Wednesday, October 28, 2009

UIS hosting International advisers from five foreign countries

WHAT: UIS will be hosting five EducationUSA advisers from Azerbaijan, Peru, Philippines, Oman, and Russia as part of a U.S.-based training program, which is supported financially by the U.S. Department of State.

WHEN: Monday, November 2, 2009 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) on UIS campus

DETAILS: The advisers will participate in cultural events in Springfield and a day of informative meetings and workshops with administrators, academic department chairs, various support services, and international students. It is expected that about 20 representatives from around the state as well as a Senior International Trade Specialist from the U.S Department of Commerce will attend the meeting.

EducationUSA advisers are posted at centers around the world to help foreign students learn about higher education in the United States. The campus visit program will be more than just a tour of area institutions. Advisers will discuss the admissions process with campus officials, sample orientation and other programs available to foreign students.

UIS is working with Study Illinois, a consortium of over fifty accredited
institutions of higher learning to promote international education. UIS will also host the Study Illinois annual meeting from 12-4 on Nov. 2 as well.

For more information contact Dana Atwell, Associate Director of International Programs at 217/206-8356 or ddersh1@uis.edu.

This U.S.-based training program is supported financially by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. The program is administered by the College Board.

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