Study Abroad in the US! ~Free Webinar Event

A Potentially Helpful Resource For my Foreign Study Abroad Friends coming to the US!

WES is a non-profit organization that works with international students interested in studying in American Universities.  Right now, they are offering a free! webinar to students on tips for applying!

 

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Understanding U.S. Undergraduate Admissions: Expert Tips & Advice

Hosted by WES Student Advisor

“International students attending and/or graduating from secondary schools of education and wishing to study in the U.S. to obtain an undergraduate degree will learn about the specific requirements to apply to colleges and universities in the United States. Admissions Expert, Jackie Vogl will discuss the international student undergraduate admissions process into U.S. colleges and universities.”  

What you will learn

  • Differences between public and private institutions
  • Standardized test scores for college admissions
  • Importance of college essays
  • Merit vs. need-based financial aid

SPEAKERS

  • Jackie Vogl ~ Assistant Vice President for Global Education, SUNY Plattsburgh 
  • Cynthia Lozano ~ Bachelor in Public Relations University of Tennessee 
  • Janay  PhillipsMarketing Manager, World Education Services

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

Summer Countdown: Passport Applications

Just wanted to remind everyone that if you are actually interested in studying abroad over the summer or fall, you need to start on the Passport process now.  You can’t always wait until you’re accepted into a program in March or April; you need to get on top of the Passport thing early. Even if you already have the Passport, you might need new pages for it if you travel frequently and almost all countries require that the Passport not expire until at least 6 months after the estimated end of your trip.

Every year it takes longer and longer to get a Passport, especially if you aren’t the simplest case.  Dual citizenship, foreign citizenship, criminal records, and a history of visiting or coming from difficult locations (Middle East, China, Etc.) can all add to the wait time for a new or renewed Passport.

Plus, you have to have a Passport to get a Visa, arrange flights, set up hotel reservations, and other steps.

So go ahead and get the ball rolling to make sure you have it early! 

For helpful instructions check out theGetting a Passport’ section on our site “Students Ramblings. We also have information for ‘Renewing your Passport. Or just head straight over to the State Department’s website.