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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine For those of you already pursuing an education abroad I'm very grateful.

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1 The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine For those of you already pursuing an education abroad I'm very grateful and wish you well. The ties of friendship and understanding your building are the most effective forms of diplomacy; they truly will help shape our common future. And to those students who have yet to study abroad, I urge you to stretch your boundaries and your imaginations and set off on your own adventures – Secretary Hillary Clinton The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you're actually helping to make America stronger. – Michelle Obama

2 Counseling Students and Parents on International University Options Sarah Humphrey – Regional Admission Director North America Natalia Bertran – Regional Admission Director Latin America Les Roches International School of Hotel Management- Switzerland, Spain and China Glion Institute of Higher Education- Switzerland & UK Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School- Australia

3 US Students Abroad 2010/2011 (Source: IIE Open Doors, IIE Project Atlas and National Center for Education Statistics) Total Postsecondary Enrollment in the US: 21.0 Million (Title IV eligible institutions) Total U.S. Students Abroad: 320,001 Study Abroad (credit received at US institution): 273,966 Pursuing Full Degrees Overseas: 46,005 (0.22% of total US Students,14% of students studying abroad) Top destinations: UK (37%) Canada (21% ) Germany (9%) France (8%) Australia 7% Over 72% students pursue degree in Anglophone countries (including Canada) Undergraduate (39%) Master (44%) Doctoral (17%) In the last 20 years the number of students studying abroad has tripled.

4 US Students Abroad 2010/2011 (Source: IIE Open Doors, IIE Project Atlas and National Center for Education Statistics) Short-term = 8 weeks or less Mid-length = One quarter, two quarters, one semester Long-term = Academic year

5 International Education To study a full degree abroad is a viable option to your students Excellent private and public universities around the world Many universities even in non English speaking countries, offer degrees taught in English.

6 Advantages: Create open-minded global citizens ready to compete in a globalized world Improve foreign languages skills Learn about other cultures and practice tolerance Make friends around the globe and international career network Cost of education may be much lower (lower tuition, scholarships, lower cost of living, work and study opportunities)

7 Accreditation: Guarantees high quality standards, both academic and of the institution Allows transfers to/from other universities US Council for Higher Education Accreditation- Many foreign universities are accredited in the USA by one of the six regional accrediting bodies (ie. Les Roches and Glion in Switzerland are accredited by NEASC) If not, make sure the university is federally recognized in the country by the Ministry of Education Credential Evaluation Services can also help you (NACES: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or AICE: Association of International Credentials Evaluators)

8 Cost (Private & Public Universities) Public universities may have very low tuition which international students may qualify Private universities vary in cost and many are similar to US Universities. However, many foreign universities are approved by FAFSA in the US and students can apply for financial aid through Many public and private universities offer scholarships to international students. Most are merit or need based.

9 Admissions process for undergraduate degrees Most foreign universities require: Diploma or Certificate of Secondary (High) School with list of subjects completed as well as hours per subject. Many European Universities will require an International HS certificate such as the IB or certain number of AP classes (college credit). Some European schools system in 13 years and Bachelor degrees are obtained in 3 years rather than 4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume TOEFL or IELTS test for non-native speakers. If students will study in foreign language, they will need proof of level (generally B1) An essay signifying an intent and motivation Reference Letters

10 Other points to consider: Internships and career services Student to teacher ratios Housing Social activities/clubs Sports International student body Possibility to work while studying

11 Country Specific Information- Useful websites Mexico – ANUIES Australia – Study in Australia http://www.studyinaustrali http://www.studyinaustrali UK – British Council- Education UK http://www.educationuk.or g/usa/ http://www.educationuk.or g/usa/ France- Campus France http://www.usa.campusfra http://www.usa.campusfra Canada – Education au/in Canada http://www.educationau- incanada/index.aspx http://www.educationau- incanada/index.aspx China – China Scholarship Council – Study in China a/ a/ Finland – Study in Finland http://www.studyinfinland.f i/ http://www.studyinfinland.f i/ Germany – DAAD dex.html dex.html Denmark – Study in Denmark Ireland – Education in Ireland http://www.educationinirela http://www.educationinirela South Africa- IEASA http://www.ieasa.studysa.o rg/ http://www.ieasa.studysa.o rg/ Holland – NUFFIC - Study in Holland http://www.studyinholland. nl/ http://www.studyinholland. nl/

12 Country Specific Information- Useful websites Sweden- Swedish Institute - Study in Sweden Spain – Japan – JASSO html html New Zealand- ENZ- New Zealand Educated http://www.newzealandeducate http://www.newzealandeducate Brazil- Study in Brazil Italy- MIUR- Study in Italy We have attempted to provide information to the official websites of the respective governments. Please be aware that there are many resources in the web provided by private parties to help with information to study, visas and financing.

13 Determine the student purpose – the reason why they are seeking international studies should be beneficial to their overall goal in life. They also need to consider that being in a foreign land requires an effort to blend in and interact with other people and cultures. Students should be asking others who have studied abroad. What are their experiences were and seek tips on how they will be able to cope up in a foreign land. Different countries have different options – choose the country that best fits their objectives. Look for something that will provide long-term benefit for their career and as a person. Make sure the University is recognized by one of the US higher education accreditation bodies or by the Ministry of Education of the Country. Determine the cost and look for possible scholarships. Make an advance research on the culture, places, and people.. Learn the basic of the language of the country and choose a school that will help. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR STUDENTS:

14 CHECKLISTS FOR RESEARCH Private & Confidential 14

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