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Study abroad in the usa presentation pathway

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1.John Evans Bio  21 years experience in the international higher education sector  Executive positions held in UK and US higher education companies  Directly responsible for the recruitment of 15,000 campus and online students  Graduated MBA from University of Leicester, UK (top 1% of universities worldwide)  US based partner linking agency with US universities and providing support services
2. Why Study in the USA?  Obtaining a highly respected US degree will enhance your career prospects  Excellent opportunity to learn about a different culture and improve communication skills  Study with a top-tier, internationally accredited and recognized university  Access scholarships up to $30,000 value  Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a US company (CPT, OPT and Internships)  Most popular international student destination with over 750,000 international students (India now being the number two market for international students studying in the USA)
3. Importance of Accreditation  “Accreditation” is a review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs  Ensures an institution meets and maintains certain standards in delivering quality education  Accreditation is “optional” in the USA (opens door for non-accredited schools and diploma mills) Tier Regional Accreditation- Recognized more overseas National Accreditation- Typically for Technical or Online Schools Non-Accredited
4. Available Study Options Undergraduate Level:  Business/Management  Education  Health Sciences  Information Technology  Game/Software Dev.  Nursing  Education  ESL* (pre-academic)  Medical Studies Graduate Level:  MBA  MS in IT*  Health Sciences  Education  Medical Studies

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Study abroad in the usa presentation pathway

