This is the VOA Special English EDUCATION REPORT.
This week, we are starting a series of EDUCATION REPORTS about
how people from foreign countries can attend college in the
(Photo - US Department of Education)
We have done this before on the Special English program AMERICAN
MOSAIC. The last series was broadcast two years ago. Since then,
we have received many letters about American higher education
and how foreign students can take part. So we decided to offer
new reports that contain the latest information. The series
will begin next week.
Each week, the EDUCATION REPORT will discuss a part of the
process of becoming an international student in the United States.
Each report also will be on the Special English Web site at
w-w-w dot voaspecialenglish dot com.
Foreign students who want to study in the United States have
many questions. Some of these include: How do I find out about
American colleges? How do I choose the right one for me? What
tests must I take? What kinds of official documents will I need?
How much will it cost? We will answer these kinds of questions
in our reports.
We will discuss the American system of higher education. We
will tell about financial aid. We will describe rules concerning
foreign students who want to work while studying. We will explain
the English language requirement. We will discuss required tests.
We will tell how to prepare for them. And we will tell you where
to find help in your own country.
Some of the programs will tell about a few of the three-thousand
colleges and universities in the United States. These reports
will discuss study programs that may interest you. We will tell
about living at an American college. We also will explain about
ways to use a computer to study at an American university without
leaving home. And we will discuss how the terrorist attacks
last year have changed some of the rules for foreign students
in the United States.
To prepare these reports, we talked to government officials,
foreign students and university officials in different parts
of the country. Most students say planning ahead helped make
their American educational experience successful. That is the
purpose of this series ? to help you plan. Our reports about
attending college in the United States begin next week.
This V-O-A Special English Education Report
was written by Nancy Steinbach, courtesy of VOAnews.com