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These universities will be attending IIE's Higher Education Fall 2014 Fairs. Check out their website to learn more about the schools you are intereted in!

Abilene Christian University
Academy of Art University
American University
Augustana College
Baruch College - City University of New York
Bates College
Bellevue College
Bentley University
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Bradley University
Broward College
Bryant University
California Lutheran University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University San Marcos
California State University, Stanislaus
Calvin College
Centenary College
Central Michigan University
Central Penn College
City University of Seattle
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
College of The Desert
Columbia College
Creighton University
Dallas Baptist Univeristy
Dean College
DeVry University
Drury University
East Los Angeles College
Emerson College
Emporia State University
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fontbonne University
Foothill-DeAnza Community College District
Full Sail University
George Mason University
Gonzaga University
Gordon College
High Point University
Highline College
Hillsborough Community College
Hult International Business School
Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Kent State University
Kettering University
La Sierra University
LIM College
Linfield College
Longwood University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Luther College
Marist College
Marywood University
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Minot State University
Monroe College
New York Film Academy
New York Institute of Technology
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Northeastern University
Northern Virginia Community College
Oklahoma City University
Oral Roberts University
Oregon State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Martin's University
San Jose State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Seattle University
Shoreline Community College
Skagit Valley College
St. Ambrose University
St. Francis University
St. Olaf College
Stevens Institute of Technology - Office of Graduate Admissions
Suffolk University
SUNY Oneonta (State University of New York)
Temple University
Troy University
Truman State University
University at Albany, State University of New York
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University of Bridgeport
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of Florida
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of La Verne
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Mount Union
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Northern Iowa
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of San Francisco
University of South Florida
University of Southern California - Graduate Engineering
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University
Western Kentucky University
Western New England University
Westminster College
Widener University
Willamette University MBA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

University fairs are a wonderful opportunity to interact with U.S. university representatives. Make the most of your time by doing some research a head of time and preparing some specific questions. Here are a few recommendations for questions to ask:


Steps for talking to Representatives

1. Do your research. Visit university websites to find some basic information: 

  • How many students attend the college
  • Where the campus is located
  • What degrees and majors are offered
  • What the total cost is to attend
  • What is the application deadline

2. Pick a few of the below questions that are most important to you to ask school representatives
3. Introduce yourself and speak clearly
4. Pick up the representative’s business card so you can contact them later if necessary
5. Write down your impressions of each school, what you learned, and what information you want to look into

Explore

If you are in your early stages of learning about schools, these recommended questions can help you get started.

  • What sets your school apart from others? What are the strongest/most popular programs/majors?
  • What is the average class size for the program I'm interested in? What is the largest class size?
  • How can I learn about classes I will need to take for my major?
  • Are classes lecture or discussion? Does faculty teach all classes, or do you use teaching assistants or instructors?
  • What services or activities are offered on campus (ex: Student Center, International Center, Fitness Center, Writing Center, library and technology services, academic and career services, tutoring, health clinic, etc.)?
  • Are there many on- or off-campus housing options? Do many students live on campus?

Engage

If you know about the U.S. education system and have some schools in mind, these questions may help you gain a deeper understanding of which might be right for you.

  • Are there undergraduate/graduate research possibilities with faculty? In what areas?
  • What centers or institutes does your campus have outside of academic programs? Can students be involved?
  • Is it difficult to get the schedule I need?
  • Will I have an advisor to help me with choosing courses? Are faculty advisors assigned?
  • What campus jobs are available for international students? Are there internships for students on or off campus
  • How would you describe the academic pressure and workload? The student body culture?
  • What types of extra-curricular activities, clubs or events are there on campus?

Excel

If you have decided what schools you’re interested in applying to, these questions will help you target your applications and get you prepared to live and study in the U.S.

  • Does the school or do specific majors have minimum cut-offs for GPA, test scores, or course pre-requisites?
  • What are the acceptance and enrollment rates? Can I apply to more than one program at your school?
  • Do you offer early decision or early admission? Do you offer Spring admissions for international students?
  • What financial aid or scholarships are available from your school, specifically for international students?
  • What are the criteria and application process for financial aid or scholarships for international students?
  • When in the application process do I hear about financial aid?
  • What is the local town/city like? Urban? Suburban? Rural? What can students do on and off campus?
  • What is public transportation like? Will I need a car? Are there nearby transportation options such as an airport?

Community Colleges/Transferring

  • Do community college transfer programs also apply to international students?
  • How do I know what classes to take at a Community College if I want to transfer?
  • Can I change my major once I transfer?
  • Will the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree meet general education requirements at your school?

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