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Higher Education Fairs
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Embassy Officer U.S. College Fair
May 22, 2013, Guangzhou-- A number of Foreign Service Officers working at U.S. Embassy Beijing are invited to represent the schools they graduated from at the event. Participants can talk to them and ask questions about those universities and colleges. U.S. higher education institutions represented are encouraged to send materials here for the foreign service officers to use next time we host such an event.
EducationUSA China’s first ever Chinese high school college guidance counselor training was a great success
June 14 -16, 2013, Guangzhou – Working with South China Normal University and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, EducationUSA China held its first ever Chinese high school college guidance counselor training in Guangzhou. 42 Chinese counselors coming from the high schools from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Haikou, Fuoshan, Nanning and Xiamen successfully completed the training consisting of a welcome reception and 10 sessions of presentations. The EducationUSA China’s advisers, Jenny Yu and Will Yang and the guest speakers, Ms. Dickie Hargrave, Assistant Director of International Recruitment of University of North Texas, Mr. Brad Hilbrich and Ms. Megan Ames, M.Ed candidates in Higher Education Administration and International Education Policy and Management at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Mr. Brian Asmus, Visa Officer of the Visa Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, Ms. Liu Yingna who is a current U.S. Fulbright student at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou and Mr. Guo Wanzhao, Director of Information Resources Center of Public Affairs Section of U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, provided them with the information about the U.S. higher education system, how to write a personal statement, how to write a good letter of recommendation, how to apply for a student visa, how to complete the U.S. university’s online application, how to apply for scholarship, the cultural differences between U.S. and China, myths and misconceptions, the ideal college candidate and the campus life. The attending counselors were very satisfied with the contents and arrangements of the training. The training was a great success and it created a good model that can be used in other cities in China. A network with the 42 counselors has been established which will greatly help EducationUSA China get the first hand information about the trend of student market in China and outreach the Chinese high school students.
2013 Open Doors Report Press Conference: Chinese Students at Record High Numbers
Nov. 14, 2013, Beijing – EducationUSA China hosted a special Mission-wide press conference to announce the results of the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Student Mobility. This year’s event was broadcast from the Beijing American Center (BAC) to 47 Chinese journalists participating at the BAC and via Digital Video Conference (DVC) at Consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan. Education Officer & EducationUSA China Director, Erik Black, moderated the event that included a taped video message from EducationUSA China Special Advisor, Mona Locke, and remarks by Deputy Public Affairs Officer Lisa Heller, Acting Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Lara Harris, and EducationUSA Regional Education Advising Coordinator (REAC) Christina Chandler. After reporting new Open Doors statistics on Chinese and American students, EducationUSA China premiered its new promotional video, a “5 Steps to Studying in the U.S.” animation, and its redesigned website (www.educationusachina.com). The panel then took journalists’ questions about U.S.-China educational exchange programs, Mission China’s policy on student visa issuance, current study abroad trends for younger Chinese students, scholarships for international students and employment statistics for foreign students who earn a U.S. degree. The press event resulted in over 25 media placements in media outlets throughout China reaching over 150 million Chinese.
EducationUSA China Inaugurated High School Principals Forum
Nov.22-23, 2013– Beijing - EducationUSA China hosted first-ever China High School Principals Forum in Peking University High School. 36 Principals, Vice Principals, Directors and Counselors from 15 high schools around Mainland China and 14 Vice President, Provost, Dean, Professor, Directors and Admissions Officers from 8 different types of U.S. Higher Education Institutions attended the 2-day forum, in which both Chinese and American participants actively engaged in a dialogue on multiple issues related to Chinese students studying in the United States. Both sides benefited greatly from the information exchange and relationship building for future cooperation. The forum sets up a new platform for China’s high schools and American international educators to explore best practices in preparing Chinese students for study on U.S. campuses as well as serves as a channel for EducationUSA China to strengthen ties with the participating schools and enhance its ability to bring the U.S. higher education community in contact with them in the future. This event was funded by a grant from the U.S. government.
High school guidance Counselors' Training in Shanghai and Dalian
March, 2014, Shanghai and Dalian-EducationUSA China organized two high school guidance Counselors' Training in Shanghai and Danlian. Both trainings were well organized in terms of training content and logisitics. A number of admissios officers from U.S. schools presented on a range of topics related to U.S. higher education system,how guidance couselors' should help students to study in the U.S. These addmissions officers come from all types of U.S. HEIs, including community college, large public research university, small private liberal arts colleges. Altogether about 100 high schools counselors/vice principals /pricipals attended the training. We firmly believe this types of training is a good ways to promote U.S. higher education and to build relationship with high school counselors.
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