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Newsletter October 2011


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U.S. university admissions officers are coming to Mexico City to see you! See Our October Newletter for a full listing of who will be at the Mexico College Fair Tour and advice on the best questions to ask to find out which university is a good match for you. Also, don’t forget to check out our scholarship page!

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Newsletter October 2011

  1. 1. EducationUSA M e x i c o C i t y. I s s u e # 6 7 . O c t o b e r 2 0 1 1 . Upcoming Events Feature Story Tuesday, October 4th Mexico College Fair Tour EducationUSA is Closed: How to Choose and makes its way to Mexico City Monday, October 10th: Columbus Day Finance a Graduate Program Wednesday, November 2nd: Don’t miss your chance to talk to Día de los muertos Tuesday, October 11st U.S. university representatives at La licenciatura en los the American School Foundation on EUA y como financiarla Saturday, October 1st. Admissions con Notre Dame officers from U.S. universities and Tuesday, October colleges will be on hand to speak 25th with prospective students and their Graduate Essay Writing Find Weekly Scholarship Updates on Workshop parents about our Facebook Fan Page! academic The above events will take place programs, Click on the PDF tab on the fan page 16:00-18:00 in the to access EducationUSA’s Weekly financial aid, Update, a world-wide publication with Benjamin Franklin Library the application the latest scholarship announcements Liverpool 31, Col. Juarez process from universities throughout the U.S.To register for any of these events, and more. at all levels of study.please fill out the online registration form at U.S. Universities in Attendance Minnesota State University, Mankato Alliant International University New York University Boston College Northeastern University Boston University Northwestern University Saturday, October 1st Bucknell University Occidental College California College of the Arts Ohio State University Time:11:00-3:00PM Location: Chapman University Penn State University American School Colby-Sawyer College Rice University Foundation Davidson College Salve Regina University Bondojito 215, Col. Duke University School of the Art Institute of Chicago Las Americas, Eckerd College Simmons College Mexico City Emmanuel College Southern Methodist University Flagler College Suffolk University Florida Institute of Technology The Art Institutes Wednesday, The College of Wooster Full Sail University October 5th Hamilton College The George Washington University 18:00-20:00 Johns Hopkins University Tufts University University of Southern California Johnson and Wales University Universitiy of San Francisco Viterbi School of Engineering University of Miami Kendall College Loyola Marymount University University of North Texas Hotel Presidente Interncontinental Marquette University University of Richmond Students interested in engineering Massachusetts College of University of Southern California certificates, Master’s, and PhD Art and Design University of St. Thomas programs are invited to come to an Miami International University of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee information session hosted by USC. Art and Design Vanderbilt University Learn how to submit a competitive The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Villanova University application and compete for Michigan State University Washington and Lee University merit-based scholarships. Wesleyan University 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
  2. 2. OCTOBER 2011, ISSUE #67 Advising Tip of the Month: Have a Productive Conversation with a U.S. University Admissions Officer We recommend that you contact the admissions officers of the colleges where you plan to applying. Contacting a college admissions officer gives you the chance get the scoop on everything, from courses to life on campus. Con- sider the following when contacting a college admissions officer: 1) Do most students live in college residences? 2) Is the climate there variable throughout the year? Attend a college fair this fall! 3) Which other cities are close to the college? How close? 4) What is the international mix of students at the college like? 5) What are the average ACT/SAT scores of the accepted students? 6) Which majors are especially well known at the college? 7) What is the acceptance rate from the candidate pool? What is the size of the campus? 8) Do PhD students/teaching assistants teach courses? 9) What are the living expenses? 10) What is the typical class size? 11) What are the sports facilities like? 12) What other extra-curricular activities are there (music, drama, etc.)? 13) Are scholarships offered, and for what? How many? What is the average award? 