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ERIC Number: ED503444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 132
Abstractor: ERIC
International Student Guide to U.S. Community Colleges, 2008-2009
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1)
The "International Student Guide to U.S. Community Colleges" is the only publication of its kind that targets prospective international students. Published annually, the Guide is designed to inform, advise, assist, and influence postsecondary students in other countries who plan to pursue education options in the United States. The Guide covers everything from finding the right college to getting acquainted with U.S. culture. Students will also discover the many benefits that make attending a community college an exciting, affordable gateway to U.S. higher education. Sections comprising the Guide are: (1) Table of Contents; (2) About This Guide; (3) Letter to Prospective Students from the U.S. Department of State; (4) Why Study in the United States?; (5) Structure of the U.S. Higher Education System; (6) An Introduction to U.S. Community Colleges; (7) The Top 10 Benefits of Attending a U.S. Community College; (8) Notable U.S. Community College Alumni; (9) Selecting a U.S. Community College; (10) Applying to a U.S. Community College; (11) Obtaining a Student Visa; (12) Traveling to the United States; (13) Maintaining F-1 Student Visa Status; (14) Living in the United States; (15) Common Terminology Used in This Guide; (16) List of EducationUSA Coordinators around the World; (17) Notable U.S. Community College Alumni; (18) U.S. Community Colleges Registered with SEVIS [Student and Exchange Visitor Information System]; (19) Community College Advertisers & Corporate Sponsors; and (20) Internet Resources for International Students. [For the 2007-2008 Guide, see ED499828.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: United States