admissions to come together to discuss current topics and...
Last evening I attended the Study in the USA Information Evening at Redlands in Cremorne jointly delivered by Linden Educational Services and EducationUSA. Redlands Hall was filled with students, parents and career advisers from all over Sydney and beyond as both the organisers and representing colleges gave their insights into US student life and opportunities.
Touring US college campuses provides students an intangible insight into the campuses in which they are visiting. Students will learn about the campus in a way which cannot be conveyed on a website or in print material, but rather the feel of the campus. Internationally Educated appreciates visiting US colleges and universities can be a significant undertaking of time and money; however, campus tours will provide an opportunity to explore different campus offerings in search of your best fit institution.
Campus tours should be organised through the office of admissions. Things to consider when taking a campus tour are the feel of the campus – do you see yourself fitting in with the respective student body? What type of students make up the student population? Are they sports minded,...