14) Does the college offer “study abroad” as part of the degree? Are you a Mexican professional EducationUSA Online Individual Advising or student who has studied in Sessions! the U.S.? Join our Ex-Alumnos Can’t come to the EducationUSA Advising Center? Find us online! If you have already attended EducationUSA Alumni Network! Click these icons: one of our orientations, and still Mexican Alumni of have questions about how to choose a college major and find U.S. educational institutions OR scholarships in the U.S., we in- are invited to: vite you to schedule an individual advising session with • Meet other professionals in their field one of our Educational Advisers. • Learn about job opportunities • Discover professional development educationusa.mexico Individual appointments are free programs and available Monday through • Explore scholarships for U.S. study Thursday from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Take part in a mentoring program Please register using Clickbook: • Share experiences from the U.S. For more information or to register, communicate with the Mexico City EducationUSA Advising Center: EducationUSA Spanish Language Tel: 5080-2801,-2802 TV Podcasts PAGE 2For more helpful hints on talking to an admissions officer, our alumni network, online tools, or individual advising sessions, send questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at
  3. 3. OCTOBER 2011, ISSUE #67Scholarships & Opportunities ListingsFor a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter and become afan or friend of EducationUSA Mexico City! Undergraduate: $20,000 BOOK OF THE MONTH Latin American/Caribbean Scholarship Program at New College of Florida: You’re Accepted: A Stress-Free and Proven Approach to Getting into College New College is a public, small liberal arts college By: Katie Malachuk, located in Sarasota, Florida. The Dean of Enroll- Kaplan Publishing ment Services will consider this scholarship program for US citizens University admissions coach Katie Malachuk explains how the and US Permanent Resident Aliens college decision process involves more than grades and stan- dardized test scores. She offers advice to help students make who reside in Puerto Rico or the US informed decisions about colleges and reduce Virgin Islands, and for international competition to reveal their true passions and students who are residents of Latin talents. Topics discussed in the book include America and the Caribbean seeking how to make your college decision, how to an F-1 student visa to study at New College. make yourself more attractive to universities, essay writing, getting help from the people in For more information: your life, handling stress and anxiety, discov- ering your natural strengths and even insight on dealing with over-bearing parents. Read UCLA Graduate Fellowships and Grants this informative guide for both parents and students to un- University of California at Los Angeles prides derstand the college admissions process. itself as a highly regarded research institution with programs in the arts, Call number: IIE 378.161 MAL stem cells and other biosciences, With a free membership card, check out this book from the Benjamin nanoscience, international studies Franklin Library. If you need a library card, please visit: and the environment. International students make up 17% of graduate students. Awards are competitive and open to all dent and, as a result, they are not used to automati- graduate students. Recipients of fellowships, cally include or exclude an applicant from considera- traineeships and grants must maintain satisfac- tion. tory progress throughout their tenure. They must be registered and enrolled each quarter for a For more information, please visit: minimum of 12 units and are expected to devote themselves full-time to study and research. University of Kentucky Gatton College of For more information: Business and Economics Scholarships The Gatton College of Business and Economics offers The University of Richmond Awards 45 over a wide variety of scholarships that Full Tuition Scholarships range in amount from $500 - $5000. The University of Richmond These scholarships are primarily based awards 45 full tuition scholar- on academic performance, financial ships to exceptional first-year need, program of study, ethnicity, and students each year. Appli- residency. Gatton scholarships for cants who apply by December freshmen are based on academic per- 1 compete for 45 Richmond formance, financial need, intended major, ethnicity Scholar awards. The selection and residency. All intended business majors that have committee considers each student individually, applied and been accepted by University of Kentuckys evaluating their application in a highly personal- Office of Admission will be placed in the scholarship ized and holistic manner. The writing sample is applicant pool for Gatton College incoming freshmen. particularly critical because it communicates For full consideration, please apply to UK prior to Feb- some of the special contributions a student ruary 1 of each year. Awards are made by April 1 and might make to the University. While grades and students are notified by letter to their home address. test scores are important, the committee is For more information, please visit: aware that they do not represent the whole stu- PAGE 3