Estudios de Posgrado e Inglés en USA


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Estudios de Posgrado e Inglés en USA

  1. 1. Advisers: Claudia Ortiz & Sofia de la Garza Study in the USA: Graduate and English Programs
  2. 2. What is EducationUSA? • A global network of advising centers supported by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). • Unbiased, accurate, comprehensive information about the full range of accredited U.S. higher education institutions • Free access to introductory information on U.S. study
  3. 3. EducationUSA in Mexico
  4. 4. Graduate Studies
  5. 5. Key Topics • Different types of programs • Application process • Entrance exams • Financial Aid • Questions & Answers
  6. 6. Master degrees • Academic Master’s – Master of Arts (M.A.) – Mastr of Science (M.S.) • Professional Master’s – Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) – Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) – Master of Education (M.Ed.) – Master in Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
  7. 7. Doctoral degrees • Academic: – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) • Professional: – Doctor of Education (Ed. D) – Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
  8. 8. The Calendar: Dedicate Time 12-18 months before (Mar-Sept) • Research schools: choose 5-7 • Find out deadlines for financial aid and application • Register to take standardized tests in required September-December • Study and take exams • Request required materials: recommendation, transcripts, financial statements • Write your personal statement • Submit completed applications January-April • Application deadlines, early admission deadlines will be sooner April-June • Letters of Acceptance/rejection • Decision making • Organize finances: fund transfer to US June-August • Student Visa • Travel Arrangements
  9. 9. The Application Depends on the program or university • Typical Requirements: – School/program’s application form – Statement of purpose – Letters of recommendation (2-3, translation required) – Official undergraduate transcripts (translation required) – Exams (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT etc.) – Résumé – Sometimes a portfolio or sample of past work – Financial statement
  10. 10. Exams • TOEFL – – $170 USD • GRE – – $195 USD • GRE Subject Tests – Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology • GMAT – – $250 USD
  11. 11. Calculating your expenses • Application Fees ($35-250/institution) • Tuition ($15,000-30,000+/yr) • Room & Board ($5,000-12,000/yr) • University Student Fees ($100-$300/term) • Medical and Dental Insurance • Travel Expenses • Living Expenses
  12. 12. Patterns and Trends in Funding • More funding is available for: • PhD programs – compared to master’s programs. • Research and Doctoral universities – compared to master’s institutions • Academic programs – compared to professional programs (law, medicine, dentistry, MBAs, etc.) • Many programs don’t offer funding until the second year.
  13. 13. Funding Varies by Field • Engineering, computer science, math – 82% of PhD candidates are funded – 55% of master’s candidates • Humanities – 56% of PhD candidates are funded – 41% of master’s candidates • Business, law, and other professions: funding is rare and loans are common
  14. 14. Financial Aid Programs • U.S. Universities • Government • Private Foundations • Loans
  15. 15. Types of Funding: U.S. Universities Assistanships • Teaching (TA): Awarded by department. Must demonstrate strong spoken English and teaching experience. Can be in other departments (languages, math). • Research (RA): Awarded by professors. Contributes to your thesis research. • Graduate (GA): Awarded by grad school. Administrative, library.
  16. 16. The Professor Professors manage teaching and research assistantships. • You need to communicate with the professors • Learn about them and their research from the school’s website and • Write to them about your academic interests and what you can contribute to their research They should know you before they receive your application!
  17. 17. Types of Funding: U.S. Universities Out-of-State Tuition Waivers • Several universities and/or state governments offer out-of- state tuition waivers – (based on country of origin, region or ethnicity) • In Texas: PASE & Good Neighbor Scholarship Program – Mexican nationals who demonstrate financial need pay in- state tuition at public universities in Texas • For more information visit each university’s website
  18. 18. Types of Funding: Government CONACYT • Full and partial scholarships for graduate students already accepted by universities • Give preference to PhD students • Focuses on science and technology
  19. 19. Types of Funding: Goverment Comexus: Fulbright-Garcia Robles • 25,000 USD, medical insurance, visa and applications • To start 2014: apply from Oct 2012 – Feb 2013
  20. 20. Types of Funding: Foundation Magdalena O. Vda. De Brockmann (MOB) • Full and partial scholarships for graduate students already accepted by universities • At least 2 years of work experience • Any field of study – except medicine, architecture, sports and fine arts • Must return to Mexico for a minimum of 5 years • Must reimburse MOB 30% of the scholarship within 3 years
  21. 21. Types of Funding: Foundation American Association of University Women (AAUW) • Fellowship for full-time study or research to support community-based projects that are designed to improve the lives of women and girls in the fellow’s home country. • Female graduate students already accepted by universities • One year: – $18,000 for Master’s, $20,000 for Doctorate $30,000 for post-doctorate
  22. 22. Types of Funding: Mexico Loans FIDERH, FUNED & OAS • FIDERH (Banco de Mexico): loan for graduate degrees – Funding for up to 3 years – Must repay the loan within 10 years • FUNED: loan for students accepted by a university – Covers most expenses – Must repay the loan within 6 years • OAS-PAN: Interest-free loans for Latin American students – Must complete studies in 2 years – Must repay the loan within 5 years
  23. 23. Homework to get started • Make an advising appointment • Visit and and create a list of potential schools Find out the deadlines, costs, and requirements for each school. • Assess how much you (and your family or sponsor) can contribute to your higher education • Visit and create a list of possible scholarship opportunities.
