2A World-Class Education Imagine learning in a diverse environment with cutting edge technology and modern facilities. Study at some of the world’s best academic institutions for a superior education.
3Why Study in the U.S.? Improve your English skills. Change your understanding and view of the world.Learn about different places and cultures within the USA.Experience a new way of learning and living.Meet people of diverse backgrounds, different from your own!Discover who you are by stepping out of your comfort zone.Help build your college application.NEED TO CHANGE THE PICTURE TO ONE OF AMERICAN CULTURE
4Top 10 Reasons to Study in the U.S. Studying abroad is a life-altering experience!A chance to learn about yourself and be independent.U.S. schools are some of the best in the world.Learn English language where it is spoken!Gain perspectives on your own country and culture.CHANGE PICTURE AT BOTTOM OF SCREEN
5Reasons to Study in the U.S. (Con’t) Flexible programs to accommodate varied interests.Resume Builder-Looks great on college applications.See the USA (or at least part of it!)Make connections that can last a lifetime.Travel and study in the USA are fun and exciting!
6See full-size image.Summer Study in the USAThere are just as many opportunities to study in the U.S. during the summer through various programs available.
7Why I Studied In the U.S.Now that students have heard various reasons tostudy in the U.S., you can help to inspire them andpersonalize your presentation by telling them whatmotivated you to study in the U.S. You may offer aunique perspective, or what ultimately made youstudy abroad might be what a student needs to hearto decide to study in the U.S. themselves.
8My 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.
9Global CompetenciesIndividuals must acquire and demonstrate a number of skills or competencies to be able to live and work successfully in a global economy and a diverse society of people from different backgrounds, cultures and countries.These skills are characterized as global competencies.
10What Other Students Are Saying Ask your friends about studying in the U.S. and insert their quote and picture here!“When I went to the U.S., I met people from all over the world and found that the U.S. is like a small version of the world.”Domenik, from Austria
11Who Can Study in the USA? • High School Students: They can go for the school year, semester or maybe just a fewweeks out of the summer.• University StudentsThey can study for a summer,semester, year, or even their entirecollege career can be spent abroad.
12Impact on Personal Growth for those Who have Studied Abroad 98% feel that study abroad made them more mature.96% feel that study abroad increased their self confidence.89% feel they were better able to tolerate ambiguity.
13What'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.CHANGE PICTURES ON SLIDE
14Room and BoardLiving arrangements vary from one location to another. Possibilities include university residence halls, staying with a host family in a private home, sharing an apartment, and boarding houses.In some cases you will have a meal plan similar to those at your home institution. In other cases, you or your host family will be responsible for providing meals.CHANGE PICTURES
15After I Studied in the USA 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.
21There is a big world beyond your home country… There is a big world beyond your home country….and part of that world is the USAWho do I know from the USA??
22Musicians Kanye West: John Mayer: Rapper-Songwriter-Producer who was born in Atlanta but raised in south side Chicago. He was named in 2005 Time’s ‘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.
23AthletesLeBron 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 State’s national men’s basketball team for the 2008 Olympics, winning a Gold Medal.Venus Williams is a three time Olympic Gold Medal winner and ranked 6th 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.
24ActorsAngelina 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.
25Getting Started Start planning now! Applications for programs are generally due well inadvance. Start by researching the optionsavailable by researching different schoolson the internet and speaking with academicprogram advisors.
26Questions to ask while planning study in the U.S. Am I willing to try new things - everything from foods to social situations?Am I comfortable making my own decisions, such as what time to leave for school, which courses to take, and how to deal with conflict and change, without family or friends around to help?How have I handled complex and new situations in the past?
27International Student Programs at (Add Your Institution) Here you can add information about the International Student opportunities offered by your U.S. college. Be creative! Add pictures taken by students on the programs, student testimonials, and any special information that would be helpful to share with students in order to encourage them to participate.
28How I Found My School in the U.S. Students will be interested to hear whattechniques worked for you when you were inthe preliminary stages of studying abroad. Byoffering your experience on this matter,students may be more likely to use your toolsfor finding a program.To find out how you can study in the U.S., please contact:Name of Your InstitutionOffice of Study AbroadLocationContact Information
29Tools for Finding a Program Home Campus Resource Center: The best place to look for a school/study abroad program is your home campus study abroad office (where available). The staff can help you through the process of finding a program, applying, participating, and returning home.Websites: List some websites here about how to find colleges and universities in the U.S. such as and
30Reasons For 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.
31Reasons for Students from Diverse Backgrounds to Study in the USA (Con’t) Fight stereotypes by educating others.Dispel your own stereotypes.Take control of your future.See what influenced great leaders.
32Questions?? Offer to answer any questions the audience might have on what studying and daily life islike in the U.S., or how if feels to be aforeigner during college, or how if feels toreturn home to your native country etc. Youwill want to come prepared to answerquestions so consider these issues inadvance and how you may want to respondto these concerns.