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  • 1. EducationUSA Romania: August 2012 HighlightsPerfect Cooperation, Enhanced Advising: U.S. Admissions Summer School in Constanta, Aug. 28-30, 2012With funding from the U.S. Embassy, EducationUSA Romania organized the first U.S. Admissions Summer School in Romania. Toincrease Romanian students chances for securing admissions and financial aid at U.S. universities, the Fulbright EducationalAdvising Center/FEAC organized an intensive 3-day training program. The program also helped students on the Black Sea coastbecome familiar with the U.S. study environment and U.S. cultural values.The Summer School hosted by the leading high school in Constanta, “Mircea cel Batran” National College, allowed the FEACteam to share strategies and insights into selecting the right universities and putting together strong applications that lead toadmission with funding in the U.S.A. In addition to the admissions training activities, the Summer School also included a U.S.movie club in the evenings, the perfect opportunity to discuss U.S. cultural values and society. “The Blind Side” and “Good WillHunting” added a much appreciated cultural dimension to the event. More pictures at http://on.fb.me/FEACPics.The next edition of this new service is scheduled in Sibiu in April 2013. A big thank you to the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest and theFulbright Commission for their support!New Issue of FEAC Newsletter for High School Students Welcomes New SchoolYearThe summer-fall issue of the FEAC Undergraduate Newsletter is fresh out, with new and excitingreports and information about higher education in the USA.The Newsletter gives prospective applicants an insight into the life of a Romanian FEAC studentat Syracuse University, NY as well as a U.S. university professor’s advice for selecting the rightuniversities. Upcoming events including EducationUSA webinars in Sept-Oct, university visits byColumbia University, Yale, Carleton College, NYU and John Cabot University are also highlighted,alongside past FEAC events like the Pre-Departure Orientation and Flag Day in mid summer.The electronic version is available on the FEAC website, under the Undergraduate Newslettersection http://bit.ly/ug_nl. http://on.fb.me/feac_ro www.fulbright.ro/educational-advising-center.html Pictures: http://on.fb.me/FEACPics
  • 2. EducationUSA Romania: August 2012 Highlights Fulbright Educational Advising Center (FEAC)FEAC Internships for High Schoolers: 3 Openings This Fall For Fall 2012, FEAC has designed a range of undergraduate part-time internships that will bring high school students in grades 10 to 12 closer to U.S.-style education and to the EducationUSA activities in Romania. Three positions are available for an internship program ranging from September 15 to December 15. The “Internships” section on the FEAC site http://bit.ly/joinfeac features full information on the internship program, as well as testimonials from past happy interns.FEAC eNewsletter: Online Admissions Prep in September – OctoberEducationUSA and a range of U.S. universities are offering a diverse range of webinars this fall.The Fulbright Educational Advising Center’s fall eNewsletter highlights these sessions for allthose interested in finding out more about higher education in the USA.The offer is so diverse this time that we have not one but two eNewsletters, both anundergraduate issue and a graduate one. The sessions will focus on diverse topics, fromdifferences between public and private institutions to the ACT, TOEFL and SAT tests.Presenters from U.S. universities - University of Virginia, Mount Holyoke College or Iowa StateUniversity - will answer questions from participants and will give details about what life as astudent in the U.S. entails.Full details on the webinars on the FEAC site, in the “Calendar” sectionhttp://bit.ly/feac_events. Direct ContactFEAC in Numbers Inquiries: 87 in-person at FEAC, 113 phone calls in 13 work days Summer School Constanta: 49 students from Constanta, Sibiu, Medias, Oradea, Caracal & Bucharest 3 days of intensive interactive sessions with 3 trainers Online 143 emails Website: 7184 pageviews and 6064 unique pageviews Facebook: 1223 fans; 23 posts U.S. Admissions Summer School was covered by 18 online media in the Constanta region http://on.fb.me/feac_ro www.fulbright.ro/educational-advising-center.html Pictures: http://on.fb.me/FEACPics