CollegeWeekLive Announces First-Ever International Virtual College Fair

This press release mentions the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and how the UI strives for diversity in its student body. See the blue paragraph below for a quote from Scott King, director of ISSS.

Boston, MA (Vocus) October 7, 2010 –

CollegeWeekLive, provider of the world’s largest college fairs and admissions events, today announced CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL DAY, a free online college fair tailored specifically to the needs of the non-U.S. citizen interested in attending college. The event, scheduled for Tuesday December 14th from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern, will feature live video presentations on topics such as researching & choosing a U.S. college, academic credentials required when applying to college in the U.S., financial aid opportunities specifically for the non-U.S. student, how to apply for a student visa and tips for adjusting to life in a foreign country.

Through a partnership with EducationUSA, the needs of students matriculating from nations such as China, Japan and India will be addressed in special one hour video presentations which include an opportunity for viewers to get instant answers to their admissions questions from EducationUSA country advisers. EducationUSA is a network of 400 higher education advising centers worldwide that help students make informed decisions about studying in the U.S. and which support accredited education institutions with their internationalization efforts. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State supports EducationUSA.

CollegeWeekLive enables teens and their parents, regardless of geographic location, to attend a college fair from the convenience of any computer. At CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL DAY, teens can chat live with admissions representatives from 250 colleges and universities, including Ivy League institutions, large public and small private universities and regional leaders in higher education.

“The University of Iowa aims to build a student body that reflects the diversity of people worldwide. To recruit the top international students today, we rely on tools such as CollegeWeekLive to demonstrate all we have to offer to prospective students, said Scott E. King, Assistant Dean of International Programs, International Student & Scholar Services, The University of Iowa. “Where to study is probably the most important decision a student will make in his or her life—and we want our applicants to fully interact with The University of Iowa and ensure that this is where they will be most successful.”

The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office, HP Academy, AICPA and SUM-ATM will also be participating. Teens or parents interested in attending CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL DAY should visit CollegeWeekLive.com to register for free. A $2,500 scholarship is available to a non-U.S. citizen who registers and attends the December 14th event. Colleges and universities or student services providers interested in participating should contact 617.938.6023 or Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive.com.

About CollegeWeekLive

CollegeWeekLive (http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com) provides the world’s largest college fairs and online admissions events. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and more than 350,000 registrants, CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance.

CollegeWeekLive is produced by PlatformQ, whose mission is to connect people, companies, organizations and associations worldwide to meet, interact and learn from leading experts and thought leaders through proven interactive tools at online events.

About EducationUSA

EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the United States and other countries by promoting personal, professional, and institutional ties between private citizens and organizations in the United States and abroad, as well as by presenting U.S. history, society, art and culture in all of its diversity to overseas audiences. The foreign students of yesterday are becoming the world leaders today.

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