Posted on October 3, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
American college applications are a strange beast. I considered applying to a few US colleges before but the sheer number of alien acronyms, requirements, and costs (not to mention the fact that I would theoretically be a “transfer” but wanted to start over) gave me too much of a headache. It is a wonder sometimes that there are international students in the US tertiary system at all!
Writer and general busy bee Su Ann, also known as PinkPau, went through this herself last year and has succeeded in getting herself a spot in a top US university (I believe Columbia but I could be mistaken). She has helpfully provided a comprehensive guide to US applications for Malaysian students, whether fresh out of secondary school or in pre-university programs. This first part of her guide also includes a sample resume for the applications (don’t let the sheer number of achievements scare you!), as well as a sample fee waiver letter – really useful as US college applications can go higher than US$50 each and many people typically apply to a few at once.
Su Ann will publish a few more guides, including one on writing the application essays. She’s also happy to answer questions till January, the end of application deadlines.
Asking a qualified college counselor experienced in US colleges is the ideal option, as is contacting the university, but Su Ann has a very friendly peer perspective and definitely makes a great start. I wish I had her guides three years ago!
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Posted on June 12, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
From Education in Malaysia, because Tony’s summarized it so well:
USA For Students , a US Education Fair would be held this Saturday, 14th June 10am to 4pm at Wisma MCA.
This event is co-organized by US Embassy, MACEE, American Universities Alumni Malaysia and Discover US Education – KL.
This is the 3rd year such a US Education fair is held in Malaysia, and this year, there will be 51 top US Universities, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Stanford etc. A series of seminars would be held too, covering topics from US Education System, Visa, Applications for undergrad and postgrad, interviews, job prospect after graduation etc.
Do check it out at USA For Students !
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Posted on November 25, 2007 by Creatrix Tiara
The International Youth Volunteering Summit has renamed itself the Global Engagement Summit and they have extended the application deadline for international applicants.
The summit will take place at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, USA from April 16-20, 2008. Like previous years, the summit will focus on young people, volunteerism, and getting involved. Over $50,000 has been given to delegate projects, which are part of the application process.
Applications close November 30, 2007 so hurry!
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