Exploring a World of Possibilities
Speaking with students about their aspirations, I enjoy hearing their global interests and professional aspirations. Our students come from all around the world, and seek to continue their academic pursuits in a vast array of locations. This is exciting, but also comes with a need to conduct an extensive amount of research to ensure the international destinations will be a good fit for each student. Along with insisting that students “do their homework” when it comes to learning about their postsecondary options, we continue to encourage families to do the same. In most cases, someone will be making a huge investment in a collegiate education, which makes it worth putting in the time now to ensure there will be a positive return on that investment.
A huge thank you to the parents who participated in the D2 Parent Presentation on “Preparing for the 2022-2023 Admission Cycle.” Your patience with the internet, and questions were greatly appreciated. We have recorded the presentation, and will make it (and the resources shared) available shortly. If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact me (email@example.com). A presentation for D1 parents will take place in November.
Next week, families are invited to participate in two major events to learn more about the options your child can explore for their next campus home.
1. UWC Virtual Fair Days (27 & 29 September – offered twice each day)
Event website: https://unitedworldcolleges.webifairs.com/
Registration link: https://unitedworldcolleges.webifairs.com/form.php
Prepare for the fair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la0N8fLqfmM&t=1s
2. Study in Canada with University of Calgary (29 September at 7:30 PM EAT)
3. The CIS Africa University Exploration Day platform is still available for you to review the information and resources available on the site. If you registered, you can log on and view the recordings and visits the college/university booths: https://cis.swoogo.com/africa22
Lastly, we recently hosted a very informative and engaging session with Admissions staff and former UWC East Africa students studying at University of Oklahoma, a Davis UWC Partner Institution. The University of Oklahoma has enrolled the most UWC alumni for many years, and our former students made sure current students understand why so many UWC students find success on the Norman, Oklahoma campus. This was an excellent opportunity to interact with an institution of high interest, and many more events are still coming our way that will allow students, and families, to do the same!
UPCOMING College and University Visit Events
27 & 29 September: UWC Partners Virtual Fair 4-6 PM EAT and 8-10 pm EAT
29 September: University of Calgary 7:30-8:30 PM EAT (virtual presentation)
3 October: Methodist University 4:oo & 8:00 PM EAT (virtual presentation)
4 October: 11:30-12:30: Concordia College, St. Olaf College, Earlham College, St. John’s College, Whitman College, AND College of the Atlantic on Arusha campus
18 October: University of Florida 7:30 PM EAT (virtual presentation for UWC EA/WK)
19 October: 3:30 PM EAT Cornell University on Arusha campus
19 October: 7:30 PM EAT Columbia, Cornell, and Princeton Universities for UWC EA/WK)
We are continuing to schedule events every week, so stay tuned!
College and Career Counselor