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Join Us For A Webchat About Adapting to American Campus Culture

August 15, 2014

Did you get accepted into a university in the United States and now have questions about the differences between studying here and studying in your home country? Join an interactive webchat with the Assistant Director, International Student Services at The George Washington University on August 19 at 14:00 GMT as she talks about adapting to campus life in the United States!

Couple Hosts Dozens of Radford University (VA) International Students

August 15, 2014

Myrl Jones and his wife Lorene have hosted dozens of international students throughout their lives.

The couple have many stories about international students they have connected with through the international student friendship program they pioneered more than 40 years ago.

University of Northern Colorado (CO) Begins Offering a Master of ...

August 15, 2014

The University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business will begin the 2014 fall semester with a Master of Business Administration program for graduates seeking to complete their master’s degree. The college, which has earned exceptional accounting and business accreditation from AACSB International, seeks to expand access to education with convenient schedules and the ability to surround students with experienced faculty. The MBA program, with the help of expert faculty members, will guide students to thrive in today’s business world and global enterprises.

EducationUSA Interactive: Know Before You Go is August 13

August 8, 2014

Are you planning on studying in the United States and have questions about the procedures for entering and studying in the U.S.? Join a webchat with officials from Department of Homeland Security on August 13 at 14:00 GMT. They will explain how you can prepare for departure to the U.S., what to expect upon arrival, how to maintain your nonimmigrant student status and answer your questions live!

Join Us For Our Free Virtual College Fair

August 8, 2014

CollegeWeekLive is hosting a free online college fair for international students. Register to ask any questions you may have for more than 80 top U.S. universities, get personal advice from EducationUSA advisers and more!

University of Louisiana - Monroe (LA) Breaks Ground on New ...

August 6, 2014

Being an international student in a new country is not easy. To encourage more students to consider ULM, Eric Liew, who originally came to ULM from Malaysia, donated $1 million toward the building of an international student center, which will serve as a welcoming facility and temporary housing for new international students.

Young African Students Discuss Their Stay at Rutgers (NJ)

August 4, 2014

Meet some of the 25 extraordinary men and women who are bringing important lessons back home. The students were in the United States for the Rutgers Civic Leadership Institute which allowed them to experience many opportunities for personal development.

President Obama Meets with Young African Leaders in Washington to ...

July 31, 2014

This week, President Obama met with Young African Leaders in Washington to discuss the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

The President alongside his administration hope to double the number of participants in the program in the next two years. He also hopes to create regional leadership centers across Africa and launch a new set of educational and professional development tools.

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry all delivered remarks at the event.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (MD) Selects 46 International ...

July 30, 2014

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is awarding nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries. The awards will allow the students, who have demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation in research, to complete their graduate studies.

International Student Takes Advantage of Practical Research ...

July 30, 2014

Danhao Ma or Spark is a student from Shanghai, China. From a young age he has always wanted to explore and experience more academically than he believed China could offer. When his parents offered to allow him to attend high school in the U.S., he jumped at the chance, landing in Atchison, Kansas. In search of a good engineering school to continue his studies, he chose Penn State, where as an undergraduate researcher, he is working on the next generation of power cells–flexible batteries. These batteries are bendable with a fraction of the volume and weight of the ones we use today.

Watch the video to find out more!

International Students Day

July 28, 2014

CollegeWeekLive is hosting a free online college fair for international students. Register to ask any questions you may have for more than 80 top U.S. universities, get personal advice from EducationUSA advisers and more!

Applying to U.S. Universities Course

July 25, 2014

The second session of the Applying to U.S. Universities MOOC, which features EducationUSA, will start on August 3, 2014! This free course will help international students and non-native English speakers navigate the U.S. university admission process by offering practical information about the documents and pieces that make up a U.S. university application.

Centenary College's (NJ) Successful SCLP Program Starts Another Summer

July 24, 2014

Centenary College is running its annual intensive Summer Culture and Language Program for international students to learn American culture and the English language. This program is open to international college and high school students.

From July 7th through August 14th, 55 students from China, Georgia and Korea are attending the Summer Culture & Language Program. Fourteen of the summer students will remain at Centenary for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Syracuse University (NY) Sociology Professor Looks at the ...

July 23, 2014

When Associate Professor Yingyi Ma arrived on campus in 2006 to teach, she noticed few international students from China at the undergraduate level. Since then, at SU and other universities, a change has been occurring.

“Many universities, especially public universities, are recruiting more international students from Asia,” Ma says. The number of international students is as high as 10 percent or more of undergraduates at some universities.

Those observations have led to her latest research and a purpose in helping institutions think about the best experience for international students.

How Drexel (PA) Brought Two International Students Together to Make ...

July 21, 2014

Dang and Nikiforouk decided to do something positive with their time and entrepreneurial minds at Drexel.

They wanted to start their own company that would use banner advertisements to raise money for charity.

There was a small hurdle to clear: Neither of them had any experience programming games, or any kind of software. And they didn’t have the resources to hire a developer. So they just taught themselves how to do it, over the course of a few months.