Events About Studying in the US: Dec. 5-9

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

We’re searching the web to find webinars and other online events of interest to prospective international students. Check here each Friday to find out what’s coming up in the next week.

Your end of the bargain? If you attend, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook page or just email me – jstahl@voanews.com)

Coming up next week:

December 6

Woldorf Immigration Law Group: F-1 Student Web Seminar
12:30pm US Pacific time
More information: http://www.wolfsdorf.com/freewebinar/

December 8

EducationUSA: Writing Your Personal Statement
11am US Eastern time
More information: http://www.educationusa.info/edusa_connects/

Look into the future

Why do I post these events every Friday? Because I know that the process of applying to study in the U.S. is daunting, and getting financial aid can seem impossible, and we’ve all heard horror stories about visa rejections. But information is power – the more research you’ve done and options you’ve explored, the more you’re setting yourself up for success – and free webinars like these are some of the resources you can take advantage of to empower yourself.

And just so you know, I don’t have any relationship with these organizations offering webinars, and I don’t even know if they’ll be good or bad or indifferent. My goal is just to make you aware that they’re out there as a thing to take advantage of.

2 Responses to “Events About Studying in the US: Dec. 5-9”

  1. Mohammad shah Mushfiq says:

    Hi Jessica,

    hope you will be fine and healthy,

    i am about 34 years old and still zealous of education in US,
    i have seen your web page today and has found a little hope to find a chance and study my bachelor degree in US.
    pleas till me, is it possible for us to find such a chance and have a scholarship to study there?
    you could reply me on my Email,
    i will be waiting,
    cheer

    • Jessica Stahl says:

      Hi Mohammad,

      Thanks for your comment=. It’s nice to meet you.

      There is definitely a possibility to study in the US for your bachelor’s degree. Where are you from? The first thing to do is look for any programs offered by the US government or private foundations to sponsor students from your country. You can look on the IIE website to find a list of fellowship programs that you can filter by countries: http://iie.org/en/program-finder.aspx

      There are also a more extensive list of scholarships on some of these websites: http://blogs.voanews.com/student-union/resources/#aid

      Whether or not you find one that’s appropriate for your situation, you should also research schools to find out where you’re interested in going.
      You can look at some of the resources in this article to find out schools that are more likely to offer financial aid: http://blogs.voanews.com/student-union/2011/08/16/side-by-side-comparison-top-10-cheapest-colleges-for-foreign-v-us-students/. Most undergraduate students who receive financial assistance for their studies receive it from the school they end up attending.

      Do you know what you want to study? You should also take that into account when you’re researching schools, to make sure you’re looking at ones that offer the programs you want. These sites can help you find schools that offer the programs you’re interested in and are in the locations you want: http://blogs.voanews.com/student-union/resources/#research

      Also, if you’re not already familiar with Education USA, you should definitely use them as as a resource. They are the official advising centers for foreign students wanting to come to the US. Go to http://www.educationusa.info to find your local advising center and get lots more information about studying in the US.

      Hope that at least gets you started!

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