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HE Guidance: Studying in the US with Mikael Perreau from New York University

2nd May 2017 @ 14:45 - 15:45

In addition to being significantly different from UCAS, the US university application process requires the gathering of a lot of information and dedicated preparation.

In this interactive webinar, students will have the opportunity to hear directly from an admissions officer and get their questions answered regarding a range of topics: the structure of US universities and the concept of a liberal arts education; the process by which you choose the universities that fit you best; the nuts and bolts of the application process itself; the key elements of putting together a compelling personal essay; and an inside look at the opportunities available to students at NYU, the largest private research liberal arts university in the United States.

Come prepared for plenty of information and be ready with questions!

More About NYU: Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities. From a student body of 158 during NYU’s very first semester, enrollment has grown to more than 50,000 students at three degree-granting campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and at study away sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Today, students come from every state in the union and from 133 foreign countries.

Speaker Biography: Mikael Perreau, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, New York University: Mikael manages admissions outreach and recruitment in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, and France for all three of NYU’s degree-granting campuses, and conducts outreach travel in other parts of Europe. He works directly with students, parents, schools, and outside organizations throughout the application process, and regularly presents on the US university application process. He graduated from UCLA in 2005 with a BA in Political Science, and spent his third year abroad in Paris at Sciences Po. His career in international education began nine years ago in San Francisco, where he worked for a non-profit high school exchange program, and he has since lived & worked in Paris and London.

Suitable for: Year 11 and Year 12 students.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: None is required although students should consider questions they have about the prospect of studying in the States.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 or 4 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience.

Booking a Place: If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please contact us via email or via the contact form at the top right of this webpage. Subject to availability we will book a place for you.


2nd May 2017
14:45 - 15:45
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