Campus News - Issue #276 April 23rd, 2012
UC SCHOOLS ADMIT RECORD NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL AND OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS
The University of California system admitted 43% more out-of-state and international students than the past year. This year, 18,846 students were accepted from other states and countries compared to last year's 13,144. Of the nine UC schools, eight of them increased their acceptance rate for non-Californian students for Fall 2012.
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After receiving your acceptance letters, visiting college campuses may not be an option if you are an international student. The New York Times' India Ink blog asked what students can do and which resources are beneficial when deciding where to enroll if they cannot visit the campus.
Along with using the assortment of online resources available, it is recommended that students also watch for admissions officers and alumni who travel and hold information sessions in their home country. Also, take advantage of social media tools and online chats with current international students, alumni, faculty, or administrators. When choosing a school, it is important to understand what you expect of your experience in the U.S., and thoroughly research how a school's programs, student life, and activities might meet these expectations.
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EducationUSA is proud to announce its first Facebook app: "Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study." This project represents the world's first game-based adventure for international students to learn about opportunities in the United States of America. This platform allows us to deliver information in exciting new ways to help international students make the journey of a lifetime.
This gamified advising adventure represents a cutting-edge immersion experience to learn about the various steps needed to study in the United States. We encourage you to visit the Facebook page for this exciting new app and to begin your journey today!
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DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED FOR COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dominican University earned a spot on the President's Community Service Honor Roll for its devotion to community service and service learning programs that have been improving the community. Specifically, Dominican was recognized for students’ work with a Chicago neighborhood school and local hunger relief efforts. One-third of the university's undergraduates partake in community service opportunities, and twenty percent of the student body enrolled in at least one of the service learning courses offered throughout the year.
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