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1 1 Study in the USA Your Name Title Institution

2 What is Study Abroad? "I had so much fun! The experience was incredible. I met the best people in the whole world. I would go again in an instant. THIS WAS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE!" -Nikki, Study Abroad Student Study abroad is both a safe and exciting experience where one person travels to another country to live and learn about that country.

3 Learn about new places and cultures. To meet new people and make new friends To study new things To learn to speak a new language Develop leadership skills Create new confidence and self esteem Why Study Abroad?

4 4 Top 10 Reasons to Study in the USA 1.Studying abroad is a life-altering experience! 2.A chance to learn about yourself and be independent. 3.Gain perspective on your own country and culture. 4.Learn English in a country where it is spoken. 5.See the USA (or at least a part of it).

5 5 Top Ten Reasons (Continued) 6. Programs can work with any major. 7. Looks great on a resume. 8. Unique academic structures. 9. Make connections that can last a lifetime. 10. Travel and study in the U.S. are fun and exciting!

6 6 What's so great about teenagers abroad? It opens you up to tons of opportunities to learn the English language, make new friends and keep those international friends for years to come. You will change in ways you never expected.

7 7 Why I Studied In the U.S. Now that students have heard various reasons to study in the U.S., you can help to inspire them and personalize your presentation by telling them what motivated you to study in the U.S. You may offer a unique perspective, or what ultimately made you study abroad might be what a student needs to hear to decide to study in the U.S. themselves.

8 8 My Experience in the U.S. Create several slides here to show your time spent in the U.S. about where you lived, daily life, culture, what you did, and who you met. Insert your own pictures.

9 9 My Experience in the U.S. Create several slides here to show your time spent in the U.S. about where you lived, daily life, culture, what you did, and who you met. Insert your own pictures.

10 University Students They can study for a summer, semester, year, or even their entire college career can be spent abroad. High School Students: They can go for the school year, semester or maybe just a few weeks out of the summer. Who Can Study in the USA?

11 How might you change after studying in the U.S.? 98% feel that study abroad made them more mature. 96% feel that study abroad increased self confidence. 94% reported that the experience continues to influence interactions with people from different cultures

12 12 Make this slide your own by telling students the effects that study abroad had on you. You want them to understand that study abroad has lasting effects, and it will inspire them to hear how it has changed you. After I Studied in the USA

13 13 Where Can You Go?

14 14 North East

15 15 South

16 16 Mid West

17 17 West Coast

18 18 This slide should be used to include pictures or memories from your own trip. Students have just seen a snippet of the locations that you can go through study abroad, so use this slide to focus on where you went. Doing this will make study abroad less elusive and more of a possibility by hearing about your experience. Dont be afraid to insert pictures of yourself! Anyone can look up pictures of monuments on the internet or in a book, but by seeing you at these locations personalizes a trip. My trip to…

19 Talk to your parents Visit your school counselor and see what programs are available Apply for a program Get your passport How To Get There

20 Who do I know of who is from the USA? ? There is a big world in the United States

21 21 Musicians Kanye West: Rapper-Songwriter-Producer who was born in Atlanta but raised in south side Chicago. He was named in 2005 Times One Hundred Most Influential People in the World. John Mayer: Musician and Songwriter who was born in Connecticut and attended Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. John won the Grammy in 2007 for Best Pop Vocal Album.

22 22 Athletes LeBron James is a 24-year-old basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2003 he won NBA- Rookie of the Year award and later played on the United States national mens basketball team for the 2008 Olympics, winning a Gold Medal. Venus Williams is a three time Olympic Gold Medal winner and ranked 6 th in the world for her tennis abilities. Born in California, Venus and her little sister, Serena practiced tennis and later both became world famous athletes.

23 23 Actors Angelina Jolie, born in Los Angeles, is famous actress and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. George Clooney, actor, producer, and director, is famous for his blockbuster roles and activism for humanitarian aid in Darfur.

24 Living Arrangements Living arrangements vary from one locations to another. Possibilities include residence halls, host families, and boarding houses. In some cases you will have a meal plan, in other cases your host family will provide your meals.

25 25 Living with another family or by yourself can be an intimidating concept for students. Help assure their fears by telling them what you experienced, and what are the positive aspects of this type of arrangement. You could include pictures or a funny story about something that was unexpected or a cultural difference. My time living in/with…

26 26 Reasons For International Students From Diverse Backgrounds to Study in the USA See the USA to broaden your experience. Gain a new perspective on your own home country. Explore your ethnicity in a diverse environment. Gain new insights and outlooks through new relationships.

27 27 Fight stereotypes by educating others. Dispel your own stereotypes. Take control of your future. See what influenced great leaders. More Reasons for International Students from Diverse Backgrounds to Study in the USA

28 Everyone can study in the USA Insert pictures of other international students in the U.S.

29 29 Questions?? Offer to answer any questions the audience might have on what studying and daily life is like in the U.S., or how if feels to be a foreigner during college, or how if feels to return home to your native country etc. You will want to come prepared to answer questions so consider these issues in advance and how you may want to respond to these concerns.


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