Needham, MA - October 22, 2013- For aspiring students worldwide, a college education is a stepping stone to a better life, and many look to the United States as the destination of choice to pursue a college education. However, understanding how to apply to college in the United States can be challenging – particularly when you live thousands of miles and several time zones away. EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world, and CollegeWeekLive, the world's leading website for online college fairs and admissions events, have joined forces to offer a convenient and cost-free way for international students to learn about higher education opportunities in the United States.
On Wednesday, November 13th, students can log in to CollegeWeekLive International Students Day from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST to chat live with representatives from 97 U.S. colleges and universities, learn about current college students' experiences, and get advice from international education experts. This event is part of International Education Week, an annual celebration of the benefits of international education and programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Any international student with access to an Internet connection will be able to participate in the no-cost event. Students can register at no cost at CollegeWeekLive. If you have questions, please contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com. Colleges or universities interested in joining CollegeWeekLive should call 800.828.8222 or email colleges(at)collegeweeklive(dot)com.
CollegeWeekLive is recognized as the leading website for students to chat live online with college admissions representatives and learn via video from college admissions experts. More than 1.5 million students are registered with CollegeWeekLive, and hundreds of colleges participate in CollegeWeekLive programming each year. In fact, international students from 192 countries have already used CollegeWeekLive to research higher education opportunities in the United States and around the world.
This live channel provides unprecedented access to expert presentations and enables students to have unscripted conversations with hundreds of colleges. Students turn to CollegeWeekLive to gain insights from current students, admission representatives, and leading experts, whether they are narrowing their choice of schools or making post admission decisions. Through live text and video chats, students, parents and counselors engage directly with colleges at every stage of the enrollment process with CollegeWeekLive.
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. EducationUSA staff also work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student recruitment and U.S. study abroad. For more information on the EducationUSA network, please visit http://www.educationusa.state.gov.