  1. 1. Higher Education in the USA: Pathway to Career Success By John Evans, USA
  2. 2. John Evans Bio  21 years experience in the international higher education sector  Executive positions held in UK and US higher education companies  Directly responsible for the recruitment of 15,000 campus and online students  Graduated MBA from University of Leicester, UK (top 1% of universities worldwide)  US based partner linking agency with US universities and providing support services
  3. 3. Why Study in the USA?  Obtaining a highly respected US degree will enhance your career prospects  Excellent opportunity to learn about a different culture and improve communication skills  Study with a top-tier, internationally accredited and recognized university  Access scholarships up to $30,000 value  Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a US company (CPT, OPT and Internships)  Most popular international student destination with over 750,000 international students (India now being the number two market for international students studying in the USA)
  4. 4. Importance of Accreditation  “Accreditation” is a review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs  Ensures an institution meets and maintains certain standards in delivering quality education  Accreditation is “optional” in the USA (opens door for non-accredited schools and diploma mills) Tier Regional Accreditation- Recognized more overseas National Accreditation- Typically for Technical or Online Schools Non-Accredited
  5. 5. Available Study Options Undergraduate Level:  Business/Management  Education  Health Sciences  Information Technology  Game/Software Dev.  Nursing  Education  ESL* (pre-academic)  Medical Studies Graduate Level:  MBA  MS in IT*  Health Sciences  Education  Medical Studies
  6. 6. University Locations
  7. 7.  Top-tier, regionally accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)  Boutique university with high international student population  Acceptance provided without IELTS/TOEFL (letter of instruction required)  GMAT /GRE not required  Internship opportunities (MBA) San Diego, CA.  Eighth largest city in the USA with 3 million residents countywide  Idyllic setting with over 70 miles of pristine beaches  Popular attractions include San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and LEGOLAND
  8. 8. Programs Program Duration Credit Transfer Tuition Scholarship BA Management 40 months Up to 75% $83,400.00 $29,250.00 BA Health Sciences 40 months Up to 75% $83,400.00 $29,250.00 MBA 12 months Up to 20% $29,700.00 $7,300.00 MS Health Sciences 12 months Up to 20% $29,700.00 $7,300.00 MA Education 12 months Up to 20% $29,700.00 $7,300.00 Start Dates: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
  9. 9.  Top-tier, regionally accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools  Prestigious, downtown campus location  Flexible evening and weekend study options  Small, vibrant campus with large international student community Washington, D.C.  Eighth largest city in the USA with 3 million residents countywide  Idyllic setting with over 70 miles of pristine beaches  Popular attractions include San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and LEGOLAND
  10. 10. Programs Program Duration Credit Transfer Tuition Scholarship BS in Business 48 months Up to 75% $90,000 $29,700 BS in Accounting 48 months Up to 75% $90,000 $29,700 BS in IT 48 months Up to 75% $90,000 $29,700 BS in International Business 48 months Up to 75% $90,000 $29,700 MBA 15 months Up to 15% $32,400 $9,950 MS in IT* 15 months TBC TBC TBC Start Dates: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov * MS in IT due to be launched Sept 2015 cohort
  11. 11.  Top-tier, regionally accredited by Higher Learning Commission.  On campus housing set up before the student arrives  Accelerated options for faster completion of BA and MBA  Academic Scholarships available upon arrival  Online Application for ease Madison, WI. And Atlanta GA. • 40,000 Square foot • Small class size: 11-15 students • Located in a newly developed technical and business park. • 25,000 Square foot • Equipped with computer and electronic labs, a library/ resource center, and a student lounge.
  12. 12. Programs Program Name: Bachelor of Science Length Tuition Location Info Tech (No concentration) 32- 48 Months $58,050 Atlanta Info Tech with a Concentration in Security Tech 32- 48 Months $58,050 Atlanta Info Tech with a Concentration in Network Mngt 32- 48 Months $58,050 Atlanta, Madison Game Development 32- 48 Months $58,050 Madison Software Development 32- 48 Months $58,050 Madison Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep
  13. 13.  Top-tier, regionally accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  ESL alternative for student with less than 5.5 IELTS/ TOEFL equivalent  Attractive destination with tropical climate and tourist attractions  Affordable tuition rates and payment terms  Regular on-campus employment fairs Miami, FL.  Subtropical climate with year-round sunshine.  Seventh largest city in the USA with 5.5 million residents in the Miami Metropolitan area.  Loads of attractions like Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Islands, Miami Zoo.
  14. 14. Programs- (Selective) Program Name Length Tuition Master of Business Administration (MBA) 12 months $23,400 Master in Health Services Administration 12 months $23,400 BSc in Business Administration 48 months $63,000 BSc in Criminal Justice 48 months $63,000 BSc in Health Services Administration 48 months $63,000 AS in Nursing 24 months $43,050 AS in Radiologic Technology 24 months $45,150 AS in Respiratory Therapy 24 months $42,000 Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep
  15. 15.  Top-tier, regionally accredited by Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education and Medicine and Other Professions (CAAM-HP)  Fast-track pathway to a medical career  Significantly less expensive than US-based medical program  Simple visa approval process  Choice of international residency options with over 30 affiliates in the USA and Canada Antigua  Attractive destination with tropical climate and warm weather.  White-sand beaches around the islands  Numerous attractions including snorkeling, scuba diving, etc.
  16. 16. Programs Program Name Length Tuition Pre-Med Curriculum 24 Months $39,400 AS in Health Sciences 24 Months $39,600 BS in Health Sciences 48 Months $79,800 Graduate Medical 4 additional years to Pre-Med $170,000 Start Dates: AICASA- Jan, May, Aug AUA- Feb, Aug
  17. 17. Work Study Opportunities Curricula Practical Training (CPT) Students can apply for CPT and seek employment from first semester.  Job placement must be related to major  Students can seek either part-time or full-time employment  Responsibility of the student to find employment and not guaranteed  Can be paid or unpaid Optional Practical Training (OPT)  Available upon completion of studies  Opportunity to extend visa for up to 17 months  Students can seek full-time, paid employment  Potential Pathway to H1B visa
  18. 18. Admissions Documentation  Completed application form  Copies of all certificates and transcripts  Proof of English Level  Copy of Passport (photo page)  Personal Essay/Statement of Purpose  CV/Letter of Recommendation (graduate programs)  Completed financial affidavit and bank statement demonstrating sufficient funds for first year of studies
  19. 19. Admissions Process  Applicant submits application to Study Metro  Study Metro reviews application documentation and submits to institution for approval  Institutions completes prescreening process (via telephone or SKYPE)  Institution issues offer letter and scholarship award letter  Applicant pays I-20 fee (where applicable)  Institution issues I-20 and candidate arranges visa interview  Local Agency and EFA assists applicant in preparing for F-1 visa interview  Candidate approved and pays tuition deposit to secure place + scholarship  Local Agency and EFA assists candidate with pre-arrival support
  20. 20. Admissions Support  Free Enrollment Counselling and Pre-Screening  To align school and program to students’ career development goals  Free Institution and Program Advice:  In preparation for visa interview  Free Visa Preparation Support:  Visa preparation commences at the point of first contact with the applicant. It intensifies once the i-20 is issued
  21. 21. Fall 2015 Scholarships  Unique opportunity for select candidates who meet admissions requirements  Up to $30,000 for undergraduate studies and $9,500 for graduate studies available  Scholarships pro-rated over duration of program  Candidates must retain in good academic standing a minimum 3.0 GPA Applying for Scholarships  Candidates must been program admission requirements  Candidates must demonstrate they have finances to support their studies  Applicants must be submitted through Study Metro to qualify for scholarship  Candidates must apply by 30 June 2015 for fall start
  22. 22. Pre-Arrival Services & Support  Airport Transfers - recommended dates and ports of arrival will be provided for which airport pick-ups will be arranged  Accommodation (short and long term)  USU offers housing to students. Arrangements need to be made prior to arrival  Potomac offers helpful links to students to find housing Main link: http://us.sulekha.com  Orientations – The universities provide student orientation prior to the commencement of studies. EFA will also provide new student orientation  CPT Guidance and Support
  23. 23. Pre-Arrival Orientation  New student orientation will be conducted online for students prior to departure from India. It will answer the following questions:  Recommended travel dates and ports of entry. Airport pick- up on arrival  Housing and accommodation  How to get to the university (and transportation options)  What to do on arrival at the university  Personal Services (Bank Account, Social Security)
  24. 24. Questions?

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