IELTS Sponsors International Students Day at CollegeWeekLive February 19th

Thousands of students worldwide will connect with colleges and learn about U.S. higher education opportunities at complimentary virtual event at

Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 - CollegeWeekLive, the leading website where students and colleges meet live online, today announced that the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), will be the presenting sponsor of the International Students Day virtual event at CollegeWeekLive on Wednesday, February 19th between 5:00 a.m. EST and 7:00 p.m. EST. EducationUSA, affiliated with the U.S. State Department, will join IELTS as a programming content provider.

IELTS will be hosting a 7:00 a.m. EST presentation titled, "Success Starts with IELTS", with tips to help prospective test takers prepare for for the test and to provide 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. IELTS results offer a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. It is accepted by more than 8,000 organizations worldwide, including over 3,000 institutions in the United States, and tests are available in more than 130 countries. The February 19th International Students Day online event will be publicized across the global IELTS test center network in more than 900 testing locations around the world.

CollegeWeekLive's programming for international students who are exploring higher education in the United States has expanded in recent years due to demand, with several virtual events held throughout the year. These live virtual events offer an opportunity for students from around the world to chat live online with admissions representatives from hundreds of universities. Attendees who login can also watch live video presentations on topics such as understanding the U.S. higher education system, what language proficiency exams are required and how to prepare for these tests, how to obtain a student visa and information on scholarships and financing a college education. Any student who is logged in can ask a question and get an answer from participating admissions experts.

"For academically motivated students around the world, a college or post-graduate education from a university in the United States provides important skills for succeeding in today's global economy," said Robert Rosenbloom, President and CEO of CollegeWeekLive. "We are honored that CollegeWeekLive, in collaboration with IELTS, can act as a source for information and inspiration on how to take the next step in pursuing that dream."

The event schedule includes:
All Times Eastern
5:00 a.m. "Graduate Study Applications to the U.S." Ali Edelstein, Fulbright Program Manager and EducationUSA Adviser, U.S. State Department, Belgium
7:00 a.m. "Success Starts with IELTS" Andrea Scott, IELTS Senior Product Champion, IELTS USA
8:00 a.m. "The Application Process for Undergraduate Studies" Marta Bidoli Fernandes, EducationUSA Adviser, U.S. State Department, Brazil
9:00 a.m. "Explaining the Student VISA" April Hayne, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department
10:00 a.m. "Financing a Graduate Education in the U.S." Amy Molden, EducationUSA Adviser, U.S. State Department, Argentina
11:00 a.m. "Admission Tests" Jamie Dunn, Education Advisor at the US-UK Fulbright Commission
12:00 p.m. "Preparing for Undergraduate Studies Abroad" Robin De Leon, EducationUSA Adviser, U.S. State Department, Guatemala
1:00 p.m. "Picking the Right Major" Irene Tieh, Chief Education Officer, USACollegeConnection

To learn how your college or university can start utilizing CollegeWeekLive, call 800.828.8222 or email colleges(at)collegeweeklive(dot)com. If you are a student, parent or counselor you can register for CollegeWeekLive at no cost. If you have questions, contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.

About CollegeWeekLive
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