Hanoi EducationUSA’s Public Events

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Cost-effective ways to study in the U.S.

Monday, April 1, 3:00 – 4:30p.m
Speakers: Study Colorado group

Studying in the U.S. can be very costly. The information session will introduce you to the 2+2 model which can be a more cost-effective way to study in the United States.  Students can attend a community college for 2 years and then transfer to a 4 year institution to finish their degree.  In Colorado, there are guaranteed transfer agreements and pathways to ensure that students are taking classes that will transfer. Students will also have opportunities to learn about scholarships and financial aid at different schools in the state of Colorado.

How to write an effective personal statement

Wednesday, April 3, 3:00 – 4:30p.m
Speakers: Kristin Lettner, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

This interactive presentation will discuss what a personal statement is, what universities are looking for, and why the personal statement is important to your overall university application. We will consider strategies to make your personal statement stand out, things to avoid, and apply these concepts to improve real essay examples.

Honor programs at U.S. colleges and universities

Wednesday, April 10, 3:00 – 4:30p.m
Speakers: Dr. Troy VanAken, Elmhurst College

What does it mean to be invited to Honors Education at the university level?  Honors Programs and Honors Colleges are part of the academic curriculum across many universities, and high achieving students are selected to participate. Join EducationUSA and Dr. Troy VanAken from Elmhust College to learn the benefits of pursuing Honors Education and what to expect from this academic and extra-curricular experience.

The Common Application and Essay Writing Strategies

Friday, April 26, 3:00 – 4:30p.m
Speakers: Marcy Herr, New York University Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi Outreach Officer, Marcy Herr, will be facilitating an interactive discussion with students regarding the Common Application for US universities. The presentation will focus on essay writing strategies for university applications, specifically the Common Application essay. Marcy will also be available to answer any questions about New York University Abu Dhabi. Marcy attended the Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in international education policy. She is now based in Bangkok working for the Institute of International Education.