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International Students Day at Wednesday August 21st Offers Inside Peek at Programs Available to International Students at Higher Education Institutions in the U.S. and Around the World

Wednesday August 21, 8 AM EDT: “Understanding the US Higher Education System”
Marty Bennett, Outreach Coordinator, EducationUSA

CollegeWeekLive, the world’s leading website for connecting students with colleges, invites students from around the world to CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DAY, a complimentary event to be held live online Wednesday August 21st from 5 AM and 7 PM EDT. The event provides students that are planning to attend college an opportunity to learn more about colleges in the United States and other countries.

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by six percent to a record high of 764,495 in the 2011-2012 academic year, according to the 2012 Open Doors Report by the International Educational Exchange. International education exchange contributed $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012, and a diverse student population on college campuses benefits domestic students by exposing them to a more global view.

Several live video presentations are available during the full day virtual event. Educational advisors from Education USA, a network of advising centers in 170 countries within Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, will lead several presentations.

The agenda includes:

5 AM EDT, “Choosing the College That’s Right for You”, Jakub Tesar, Educational Advisor at J. W. Fulbright Commission, EducationUSA, Czech Republic

7 AM EDT, “Financing a US Graduate Education”, Ute Strack, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Berlin, Germany

8 AM EDT, “Understanding the US Higher Education System” Marty Bennett, Outreach Coordinator, EducationUSA

9 AM, EDT, “Pearson Language Tests”, Puck Fernsten, Recognition Manager, Pearson

11AM EDT, “The TOEFL® Test: Your Passport to Study Abroad”, Jonathan Murray, Associate Director, Global Client Relations, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

1 PM EDT, “LASPAU: Scholarship Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean”, Angelica Natera, Deputy Director, Amy Whitish-Temple, Program Development Officer, Glaucia Ribeiro, Program Communications Coordinator, LASPAU, affiliated with Harvard University

2 PM EDT, “More Opportunities for Success with the GRE® Revised General Test”, Jonathan Murray, Associate Director, Global Client Relations, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Nearly 100 colleges will be participating in CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DAY. Admissions representatives will be available to chat online with students who log in, and will be prepared to answer questions about their institutions’ study abroad programs and any requirements for application and admission.

Participating colleges include:

Alliant International University
Angelo State University
Boston Architectural College
Boston University
Bournemouth University
Bowling Green State University
Broward College
California State University, Los Angeles
Centennial College
Central Connecticut State University
Clayton State University
Columbia College Hollywood
CUNY, College of Staten Island
DePaul University
East Tennessee State University
Florida International University
Grand View University
Hamline University
Hellenic American University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana Tech
Lasell College
Mayville State University
Miami Dade College
Miami University of Ohio
Middle Georgia State College
Millikin University
Mills College
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
New Mexico State University
Norwich University
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Pace University
Penn State Greater Allegheny
Pinnacle College
Platt College San Diego Digital Media Design
Post University
Purdue University-Calumet Campus
Richmond-The American University in London
Roger Williams University
Rowan University
Saint Joseph's College (Brooklyn)
Saint Louis University
Santa Fe College
Sheridan College
Suffolk University
SUNY, Alfred State College
SUNY, College at Old Westbury
Texas Tech University
The American University of Rome
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The University of Kansas
Tulane University
Universidad de Monterrey
University of Akron
University of Akron
University of Bridgeport
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Florida
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of New Haven
University of New South Wales, Sydney
University of Notre Dame
University of Queensland
University of Reading
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Diego
University of Texas, Arlington
University of Texas, Tyler
University of Vermont
University of Washington, Seattle
Valencia College
Western Wyoming Community College
Westmont College
Wilfrid Laurier University
Winona State University
Winthrop University

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