This week is International Education Week. A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, the five-day series of events is held each November to promote the benefits of international study and exchange activities. As usual, EducationUSA centers around the world will host college fairs, conduct advising workshops, and announce special programs.

Here in New Zealand our Educational Adviser will lead a series of open workshops for prospective students to attend in the Auckland area, including sessions on choosing the best school to fit your needs, writing the essays for your university applications, and preparing for standardized tests. If you are considering undergraduate or graduate study in the United States, I’d urge you to consider participating in one or more of the following activities:

EducationUSA’s Virtual University Fair
TODAY, for 24 hours starting at 6:00 p.m. NZST
Location:  your computer
Details: click here.
With more than 180 American tertiary schools participating, this Fair is the largest ever event of its kind, covering a range of options in all 50 States. Click here for more information including the schedule of live text and video chats, the list of participating schools, and how to register. Participation is free, and you can enter to win a US$ 1,000 scholarship.

College Essay Writing Workshop
WEDNESDAY, November 14th, 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Auckland Diocesan School for Girls

SAT Test Prep Workshop
THURSDAY, November 15th, 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Macleans College

Workshop on Graduate Study in the United States
FRIDAY, November 16th, 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Auckland University of Technology

For more information about the above sessions, including directions to the particular locations, please contact our Educational Adviser (Drew Dumas) at DumasAG@state.gov or (09) 303-2724 x2832. Drew can also help you navigate the Virtual Fair website if you encounter any problems.