Newsletter May 2011


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Read the May edition of the EducationUSA Monthly Bulletin to learn about intensive English programs, how to study English online and various scholarship opportunities. Check it out!

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Newsletter May 2011

  1. 1. EducationUSA M e x i c o C i t y. I s s u e # 6 2 . M a y 2 0 1 1 . Jueves, 12 de mayo „ C o n d i t i o n a l A d m i s s i o n ‟ a t When choosing an Intensive English La licenciatura en los EUA y U . S . u n i v er s i t i es Program, it‟s important to consider: cómo financiarla, con When U.S. college and universities Basics factors: class size, faculty accept international students, they (% with TESOL, ESL or related certifi- sometimes offer a „conditional ad- cation), location, program size, diver- mission.‟ Conditional admission is sity of student body, price, length and simply a promise of future admission, l e v e l s o f s t u d y . and students admitted in this manner are required to complete the manda- Accreditation: In addition to the vari- Tuesday, May 24th tory training courses, as directed by ous regional accrediting bodies, IEPs How to Choose and Finance a the University. may be accredited also by independ- Graduate Program, with ent and nationally recognized accred- iting agencies, such as the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training and Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. This usually means that the student Course Schedules: Check out the vari- has a strong academic record and has ety of courses being offered. Some met all admissions requirements, examples are: pronunciation, business except for the minimum English pro- English, legal English, TOEFL Prep, ficiency requirement. To gain full University preparation, and service- admission, students must acquire learning English (“English in the Com- further English skills in an Intensive munity”). English Program (IEP). IEPs are offered at community colleg- Thursday, May 26th es, universities, and commercial in-Get Acquainted with the TOEFL, stitutes. All are similar in that they with offer courses specifically for „conditional admittance,‟ as well as Extras: S o m e other specialized English courses. IEPs offer special services such as air- We‟ve provided a few tips to help port pickup, housing assistance, aca- you find a good program for you. demic counseling, visa/tax counseling, Attend the “La Licenciatura y como conversation partners, field trips, financiarla” information session with home stays, host families, and otherThe above events will take place guest, New England School of Eng- social events. from 16:00-18:00 in the lish to learn more about IEPs on EducationUSA Advising Center Looking for programs: To begin your Wednesday, May 18th at 16:00. Located in the search for the best Intensive English Benjamin Franklin Library Program for you, visit the American Liverpool 31, Col. Juarez Cerrado: Association of Intensive English Pro- To attend any of these FREE grams and the University and College events, please RSVP to: Martes, 10 de mayo: Dia de la madre Intensive English Programs. Also look Lunes, 30 de mayo: Memorial Day at Community Colleges in the USA and Intensive English USA. EducationUSA Advising Center ● Open to the public: Monday to Friday 11:00am-5:00pm Liverpool 31. Col. Juárez, México D.F. 06600 ● Tel. 5080-2801, 2802 ● PAGE 1
  2. 2. MAY 2011, ISSUE #62Advising Tip of the Month: Learning English Online for FREEThe following sites are free and offer valuable resources for developing your listening, reading,writing and verbal English skills. Spending as little as 20 minutes a day reviewing and practicingyour English can make a large difference in the long-run, so check out these sites today! Websites with extensive resources US Embassy: USA Learns: Flashcards Create your own: or find pre-made ones here: Multimedia Resources English Page: Pronunciation Podcast: www.pronuncian.comPodcastDefault.aspx National Public Radio: npr.orgAre you a Mexican profession- EducationUSA Online Individual Advisingal or student who has studied Can‟t come to the EducationUSA Sessions! Advising Center? Find us online! in the U.S.? Join our Ex- If you have attended one ofAlumnos EducationUSA Alum- Click these icons: our general undergraduate or ni Network! graduate orientations and still have questions, request anMexican Alumni of U.S. educational individual advising session institutions are invited to: with an EducationUSA Advis- OR er. Meet professionals in their field Find employment opportunities Appointments are free and Explore scholarships for U.S. study available from 14:30 to educationusa.mexico 16:30, Monday-Thursday. To Take part in a mentoring program schedule your appointment, Share experiences from the U.S. email Discover professional development programs to propose two days and times. Include your name,For more information or to register, projected degree and area ofcommunicate with the Mexico City study, and the questions you EducationUSA Advising Center: OR would like to address. EducationUSA Spanish Tel: 5080-2801,-2802 Language TV Podcasts For more helpful hints on learning English, our alumni network, online tools, or individual advising ses- sions, send questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at PAGE 2
  3. 3. Scholarships & Opportunities Listings MAY 2011, ISSUE #62For a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter andbecome a fan or friend of EducationUSA Mexico City!1. Undergraduate ScholarshipUniversity of Indianapolis Reading Tip of the Month:All undergraduate international students who Read American Literature!apply to the University of Indianapolis areconsidered for merit-based scholarships ranging  Learn about American culture: Through these booksfrom $1,000 to $15,000 per year – and they are you will be exposed to key themes such as diversity,now accepting Undergraduate Applications for manifest destiny, independence and courage.2011 Fall Term!  Vocabulary: Reading is one of the most effective waysThe University of Indianapolis is a comprehensive of developing your vocabulary. An extensive Englishand diverse institution of higher education ded- vocabulary will assist you both in your college courses and on standardized entrance exams.icated to preparing graduates for effective,responsible and articulate membership in todays  To be on the same page as your peers: US professorsglobal world. Now in its second century, the commonly reference American literature that theyUniversity continues to grow its reputation assume all of their students have read.internationally for its academic programs and high Visit College Board‟s list of “101 Great Books Recom-level of student engagement in learning, mended for College-Bound Readers”leadership, and service. -yourFor more information, please visit: skills/23628.html and then check one out from Benjamin Franklin Library. With a free membership card, check out these books and others2. Undergraduate Scholarship from the Benjamin Franklin Library. Click here if you need a library cardGreen River Community CollegeInternational Student Scholarshipand Work Grants 3. Undergraduate and Graduate Partial Tuition Waiver:Green River Community College, located inAuburn, Washington is offering the following three California State University-San Marcosscholarships and work grants to newly enrolled fulltime international students. A limited number of partial waivers of nonresident tuition are available on a competitive basis toAchievement, Merit, & Leadership Scholarship enrolled international undergraduate and graduateAwards range from $300 - $2000 in the form of students. This waiver applies to all academic fields tuition waivers. of study offered by CSU San Marcos and is renewable for each additional academic year that the studentHigh School Plus Scholarship is enrolled.Awards range from $300 - $2000 in the form of In order to qualify, please note that: tuition waivers.  International students must demonstrateDeadline for Achievement and High School excellent academic performance Scholarships: Aug 15 (Fall); Nov15 (Winter); Feb15 (Spring); May 15 (Summer)  Undergraduate eligibility is limited to students enrolled at California State University SanLeadership Work Grant: International Student Marcos for at least one semesterAmbassador (ISA) Apprentice  Graduate applicants are eligible when they applyStudents may earn up to $1000 per quarter training in the on-campus leadership program For more information about California State Univer- sity San Marcos, please visit: Jul 10 (Fall); Dec 4 (Winter); Feb 26 (Spring)For more information, please PAGE 3