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Newsletter July 2011


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Newsletter July 2011

  1. 1. EducationUSA M e x i c o C i t y. I s s u e # 6 4 . J u l y 2 0 1 1 . Jueves, 30 de junio The orientation includes presentations Are you heading to an academic La Visa Estudiantil: Cómo for both departing students and their program in the U.S. this fall? parents, with pertinent information Conseguirla, con Feeling some butterflies regarding: Agentes consulares in your stomach? • legal matters: the student visa and 4-6 P.M. how to maintain your student status Tuesday, July 5th in the U.S.Pre-Departure Orientation with • traveling and logistics: what to Mexican Alumni pack, how to arrange your arrival. if you come to our 5-9 P.M. • settling in: housing, banking, Pre-Departure communications, safety. health and Orientation • making the most of your Did you know that: experience: academic expectations, • your grade might be based on self- classroom differences, student life. Jueves, 21 de julio evaluation and peer-evaluation? • family: how to stay in touch, how • as an international student, you are family can support their children. La licenciatura en los EUA y allowed to work up to one year in cómo financiarla Attendees will participate in interactive the U.S. with your student visa activities led by current 4-6 P.M. under the Optional Practical Train- students and alumni from U.S. ing program? institutions such as MIT, University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon. They will share their insights into the classroom environment, campus Thursday, July 28th dynamics, and living as international How to Choose and Finance a students in the U.S. Graduate Program, with Are you ready We invite students who have already to take off? been accepted to U.S. institutions to 4-6 P.M. register for this event using this link: Every summer, newly admitted by the July 1 undergraduate and graduate students deadline. come to our Pre-Departure Orientation to learn about what awaits them at their schools, and to clear up any doubts they may have about living in the U.S. This exciting and very informative event will take place on July 5 from 17:00 to 21:00 in the Alumni–led EducationUSA Advising Center at the small group discussion Benjamin Franklin Library. EducationUSA Advising Center ● Open to the public: Monday to Friday 11:00am-5:00pm PAGE 1 Liverpool 31. Col. Juárez, México D.F. 06600 ● Tel. 5080-2801, 2802 ●
  2. 2. JULY 2010, ISSUE #64Advising Tip of the Month: The Apostille ProcessTo ensure that studies in the U.S. will be recognized in Mexico, you must have your documents apostilled. It ismuch easier to get apostilles for your degree and academic transcripts while you are in the U.S., so learn theprocess now!What is an Apostille?To have your documents legally recognized between two countries, they must gothrough a process of apostille. It is a process of legalization of documents,though it does not include a translation. In Mexico, documents obtained in theU.S. must be apostilled in order to be recognized legally.How do I get my documents apostilled?Documents are apostilled in the state and country in which they were granted.Step1: Obtain notarized copies of your documents from the Registrar’s Office atyour university. Most Registrar Offices have notary services on site. If not, firstsend your documents to a notary.Step 2: Send a notarized copy of each document to be apostilled to the Secretary of State of the state inwhich the document was granted. Before sending any documents, contact the Secretary of State to ensure thatthe address and instructions for the apostille process are current. Include a cover letter which states thecountry which needs your documentation and the address where you would like to have your apostilleddocuments sent. Provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request. Are you a Mexican professional or student who has studied in EducationUSA Online Individual Advising Sessions! the U.S.? Join our Ex-Alumnos Can’t come to the EducationUSA If you have already attended one EducationUSA Alumni Network! Advising Center? Find us online! of our orientations, and still have questions about how to Mexican Alumni of U.S. educational Click these icons: choose a college major and find institutions are invited to: scholarships in the U.S., we OR invite you to schedule an• Meet other professionals in their field individual advising session with• Learn about employment opportunities one of our Educational Advisers.• Discover professional development Individual appointments are free programs educationusa.mexico and available Monday through• Explore scholarships for U.S. study Thursday from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.• Take part in a mentoring program• Share experiences from the U.S. Please register using Clickbook: For more information or to register, contact the Mexico City EducationUSA Advising Center: EducationUSA Spanish Tel: 5080-2801,-2802 Language TV Podcasts For more helpful hints on the apostille, our alumni network, online tools, or individual advising sessions, send your questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at PAGE 2
  3. 3. JULY 2010, ISSUE #64Scholarships & Opportunities ListingsFor a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter and connect withEducationUSA Mexico City! BOOK OF THE MONTH 1. Undergraduate Scholarship: The Accent of Success: A Practical Guide for Hiram College International Students By: Eric B. Shiraev & Gerald L. Boyd Hiram College, located in the northeastern region of Ohio, is The Accent of Success is a great book for international offering Global Scholarships students studying in U.S. universities. that cover a maximum of It provides useful information on cultural and academic $19,000 per year and that can differences that international students will likely be renewed annually for up to encounter. This practical guide has tangible information four years of study. on legal and health matters, as well as guidance on how to apply for a visa and how to overcome culture shock. The guide also delves into important cultural issues By submitting a general application for admission, inter- like gender roles, race, and religion. Beyond cultural national students are automatically considered one of differences, the book includes chapters on how to be Hiram’s merit-based Global Scholarships. successful academically, including how to communicate with Global scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of professors and tips for writing. academic preparation and performance, standardized Call number: IIE 370.116 test scores, class rank, teacher evaluations, personal es- With a free membership card, check out this say, and individual skills and talents. The strongest em- book and others from the Benjamin Franklin Library. phasis is placed on academic performance. For more information, please visit: If you need a library card, visit: You can also contact: 2. Graduate Scholarship: 3. Postgraduate Scholarship: Indiana University The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars The Woodrow Wilson International Center The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University for Scholars is offering 20-25 residential (Bloomington) is offering Global Fellowships to approxi- fellowships to scholars working with mately 8 students each academic year. national and/or international issues in The fellowship is offered through the Institute for Global the social sciences and humanities. Organizational Effectiveness (IGOE) and consists of an Eligible candidates must hold a Ph.D. and can be citizens or per- annual sum of $25,000 to be used toward tuition and manent residents from any country, provided they hold a valid pass- fees during each of the two years in the program. port and obtain a J1 Visa. Global Fellows work a minimum of 5 hours a week with Wilson Center fellowships provide the opportunity for scholars to IGOE faculty and staff in research support and in action- propose projects involving public policy issues that are related to learning projects for companies and receive three credit- three main themes: governance, the U.S. role in the world, and fu- hours toward their degree for each of the two years. ture challenges. The online application will be available in the In awarding Global Fellowships, preference is given to early summer. students who are originally from Latin America or have For more information, please visit: a direct connection with Latin America (e.g., knowl- edge of Spanish, Hispanic ancestry, nationals from Latin American countries, work or worked in Latin America companies). For more details, go to: PAGE 3