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Newsletter June 2011

  1. 1. EducationUSA M e x i c o C i t y. I s s u e # 6 3 . J u n e 2 0 1 1 . The Student Visa Process: 7. Bank statement and documents Jueves, 9 de junio An update certifying that you, your parents, La licenciatura en los EUA y cómo and/or your sponsor have suffi- financiarla If you were recently accepted to a cient monies to fund your first U.S. academic program, you need to year of studies begin the student visa process. We Thursday, June 14th want to remind you of a few changes 8. Be able to prove strong ties to How to Choose and Finance a that began this year. home country, including social, Graduate Program, with economic and familial ties *Beginning the process online: Timelines: People requesting a student visa  Visas are given 1 to 2 weeks after must begin at http://mexico.usvisa- the interview and it, along with Jueves, 30 de junio info.com, to get general information your passport, are sent to a local La Visa Estudiantil: Como Conse- about the process and to schedule an DHL of your preference guirla, con appointment with a consular officer. Agentes consulares  The Embassy cannot grant student *New fees and form: visas more than 4 months before the academic program starts Students requesting a visa must now pay the nonimmigrant visa applica-  Students with visas cannot enter the U.S. more than 30 days before tion visa (also called the ¨MRV fee¨) the start of their program prior to scheduling their appointment ($140). Also, students must now fill out and submit the DS-160 form prior Reminder to scheduling their interview Steps and forms for the visa: 1. The ´sponsoring´ school or pro- gram must send you the For more information: I-20 or DS-2019 form 50% Savings (determined by the school) Please contact the U.S. Embassy at: 2. You must fill out the nonimmi- Tel: (01-900) 849-4949 (toll chargedStudents save 50% on their test grant visa application DS-160 at to telephone receipt)fee, if they test between August1 and September 30, 2011. Please https://ceac.state.gov/genniv. Tel: (01-477) 788-7070 (toll chargednote: test results will not be to a credit card) 3. A passport with at least 6 months Tel: (01-800) 112-8500 (for cellularavailable until mid-November. validity after your arrival date to phone users) the U.S. Unless noted otherwise, the above Useful Websites: 4. Go to your local “Centro de events will take place Atención al Solicitante” (CAS) to General information on visas: from 16:00-18:00 in the http://www.unitedstatesvisas.gov take fingerprints and photograph EducationUSA Advising Center Located in the 5. A receipt confirming payment of U.S. Embassy in Mexico: Benjamin Franklin Library the visa application fee ($140) http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov Liverpool 31, Col. Juarez U.S. Embassy in Mexico-Visas: 6. A receipt confirming your SEVISTo attend any of these FREE events, http://mexico.usvisa-info.com payment ($180 for the J visa, please REGISTER at: Find the nearest consulate: https://bit.ly/iUdjxc $200 for F and M visas) http://www.usembassy.gov/ 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 ● EducationUSA@iielatam.org PAGE 1
  2. 2. JUNE 2011, ISSUE #63Advising Tip of the Month: Get to Know Schools through Social Media With over 4,000 schools of higher education in the USA, choosing the one that is the best fit may feel like a daunting task. Thankfully, the recent emergence of social media allows you to get to know the culture and feel of a school from the comfort of your own home. We recommend paying special attention to blogs and videos that are student-made because they can give you a real account of the academic and social personality of a particular school. Also, some schools have admissions office blogs, which help keep you up-to-date on the admissions process and allow you to get to know the people who will be reading your application. You can find many of the social media resources listed below on the school’s homepage or in the prospective student section. Useful Websites  Education USA YouTube Playlists-college videos com- piled by region: http://www.youtube.com/ EducationUSAtv#p/c/6934095A53614022  College Confidential Website-videos and photos up- loaded by students after they visit campuses: http:// talk.collegeconfidential.com/vibe/Are you a Mexican profession- EducationUSA Online Individual Advisingal or student who has studied Can’t come to the EducationUSA Sessions: New Online Advising Center? Find us online! in the U.S.? Join our Ex- Registration FormAlumnos EducationUSA Alum- Click these icons: If you have attended one of ni Network! our general undergraduate or graduate orientations and stillMexican Alumni of U.S. educational have questions, sign-up for an institutions are invited to: OR individual advising session with an EducationUSA adviser Meet professionals in their field using Clickbook, an easy to Find employment opportunities use online registration form. Explore scholarships for U.S. study educationusa.mexico Appointments are free and Take part in a mentoring program available from 14:30 to Share experiences from the U.S. 16:30, Monday-Thursday. To Discover professional development schedule your appointment, programs go to our Clickbook page: EducationUSA@iielatam.org http://tinyurl.com/3o5wq5f ,For more information or to register, create an account and thencommunicate with the Mexico City sign up for the appointment EducationUSA Advising Center: that is most convenient for EducationUSA@iielatam.org you. EducationUSA Spanish Tel: 5080-2801,-2802 Language TV Podcasts For more helpful hints on the using social media, our alumni network, online tools, or individual advis- ing sessions, send questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at EducationUSA@iielatam.org. PAGE 2
  3. 3. Scholarships & Opportunities Listings JUNE 2011, ISSUE #63For a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter andbecome a fan or friend of EducationUSA Mexico City!1. Undergraduate Scholarship: BOOK OF THE MONTHWinthrop University Succeeding as an International Student in theInternational Baccalaureate Scholarship United States and CanadaDue to Winthrop’s commitment to increasingdiversity on campus, they have recently By: Charles Lipsonintroduced the International Baccalaureatescholarship. This scholarship is guaranteed as long Whether you are about depart for your studies inas the GPA requirement is met. WinthropUniversity works with rolling admissions and is the USA or have just recently begun to thinktherefore still accepting applications for the fall about this option, this is a worthwhile read.2011 semester. Written by a US professor, this book provides the tools and resources that will allow you to thriveThe International Baccalaureate scholarship is as a student in the USA. Highlights include aawarded to all international freshman applicants detailed glossary of academic terms and tips onwho: Complete the IB Program (Diploma or managing money, what to bring, and how to Certificates) through the senior year of high navigate American academic culture. The nuts school and bolts of finding housing, transportation Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average choices and heath care options are covered also. (GPA) on their higher level courses Call number: IIE 378.1The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per With a free membership card, check out this book and others fromacademic year and is renewable every semester the Benjamin Franklin Library. Click here if you need a library card.for up to four years.For further details on their international studentscholarships please visit http:// 3. Undergraduate Scholarship:www.winthrop.edu/international/international.aspx?id=4713 or contact Fred Oklahoma State University (OSU) Institute ofSchlingemann by email: TechnologySchlingemann@winthrop.edu. Tuition Waivers2. Undergraduate Scholarship: OSU is offering tuition waivers for international stu- dents. This is a discount of up to 50% of non-Mount Holyoke College resident tuition! Eligibility is based on course grades for previous academic work.21st Century Scholars ProgramMount Holyokes 21st Century Scholars Program is OSU Institute of Technology will continue to accepta merit scholarship that is awarded to approxi- applications during the month of June for stu-mately 35 first-year scholars each year. Thescholarship is based on academic and co- dents planning to enroll in Fall 2011. To expeditecurricular achievement, as well as leadership the application process, students may submit theirpotential. This award includes: application electronically or by fax. To request an A $25,000 scholarship renewed annually for application, e-mail international.office@okstate.edu up to a maximum of eight semesters and allow OSU Institute of Technology to help you Funding for an internship or research project begin your journey to the USA! of the student’s own designFor more information, please visit: h p://bit.ly/m0Ojh2 PAGE 3

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