CollegeWeekLive Connects International Students to 90 Leading Universities

IELTS Sponsors International Students Day at on May 7th

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 - CollegeWeekLive, the leading website where students and colleges meet live online, today announced a special event designed expressly for students from around the world who are interested in attending college abroad, particularly in North America. On Wednesday May 7th between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern, students will be able to chat live online with admissions representatives at 90 universities, including institutions such as Boston University, McGill University or the University of Washington.

In addition, several live streaming video presentations will be offered during the 14 hour virtual program which are designed to answer the most commonly asked questions by students who plan to matriculate outside of their home country. For example, presenting sponsor, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), will be hosting an 8.00 a.m. Eastern presentation titled, "Top Tips for IELTS", offering hints to help prospective test takers prepare for IELTS and providing information about the increasing number of colleges and universities in the United States that now accept IELTS for international admissions. IELTS measures the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication, and over 2 million IELTS tests were taken last year. It is accepted by more than 9,000 organizations worldwide, including over 3,000 institutions in the United States, and tests are available in more than 130 countries.

The May 7 International Students Day online event will be publicized across the British Council IELTS test center network in more than 500 testing locations around the world. Students who take IELTS with British Council receive up to 30 hours free preparation material on booking at

"This free online event provides a great opportunity for students to learn more about attending college outside of their home nation," said Robert Rosenbloom, President and CEO of CollegeWeekLive. "And thanks to our collaboration with IELTS, students who log in on May 7th will also be able to learn more about how to prepare for and pass an English language proficiency exam."

Colleges that are participating include:
Alliant International University
American University in Rome
Azusa Pacific University
Boston Architectural College
Boston University
Bournemouth University
Broward College
California State University, Los Angeles
California University of Management & Science
Centennial College
Central Connecticut State University
Columbia College Hollywood
CUNY, College of Staten Island
Daemen College
Dalhousie University
DePaul University
Design Institute of San Diego
Durham College
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Fort Hays State College
Grand View University
Hamilton College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Johnson C. Smith University
Lakeland College
Lasell College
Marquette University
Mayville State University
McGill University
Miami Dade College
Miami University of Ohio
Mills College
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Mount Saint Mary College
New England School of Photography
New Mexico State University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina State University
Norwich University
Norwich University of the Arts
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Pace University
Platt College San Diego Digital Media Design
Post University
Purdue Calumet
Roger Williams University
Rowan University
Saint Joseph's College (Brooklyn)
Saint Louis University
Santa Fe College
Savannah College of Art & Design
St. Thomas University
Suffolk University
Texas Tech University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The University of Kansas
University of Akron
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Florida
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Melbourne
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New South Wales
University of Reading
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of Tampa
University of Texas, Arlington
University of Vermont
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Valencia College
Washington State University
Western Connecticut State University
Western Wyoming Community College
Westmont College
Winthrop University

Students who visit with three or more universities during the live event will automatically be entered into a drawing to win $1,000.00 payable towards college tuition. To register now at no cost, visit CollegeWeekLive. If you have questions, contact

CollegeWeekLive is the leading channel where students and colleges meet online. More than 1,500,000 students from 192 countries rely on CollegeWeekLive to help navigate college admission. 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.

Since 1989, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has been used to help higher education institutions, governments, organizations, and professional bodies determine the English language proficiency of non-native speakers. IELTS provides secure, valid and reliable results to more than 8,000 organizations worldwide, including over 3,000 institutions in the United States. Owned by a global partnership of education and language experts – British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, IELTS is truly a test of English as an "international language". IELTS administered over two million tests in the last year, and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. For more information about IELTS, visit