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Newsletter November 2010

  1. 1. Mexico City. Issue #56. November 2010. International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint Initiative of the U.S. Department of Sate and the U.S. Department of Education is to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the Unites States. This year’s theme is “Striving for a Sustainable Future” and takes place from November 15-19 2010. 5 Reasons to celebrate IEW: • Exchanges are critical to developing mutual understanding and respect, building leadership abroad, fostering an appreciation for the U.S., and investing in the future relationship between Americans and people around the world. • International Education prepares students to live, work and compete in the global economy. • According to the Open Doors report (published annually by IIE), the number of international students increased by 8% to an all-time high of 671,616 in the 2008/09 academic year. This is the largest percentage increase in international student enrollments since 1980/81. • International cooperation on education contributes to education reform and education solutions for the U.S. and other nations. • International Education Week 2010 is a chance to embrace the uniqueness of nations around the world as well as our similarities and to better understand how to work together. Interested in participating in IEW? Anyone can participate in IEW by coordinating or attending activities in their local community. Visit http:// to search for events that are going to be held in your area through our interactive map. If you would like to host an IEW event, see http:// for a list of suggested activities. Look at our events calendar to see how you can celebrate IEW with EducationUSA Mexico City. International Education Week EducationUSA 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 ● PAGE 1 Tuesday, November 9th Free Information Session: Choosing and Financing Undergraduate Studies The above events will take place 16:00-18:00 in the Benjamin Franklin Library Liverpool 31, Col. Juarez To attend any of these events, please RSVP to: Get Weekly Scholarship Information on our Facebook Fan Page! Click on the PDF tab on the fan page to access EducationUSA’s Weekly Update, a world-wide publication with the latest scholarship announcements from universities throughout the U.S. at all levels of study. Thursday, November 4th Free Information Session: How to Choose and Finance a Graduate Program with the Kelley School of Business Closed: Thursday, November 11: Veteran’s Day Monday, November 15: Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution Thursday, November 25: Thanksgiving Thursday, November 18th Webcast: Student visa and interview 13:00-14:00 LIVE! EducationUSA and Embassy Officials will answer your questions about Student Visas as well as the Visa Interview at a US Embassy or US Consulate. Visit http:// on the day and time of the event to join. Wednesday, November 17 We invite you to come watch: “Stand and Deliver” 19:00-21:00 hrs Benjamin Franklin Library Liverpool 31, Col. Juarez RSVP: Celebrate International Education Week with EducationUSA! Take a look at our events below:
  2. 2. Advising Tip of the Month: Complete all Application Requirements PAGE 2 NOVEMBER 2010, ISSUE #56 For more helpful hints on application requirements, our alumni network, online tools, or individual advising sessions, send questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at Are you a Mexican professional or student who has studied in the U.S.? Join our Ex-Alumnos EducationUSA Alumni Network! Mexican Alumni of U.S. educational institutions are invited to: • Meet other professionals in their field • Learn about employment opportunities • Discover professional development programs • Explore scholarships for U.S. study • Take part in a mentoring program • Share experiences from the U.S. For more information or to register, communicate with the Mexico City EducationUSA Advising Center: Tel: 5080-2801,-2802 EducationUSA Online Can’t come to the Benjamin Franklin Library? Join one of our social networking groups! Twitter Facebook educationusa.mexico Online Advising MSN Messenger Skype educationusa.mexico EducationUSA Video Podcasts EducationUSAtv EducationUSADF Individual Advising Sessions! If you have already attended one of our orientations, and still have questions about how to choose a college major and find scholarships in the U.S., we invite you to schedule an individual advising session with one of our Educational Advisers. Individual appointments are free and available from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday. Please send an email to to schedule your appointment today! Deadlines are fast approaching! Before turning in your application, use our helpful checklist to be sure you have reviewed and completed all documents and forms: Verify application deadlines Complete school/program’s application form Perfect the statement of purpose/personal statement Obtain letters of recommendation (2-3, translation required) Request official high school or undergraduate transcripts/diplomas (translation required) Provide translated financial statements Prepare portfolio or sample of work (if necessary) Secure financial aid package Register and take required admission exams (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc) -Be sure to take exams with enough time to receive scores and send them to schools before application deadline Revise and review all materials (we recommend having a native English speaker review essays, application, etc) Confirm the university’s receipt of materials
  3. 3. NOVEMBER 2010, ISSUE #56 BOOK OF THE MONTH Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know about Getting into College By: Sally P. Springer & Marion R. Franck Admission Matters is a must-read for any student or parent going through the college application process. Springer and Franck help demystify college applications and give helpful advice on how to be a competitive candidate. This book explains everything from what admissions officers look for, how they make their decisions, and how to find the perfect college for you. It even covers application requirements like the Common Application, exams, personal statements, and letters of recommendation. It also clarifies pertinent questions about financial aid. Call number: IIE 378.161 SPR With a free membership card, check out this book from the Benjamin Franklin Library. If you need a library card, please visit: 1. Undergraduate Scholarship: SCAD Challenge Scholarship Competition Offering High school students an international stage to exhibit their work, the SCAD Challenge series seeks the next generation of talented artists and designers. High school seniors and juniors compete to showcase their work at signature SCAD events, and may become eligible for scholarships to SCAD, the most comprehensive art and design university in the world. Scholarships are available in the following areas: • Film • 2-D • 3-D • Toy Design • Room Design • Poster Design • Fashion • Writing For more information, please visit: challenge.cfm 2. Graduate (Law) Scholarship: Hofstra Law School Hofstra Law School is now offering need- and merit- based scholarships for international students in their Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree programs. The American Legal Studies LL.M. program is designed for lawyers trained outside of the United States, and who wish to either practice law in the United States or return to their home countries. Hofstra’s nine-month, full-time LL.M. program trains students to handle the increasing internationalization of legal practice and navigate transactions involving the laws of multiple nations. Candidates may select from over 200 courses and join any of our 40 student organizations. For more information: 3. Graduate (MBA) Scholarship: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY - MBA PROGRAM The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce the continuation this year of the Scholarship for the Americas, an MBA scholarship covering the full cost of an MBA education for students from Central and South America. It is merit- based and offered to a candidate who demonstrates strong academic aptitude, a competitive GMAT test score, work experience, leadership potential, and desire for professional development. The Scholarship for the Americas includes: - Full tuition waiver for the two-year MBA program - A generous monthly stipend to cover living expenses **The estimated value of the award is $99,000 US. The only requirement to be considered is to submit an application to the Fisher MBA program. Awards PAGE 3 Scholarships & Opportunities Listings For a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter and become a fan or friend of EducationUSA Mexico City!