  24. 24. Where and how to do the research? • READ! All the information you might need is in the webpage of the school. • Make notes from each of the schools: what do you like, what you don’t like, whatever you find interesting or oustanding. • Read the University webpage and also the College webpage
  25. 25. Narrow your options • Location • Internships or overseas study programs • Student services • Faculty • Cost vs Financial aid availibility • Size of the department
  26. 26. English as a Second Language Programs
  27. 27. Selección de un programa • Consideraciones: – Lugar – Tipo de programa – Estructura de la clase – Acreditación y membresía – Costos
  28. 28. Ubicación • Urbano vs. Rural • Clima – Zona geográfica • Actividades externas – ambiente cultural – actividades deportivas • Programas universitarios vs. Escuelas de Idiomas
  29. 29. Tipo de Programas • IEP (Programa Intensivo de Inglés) – 15 + horas de clase – Programas especializados • Preparación para la universidad • Preparación para exámenes de admisión • Inglés para negocios • Certificados especiales ( i.e., ingeniería, computación, derecho y arquitectura)
  30. 30. Programas en Universidades • La mayoría ofrecen programas de Inglés como segundo idioma (ESL) • Generalmente los cursos de ESL no forman parte de los programas académicos regulares de la universidad • El programa de ESL no garantiza la admisión a los programas académicos de la institución
  31. 31. Programas en Universidades Ventajas: • Las clases se llevan a cabo de acuerdo al calendario escolar de la universidad • Alojamiento dentro del campus • Ambiente universitario • Acceso a todas las instalaciones de la universidad (biblioteca, gimnasio, cafetería, etc.)
  32. 32. Programas en Instituciones Privadas • Instituciones privadas e independientes • Pueden estar ubicados dentro o fuera de una universidad • Ofrecen únicamente cursos de Inglés
  33. 33. Ventajas -Variedad de niveles y enfoques del idioma -Horarios flexibles. No se rigen por el calendario académico de las universidades -Los estudiantes tienden a ser más diverso Programas en Instituciones Privadas
  34. 34. Estructura del Programa • Tamaño promedio de las clases • Niveles • Regiones de origen de los estudiantes • Tipo/Enfoque del programa • Métodos de evaluación • Profesorado • Duración del programa • Servicios para los estudiantes
  35. 35. Acreditación y/o Membresía • CEA – Commission of English Language Program Accreditation • ACCET – The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training • AAIEP – American Association of Intensive English Programs • UCIEP – University Consortium of Intensive English Programs Asociaciones que reconocen a los programas e instituciones educativas que satisfacen los estándares aceptables de calidad e integridad.
  36. 36. Costos • Cuota de solicitud • Colegiatura • Seguro médico (obligatorio) • Libros • Hospedaje • Alojamiento • Otros – Cuota estudiantil – Transporte
  37. 37. Costos • No existen becas para estudiar el Inglés • Los costos varian de acuerdo al programa y al lugar donde se llevan a cabo los estudios
  38. 38. Trámites de admisión • Visite al centro de asesoría educativa • Revise los libros de referencia • Consulte el internet • Escoja tres programas • Haga todos los trámites para la solicitud • Todos los documentos deberán ser traducidos al Inglés • Haga copias de todos los documentos que envíe
  39. 39. Antes de viajar • Obtener de la Visa de Estudiante • Tenga listo el dinero necesario • Orientación Previa a su salida
  40. 40. Proceso de solicitar la visa de estudiante • Proceso de solicitud • Obtener la forma I-20 • Contactar a la embajada o consulado para la cita • Asistir a la cita con la documentación necesaria *Este proceso puede durar hasta dos meses.
  41. 41. Recursos Informativos • UCIEP Member Profiles • AAIEP Member Profiles • IIE Intensive English USA • • • •
  42. 42. Thank You! EducationUSA Mexico City Biblioteca Benjamín Franklin Calle Liverpool 31, Col. Juarez, Del. Cuauhtemoc Tel: 5080-2801 y 02 Email: Citas: