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Education USA weekly updates – No.192 * 16 August 2010



No. 19216 August 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Community College: New scholarships for international students at Everett Community College

– Undergraduate: Albright College offers scholarships to international students

– Post-Graduate Fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

II. News you can use

– October Bridge Program at Diablo Valley College (California)

– Master’s Degree in the International Public Policy and Management Program (IPPAM) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California

– Felician College welcomes international students – new tuition rates – scholarships available

– Check out the latest issue of EducationUSA Connections on Studying the Arts in the USA


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

New scholarships for international students at Everett Community College

clip_image006Everett Community College is the academic, technical, and cultural center of learning for our region and located in Everett, Washington.

Opportunities include:

1. General scholarship fund – deadline is around March 1 of each year.

2. Community Service award – students can obtain approximately a 50% waiver on tuition.

3. Student employment opportunities.

Ready to get started? Check out EvCC4U; sign up to receive e-mail based on your interests, be alerted to deadlines, discover campus opportunities and more!

Thank you and regards,

Visakan Ganeson BBA, MBA

Director for International Education

Everett Community College

Next Entry Dates: September 20th.


International Admissions and Inquiries: [email protected]

Tel: 425-388-9378


Albright College offers scholarships to international students

clip_image010As an international student, you will travel thousands of miles from home in search of a quality education and a multi-cultural experience. Before you commence the college search, you need to answer one essential question…. What do you want from a U.S. college experience? Some of the answers may be Challenging Education, nurturing environment, opportunities to mingle with a Challenging Education, freedom to explore, memories to last your life. Choose Albright College as your home away from home and you’ll find all that…and more.

Challenging Education

Founded in 1856, Albright has long enjoyed a tradition of academic excellence. As a nationally ranked, private liberal arts college, Albright is committed to educating students who are well prepared to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Dual majors and interdisciplinary degrees are very easy to attain while studying at Albright. This multi-focus provides breadth as well as depth. Our academic program is made up of 32 classes: the general liberal arts requirements make up a third of these. Between 11 -13 classes are required of majors. The rest of the classes are up to you to choose.

Part of an international experience is not only learning about the host culture but also meeting people from other parts of the world as well. At Albright, our students hail from the United States and 17 different countries.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Based on a student’s academic ability and financial need, scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 are awarded. If awarded, the scholarship is renewable for up to four years. At the start of each semester, half of the scholarship amount is applied to the student’s bill twice a year.

On campus jobs may be available but will not be a significant source of income. Student can work no more than 20 hours a week and will usually earn less than $1,500 a year.

Office of Admission
13th & Bern Streets
P.O. Box 15234 Reading, PA 19612-5234

Phone: (610) 921-7512
FAX: (610) 921-7294
Email: [email protected]


Albright College on Facebook


Post-Graduate Fellowship At the institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Application deadline: November 1, 2010

clip_image014The Post-Graduate Fellowship is an intensive training program that provides opportunities both for self-directed research and interdisciplinary collaboration in health metrics. Strong candidates for this program have graduate-level training in quantitative methodology from one of the following areas: health policy, economics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, demography, engineering, physics, medical sciences, or other related fields.

Learn more about our fellows and their work at IHME.

Send Completed Applications to:

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Attention: Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program or Post-Graduate Fellowship Program
2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121 USA

For more information, please contact us by email at: [email protected]

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October Bridge Program 2010 at Diablo Valley College

Application Deadline: September 15, 2010

The Academic Bridge Program is designed to allow students to successfully transition from study outside of the USA to a full-time academic program. Our experienced faculty and staff give Academic Bridge Program students the confidence and skills they need in order to succeed. Students take two pre-selected courses which are transferable to the CSU and UC systems.

Admission requirements:

– English proficiency

Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) – 57

Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) – 490 (only accept PBT that are administered in the USA)

IELTS – 5.0

ITEP – 4

– High school graduate or 18 years of age

Program Dates

Oct 21-22 Arrival & Orientation

Oct 25-Dec 9 Academic Classes begin

Dec 10 Activities & Graduation


English 162 – Language, Literature and Culture (3 transferable units)

Oceanography 101 – Fundamentals of Oceanography (3 transferable units)

Package Price: $3800

Includes Tuition, Homestay for 8 weeks (single room, 2 meals during the week, 3 meals during the weekend), processing, placement fees, end of program activities, and some selected activities.

Not included: medical insurance, airport pick-up, books and materials,

$50 DVC Application Fee (please include separate payment for DVC)

Deposit: $400 non-refundable fee to be submitted with application

Some of the benefits of enrolling in the October Bridge Program:

+ Earn 6 transferable units from 2 pre-selected academic courses equipped with study sessions and teacher aides

+ Small class sizes to ensure close interaction with instructors and curriculum understanding

+ Academic Success Seminars

+ Provide students with the opportunity to acclimate to studying in the US and the American class structures before starting the next full semester in Spring

+ Earlier registration for Spring Semester classes at Diablo Valley College

Contact Person:

For application form and information, please contact Ms. Effie Ip at [email protected], Tel: (925) 676-4600, Fax: (925) 676-4200

**Seats are limited so please register early. Schedules and location may vary if additional sections are opened to accommodate students.

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Master’s Degree in International Public Policy and Management Program at the University of Southern California

Application deadline: March 15, 2011.

The Master’s Degree in the International Public Policy and Management Program (IPPAM) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, is a 13 to18 month full-time program

This degree program is for promising mid-career professionals who plan to work as analysts and managers in the public, non-profit and private sectors.  Graduates of this program develop the analytical and quantitative skills required for successful leadership in these three sectors.

A set of five core classes builds skills in formulating, implementing, and evaluating policies and programs.  In addition to the core classes, students specialize in one of seven fields of management. The specialized areas include management in the areas of the public sector, health policy and hospital management, educational planning, urban and infrastructure management, nonprofit and strategic entrepreneurship management, environmental sustainability and communicating public policy.

Los Angeles is located in a sunny and mild climate and is known for its diverse cultural environment.  Some highlights of the program are, its renowned research faculty, the opportunity to network with professionals and organizations, and an environment which fosters collaboration between students and experts with practical experience.

Contact information:

Dr. Joanna C. Yu

Director of Executive Education, IPPAM

School of Policy, Planning, and Development

Email:  [email protected]

Tel:  (213) 821 0 1330




clip_image020New Tuition Rates at Felician College – scholarships available

Greetings for Felician College, USA! I hope this email finds you well.

This important message is to inform you of Felician College’s new rates for the 2010-2011 academic year. 

Beginning immediately, the new rates for I-20 issuance purposes will be as follows:

– Undergraduate program (12-18 credits per year): USD 41,000 per year

– Graduate program (18 credits per year): USD 30,000 per year

– ESL program (3-month term): USD 8,100 per term

For a detailed breakdown, please visit our website:

If compared to our 2009-2010 rates, you will notice that there was a minimal increase in rates; we are confident our ability to attract students remains unchanged as Felician College is still positioned as one of the most affordable private colleges in New Jersey.  I wanted to reiterate that students applying for an I-20 should provide financial capability for 1 year of study.

We also offer generous scholarships, beginning at USD 8,000 per year. These scholarships are automatic and no tests are required. Please visit our website

for more details.

As always, we would like to thank you for your support. The continuous growth of our international population reflects the strength of our partnership and our commitment.

Best regards,

M’Elise Young

Coordinator, International Student Services

Office of International Programs

Felician College

262 South Main St.

Lodi, NJ 07644 USA

Phone: (201) 559-6196

Fax: (201) 355-1121

Email: [email protected]

Skype: oip_felician

MSN: oip_felician



Check out the latest issue of EducationUSA Connections on Studying the Arts in the USA

This issue of EducationUSA Connections features an overview of degree programs available to arts students in the U.S., information on selecting and applying for U.S. music programs, and much more.

Find out what Adam Rogers, Director of the Office of Admissions at the School of Visual Arts in New York suggests to international students applying to arts programs in the U.S.

Connections: What distinguishes art education in the U.S. from art education in other parts of the world?

Adam Rogers: Representing a school in Manhattan may skew my perspective, but arts education in the U.S. is a unique experience where artists can freely express themselves and be exposed to multiple cultural influences. This is especially true in New York City. The School of Visual Arts draws from so many diverse perspectives and multicultural influences. Students are exposed to over 1,000 arts professionals on our faculty and are accompanied by more than 800 fellow international students from over 45 different countries. Arguably, the U.S. and especially New York are the most cosmopolitan places on earth.

Connections: What factors should international students consider when applying to visual arts programs in the U.S.?

Adam Rogers: All young artists want a program that encourages self-actualization and discovery of personal voice. This is certainly important, but a school that also focuses on training artists for their professional lives can ensure that students will make a viable living in the arts. The five major factors to consider when choosing an art college are: accreditation, faculty, facilities, curriculum, and location.”

EducationUSA Connections: Volume 4, Issue 3 July 2010

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